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The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar is a top end luxurious resort with great service, food and incredibly luxurious villas each with private infinity pools. The resort is large in size and to get around you can either call your butler to bring a golf cart or you can cycle yourself on the bicycles outside your villa. Some of the best food and service available on Zanzibar along with fantastic rooms and private pools means that the Residence has raised the standard of Zanzibar’s hotels. Overall a great resort, very similar in style to hotels in Mauritius, one of Zanzibar’s most luxurious resorts.

The Residence Zanzibar - The Details

The Residence Zanzibar is the latest luxury resort to open on Zanzibar situated in the South West of the island about 1 hour 15 minutes from the Stone Town. With its sister property in Mauritius and others opening in Maldives and Tunis this is a luxury resort which carries a strong brand. The huge resort is spread out along the coast with the Luxury Beach front and Prestige Beach Front villa types on the sea front and the garden rooms are set back. All the 66 villas have air conditioning, flat screen tvs, huge bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, each with its own infinity pool outside the front next to a veranda with sun beds and then a short walk to the beach.
The staff here are trained in a Mauritian style; each villa is appointed a butler who will look after any need. The food, service and drinks are a very high standard with a choice of two main restaurants to eat in and also the choice to have private dining in your villa or on your veranda.

The resort has excellent facilities as you would expect with full spa, gym, huge main swimming pool, tennis courts and kids club. The Resort out-sources the diving to ‘One Ocean’ but they do have a boat which can be used for snorkelling trips in the local area.


Guide Price: $520 per person
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Stay 4, Pay 3, stay 7 pay 5 combinable with 20% off honeymooners (year-round)

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Very NEW and nice. had nice perks for honeymooners. lacked character although didn't impact the experience. one thing to note was the all inclusive package did NOT include anything from room service or the mini bar, we found this to be very misleading. however the food was great once down in the dining room. didn't offer much entertainment, the website said kite surfing and scuba diving but neither were available. was a good follow on from the honeymoon however got a little boring...would have preferred to have done another day on mnemba.
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