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The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Inspired by the island’s eclectic cultures, this luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by your own butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments.

Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar.

The Residence is of the larger properties featured by Guru, and features contemporary style, garden and beachside view villa, made up in a combination of: Presidential Pool Villa (2 bedrooms), Prestige Ocean Front Villa (1 bedroom), Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa (1 bedroom), Luxury Garden Pool Villa (1 bedroom), Frangipani Garden Pool Villa (2 bedrooms) and Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa (2 bedroom)

Relaxing comes easy on the lounge deck outside, furnished with wicker chairs and daybeds, overlooking a 1.2-metre-deep private swimming pool and soothing garden, beach or ocean views. If you feel like exploring the beautiful gardens and local surroundings, stroll at your leisure or hop on the bicycles that are provided with each of our Zanzibar luxury villas.

Set at the heart of the hotel, The Dining Room offers sumptuous breakfasts, light and simple dishes for lunch and in the evening, European favourites with a hint of Zanzibar spice.


The bar is the perfect place to unwind in the cool breeze, sipping drinks and gazing across the panoramic seascape and the Zanzibar sunset. A combination of booking options allows The Residence visitors to choose to dine in, or take to Zanzibar and explore its culinary wonders without losing booking value.

By day The Jetty serves as a boathouse and offers complimentary non-motorised water sports including: kayaks, pedal boats, hobie cats and snorkelling excursions. Water activities are tide permitting. Activities available at extra charge include: sunset dhow cruises, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin safaris and scuba diving.

Excursions can be arranged to Stone Town, the Jozani National Forest Reserve, local spice plantations, Prison Island, the ruins of the Persian baths and Omani palaces and more.

The Residence Zanzibar

Property Details

Southwest coast of Zanzibar; 55 minutes from Stone Town Airport
66 Luxuriously appointed villas
Guest Room Facilities
Air-condition, overhead fan, personal safe, bath amenities, hairdryer, mosquito nets, private butler service (on request), daily housekeeping and turndown service
Resort Facilities
The Spa, The Jetty, Beachfront Infinity Pool, Boutique and Gift shop, Business Centre, Fitness Centre, Jacuzzi, Sauna and steam room, Volleyball court and Water sports centre.
Family Policy
Families of all Ages, and The Kids Club is open daily for children between 4 and 14 years old.
Water sports; kite surfing, deep sea fishing, dolphin safari dhow cruise (traditional boat), scuba diving and cultural and nature excursions.
Available Services
Spa, Credit Card, Laundry Service Complimentary, Tours, Fishing
Snorkelling and Kayaking, Laundry
Not Included
Transfers, Activities & Tours, Gratuities
Why The Residence Zanzibar?
Luxury, Charm and Island Mysticism

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