Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Joining the array of privately owned and resort-affiliated luxury villas in East Africa’s Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is always ready to welcome in guests in its exclusive and eco-friendly vision of one of east Africa’s most renowned architects, with stunning facilities designed to blend with the natural environment. Since its opening, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa has become synonymous with luxury on Zanzibar’s eastern coast.
Following a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010, French-Polish entrepreneur Andre Niznik arrived in Paje Beach, Zanzibar, seeking rest and relaxation. Instead, he found some of the best kitseurfing conditions in the world, as well as the site of his future hotel property, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, which opened on July 2014.
As we’re seeing with many new properties popping up around the globe, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa has joined the sustainable-resort movement and has taken major precautions to preserve its natural landscapes through architecture designed around the existing fauna. Heading up the project was architect Neil Rocher who is known for his eco-friendly designs and offers a wealth of knowledge of African culture. His designs paired with founder and owner Andre Niznik’s vision to create a sanctuary of uncompromising luxury. The hotel is also committed to giving back to the local community.
The all-villa property has 11 villas and 3 Cinnamon Rooms and each of them was designed by renowned architect Neil Rocher to fit in with the natural garden surroundings and all face the seafront. Among the villas, guests can choose between three different villa categories spread over nine acres of gardens: five beachfront one-bedroom villas, five two-bedroom villas and one Presidential five-bedroom villa. The central section of each villa is a lounge with stunning high ceilings and a dining area. The bedroom(s) feature king-size beds, a dressing closet, a bathroom with a rain shower, and an outdoor bathtub. First-line villas located closest to the ocean. The Presidential Villa also has a Jacuzzi tub. Each villa is comprised of two units: the first includes bedroom(s), bathrooms and a walk-in closet; while the second holds the living areas, kitchen, dining room and lounge. Which is a nice addition for those visiting with family and needing separate sleeping and activity areas. Making sure you get the best views throughout your stay, both units face the sea, no matter which room category you choose. Also, the surrounding vegetation provides a layer of natural privacy as it carefully interweaves itself through the property.
The building that houses Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa’s restaurant also has a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, a rooftop lounge and a large swimming pool, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi available throughout. The stylish restaurant overlooks the main pool and serves up an international menu with Zanzibar flavours. To give you an idea of Zanzibari fare, it’s a combination of flavors and traditions from African, Indian, British, Arab, Portuguese and Chinese cuisines. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa also focuses on local vegetables and fruits that are quality-controlled in eco-friendly conditions. At the indoor bar, guests are invited to enjoy signature cocktails and freshly squeezed juices in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere where you can pull up a stool and sit at the bar, unwind in the lounge or relax poolside. The rooftop lounge is the perfect place to relax and take in the sunset, preferably with a drink in hand. There’s also a Beach Bar for you to enjoy when you’re on the sand. For extra privacy, you can dine in your villa.
There’s a tropical spa in a tranquil area with waterfalls, a steam room and sauna, where therapists use local products from coconut to spices in the wide range of treatments. Treatments are designed to revitalize and relax guests using locally sourced ingredients such as seaweed, cloves, and other signature spices.
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa is located on Paje Beach, in Zanzibar, Tanzania, approximately 40 km from airport in Zanzibar. The calm waters of Paje beach provide one of the world’s best kitesurfing spots and the resort has its own high-end watersports centre. In addition to kitesurfing, guests can also go snorkeling, fishing, swimming with dolphins in open waters, go one a spice tour, visit Stone Town, or go island hopping in a traditional boat. The coral reef located near Paje Beach some 2 km from the coastline is accessible via boat for snorkeling.
The island of Zanzibar, known locally as Ugunja, is a beautiful and historically rich destination at the crossroads of African and Arabic cultures. It offers many attractions as well as a colorful island adventures. Paje on the East coast of Zanzibar is a beach of clear white sand, facing the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The luxury resort of Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is perfectly positioned on its beachfront. Thanks to calm, shallow waters and the premium destination protected by the reef, Paje is also a world-class spot for both advanced and beginner kite surfers. An experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is all about being outdoors: enjoy an intimate dinner on the beach, relax by the pool or stroll in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean….Feeling active? Their Fitness area and bikes are available to you and they provide a large range of tours and excursions: from short safaris and island-hopping to sunset cruises, diving or swimming with dolphins, there is an activity for everyone, even the youngest.
Hailed as one of the best spots in the world, Paje beach offers flat lagoon waters and steady winds six months a year. They set up a kitesurfing school with a high end service, top of the line equipment and family size so that you can feel safe whether you are a beginner or experienced rider.
Value for Money
Rooms from US$ 280.00 to US$ 2,150.00. Mentioned rates are per room and day including breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Access for guests with disabilities?
They don’t have any access for disables.
They are family friendly in fact they have nannies on call, a children pool, a children playground and more.
The Sustainability Mission:
“We believe that high standards should be met while preserving the environment. Luxury shouldn’t cost the earth, and as such we strive to preserve and enhance the naturally rich landscape of Zanzibar with unobtrusive architecture designed around existing fauna. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is powered by wind and solar energy thanks to solar panels and a state-of-the-art wind turbine.Additionally, the resort relies on its own water source and desalination plant. Each villa is equipped with photovoltaic solar water heating system. We apply sustainable policies within the resort including recycling and growing organic fruits and vegetables in our plantation, which are used in our restaurant for a controlled quality.”
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Colors of Zanzibar
If you really want to get away from it all, look towards Tanzania and then cast your eyes into the ocean off the coast. There lies the island of Zanzibar, one of the original Spice Islands, far away from all’s thoughts, and a real get away from it all island. And here you really can get away from all. We want to introduce Zanzibar, an original trading island. Amongst the first visitors to Zanzibar were Arab traders who arrived in the 8th Century to trade gold, silks, ivory, spices, animal skins and slaves. A whole array of other nationalities arrived later, and many stayed and intermarried with the locals to form a culture that is uniquely diverse, and producing a race of people who regard hospitality to strangers as a sacred duty.
Zanzibar is known mostly for pristine beaches but has a rich cultural history as a trading hub. The main island, Unguja, is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town. An almost entirely Muslim city, Stone Town also has influences from Portuguese, Persian and Indian cultures. Stone Town is the old part of the capital, Zanzibar City and is a very small town that basically consists of beach front hotels and restaurants and an intricate network of alleyways within the interior.
Zanzibar has lots of activities associated with its waters. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are all part of the norm. There is also deep sea fishing, windsurfing and sailing in the traditional Arab dhows. Food is of the highest standard with seafood being amongst the best in Africa. The Indian Ocean has plentiful populations of fish, all of which are served up fresh, in various mixtures and combinations. The infiltrations of so many different cultures mean that food is exotic and delicious.
Special City Guide: Zanzibar
Zanzibar. Just saying it sounds like a warm breeze on a powder-soft beach. And the island is as it sounds: blessed with a warm, sultry climate; beaches with sand so soft in parts it feels like walking on flour; and reefs so rich with coral and tropical fish you feel as if you’re swimming in a giant aquarium. Comprising two large islands fringed by many more, the archipelago vies with the Serengeti as Tanzania’s most precious natural asset, able to mesmerize the most jaded traveler into meditative contemplation.
Apart from its beaches, which reach deep into the ocean, turning the shoreline into unreal shades of turquoise blue, Zanzibar offers island-hoppers a uniquely East African flavor. From the tall traditionally garbed Maasai striding across the beach and Swahili and Indian traders in long salwar kameez and embroidered skull caps, to the women harvesting seaweed, their bodies and heads chastely wrapped in colorful kangas, the blend of cultures is as identifiable as the cuisine. Zanzibar kitchens produce delicious flavors, a combination of Arabic and Indian influences that showcase the islands’ abundance of coconut milk, freshly ground spices, and even fresher seafood.
A warm, hospitable people, the phrase you will hear most often, after the typical East African greeting of Jambo, karibu (Hello, welcome) is Pole pole! (Slowly, slowly!). Haste and stress is so unusual that when the Zanzibari witness it in travelers, they do so with an incredulous air of concern. It is incomprehensible to them that you are on holiday with your Blackberry and expect to remain in touch or that you should care so deeply when your breakfast order is misheard. What do these matter when you are in paradise?