White Sand Villas and Spa is on the east coast of Zanzibar, an exclusive resort on a classically beautiful beach lapped by the Indian Ocean, providing pampered seclusion. The resort covers four hectares and has two hundred metres of beachfront.
There are just eleven villas, comprising one and two bedded properties plus one vast five-bedroom presidential villa. each is set in its own gardens to ensure complete privacy. As soon as you enter a villa you're struck by the sense of space and the elegant, almost minimal decor which incorporates natural elements like stone, wood and marble. Each villa has a lounge and dining area, and a resting area made of sleeping and bathing rooms and outdoor bathroom. Between the two is a garden and terrace with a private pool and hanging bed. All interiors are air conditioned and have Wi-Fi. The presidential villa also has a home cinema and jacuzzi.
You'll dine on creative dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, including just-caught fish and perfectly ripe fruit. The bar serves a full range of hot, cold, soft and alcoholic drinks, and there's a lovely rooftop lounge with panoramic beach views.
Indulge your sense with a visit to the spa where therapists administer your choice of treatment using locally-sourced products. The main pool is a great place to cool off. More active guests will enjoy the thrills of kitesurfing, a White Sands speciality, and other watersports. Staff can arrange activities and excursions, such as dhow cruises, swimming with dolphins and a tour of Stone Town, on request.
Open: White Sand Villas and Spa is open all year.
Location: The resort is on Paje Beach on the east coast. It is about an hour’s drive from the airport in Stone Town. It is set in 4 hectares of gardens leading down to the beach.
Rooms: There are 11 villas in total, 5 with 1 en-suite bedroom, 5 with 2 en-suite bedrooms and 1 presidential villa with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Each has a large lounge - dining room, a private garden and terrace with a hanging daybed and plunge pool, and an outdoor bathtub as well as the indoor bathroom(s). Each is set in a plot of over 1500 sq metres. There is 24 hour room service.
Activities: The watersports centre specialises in kitesurfing but offers a number of additional activities. Staff can arrange a variety of excursions on request.
Facilities: There is a reception area with a lounge, bar, restaurant and rooftop lounge. Outside there is a swimming pool plus a shallow pool for children, a fitness area, tropical gardens and a beach bar. The spa has a sauna, steam room and several treatment rooms. There is 24hour concierge service. The resort is powered by solar and wind generated energy, and has its own well and desalination plant for water.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables in the restaurant overlooking the main pool.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The 2-bedroom villas make great family accommodation.
Health: This is a malarial area
Communication: There is mobile phone coverage and Wi-Fi internet access.
Escape to the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar for a week's rest and relaxation!