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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.

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The Residence is tucked away amidst 80 acres of palm tree forests overlooking a mile-long white sandy beach, with each of the 66 luxury villas having its very own private pool and sea view that will take your breath away.

In order to explore the extensive and beautiful gardens, bicycles or a buggy with 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 not to be missed as part of a trip to Zanzibar is just around the corner.

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 Swahili in the club. Babysitting is also available from the hotel so you can enjoy a romantic evening to yourself while on holiday with the family.

Style and Tone

The Residence mixes contemporary style with a sense of heritage from its African, Omani and European roots. The blend of cultures gives the hotel a unique style, and that, teamed with its exceptional service, helps to provide a feeling of the utmost luxury.

Take time to visit the hotel's spa, which seamlessly combines relaxation with the beautiful landscape. For a little time away from the beach, take some time to explore the hotel's luscious gardens.


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.

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 htoel's 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.

Spas and Pampering

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.

Price Guide and Availability

We have negotiated an exclusive 10% saving on accommodation for stays from 9th January to 31st March, please call us on 020 8246 5300 to find out more or click here to submit an enquiry.

Winter 2015:
Prices from £1,539 per adult in a Garden Pool Villa on half board.

Summer 2015: Prices from £1,065 per adult in a Garden Pool Villa on half board.

Please call us on 020 8246 5300 for a personalised quotation matched to your precise requirements.

Prices include private 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.

Hover over the boxes below for more options and click to make an enquiry.


  • 4 different types of villa
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bar & Lounge
  • In-Villa Private Dining
  • Hammam
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool
  • Beauty & Treatments
  • Fitness Centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles
  • Yoga Classes
  • Water-Based Activities
  • Library
  • Kids' Club
  • Excursions

Our Services


Call us on 020 8246 5300 or click here to enquire about this hotel by email.

Spend February Half Term in Zanzibar with prices from £1,535 per adult in a Garden Pool Villa on half board. Also includes private transfers and PB Concierge Service. Children 0-5 stay for free on an extra bed in their parent's room.

Half Term in Paradise

Join us in October Half Term on the original "spice island"!

Prices from £1,535 per adult on half board in a stunning Garden Pool Villa including accommodation, private transfers and PB Concierge Service.

Children 0-5 years stay free on an extra bed in their parents room.

October Half Term

Spend time relaxing on this "spice island" this summer!

Prices start from £1,745 per adult in a Garden Pool Villa on half board, including private transfers and PB Concierge Service.

Children 0-5 years stay free on an extra bed in their parents room. 

July and August