Zanzibar’s most intimate resort beckons, with just seven deluxe, sea-facing villas. Promising a coastal sanctuary, The Palms Zanzibar is a place for tranquillity and relaxation. Enhanced by warm, Swahili hospitality, the guest experience is something special for every individual. Feel like the only people on the beach in what must be one of the most private and romantic all-inclusive resorts in the entire world. Do as much or as little as you like, with a fully rounded experience on offer. Lounge on your double beach cabana and watch the waves, or pursue a range of water sports or cultural activities.

Rooms & Facilities at The Palms, Zanzibar

When you’re not enjoying the award-winning beaches, expertly-curated cuisine, and the comfort of your luxury cabin, you may wish to take a dip in the main pool, fringed by gently swaying palm trees. For that added dose of privacy, your villa also comes complete with its own plunge pool. Dive the Indian Ocean with the only National Geographic registered dive centre on the island. Sail a traditional Swahili dhow. Learn to climb a coconut palm with just a rope, or how to play a traditional African board game. Head to the Water Club for your fill of water sports, or rent a bicycle and explore the breath-taking coastline.

The Palms, Zanzibar Experience

Of course, The Palms Zanzibar is not just about sun and swim. The resort gives guests a real opportunity to tap into Zanzibari history and culture. Head to the library to pick up a book about the island, or take a class in Swahili, palm weaving, or cooking with native spices. Aside from the tours and excursions offered at the Guest Relations Desk, The Palms also offers a selection of community-based activities. Visit the nearby village of Bwejuu to see how Zanzibaris live and work, for example.




The Palms has seven villas, each over 140 square metres with a bedroom, living room, full en suite bathroom, dressing room, extra room with its own en suite bathroom & large furnished terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa features a sophisticated interior composition in all colours of coffee and cream where filmy caramel coloured curtains billow, dark grained polished floors extend, and the decor is a unique marriage of colonial grandeur and traditional design. On the veranda, a silk-draped four-poster Zanzibar Bed accents a sunken, midnight blue plunge pool with long views of the Indian Ocean. Additional features include private outdoor plunge pool, satellite TV & DVD player, mini bar, safe deposit box, standing bar with tea and coffee making services, telephone, and air conditioning.


Food & Drink

The Plantation House

The elegant colonnaded terrace of The Plantation House leads into the Spice inspired bar, onto the antique-elegant dining room where fabrics change daily from rust coloured silks to crisp white linens. A fusion of cultures in Zanzibar has resulted in a unique cuisine, which blends exotic spices, fruits and flavours of the island. Our chefs have an exotic menu fusing just caught with fresh picked for a wonderful dining experience