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The Residence


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

Style and Tone

The Residence mixes contemporary style with a sense of heritage from its African, Omani and European roots, giving the hotel a unique style and that, teamed with the exceptional service, helps to provide a feeling of the utmost luxury. Tucked away amidst 80 acres of palm tree forests, overlooking a mile-long white sandy beach and with each of the 66 luxury villas having its very own private pool and sea view it will just take your breath away. 
In order to explore the extensive and beautiful gardens, bicycles or a buggy with a driver are provided for you to roam the property, and with the hotel being just a 20 minute drive from Kizimkazi, famous for its dolphin safaris, a once in a lifetime experience awaits you. The hotel's kids club is open daily for children aged 3-12, with a huge variety of activities on offer from volleyball tournaments on the beach to learning the Swahili language in the club.


The Ressidence has just 66 villas, giving the feeling of the utmost exclusivity. All villas have been luxuriously appointed with contemporary furnishings that have been designed with the island’s African and Omani heritages in mind.

Private pools just outside of the villas that skim the beach allow you to take a dip and watch the ocean as your lesiure. Wicker chairs on the poolside decks are the perfect place to watch the sun go down from with an evening cocktail.

Presidential Villa
Presidential Villa

Presidential Villa

The Presidential Villa is extremely large and can sleep up to four adults and two children therefore making it ideal for larger families. It boasts two double bedrooms both with en suites along with additional outdoor showers. The large living area features a dining room as well as the lounge area which leads out onto a vast deck complete with a private swimming pool. 

Garden Pool Villa

Garden Pool Villa

This villa can sleep up to two adults and two children. It is host to a spacious bathroom which features double basins, a freestanding bathtub and separate shower. It leads out onto a private garden with a stunning outdoor shower. The large living rooms leads out to a private pool and deck, fully equipped with outdoor furniture. 

Garden Pool Villa

Restaurants and Bars

Choose whether to enjoy the hotel's exsquisite restaurants or alteratively take your meal in the privacy of your villa with the hotel's in-villa dining service.

The Dining Room is the hotels centrally located restaurant, with incredible ocean views that you can enjoy during a long breakfast or light lunch as you listen to water lap the sand. Dine here of an evening to sample the flavours of the island's African and Omani heritage with the freshest of foods and meats on offer.

Take a short stroll from the main hotel to The Pavillion, located in the luscious gardens of The Residence. A mouth watering menu takes you on a journey of Middle Eastern flavours while you relax in this modern setting.

The Dining Room

The Pavilion

Spas and Fitness

The hotel's star attraction is The Spa, which features six pavilions and a rest area with a whirlpool nested amongst 5 acres of surrounding tropical gardens.

The Spa blends seamlessly into the natural landscape providing the perfect escape for rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. In tradition with The Residence Hotels, the spa harmoniously combines the highest quality treatments with an unmatched expertise in service offering a range of beauty philosophies tailored for total relaxation and pure indulgence.


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Prices include luxury transfers, accommodation as indicated and Powder Byrne concierge service. We will be pleased to assist with flight arrangements and will quote the best available fare at the time of your enquiry. Under 2s travel free with Powder Byrne.

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for a week over New Year with concierge service
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on half board
for a week in September with concierge service
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for a week over Easter with concierge service


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