ABOUT ZANZIBAR WHITE SAND LUXURY VILLAS & SPA
This beautiful luxury boutique hotel located on the East coast of Zanzibar (Paje beach) is a dream come true! It is one of the most beautiful hotels we have ever stayed at. The resort only hosts 11 private exclusive-use luxury villas and 3 Cinnamon rooms on the entire 4 hectares of their property. We couldn’t wait to finally be there and explore the entire resort ourselves and see everything it has to offer!
This is how our visit started:
We were welcomed in the beautiful high ceiling lounge bar by their amazing staff and offered a homemade ginger welcome drink. After a little chat with team we were introduced to our personal butler that was taking care of us during our stay. YES! YOU HEARD WELL, WE HAD A PERSONAL BUTLER!
He was very kind and helpful. He showed us around the entire property and explained us how everything works. After the tour of the entire property, he gave us his WhatsApp number so we could text him whenever we needed something.
As we came earlier than our check in time, the hotel staff took care of our luggages so we could fully enjoy our first day and head straight to the beach. When our villa was ready our butler came to pick us up and took us to our beautiful villa.
The service standards are at the highest level here and we can guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed.
VILLAS & ROOMS
BEACHFRONT ONE – BEDROOM VILLA (from 1300 USD/night)
We had the pleasure to stay in their most amazing one bedroom villa and our experience was unforgettable! It was so special that we can’t even find the right words to describe it, but we will try our best!
As soon as our butler opened the gate for us and we entered, our jaws dropped down instantly! IT WAS INSANE! We couldn’t believe our own eyes where we were going to stay. The most gorgeous villa we have ever seen!
The beachfront one-bedroom villa that we stayed at is designed as a two building connected by a wooden pathway and terrace. The en-suite 55 m2 bedroom has a king size bed, indoor bathroom with a rain shower, a separate toilet and an outdoor bathroom with a bathtub and a shower. On top of the master bedroom there is a rooftop terrace with beach view. On the terrace you can find a small table with chairs where you can enjoy a delicious meal at any time of the day or have your morning coffee while watching the beautiful sunrise! Additionally, the rooftop terrace also has a cabana with a king size sun bed. The next building is a living room unit with high ceiling, dining and seating area. In front of the living room you can find your own private pool that is surrounded by lush gardens, hammocks, lounge chairs and a direct access to the beach! Everything was just so perfect that we wanted to stay there forever!
The hotel also offers a FAMILY TWO – BEDROOM VILLA and a PRESIDENTIAL GARDEN FIVE – BEDROOM VILLA
FEATURES OF EACH VILLA
- Private pool
- Outdoor bathtub
- Satellite TV
- A/C, fan and mosquito net
- Laptop safe
- Ironing facilities
- Tea/coffee amenities
- Butler service
- Housekeeping & turndown services
If you are looking for a compromise between high standard and budget, choose a CINNAMON ROOM which is perfect for budget-conscious travelers looking for a comfortable stay with access to a range of 5 * amenities at the resort. The Cinnamon Rooms are located within one building, with a garden view and about 100 meters from the beachfront. The price starts from 600 USD/night.
AMENITIES & SERVICES
MAIN POOL AND PADDLE POOL
The pool area including the main pool and children paddle pool is located next to the “Doors to Zanzibar” restaurant. There are many inflatables that you could use to lie on and chill on the body of water or some inflatable toys that kids can use to play with (or adults too 🙂 ). As each villa has its own private pool, this pool was not crowded at all, in fact it was very peaceful and quiet.
You can find sunbeds with umbrellas next to the main pool area as well as on the beach. Our favourite was the enormous cabana bed on the beach! Fun fact: there is a little bell that you can ring if you need anything and the staff comes to serve you. You don’t need to go anywhere. They really thought about everything for your maximal comfort.
CHILDREN PLAYGROUND AND GAME ROOM
Zanzibar White Sand Villas & SPA is kids friendly and they offer you activities for your little ones too! Children from 2-12 can enjoy the shaded playground, with its slides, toys, trampoline and more. The playground is not supervised but they offer baby-sitters for additional 15USD/hour for your maximal comfort. Apart from the play ground, you can find the game room by the reception which offers many toys, board games, playstation and movies.
Complimentary bicycles are available for you to ride on the beach or around the property. We recommend you to bike to the Paje village which is only 1km away and explore the town! Or just have a little ride around the resort and the beach. We had so much fun doing that. Children bicycles and kick scooters are available too.
LUSH GARDEN, PLANT NURSERY AND A MINI FARM
The resort is producing their own organic locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices in their vegetable garden. You can also visit their mini farm with rabbits and honeybees. As we have our own garden at home too, we were very interested to see what they can produce in this tropical environment as it’s so much different from our little European garden.
OUTDOOR FITNESS AREA
If you are a person that doesn’t want to skip the gym not even on holidays, you can use their outdoor fitness area which includes a threadmill, PowerPlate, TRX, weights, dumbbells and more. We went to check it out and it was very cool.
Take a complimentary relaxing yoga class with a professional instructor that takes place every Thursday.
Ask the staff to set up a telescope for you on their rooftop sunset bar and stare at the beautiful African stars night! We haven’t done it ourselves but we are sure that it’s an unforgettable experience!
A part of the resort is also a boutique with Tanzanite jewelry and souvenirs. What is even cooler is the fact that you can design custom tailored designs of their clothing and they will prepare it for you in 24 hours! They really have unique pieces in there so we highly recommend you to pay a visit!
Enjoy the complimentary use of stand-up paddles, crystal and regular kayaks as well as snorkelling equipment. We had so much fun doing these activities! Kitesurfing lessons are also available (for an extra charge).
For a more relaxing experience, book one of their amazing SPA treatments. You can choose between various massages, facials, beauty services, baths and more! The SPA area is set in the lush gardens which brings so much of a relaxing and spiritual vibe into it.
Check out their SPA brochure for more informations about their procedures: https://whitesandvillas.secure.arosuite.com/uploads/documents/GeneralDocuments/Spa_Menu.pdf
If you are tired of relaxing you can have fun by playing ping pong, pétanque, darts, foosball, pool or volleyball. There is no chance to be bored!
Don’t miss their regular live entertainment, with live bands, maasai show or themed dinner menus! Ask the staff about the next upcoming show/event.
VIP AIRPORT TRANSFER
The transportation in Zanzibar is not the best so if you want to be comfortable, you can use their VIP airport transfer service. It cost 85 USD/person on arrival and 95 USD/person on departure.
PRIVATE COOKING CLASS
If you would like to learn more about the local Swahili cousine, you can take part in a private Swahili cooking class with the resort’s Chef! The price is 200 USD for up to 4 people.
I (Dominika) am an ultimate bath lover so an intimate relaxing bath setup complete with candles and flower petals sounds like a paradise to me! What do you think?! The price for the setup is 50 USD and it’s available only for the villa guests.
TRADITIONAL NGALAWA BOAT TRIP
We had the pleasure to go sailing with the traditional Zanzibari boat called Ngalawa and we totally loved the experience!
The hotel also offers arrangements of many excursions/experiences outside the resort such as boat cruises, snorkelling trips, sunset boat cruises, diving trips, fishing, blue safari, surfing, sailing, Kuza cave visit, Jozani Forest visit, spice tour, Stone town tour, horse back riding, golf, skydiving, short safaris in Serengeti National Park and many more!
For all the informations about their external excursions and pricelist, please check out their experience brochure:
Reservations are made on a half-board basis by standard. Breakfast and dinner from their set menu (exclusive of drinks). For an extra charge, you can upgrade for All inclusive which includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, soft drinks and house wines, beers, spirits & liqueurs and Mini-bar consumption.
Children under 3 years stay and eat for free.
DOORS TO ZANZIBAR – THE MAIN RESTAURANT
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an À la carte menu. You can choose whether you want to dine out on their terrace or inside in their high ceiling dining room.
-open during lunchtime only and subject to weather conditions
If you would like to enjoy a delicious lunch with a beach view, we highly recommend to visit their beach restaurant. You can choose from many various dishes including fresh sea food, meat barbecue or healthy salads and smoothies. In the morning they also serve sunrise breakfast here, which sunrise lovers like us absolutely could’t miss 🙂 !
-open during the day and may be subject to weather conditions
When you are on holidays, there is nothing better than sipping cocktails directly on the beach. We enjoyed some freshly pressed fruit juices while we relaxed on the comfy swings!
The lounge bar is situated by the main restaurant Doors to Zanzibar and it offers comfortable seating in a design atmosphere and it is completed with a pool table and library for your entertainment.
-open daily in the evening, can be privatised upon request and subject to availability
Watching sunset is our favourite thing to do and if it is yours too, you have to visit their sunset bar! Have some cocktails with a beautiful view that you surely don’t see every day! An extra tip for you, if you are into stargazing, request a setup of their telescope! You won’t regret it!
It has always been our dream to try out floating breakfast and we finally did it for the first time at White Sand Luxury Villas & SPA! There is no better way to start your morning than to eat delicious breakfast directly in your private pool! The setup costs 100 USD and it’s available only for villas.
In-room dining is possible at any time. A room service menu is available in your room. In the villa there are many spots where you could eat. In the kitchen/dining room, on the terrace next to the pool or on the rooftop terrace which has an amazing view! You choose!
INTIMATE ROMANTIC DINING/PICNIC/BBQ/ROOFTOP DINNER
A beautiful romantic setup can be arranged for you and your loved one for any special occasion that you might want to celebrate or even just like that, if you are feeling romantic! The other intimate dining experience that are offered are Picnic setup, Private BBQ setup or a Rooftop bar dinner.
We said it before but we will say it again. If you are looking for the most luxurious and amazing place on Zanzibar island, with the highest possible standards, then White Sand Luxury Villas & SPA is the right choice! There is honestly no better place to be if you want to experience the finest paradise resort stay in Zanzibar.
We highly recommend you to check out our Instagram stories where we show you everything around the entire complex, so you can use that as your “virtual tour” before your visit 🙂
If you are planning on visiting more of Tanzania, check out our safari blog post about the most beautiful and luxury safari camp in the Ruaha National Park:http://borntotraveldiaries.com/asanja-ndembo-the-most-beautiful-safari-lodge-in-ruaha-national-park-tanzania/
We hope this blog post was helpful to you and you are going to have a great time staying at White Sand Luxury Villas & SPA. For more pictures and videos check out our IG story highlights Zanzibar and Zanzibar II and our feed posts/reels. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or contact us via email or even better via Instagram @borntotraveldiaries. Thank you for your time and stay tuned for our next diary page 🙂.