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Sustainable Luxury in Paradise
The privately owned boutique hotel, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa – a member of Relais & Châteaux, is situated on Paje Beach on the East coast of Zanzibar. The resort only has 11 villas. The beach is well-known as one of the top kitesurfing spots in the world, and from mid–December to the mid-March and mid-June to mid-September, it is a kitesurfer’s paradise.
The four-hectare beach resort also has two restaurants, a rooftop bar and lounge, and a modern watersport and kitesurfing center.
“A little paradise for enjoying a taste of carefree living”Maître de Maison – Linda Le Dirach
The spa is set amidst the beautiful natural surroundings. A variety of body treatments and wellness therapies are offered. The treatments have a holistic approach to enhance wellbeing and relaxation. Therapists use local products made from natural ingredients such as seagrass, coconut, and spices. Next to the open treatment rooms and the outdoor fitness center, there is a sauna and a steam room.
Relax your senses with a full body treatment using exquisite oil of rose, jasmine or lavender to calm your nervous system and leave you completely at peace.
Zanzibar Spice Massage
Revive your skin’s natural health with this traditional oil based treatment. A holistic massage with Zanzibar spices and coconut oil is used to stimulate blood circulation and strengthen the immune system.
The therapists and the treatments were extraordinary – one of the best treatments we had on our trip to Zanzibar.
The huge pool is perfect for relaxation, and there is also a children’s pool.
On the 200 meter beachfront, you can relax on the beach beds, and watch the kitesurfers, or if you are brave enough, kitesurf yourself.
There are five beachfront one bedroom villas, five two bedroom family villas, and a five-bedroom presidential villa. With their traditional palm roofs and sun-bleached wood, they look like part of a rustic fishing village.
Beach Villa with one bedroom
Family villa with two bedrooms
The villas are set on 1500 square meter plots in a fabulous tropical garden. The double story villas each have a pool, two bedrooms and a lounge with a dining area.
WE BELIEVE THAT SPACE IS LUXURY.
Each villa has two bathrooms, one is an indoor rain shower, and the other one is a spectacular outdoor bathroom with freestanding bathtub and a shower.
Deluxe Room with Shared Pool
The two bedrooms in the family villa, are also individually rented as deluxe bedrooms. The pool and the lounge can then be shared. The beautiful outdoor bathroom can be used by both parties or by appointment during the day.
A lovely fruit basket awaited us on arrival.
The rooms are spacious and modern in design and decorated in neutral tones. The terrace has a rustic ambiance and is furnished with a hammock and sun loungers.
When booking, you cannot choose whether you would like to stay up- or downstairs, but you can express your wishes. Each has its advantages. Upstairs offers magnificent views, and downstairs you have direct access to the pool.
The Beach Restaurant serves fresh local fish and vegetables cultivated in the organic garden.
On top of the restaurant, there is a bar and a rooftop terrace with a beautiful view of the lake.
Doors to Zanzibar
The main restaurant serves dishes with typical Zanzibari flavors. The fresh fruit and vegetables are from the organic garden, and other ingredients are freshly bought from local traders.
Next to the spa, there is a small shop with a collection of stunning local products like spices, jam, honey, clothes, and these great Masai necklaces.
The resort has its own desalination plant, a wind turbine, an organic fruit and vegetable garden, and a solar heating system. The local population is supported through and trained at the carpentry workshop. All the hotel furniture is also handmade here.
- one hour massage per person
- bottle of wine upon arrival
- romantic dinner setup and floral arrangement in room
(The offer is valid within 1 year of wedding. Minimum stay: 4 nights.)
For kitesurfers, this hotel is an oasis. The beach is picture perfect, but only has limited use for bathing. The spa is really excellent and well worth a visit. For couples, we would recommend the villas on the beach as they offer more privacy.
Room: 11 villas: five beach villas, five family villas, and a presidential villa
Flight duration:About 11 hours nonstop from Germany to Zanzibar with Condor, or about 15 hours with Emirates via Dubai
Transfer: 45 km from the airport away, about a 60-minute drive. We can highly recommend Bamanga Style as a driver and guide.
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A and Yellow Fever. Without these vaccinations, entry into the country is not allowed.
Air Temperature: 22 – 32 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 24 – 27 degrees Celsius
Time difference: CET +2 hours
Best Travel Time: December and January are hot and dry; July to September is mostly dry with moderate temperatures; March to May is the rainy season, but short rain showers are also possible at other times.
Price: From 318 EUR per night (Cinnamon Double Room) including breakfast
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, kitesurfing, sunset cruises, spa treatments, snorkeling trips
Special features: lovely villas, nice outdoor bathrooms, excellent spa
Perfect for: Water sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, couples, families and sun seekers
P.O. Box 2115
Paje Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Phone +255 776 263 451
Relais & Châteaux route suggestion: Honeymoon, African nature – My Route du Bonheur
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Note: Our stay was partially sponsored by Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. Thank you so much! Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in this article are as always, 100% our own!