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.

Star Rating
4 stars
66 Villas
Transfer from airport
60 minutes by car from Zanzibar Airport
Prices from
£1450 per person - 7 nights, including half board
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Hotel Style

Rustic Refuge

Resorts with their own unique sense of style: authentic, personal and sustainable, in harmony with their own individual surroundings and sympathetic to local cultures. While being part of the local fabric, they are in tune with the wider world, so expect outstanding anticipative service, exceptional attention-to-detail and inspiring experiences that incorporate the resorts' incredible settings.


Ideal for

2 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Marine adventures
3 stars
Kids' club
3 stars

Speak to someone who has been there

Nicky has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Nicky by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567 000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    We’ve stayed at The Residence resorts in Tunisia and Mauritius and this one is just as phenomenal… if not a just little more magical. And what a beach too!

  • Resort Highlights

    This resort comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Private bar
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Tennis courts
    • Kids' club