Zanzibar – East Coast – South, Zanzibar – Private Villas
A truly fantastic property rated as number one Island destination by the BBC Holiday program ‘World Top Ten Islands’.
Located on the peaceful south eastern coast of the island, lying on unspoiled beach, The Palms is a warm, stylish and elegant retreat for the discerning traveler. Once rated as number one Island destination by the BBC Holiday program ‘World Top Ten Islands’, this property is set over six private villas that are beautifully designed and decorated to create an atmosphere of pure relaxed, understated elegance.
Nestled between tropical gardens and a white sandy beach, The Palms offers all the luxurious comforts and amenities of a five-star resort, in an intimate setting.
This beautiful and private resort has a great romantic charm and offers a number of memorable venues and facilities.
Overlooking the beach, private palm thatched “bandas” shelter private day beds and carved sun loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy.
The villas themselves are nothing short of full luxury two bed apartments, complete with two bedrooms with attached en suite bathrooms, living room, dressing room and large furnished terrace.
Out on the veranda stands a four-poster bed draped in silk and your own private plunge pool with long views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, satellite TV and DVD player.
Facilities at The Palms include a swimming pool, evening bar, and dining room, pool bar, internet and private beach front Banda.
The dining room is housed in the Plantation House where the mood changes with decoration daily. The menu offers a delightful and exciting fusion of fresh food and exotic spices.
The Palms also features a sophisticated Swahili style spa enhanced with candlelight and incense. Here a variety of treatments and therapies including facial, hand & foot treatments, as well as Thai and Balinese massages are given by a team of professional therapists.
Guests at The Palms can also use the neighboring frangipani Spa, which offers world-class treatments and facilities. Other neighboring facilities include a fitness centre, floodlit tennis court, marine activities centre with windsurfing and snorkeling. A fully equipped and licensed scuba diving centre is available at a charge which is payable locally.
The Palms is a perfect getaway retreat and one of the most romantic and relaxing venues on the Island of Zanzibar. It is very peaceful and down to earth making it perfect for those seeking tranquility and the serene. Swimming off shore can be a little jagged, so footwear is advised, but apart from that; in style, comfort, and elegance, The Palms really does go the extra mile.
Zanzibar – East Coast – South
Sultan Palace Hotel is nestled in the utterly stunning Dongwe area and is surrounded by lush vegetation, perfect for honeymoons.
What is this hotel good for?
Sultan Palace is a very relaxed, small and friendly hotel located in the Dongwe area on the east coast of the island where there are endless expanses of white sandy beaches and also where the reef opens up to reveal the breath-taking marine life. This hotel is approximately 50 minutes away from the airport thanks to the fully paved roads that wind through charming woodland and mango and papaya trees. It is set within lush and spontaneous vegetation and surrounded by small fishing villages and plenty of walkways through the mangroves where often you will see Herons in flight.
The hotel was built in 1996 and has been refurbished since to ensure guests experience a perfect holiday. The Sultan Palace consists of 15 beautifully decorated suites which means that staff are able to offer a personalized service to its guests.
Sultan Palace Hotel:
Each of these gorgeous 15 suites are spread out around the expansive grounds of the resort and have huge terraces allowing access to the 20km of white sandy beach where you can also sit out and relax enjoying the view over the ocean and lush exotic gardens. Every suite is designed and decorated in a unique style giving particular attention to the rounded shape of the Nautilus shell and finished off with local furnishings not forgetting the warm hearted African roots.
The rooms are fully air conditioned and also have large windows offering the unique pleasure of having your breakfast in bed whilst admiring the magnificent morning views across the ocean.
Sultan Palace has a large infinity style swimming pool overlooking the ocean and is fully equipped with a wet bar, a natural spa and a massage corner where you can enjoy a back drop of stunning sun sets and low tides.
The Italian chefs at the restaurant offer an excellent variety of Mediterranean and international cuisine, freshly caught ocean fish and shell fish as well as local tropical fruits and local spices, all available both at the club house and the beachside restaurant.
This hotel offers excellent opportunities for snorkeling, and equipment can be hired for free directly from the hotel.
Environment and local community
Sultan Palace does all it can to maintain a good relationship with the local community by sourcing food locally and employing members of the local community and training them to a high standard.
This hotel really is paradise in every sense of the word. The staff speak excellent English and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and nothing is ever too much trouble. The hotel is clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated. It really is the place to stay if you are in search of luxury, tranquility and relaxation.