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Luxury in Zanzibar
Luxury in Zanzibar
Luxury in Zanzibar
Luxury in Zanzibar
Luxury in Zanzibar

Luxury holidays in Zanzibar

Best lodges for luxury beach holidays in Zanzibar

With endless palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters and accommodation built with world-class comfort in mind, Zanzibar can be perfect for a luxury beach holiday – especially welcome after a dusty safari in Tanzania or Kenya. Amidst the lush vegetation of this magical tropical island you’ll find some atmospheric lodges and attentive staff striving to ensure a perfect holiday.

Enjoy an abundance of facilities ranging from well-appointed spas and steam rooms to infinity pools and extravagant rooftop bars. It’s best to visit in January and February and from June to November, where you can expect very comfortable temperatures and generally cloudless skies.


Combine elegance, sophistication and luxury without being pretentious, Kilindi is one of the best lodges on Zanzibar. Each of its large, secluded pavilions comes with its own private butler. A luxurious place to hide yourselves away and relax.

White Sand Villas

White Sand Villas was certainly built with luxury and comfort in mind. The 11 villas are modern and stylish; each comes with its own private swimming pool. Enjoy a seafood barbeque on the beach or have a drink at the rooftop champagne bar.

Zuri Zanzibar

One of the newest, and arguably one of the most luxurious resorts on the island, Zuri Zanzibar is a great choice for people looking for a lively, modern resort with stylish accommodation and a choice of onsite bars and restaurants.


With six beautiful villas, excellent food and personalised service, Qambani is a small and luxurious boutique hotel on Zanzibar's pretty east coast. Stroll along the beach, go for a massage, take a dip in one of two pools and enjoy a sunset cocktail.

Tulia Zanzibar

Tulia is an impressive contemporary boutique hotel on Zanzibar’s beautiful east coast. Taking a conventional approach to luxury, its rooms are very stylish, its food is outstanding, and the tropical gardens are certainly amongst the best on Zanzibar!

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