The Residence Zanzibar , Kizimkazi, Zanzibar
The epitome of beachfront chic, The Residence incorporates many of the island’s alluring history to create a unique ambiance of exotic indulgence and casual luxury.
Situated in the South-West of the island, The Residence is a beautifully-appointed resort, spread out over a mile of powdery-soft white sands and within 79 acres of tropical gardens.
Each of the 66 stand-alone villas has its own private pool; contemporary, stylish furniture reminiscent of the island's African and Omani heritage; every mod con imaginable plus – the ultimate in luxury – your own personal butler who'll anticipate and attend to your every need.
As all staff have been trained in typical Mauritian style, service is of course second-to-none; as is the food, with two restaurants offering international cuisine with a Zanzibar twist, or Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.
The hotel's star attraction, the spa, is the world's first hotel spa to offer the Ohashiatsu concept. Or for a little more adventure, have your butler arrange a dolphin safari, snorkelling around Prison Island or a trip to the Jozani Natural Forest Reserve, home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey, unique to Zanzibar.