Xanadu is a new and welcome addition to Zanzibar, a boutique property with 6 beautiful private villas. Situated on the South East Coast of Zanzibar, Xanadu has a beautiful private beach and views over the Indian Ocean.

Facts about Xanadu Resort

Xanadu is situated on the South East Coast of Zanzibar on a beautiful stretch of beach, just South of the luxury Baraza Lodge. It is relatively new but establishing a quick name for itself as one of the best luxury villa options on the island.

There are 6 luxury 1 and 2-bedroom private villas, each beautifully designed and uniquely appointed and perfect for couples or groups. There is an element of Zanzibari tradition in the architecture, but it also has a very contemporary and understated feel.

Since its opening, Xanadu has only had Michelin-starred chefs, so naturally, the menu is a big focus and the food is incredible. There is no dining room as such, with guests free to choose where they want to eat, whether it be in the privacy of their villa lounge or in the main pool/bar area.

Both diving and snorkeling can be organized from Xanadu, as well as excursions to the spice farms and into the bustling Capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town.

The hotel is perfect for all Tanzania holidays, honeymooners, and families alike.  It does come with a fairly hefty price tag, but it certainly doesn’t have many rivals in Zanzibar. If you are looking for other honeymoon recommendations, please see our blog on the most romantic options for a Zanzibar honeymoon.

The accessibility of Zanzibar makes it a great destination after a safari in either the North or the South of Tanzania. If you have time constraints then a Southern Tanzania Itinerary is better suited due to the easier and shorter internal flights.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to the lush and vibrant Selous or the dry and arid Ruaha is very straightforward as is flying from them to Zanzibar. Nothing quite compares to sipping a cool drink on the beach after an enthralling and exciting safari full of late nights and early mornings.

The two parks make for an excellent combination when topped with a beach break. The Selous is full of waterways that allow up close and personal sightings of wallowing hippos and basking crocodiles whilst Ruaha prides itself on the huge elephant and buffalo populations.

Whilst in Zanzibar, make sure you take the time to visit the cultural city of Stone Town. Staying in the city itself is certainly an option and makes for a great stop-over after your safari with the Park Hyatt being the pick of the bunch. From the bustling markets to the rooftop bars, exploring Stone Town is quite an experience!

Whether you are traveling as a family, on honeymoon, or looking for an extended break, there are a plethora of options for hotels and deals in Zanzibar so make sure you contact one of our Tanzania experts who would be more than happy to talk to you through what hotel and deal would best suit you.

Price start at $ 675

Xanadu Villas  Zanzibar