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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)

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#1 of 4 resorts in Paje
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Welcome to Paradise. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa is an award-winning resort located on the beachfront of Zanzibar's most beautiful beach. Indulge in an elegant retreat that is the perfect blend of luxury and comfort, offering guests an exclusive and unforgettable experience. The resort is based on the concepts ecological responsibility, with the promise of an unforgettable experience of mindful luxury. Our Relais & Chateaux affiliated resort boasts 11 luxurious villas, each with its own private swimming pool, outdoor shower, large private plot and butler service. The villas are equipped with air conditioning, high-speed internet, and are fully secluded. The resort also counts four Garden Villas and three Cinnamon rooms, each with a private hot tub. Enjoy a variety of amenities, including pools, a beautiful spa, outdoor fitness, tennis court, kitesurfing center, children amenities and a boutique. Water activities such as kite surfing, snorkeling and sailing are readily available. The fine-dining restaurant serves international and African fusion cuisine, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more

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Paje Beach, Paje Tanzania
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Traveler D wrote a review Feb 2024
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Nice Hotel but does not have the feel of luxury! We expected more as our agent told us the beaches are private and that was not the case. The meals are good and location central. We found the Island to be extremely expensive for everything but yet it does not have the feel of a luxury destination. Coming to Zanzibar, was probably the worst experience that we had and we travel frequently and will not return again
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 17, 2024
Dear valuable Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to hear that you found our hotel to be nice and that you enjoyed the quality of food, as well as our central location. However, we regret to learn that your expectations regarding private beaches were not met - please be informed that beaches in Zanzibar are only public, private ones are not allowed due to local law. Regarding your experience on the island, we understand your disappointment with the perception of Zanzibar as a luxury destination. While we strive to provide exceptional experiences for all our guests, we acknowledge that individual preferences and expectations may vary. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continuously strive to improve and enhance our guests' experiences. We hope that despite the challenges you faced, you were able to find moments of enjoyment during your stay. Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts, and we wish you the best in your future travels. Best regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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Jm S wrote a review Sep 2023
New York City, New York3 contributions
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Amazing service from booking to checking out Fantastic service with a well trained and managed staff Excellent set of activities outside the hotel Postal card landscape ... with beach restaurant opened at 5:30am to attend sunrise ! Again, everything was perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Edyta Wojciechowska, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded Sep 24, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our property! We're overjoyed to hear that you found our resort spectacular and loved the personalized service. We pride ourselves in the magnificent sunrises this side of the island is blessed with, and are glad to hear that you managed to enjoy these precious moments during your stay. Our entire team brings their biggest gratitude for your high praise. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hotel Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa in the future. Best Regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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beamarrakchi wrote a review Feb 2024
Paris51 contributions113 helpful votes
We came back this morning from one fabulous week at White Sand Villas and absolutely loved every minute of our stay in this wonderful hotel. The location is ideal on a gorgeous beach with a huge stretch of white sand and clear blue water. Very near are restaurants and bars but you won’t want to get out of the hôtel! Our villa 12 was fabulous, big and very well decorated. It has all the comfort you could dream of, and more! I loved the coffee machine with freshly grounded coffee! We had an outdoor terrasse and a jacuzzi which was very pleasant and private. The bedding is excellent and we slept like babies as the hôtel is so quiet with absolutely no noise. Extremely clean in and out, the hotel is really well kept and maintained. The staff is absolutely lovely, disctreet, helpful and very smiling. Always happy to help and totally devoted to the guests. We had the most fantastic butler Amoni! Excellent on every aspect: discreet, helpful, knowledgeable and very pleasant! He made sure everything was perfect for us every single day! He organised a dinner for only my husband and I on the beach for our 25th wedding anniversary! Amoni was also excellent advice for the excursions we did. The food is also one aspect we really enjoyed! Every meal was excellent and very refined. Top quality products, and wonderful cooking. Far from the usual horrific hôtel buffets, the restaurants were incredible quality. Generous portions and tasty meals! Joana, the lovely restaurants manager was extremely helpful, professionnal and pleasant. We enjoyed seeing her at lunch and dinner. We did not try the spa but we visited it and it looked amazing. To sum it up, the White Sand Villa is truly an top class hotel where everything rises above expectations. A true sign of luxury: when the hotel is full you still feel as though you are the only guest in the hotel ! A perfect place to rest as a couple. I cannot wait to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 12, 2024
Dear Beatrice, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, from the stunning location and luxurious villa to the exceptional service provided by our staff, especially your butler Amoni. It is delightful to know that you appreciated the attention to detail and personalized touches throughout your anniversary celebration. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Amoni, Joana, and the rest of our team. We look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable stay in the future! Best regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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Silvia S wrote a review Feb 2024
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An amazing place, beautifully decorated, with a lush tropical garden, attention to every small detail, and perfect service! One of the best places to stay in Jambiani and Zanzibar, worth every penny you spend there! Will return with great pleasure!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 2, 2024
Dear valuable guest, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our place. Providing perfect service is our priority, and we're thrilled to know it made your stay memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back with great pleasure on your next visit to Zanzibar! Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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flyovereuro wrote a review Jan 2024
Europe66 contributions66 helpful votes
We stayed a few nights at the White Sand Villas, to chill on the beach after a safari in Kenya and Tanzania. The two-bedroom villa was perfect for our family, with its own pool and separate private lounge pavilion. It is large and nicely decorated, and has all fixtures of a first class hotel, including outdoor shower and bathtub. The restaurant serves excellent food, including a nice African dinner night at the pool with live music. It is however quite grown in by vegetation, and the roof over the terrace is low with no ventilators, so that meals on hot and humid days can become a “hot” affair. But there is a nice rooftop terrace for sundowners, and a beach bar for lunch, and always the option to have meals on the more airy terrace of the villa, or in its airconditioned lounge if preferred. The team and our butler were very friendly and always helpful. They managed to arrange for a very late check-out on our rainy departure day, despite back-to-back reservations, which was very much appreciated indeed. We believe it would be difficult to find a better place to spend quality beach time on Zanzibar after a safari experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 26, 2024
Dear valuable Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. We are thrilled to hear that we provided a perfect retreat for you and your family. We appreciate your feedback on the restaurant and have noted your comments for consideration. It's wonderful to know that our team, including your butler, contributed to a memorable stay, and we are pleased we could accommodate your late check-out request. We look forward to welcoming you back for more quality beach time on Zanzibar! Best regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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Dubois L wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had an absolutely wonderful stay. It's a real paradise on earth. From the minute we arrived, we felt right at home. The place is so soothing, zen, pleasant. Privacy is well preserved throughout the hotel. The service is remarkable, worthy of a 5-star hotel. Edyta and her team are all extremely welcoming, helpful and, above all, invaluably kind. We celebrated my partner Jérémy's birthday, and the whole team was there to celebrate it with us, with personalized attention! A big thank you, we hope to come back very soon and stay even longer!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 26, 2024
Dear Luana, Thank you for your heartfelt review! We are thrilled to have provided you with a wonderful stay and created lasting memories, especially during Jérémy's birthday celebration. It warms our hearts to know you felt at home. Myself and the team are delighted to have been a part of your special moments. We look forward to welcoming you back for an extended stay very soon! Warm regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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MND1344 wrote a review Jan 2024
Boston, Massachusetts306 contributions131 helpful votes
This was our 1st trip to Zanzibar and White Sands was amazing. From the minute we arrived everyone was so friendly and Magret was a wonderful butler. The accommodation was stunning. The food was very good and we enjoyed dining in our villa and at the beach restaurant best. It was the perfect 4 days to finish our holiday.
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Responded Jan 23, 2024
Dear Molly, Thank you for this wonderful review about your recent stay at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa! We're honored to have been a part of the perfect conclusion to your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay in the future! Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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Laurent F wrote a review Dec 2023
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We had the pleasure to stay at Zanzibar White Sands from 18 to 25 november 2023 and can only recommend you to stay there ! The most exclusive place we've been to. Eliya and Pius, the two buttlers, Edyta, the GM and Emmanuel, the Chef took great care of us. THANK YOU !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Dec 22, 2023
Dear Mr. Faboux, It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your wife at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. We're thrilled to hear that your experience was enjoyable and exclusive. Eliya, Pius, and Emmanuel are very dedicated to providing exceptional service, and they'll be delighted to know they made your stay special. Your recommendation means a lot to us! I am looking forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable experience. Kind regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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PAH wrote a review Dec 2023
Stockholm, Sweden90 contributions18 helpful votes
This is a dream place to stay at if you want a relaxing experience with privacy. We had beach front villa number 2 which gave us beautiful views all day and night. The food is great and done with care and finesse, the service is fantastic, special kudos to our butler Mangu who we have had several times while staying here. The beach is beatiful, just mind the tide but during that yu can use your own pool. Yiu can also walk up the beach to the village and walk around.
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Responded Dec 15, 2023
Dear Per, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa was a dream experience. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the privacy, beautiful views from Beach Front Villa, and the great food. We truly appreciate your kind words about our fantastic service and compliments about your butler, Mangu. We're glad that you explored the beautiful beach and the nearby village, adding to the overall experience. Thank you for choosing us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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Anna-Karin B wrote a review Nov 2023
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This place is amazing and probably one of the best resorts we ever visited! We must give an extra star to the staff as well as the management. There is a kindness and hospitality trough out the hole resort. Rosemary in the restaurant is amazing and makes you feel so welcomed! Also, an extra star to our butler Salum. They all exceeded our expectations. We would like to end with saying that the food on all the restaurants where amazing, fresh and with lots of flavors! We loved the set menu but also the option with the ala cart! If you go to Zanzibar this is the place to stay!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 25, 2023
Dear valuable Guest, Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that your stay at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa was one of the best experiences you've had. Your kind words about our staff, especially Rosemary and Salum, mean a lot. We'll make sure to pass on your compliments. We're pleased you enjoyed the culinary delights at our restaurants both, the set menu and à la carte, is greatly appreciated. Thank you for recommending us as the place to stay in Zanzibar. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments. Best regards, Edyta Wojciechowska Hotel General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$575 - $1,363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
White Sands Hotel
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPaje
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Which popular attractions are close to Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Nearby attractions include Jambiani Beach (2.7 miles), Paje Beach (0.8 miles), and Kuza Cave (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Conveniently located restaurants include ZanziBarista, Ratatouille, and Hello Capitano Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux) have airport transportation?
Yes, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux) offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, and Swahili.
Does Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux) have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.