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

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Paje Beach, Paje Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 24 in Paje
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4.9
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4.9
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Value
4.7
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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is an eco-luxury resort bringing a new standard and experience of luxury in Zanzibar. Family owned, operated by a passionate team, we strive to bring an authentic, generous and unique experience with a personal touch in line with our Relais & Chateaux label. A sanctuary of peace and harmony, the resort promises an unforgettable barefoot luxury experience. The spacious luxury villas ensure the utmost privacy in a natural setting, while the amenities deliver the highest standard of service: including spa treatments and facilities (sauna, hammam), a restaurant, a rooftop champagne bar, a beach bar and a lounge, as well as a high-end kitesurfing and watersports center. Families will find a children playground and baby sitting services, while romantics can enjoy couple massages and private dinners on the beach. The large resort (4 hectares) hosts only 11 villas to ensure the maximum space for each of our Guest in an undisturbed harmony of senses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
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
Babysitting
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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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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Carly J wrote a review Jun 6
Bridgend, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited White Sand for 4 nights after safari in Tanzania. As we had endured many postponements for our honeymoon, we were delighted to finally get here!! The resort is absolutely beautiful. So clean & fresh with a gorgeous pool & beach. We stayed in a private room with a hot tub which was just beautiful!! Had a couples massage & a romantic dinner on our terrace as part of the honeymoon package. Our butler John was amazing! Friendly, attentive & nothing too much trouble for him. The food is absolutely beautiful 😍 different choices every night & super fresh. All in all, 10/10 & would highly recommend for a little slice of luxury!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Carly, All the team joins me to thank you for your kind words. John sends his best wishes. We are delighted that you spent a nice stay with us and can't wait to welcome you back very soon to your Zanzibar Home! Wishing you a beautiful day ahead! Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov, General Manager
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Muriel A wrote a review Nov 2021
62 contributions51 helpful votes
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We spent 9 nights there and it has been a wonderful stay. we could have stayed a loot more !!!! Nice atmosphere, great privacy on the beach, very safe environment with 24h guardians and amazing staff. I want to go back there !
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Ansam Kka, Guest Services / Front Office at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded Nov 21, 2021
Dear 296muriela, We are absolutely delighted to read your review and so grateful for your kind words. All our team is looking forward to welcoming you back in your Zanzibar home. Best regards, Ansam Kka Front Office
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Shaz wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed at this beautiful hotel for 8 days. We had the most amazing time. Aside from the gorgeous view, the staff was so accommodating and made us feel home away from home! Our personal butler, Mangu, became a brother more than a butler. He assisted us with everything. He understood our need for privacy, and as such, made our stay perfectly tailored to our needs! He understood we wanted to discover a few things, and organised everything. We had an amazing driver, Abderrahman, who brought us upon arrival to our hotel. He was the most amazing man, and we requested he continue to be our driver for the rest of our trip. Mangu made it happen, every time, without fail. The head of restaurants was the lovely Jeramina, that we ended up calling Mama Jeramina 2 days into the trip. She understood our food preferences from day one and made sure to tailor our meals accordingly. We requested local foods and she made it happen. If you are there, make sure to have her prepare her special tea with cardamom, cloves, black tea, a bit of milk, and her secret ingredient. Overall the staff made our stay here all the better, made us want to never leave, and come back as soon as possible. A special shout-out to our Zanzibarian family, Mangu, Abderrahman, and Jeramina. Asante sana for everything. You made us feel very karibu.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ivan Shestakov, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded May 20, 2022
Dear guest, Thank you so much for these beautiful words. Mangu, Adberrahman, Jeromina and the entire team really hope to see you soon on a future occasion. We all send you many sunshine from your Zanzibar home. Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov, General Manager
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Naomi W wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions7 helpful votes
Not only is this property gorgeous, located right on a beautiful beach, but you will also be blown away by the amazing sevice you’ll receive. This alone makes the price moer than fair. When I return to Zanzibar, I won’t even consider staying anywhere else.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 20, 2022
Dear Naomi. All the team joins me to thank you for your kind works. We are delighted that you spent a nice stay with us and can't wait to welcome you back very soon in your Zanzibar Home! Wishing you a beautiful day ahead. Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov, General Manager
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FellowTraveler20777 wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions
Evrything was perfect, the team managing the hotel are super stars , Joseph pur buttler was great and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Elena at the spa was very courteous and helpful. Reception team welcomed us warmly . Rooms are super luxurious and outdoor bath tub is amazing.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ivan Shestakov, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded Apr 20, 2022
Dear guest. All the team joins me to thank you for your kind words. We all hope to see you soon on a future occasion and in the meantime, we send you a lot of sunshine and energies! Thank you again for everything. Kind regards.
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Dora wrote a review Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions3 helpful votes
Everything here is top notch. The food, the villas, the ambience, name it! Our butler, John, was so courteous, helpful and he doted on us. The masseuse was great, she soothed all the sore areas. And the service all-round was on point!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ivan Shestakov, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded May 20, 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us. All the team is delighted to read that you spent a beautiful stay. We all can't wait to welcome you back! In the meantime, we wish all the best. Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov, General Manager
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Grisha V wrote a review Mar 2022
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That was a spectacular time for me and my wife. Everything from the beginning was amazing. First of all, general manager Ivan met us personally on arrival - we didn't have such experience before. Beach is so nice and what's really good that there are almost no people. Food is amazing and a big surprice that they change it on daily basis - so every day you can try something new. We highly reccomend this hotel to everyone and we hope to return already if few months again!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Ivan Shestakov, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded Mar 15, 2022
Dear Grishav, Out entire team joins me to thank you for such kind words! We are delighted to hear that your experience with us was wonderful. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov General Manager
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Bess C wrote a review Feb 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom20 contributions34 helpful votes
Luxury accommodation with private pool set amongst beautiful landscaping and right next to the beach. The team cannot do enough to ensure your holiday is special. Our butler Joseph was superb, as were the bar team, security staff, spa, housekeeping and gardeners. We were well looked after by a friendly and experienced restaurant team and especially Pendo and Joshua throughout our stay. This is a really friendly and exclusive resort. Paje beach is tidal and the kite school is on hand too. Stone town is only 1 hour away, spice farms likewise and the seaweed centre only 10 mins which are well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Ivan Shestakov, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Responded Feb 27, 2022
Dear Bess, Thank you so much for such kind words! All team joins me in gratitude. We are delighted to hear that you had a beautiful experience in Zanzibar. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov General Manager
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Judi F wrote a review Feb 2022
Oakhurst, California1 contribution
Stayed here for a weekend to recover from safari. The private villas with pool are amazing, beautifully appointed with your personal butler to attend to your every need. Food was excellent, spa services were top notch. They had local entertainment on Friday night with Masai handicrafts for sale. There was some festival going on in a neighboring property which had very loud music every night until 6:30 am. Nothing White Sands could have done about it. So ask if there are any festivals going on during your stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 23, 2022
Dear Judi, All the team joins me to thank you for your kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Zanzibar. I am sorry to hear that you experienced these inconveniences regarding the festival. This is an unregular event, and it does not happen often at all. I hope you still enjoyed your little paradise vacation and we hope to see you soon with us! Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov General Manager
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Andrea G wrote a review Feb 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place (the location and the resort are excellent), great customer oriented and friendly staff (always smiling and very nice), great service (excellent butler service that helped us with everything we needed). Highly recommended. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Dear Andrea, Thank you for your good words! All the team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. We hope to see you soon with us! Kind regards, Ivan Shestakov
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PRICE RANGE
$703 - $1,532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPaje
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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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 Paje Beach (0.8 miles), Jambiani Beach (2.7 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 Lost Soles Bar, Fadhil Restaurant, and Zanzest Beach Bungalows Restaurant.
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.