Zanzibar Island & Coast
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Sometimes its all in a name, but here ‘White Sands’ is only the starting point.

Imagine pristine, super-white softness offset by the sparkling turquoise waters and long stretches of bath-warm shallows. It’s on this backdrop you’ll find the lovely White Sands Resort rising in a kaleidoscope of colour of tropical flowers and dreamy beach huts. Shake off your shoes, wiggle your toes in the sand and let this exotic paradise work its magic

Facilities & Activities

While the pool and its shady cabanas pack a luxurious punch, really its all about the beach here. Straight out of a glossy brochure, the white beach and the crystal clear, calm waters are psychedelic in colour and perfect for swimming, snorkelling, catamarans and kite surfing – the hotel even boasts its own kitesurfing school. There are windsurfs, paddle boards and transparent kayaks for rent.

On land, there are bikes and e-bikes for hire for those who fancy exploring a little part of this island paradise. The excursions are plentiful too; from spending an afternoon in the ancient trading town of Stone Town, to wild dolphin swimming, to lunch on an island, to day trips to Jozani National Park discovering the jabbering monkeys and a taste of rural Zanzibar.

The cherry on the top is a selection of short safaris to the mainland for those who really don’t want to miss out. These range from 12 hours to 3 nights with every possible detail taken care of. You’ll be returned to your room having had a taste of African magic and perhaps a camera full of ‘The Big Five’- now that’s a beach-flop with a difference!

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Dining

The hotel is usually booked on a Half Board basis (although Full Board and Bed and Breakfast is optional too). The elegant main restaurant, ‘Doors to Zanzibar’ is simply and beautifully decorated with local Zanzibar artefacts; choose a seat on the terrace overlooking the pool and enjoy traditional Zanzibari fare such as fish curries and spice-dusted prawns alongside more familiar club sandwiches and chicken wraps.

The Beachfront restaurant is shady and welcoming, serving up sizzling barbequed fish and meats alongside fresh salads and smoothies that restore and replenish.
And with 3 different bars to choose from, the most difficult question will be whether you decide to enjoy your sundowner on the terrace, on the beach or the Champagne Bar set on the roof of the restaurant with its incredible sunset views.

Rooms

Choose from elegant one and Two-Bedroom Villas, set in the tropical gardens, that offer plenty of space with separate living rooms, large terraces, private pools and outdoor bathrooms. The huge Presidential Five Bed Villa with its rooftop hot tub and huge private plot is great for multigenerational family holidays (and comes complete with, *whisper*, your own private butler). Alternatively, the presidential villa can be split into lovely individual Deluxe Rooms, each of which share the villa entrance, garden grounds and living rooms. (Families to note that there may not be a guarantee that 2  Deluxe Rooms will be in the same villa, and as such, due to the private pools, the resort will decide on a case by case basis whether they will host children under 15 years in these rooms)

The Cinnamon Rooms offer a beautiful option for those of us on a budget. These are found tucked together, overlooking the gardens and near to the beach. You’ll enjoy a private terrace, hot tub and garden. The Cinnamon Family Room is a great option for larger families, with 2 bedrooms, private garden, dining area and just a few steps from the main pool. Holiday heaven.

In 2023 – 4 new villas were built. These Garden Villas complete with hot tub or pool, garden and terrace are private and were designed for couples or families. They include a spacious room with king size bed, sitting area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, as well as an outdoor shower. The villas are powered entirely by solar energy.

 

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Family

Families are very welcome here. The Two Bedroom Villa offers spacious accommodation connected by an external staircase and your own private garden, while the more budget friendly Cinnamon Rooms have 2 bed options and are located in one building. Cots and extra beds can be added to each room.

There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including child friendly water-sports, a paddling pool and an outdoor playground.

Sustainability

The resort has invested in Solar Panels, Solar water heaters and their own wind turbine to power the resort responsibly with minimal impact to the stunning surroundings. The resort has also signed the UNESCO travel pledge, committing to reducing the environmental impact of the business and raising ecological awareness among travellers. Drinking water is filtered and bottled on site with reusable glass bottles, no single use plastics of any kind are used on the premises, and local businesses are used to source many of the products found in your rooms, helping to support the local community while simultaneously reducing pollution by reducing the amount of things being shipped in. Finally the resort has partnered with ‘pack with purpose’ an initiative that encourages guests to bring supplies to aid in projects that benefit the local community.

Location

The resort is found on Zanzibar’s South-East coast, around an hours’ drive from the Airport.

Transfers can be arranged directly with the resort.

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