Strolling leisurely through tropical gardens leading towards an idyllic powder soft sandy beach, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, you may be forgiven for thinking you are in paradise. Occupying 32 hectares of lush forest on the Spice Island of Zanzibar, and with a stunning mile-long beach, The Residence Zanzibar is the ultimate blend of modern luxury, exotic history and multi-faceted cultural influences.
Luxurious private villas, pools and gardens
Relaxing on the lounge deck of your beautifully appointed, spacious villa overlooking your own private pool and its manicured gardens, you cannot fail to be seduced by the special atmosphere of this extraordinary resort, where the only difficult choice is which activity to opt for. Choose to swim in the glorious glass-walled infinity pool, enjoy uninterrupted sea views from an umbrella shaded lounger, play tennis or volleyball, or go deep sea fishing or diving with dolphins.
Unwind and relax
An oasis of serenity, The Spa features a serene relaxation area with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room and six heavenly treatment rooms. Treatments designed by British spa brand ‘ila’ harness the healing and wellbeing benefits of organic natural plant and mineral ingredients, giving you the opportunity to relax and unwind.
To further enhance your wellbeing, try a yoga class in the alfresco pavilion, watch a dramatic sunset from The Jetty's lounge bar, or take a trip through the delightful gardens on the bicycles that are provided with each of the Zanzibar luxury villas.
Exotic mix of cultures
The eclectic mix of Swahili, Omani, British and Indian heritage comes together deliciously in the resort's two restaurants. The Dining Room specialises in international dishes, albeit with more than a hint of Zanzibar spice, while Indian, Arabic and Mediterranean influences flavour your gastronomic experience at The Pavilion Restaurant. This is truly an island paradise.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.