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The Residence Zanzibar is a lavish hotel set on a sprawling 32 hectare property on the peaceful southwest coast of Zanzibar.
Located an hour away from Zanzibar airport and Stone Town, The Residence's secluded and intimate atmosphere provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind after an adventurous safari on the east Africa mainland.
The 66 spacious colonial-style villas are nestled within the natural beauty and each villa and its private pool is carefully positioned to provide sweeping panoramic views of the ocean.
Watch cheeky monkeys play around the tropical gardens while enjoying your bountiful breakfast spread at The Dining Room.
Indulge in some sweet treats while lounging on the beach, as the friendly staff serve complimentary sorbets, ice water and fresh fruit skewers.
Take in the glorious sunset with the sundowner special of cocktails and canapés served around the main infinity pool.
For that extra touch of opulence, book a signature spa treatment at one of the six treatment pavilions. Should things get a little too quiet for you, hop on one of the complimentary bicycles and explore the ruins of the nearby Persian baths and Omani palaces.
If you are looking for something a little more thrilling, the go-to spot for dolphin safaris is just 20 minutes away from the village of Kizimkazi.
The Residence Zanzibar also offers deep-sea fishing excursions, scuba diving, sunset dhow cruises and kite surfing. The evenings are also a special event, with traditional Omani or Middle Eastern inspired live music over dinner.
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