Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Private and tranquil
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway or a family holiday, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is the place for you. Located on the white sands and crystal-clear shores of Paje beach on the southeast coast of the island, this barefoot chic hotel is all about relaxation, sunbathing, rooftop cocktails, and being pampered in the spa, peppered with activities such as kitesurfing and snorkelling.
The hotel has an eye on the eco-responsibility too: they use solar panels and wind turbines for heating and energy, and engage in community and environmental initiatives and activities such as partnerships with NGOs and local orphanages, recyclying and limiting use of single-use plastics.
As you would expect from a Relais & Chateaux hotel – the first in Tanzania – dining is very much part of the holiday experience. Doors to Zanzibar offers an à la carte menu featuring an array of local seafood and vegetables from the organic kitchen garden and the fresh. Enjoy your meal out on the terrace or inside in the elegant, high-ceilinged space. And for a casual alfresco lunch under the shade head to the beach restaurant, where BBQ meat, fish and salads are on offer.
11 large luxury villas (bedrooms within them can be booked individually) and 3 Cinnamon bedrooms are dotted around the family-run estate – you're guaranteed an unforgettable beachside holiday. Book a one-bed beachfront property and enjoy two buildings connected by a wooden pathway – one houses an en-suite bedroom and comes complete with a roof terrace, the other is home to a living room, external bathroom with a shower and tub, and outside space with a private pool; guests also have a butler on hand if desired. For the slightly more budget conscious, a Cinnamon room is the place for you: located within one villa, they do not compromise on comfirt in any way.
Bookings are based on a half-board basis: breakfast and dinner (excluding drinks).
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is spread across 12 acres, giving you plenty of space and privacy. If you're an active holidaymaker, head to the water sports centre, or try your hand at kitesurfing – this is one of the top destinations in the world to try your hand at it. Lessons run 6 months of the year: between mid-June to mid-September and mid-December to mid-March.
As well as having a great choice of treatments, the on-site spa is also home to a sauna and hammam – a relaxing retreat if you're feeling a little frazzled, or have had enough sun.
You'll likely want to spend most of your time outdoors in the sunshine, sea or shade, but should you wish to head out on safari, book a 1-3 night itinerary and take the short flight to Selous in the Serengeti.
Free parking is available.