Cocooned by 32 hectares of tropical gardens and fringed by a pristine mile long sandy beach, you can immerse yourself in the splendour of The Residence, a secluded hideaway with luxury villas on Zanzibar Island, just off the coast of Tanzania.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

The Residence comprises of 66 luxury villas that are contemporarily styled with hints of their African, Omani and European heritage. All of the villas are spacious and secluded. Outside each villa there is a private deck with wicker chairs, day beds and the most beautiful private pool.

Inside there is a spacious living area with comfortable chairs, a 40” LCD TV, a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities (A Nespresso coffee machine is available on request). For comfort, there are ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout and mosquito nets are provided. In the bathrooms there are gowns, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Complimentary Wi Fi is available throughout. For those who would like private butler service this can be arranged.
  • Presidential Pool Villa – Two Bedroom

    There is only one of these magnificent villas. The villa has a total floor space of 468 sq m (including deck and pool). Inside there is a high vaulted wood roof, white walls and pale coffee coloured floor tiles that accentuate the beauty of the dark wood furniture. There is a sizeable living area with comfortable chairs and a dining table with chairs. There are two beautiful bedrooms with a canopied four-poster king size bed in one and twin beds in the other. Both have en suite bathrooms with bathtub and walk-in shower and double vanity basins. This villa can accommodate a maximum of four adults and two children. Outside there is the spacious furnished deck, private pool and lovely outdoor showers in the own private garden.
  • Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa – One Bedroom

    There are 11 of these delightful villas that are situated along the palm-fringed beach. They have beautiful ocean views and this view can be enjoyed from every room. They have a total floor space of 194 sq m (including pool and deck). Inside there is a spacious living area with large French doors that open out onto the deck with day beds and beautiful private pool. There is an attractive bedroom with a canopied four-poster king size bed. The stylish bathroom has a walk-in shower and bathtub and outside there is a second shower in its own secluded garden. This villa can accommodate up to three adults and one child or two adults and two children, making this ideal for a family holiday in Zanzibar.
  • Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa - One Bedroom

    Just a few footsteps from the beach, this lovely villa ideal for families (155 sq m total floor space) has a living area, with a canopied king size bed looking straight out to the beach and ocean beyond. Large French windows with louvered shutters lead out onto the deck. There is a beautiful en suite bathroom with freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, twin vanity basins and a second shower situated outdoors in its own private garden. At the front of the villa is the spacious sun deck with day bed, sun loungers, table and chairs and private pool. This villa can accommodate up to three adults and one child or two adults and two children.
  • Luxury Garden Pool Villa - One Bedroom

    Surrounded by swaying coconut palms and tranquil gardens, these spacious villas feature 155 sqm of space with a large living room that leads out to the private pool and deck with daybed and loungers. The bedroom features a canopied king bed with French doors leading to the deck and the spacious bathroom has a separate shower and private garden with outdoor shower.
  • Frangipani Garden Pool Villa - Two Bedrooms

    This lovely villa is perfect for families and groups of friends seeking secluded luxury. With beautiful views of the tropical gardens, this spacious villa has a total area of 204 sq m. The deck runs the length of the villa and there are several sliding French windows leading out onto it. The deck has sun loungers, a table and chairs and a tempting private pool. Inside there is a comfortable living area and two bedrooms; the first bedroom has a canopied king size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with bathtub and walk-in shower plus twin vanity basins. Outside there is another shower in its own secluded garden. This villa accommodates up to four adults and two children.
  • Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa Two Bedroom

    These beautiful 234 sqm villas allow you to enjoy indoor and outdoor living with all your friends and family. Featuring a large living room, two bedrooms (master suite with king bed and second room with twin beds) each with its own en-suite bathrooms. Panoramic ocean views can be enjoyed from the villa’s gorgeous deck with private pool, loungers and daybed.


The Residence is perfect for those who simply want to relax, whether it's a family or couples getaway. There is a stunning glass sided infinity pool and sizeable sun terrace with the option to order cool drinks to enjoy on your sunbed. The resort has the most beautiful spa that has six treatment pavilions and a lovely relaxation area with whirlpool, steam room and sauna. Treatments use the niche British range of products Ila (meaning 'earth' in Sanskrit) and the range is made from organic plant material.

Water sports to enjoy on your Zanzibar holiday include snorkeling, diving with the dolphins, canoeing and deep-sea fishing. There are bikes to borrow to explore the tropical landscapes at your leisure and historic sites and the Jozani Forest Reserve are popular sights to explore. For younger family members there is a Kids' Club. Whether you are a couple seeking a romantic retreat of a family wanting fun in the sun... the residence is the perfect choice.


Fragrances and flavours that will delight you are on the menus in the resorts two lovely restaurants. 24 hour dining service that can be delivered to your villa and if you have a special family celebration or would like to enjoy the most romantic dinner for two, this can be arranged – with the menu of your choice – either to enjoy in the glow of the tiki torches either on the beach or terrace.
  • The Dining Room

    This beautiful restaurant close to the infinity pool, serves American style breakfast, lunch and dinner and these are international dishes with a little Zanzibar spice.
  • The Pavilion

    This atmospheric restaurant with its beautiful views offers a wonderful array of dishes of Indian, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine.
  • The Dining Room Bar

    Situated alongside the pool, The Dining Room Bar is the ideal spot for people watching with a drink in hand. Grab a seat at sunset to watch the sun go down for a spectacular experience.


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