Milele Villas, Zanzibar, Africa – Luxurious, private eco beach villas on the spice island

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Absolute peace, romance, privacy and luxury

This small secluded piece of paradise, comprising only two private villas, Villa Lisa and Villa Tatu, is located in the north of Zanzibar on Fukuchani beach. Each villa can accommodate up to 12 people and has its own pool.

Your dream of owning a villa on the beach can come true, even if only for a few nights. The service is excellent, there are many great extras, and the staff is caring, ensuring that guests are well taken care of! Perfect for honeymooners, friends,and families!

Hannes, originally from Austria, is the manager. He has leased the villas from a friend and fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in Zanzibar. With his team of local employees, he now tries to fulfill every wish of his guests, before they can even express them.

Milele Villas makes a substantial contribution to the lives of the local people and the environment. The eco-villas rely entirelyon solar energy and rainwater is used for the pools, showers, andtoilets. The villas are a vitalsource of income for the staff and the surrounding farmers and traders. In the future, the villas should become completely self-sufficient, by only using renewable energy resources and all food will be bought from the local farmers and fishermen.

Private Beach Villa


This spacious villa, in typical African style, is hidden behind a magnificently blooming Bougainvillea and palm trees, in an 1800 square meter garden. Comprising 350 square meters, you will find a twin and two double rooms on the ground floor and an open Africa lounge with 2 double beds and a sunset deck, upstairs. All the rooms have fans, mosquito nets, and private bathrooms. You have fantastic sea views from everywhere!

The large garden surrounding the villas is filled with indigenous trees, shrubs, bushes, andeven Baobab trees. The natural surroundings not only create a magical atmosphere, but a living space for African bird and butterfly species.

Due to the tides, there are only a few hours when you can swim in the ocean, but luckily there also is the pool!

You can eat, when and where you would like to. The service is excellent!

Mohammed always found us a beautiful spot for breakfast and dinner, even if it meant moving the tables around.

The fresh fruit (mangos, bananas, pineapples, papayas, and coconuts) either comes from the fruit trees in the garden, or from the local farmers. It is grown without the use of chemical substances or pesticides.

In the afternoon you can relax on the terrace by the pool with afternoon tea.

We had the entire villa to ourselves and could literally choose where we wanted to sleep every night.

The villas are cozy and furnished in typical Zanzibar style with unique furniture made out of old dhows (fishing boats).

There are no air conditioners, but the villa is naturally refreshed by the gentle breeze from the ocean.

From the sunset deck with its sofa on the top floor, you have mesmerizing views over the landscape and the ocean.

There are also two more beds with a bathroom in this impressive open space area.

With the walkie talkie app on the villa’s mobile phone, you can comfortably order snacks and drinks.

It is especially romantic in the evening. After a beautiful sunset, you can enjoy a three-course meal on the jetty in the water or on the sandy beach. Dinner is served every evening in an incredibly romantic atmosphere with so much attention to detail.

For Christmas, there was a fantastic BBQ with buffet, just for the two villas!

The food is sourced locally, and all the fish and seafood is bought from the local fish market. With the use of local spices, delicious dishes are served.

Private Beach Villa


“Tatu” means three in Swahili. Aptly named, because the 330 square meter villa consists of three areas: two triple rooms, two double rooms, anda lounge. On the roof terrace, you can relax wonderfully while admiring the beautiful view of the Indian Ocean.


During ebb tide, you can watch the local women collecting seaweed and marine animals such as octopus, red snapper, sea bream, and kingfish.

At sunset, the boats go out to catch tuna, mackerel and other big game fish.


In the “Full Experience” price a Swedish massage is included. For the massage, a massage bed is specially set-up in the beautiful surroundings.  Flora was our lovely massage therapist. With the sounds of the ocean and the birds in the background, we were able to relax completely.



Just around the corner from the villas, fisherman Haji Silima has a small zoo – the Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo. He wants to support the local community with the proceeds from it.

In the zoo, you can see indigenous animals like turtles, fish, chameleons, dik-dik, different butterflies and bush babies.

In Zanzibar you can also go snorkeling or diving, just relax or go on a tour. There are tours to Jozani Forest, Sunset Cruises, a Stone Town and a Spice Tour. Nungwi Beach is a mere 15 kilometers away. Here you can find lots of restaurants and watch the local fishermen.


Eco & Culture Tours Sansibar – Tours fostering a better understanding of the local cultural, social and environmental issues

Spanish Dancer Diversone of the first diving centers on Zanzibar 
East Africa DivingDiving school under German-SouthAfrican management

The Zanzibari Boutique Hotel in Nungwi with 11 villas 
Mapito Tented Campunadorned luxury in the bush with 13 tents in the Serengeti

Dhow Furnitureunique furniture made from the traditional dhows


We spent Christmas here and could not have chosen a more romantic place. It is perfect for a romantic getaway and relaxation by the ocean. Muhammad even serenaded us with “Merry Christmas.” Hannes and his team, lovingly take care of their guests and offer excellent service! The villas, each with its pool, are a dream. We love the open-air design in the African style. Whether as a couple or as part of a larger group, here you find a unique and idyllic hideaway, secluded from mass tourism.

Rooms: two villas (Lisa and Tatu)
Flight duration: about 11 hours nonstop from Germany to Zanzibar with Condor, about 15 hours with Emirates via Dubai
Transfer: 45 km from the airport, about a 60-minute drive. We can highly recommend Bamanga Style asa driver and guide.
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A and Yellow Fever
Air Temperature: 22 – 32 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 24 – 27 degrees Celsius
Time difference: CET +2 hours
Best Travel time: December and January arehot and dry; July to September is mostly dry; March to May is the rainyseason. Short rain showers are also possible at other times.
Price: From 555 EUR for 2 nights including breakfast. A minimum stay of two nights applies.
Special offers: 20% low season discount (01.04.2019 – 14.04.2019 and 24.04.2019 – 30.06.2019); every 5th night free; Children under 16 years stay free of charge
Activities: Relaxation, swimming, diving, excursions, sunset cruises, small zoo around the corner
Special features: absolute peace and quiet, beautiful tropical garden, incredible pool villas, excellent service, delicious food, supporting locals, eco-tourism
Perfect for: Romantics, nature lovers, couples, honeymooners, families

Milele Villas Packages:

Full Experience Bed & Breakfast
  • Exclusive villa rental
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Car hire (self-drive)
  • Driving license valid for Zanzibar
  • 1 massage per adult
  • Mineral water, tea and coffee
  • 5 o’clock tea, according to  British tradition
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Exclusive villa rental
  • Breakfast
  • 5 o’clock tea, according to British tradition

Milele Villas – Private Beach Villas Zanzibar
Nungwi Rd, Fukuchani 17110, Tanzania
Phone +255 620 828 026

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Please note: Our stay (less discount) was self-financed! Thank you, Milele Villas, for the discounted rate! Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in this article is 100% our own!  

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Monique De Caro

Monique De Caro

Luxury Travel Blogger & (Wedding) Photographer at Monique De Caro | Photography & Design
Hallo, ich bin Monique #lebensfrohe Weltenbummlerin #Fotografin #Travel Bloggerin und die Schreiberin dieses Blogs. Da ich selbst Hochzeitsfotografin bin und ich meinen Mann Marcus am Strand Anse Source d´Argent auf den Seychellen geheiratet habe, möchten wir euch vor allem Tipps für wunderschöne Flitterwochen, die eigene Hochzeit am Strand, Luxusreisen, einzigartige Hotels oder die romantische Auszeit zu zweit geben.
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