Each Villa boasts beach front access on a secluded stretch of Vamizi Island.
Vamizi Private Villa Collection: Our full report
Vamizi Island added to their accommodation selection in 2011 with the opening of the Private Villa Collection. None of our team has yet visited the new Private Villas to give a firsthand report on their experience, so here is a factual description in the meantime.
Separate to the already existing Vamizi Lodge, the new Vamizi Private Villa Collection consists of two exclusive villas. These can be booked for a minimum of 6 nights. The Villas are independent of each other, offering complete privacy. They are located on a secluded stretch of Vamizi Island. Each Villa boasts 4 double en-suite bedrooms with private deck and beach access, a children's wing with two connecting bedrooms, and a central communal area. The latter houses a lounge, dining room and plunge pool surrounded by hardwood decks and outdoor seating. The design is contemporary and airy, using locally sourced natural materials.
A personal hospitality team caters to guests' individual needs and preferences with tailor-made menus and a flexible activity programme. A range of activities are available. The complimentary options include walking trails, shore-based snorkelling, beach picnics, sea kayaking, dhow and laser pico sailing, and village visits. Additional activities can be arranged through the Villa manager at extra cost; such as fishing, scuba diving and PADI scuba courses, boat trips around the islands, whale watching (in season) and holistic spa and wellness treatments.
Our viewIf you are looking for an exclusive beach hide-away in a remote destination, with service to match, consider Vamizi's Private Villa Collection.
Ideal length of stay: There is a minimum stay of 6 nights at the Vamizi Private Villa Collection.
Directions: Vamizi Island is reached on a two-hour flight from Dar es Salaam. These flights are not daily so your itinerary will need to be planned carefully to fit in with the flight schedule. You can also reach Vamizi Island via Pemba which is a 50-minute flight. Private charter flights can be arranged on request.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Food quality: The Private Villa hospitality team includes a dedicated chef. Meals are catered to suit, from tailor-made menus to your choice of dining location.
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: Guests staying on a full board basis at the Vamizi Private Villa Collection will have most drinks included, with the exception of champagnes, cocktails, premium wines and imported premium spirits which will be charged at extra cost.
Notes: Children of all ages are welcomed at The Vamizi Private Villas, however they must remain under the supervision and responsibility of a parent at all times.
Power supply: Generator
Communications: Vamizi Private Villas have limited access to a telephone and internet service.
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: A daily laundry service is complimentary whilst staying at The Vamizi Private Villas.