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Zanzibar White Sand Villas

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Small Luxury Resort
- 11 Villas
- Paje Beach
- Kite Surfing Center

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Overview

Zanzibar White Sand Villas is a small and understated 11 villa luxury resort located on Paje Beach on the East Coast of Zanzibar offering stunning villas with private spaces and pools.

The resort consists of 11 villas each with one, two or five bedrooms, private outside space and small swimming pool. There are also four Cinnamon rooms which are set up as more traditional hotel rooms without the private outside space or swimming pool. The rooms and villas have a contemporary yet understated Scandinavian themed design.

Amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bars, spa, a children’s playground and a luxury kite surfing centre (Paje Beach is a kite surfing hot spot between June 15th to September 15th and from December 15th to March 15th). The resort can organise various tours including dhow snorkelling trips, dolphin watching and Stone Town. Scuba Diving is available at the Breezes Beach Club Rising Sun Dive Centre 10 minutes drive North up the Coast. The resort is family owned but is affiliated to the prestige Relais & Chateaux collection.

As with all resorts on the East Coast (and the South and West Coasts), there is a large tidal range and at low tide the Ocean drops back out to the coral reef which is around 1km offshore, making ocean swimming impossible at low tide. The advantage is that the water tends to be crystal clear and fabulous for bathing at mid - high tide. And as with all of Zanzibar, the beach here is public. Snorkelling is possible, but only on a boat trip.

Zanzibar White Sand Villas will appeal to families as they have the two bedroom family units, but please do note, the bedrooms are spread over two floors and in our opinion are not suitable for families with younger children who could climb between the railings on the rustic style stair banister and balcony.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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