The Residence was built in April 2011 on a beautiful stretch of beach on Zanzibar’s south west coast which has created widespread buzz across the island. With 66 large separate villas set over 32 hectares of land, it’s a vast self-contained complex, so much so that if you are not being driven around in a golf buggy, you will be given a bicycle to get around! The Residence has a great range of facilities, from tennis courts, a gym and a watersports centre, to a weekly entertainment programme and fully equipped spa, meaning you could quite happily never leave the grounds.
Our view of The Residence
Our feelings about the Residence were a little mixed. It was certainly built to a high standard, and a lot of care and attention to detail has gone into the design. That said, we found it a little sterile at times, and with the lack of privacy, underwhelming food and high prices, both for accommodation and extras left us feeling that there were other options which were better value for money.
The Residence: Traveller ratings
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