Zanzibar is a fascinating fusion of Swahili Coast and Middle East spice trade influences. This vibrant cultural milieu is where we uncover Xanadu, an elegant and unpretentious set of luxury villas located on the eastern shore of Zanzibar. Designed with peace and tranquility in mind, Xanadu only includes six guest rooms on a stretch of white sand beach. Each villa – 1 or 2 bedroom – is unique but integrates common stylistic elements. Featuring spacious bedrooms and lounge areas, ensuite facilities, outdoor decks or verandas and private plunge pools, the suites ensure comfort and relaxation. If you choose to tune in, Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Explore the island by land and by sea. Relax beach side or flip the script on a sunset dhow cruise. Plunge into the tranquil, turquoise waters for snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, sea kayaking or paddle boarding through mangrove forests. Alternatively, get to know the local culture in Stone Town, a lively town rich in history and pizza! (Pro tip: Zanzibar Pizza is the dish to try in Stone Town.) Other options: See the giant tortoises at Prison Island or the monkeys at Jozani Forest, or learn about the area’s less mobile flora on a local spice tour. Or just relax: you can always hit the spa before a special meal catered by Xanadu’s top-rated chef.