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Fly away to the small and authentic paradise that is the archipelago of Zanzibar. This gem of an island is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent white sand beaches.

The Resort

The archipelago of Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast. This small paradise island is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. Come to explore its beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of the historical Stone Town - said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

Our Hotels

We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.

The Residence

The Residence

Lost in the small archipelago of Zanzibar, The Residence offers a unique experience of luxury and relaxation in the vast Indian Ocean

Active Rest

 or take a romantic moonlit walk in the evening. Once a week the the jetty is transformed into the perfect sunset lounge bar, where ice-cold cocktails and delicious canapes are served. And if you're after a little more action there are plenty of excursions on offer, like a trip to the ancient Stone Town, which is the vibrant cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover also the Jozani Natural Forest Reserve or Prison Island, ideal for snorkeling and a chance to swim alongside giant tortoises.

Zanzibar's brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing. The hotel's spa is its self proclaimed 'star attraction', made up of six pavilions nestled in 5 acres of tropical gardens. You can't help but feel completely at ease in this breathtaking setting as you settle down for a massage or a facial. The Residence's own 150m jetty is the perfect place to head out and see what you can see in the crystal clear waters by day, 

Zanzibar Beaches

White Beaches, Zanzibar

The Dining Room

Fun for kids

Once they discover it, the kids won't want to leave Zanzibar. With the Kids Club from 3 to 12 years, parents can be sure that The Residence Zanzibar takes great care of their children. Professionally trained staff provide endless entertainment and adventure with a myriad of activities. Children will enjoy learning Swahili, taking bicycles around the property, competing in volleyball tournaments and much more. The whole family can also enjoy complimentry non-motorised watersports from The Residence's very own boat house.

Our Concierge Service

Let us take care of all the little details that contribute to a successful summer holiday. We apply our knowledge, experience and dedicated service so you can rest assured that your precious down-time is in safe hands.

Concierge Services

Resort Facts

Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
LHR - TZ: 12 hrs
Time difference
Time difference
GMT +3
Transfer times
Transfer times
1 hr
When to travel
When to travel
Between October and March
Average hours of sun
Average hours of sun
10hrs Between October and March
Average temperature
Average temperature


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Exclusive Rates

Visit the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar between November - 22nd December 2015 or 7th January - 21st August 2016 and receive an exclusive rate of 40% off the room rate if you book before December 21st 2015. Our concierge team will be able to help you with any pre-travel queries or bookings you may have in order to make it a holiday to remember. 

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