Xanadu Villas is a luxury collection of six villas nestled on Zanzibar's east coast. Surrounded by verdant tropical gardens, white sands and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Xanadu makes for the ideal hideaway.
On Zanzibar's east coast, surrounded by beautiful white sands and the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean
With just six villas ranging from one to two bedroom this is the perfect place for a peaceful stay
For those on their honeymoon the Mawingu Villa is our top pick. With its own private stretch of beach as well as a private plunge pool you can't get a much more romantic room
During a stay here you can choose from dining in the resuarant, your villa or even have a candlelight beach dinner. Pick from daily selection of fresh fish caught right on your doorstop
Set on the white sand beach of Zanzibar's east coast is Xanadu Villas. An assortment of one and two-bedroom villas, Xanadu is an idyllic retreat offering plenty of privacy for both couples and families. Thanks to its enviable location, Xanadu is perfect for those looking to combine activity, culture, and of course relaxation on the beach, which is just metres away.
Six villas make up the accommodation at Xanadu, each individually designed and decorated. All six can be hired exclusively for larger groups of family or friends, accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, or on an individual basis. Villas vary in size and feature a unique blend of architectural styles, some offering secluded rooftop plunge pools, while others display tall, traditional cathedral windows. Natural tones are interspersed with pops of colour, ensuring rooms are bright and welcoming, and the surrounding tropical gardens offer guests the utmost privacy. Each villa offers a kitchen, lounge and dining area, and guests are able to dine here thanks to the resident chef who can cook in-villa dishes, made to order.
Although each villa has its own living area, Xanadu provides a charming central dining area located around the main pool. Here traditional Tanzanian dishes are served, using local ingredients inspired by Swahili cuisine. Of course no stay in Zanzibar would be complete without sampling some delicious locally-caught seafood - it doesn't get any fresher than this!
Known as the Spice Islands, the Zanzibar archipelago is rich with history, and contains a unique blend of cultures within its islands. This makes for a wide variety of fascinating cultural sights nearby, and there is a lot on offer for those looking to explore the islands. From kayaking, diving and stand up paddleboard, to tours of Stone Town and spice farms, there truly is something for everyone on this vibrant island.
When to visit
Just a one-hour drive from Stone Town, Xanadu Villas is located near Dongwe on Zanzibar's east coast.
8.5 hour international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and then a short flight to Zanzibar. Xanadu Villas is a one-hour drive from Zanzibar Airport.
A dhow trip on the coast of Zanzibar
Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar, is the best way to view the island's coastline. Sailing in the late evening to watch the sun set is the best time of day and is wonderfully romantic.
A historic walk through Stone Town
Visit Zanzibar Towns old quarter, Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. Here you will find beautiful architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century, revealing the complex history of Zanzibar and its links with the slave trade.
Blue safari around Zanzibar
Feel like Robinson Crusoe as you spend the day exploring the small islands and sandbanks surrounding Zanzibar's main island on this blue safari. Remote and secluded, enjoy a day on desert islands, complete with seafood picnic!
Diving in Zanzibar
Located off the eastern coast of Africa, in the warm and clear Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is home to some great diving locations. Head to the tiny atolls off the north coast of Zanzibar, or take a trip to its neighbouring island of Pemba.
Free Spirit sunset dhow cruise
Sail off into the sunset with a cruise around Zanzibar's eastern coast in a traditional Tanzanian dhow boat. Explore the island's pristine coastline and unwind with a drink as you watch the sun dip below the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean.
Kitesurfing in Zanzibar
Zanzibar offers an abundance of Kitesurfing opportunities across its clear and warm waters. Visit the east coast of Zanzibar for a range of Kitesurfing centres and seek-out a new adrenaline rush.