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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Paje
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Redondo Beach CA
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful villas and spectacular beach”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed here after a 8 day safari in Tanzania. What an incredible end to a great vacation! Loved loved loved it! We stayed in a 2 bedroom villas - sooo much space, beautiful bathrooms. Staff here were super friendly. The food was excellent. They were happy to bring our meals to our dining pavilion or we could eat in the restaurant. The beach here is breathtaking... pure powder white sand. Only down side was we didn't stay long enough. Can't recommend this place more highly.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Natalia N, Owner at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! We are very happy to know you've enjoyed your stay - and encourage you to stay longer the next time ;)

Kindest regards,
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing place, we had the villa nr 5 located right on the sea. I expected it to be nice, but did not expect such a high luxury place. There are 2 separate villas, one for the living room, and the other one for the bedroom and bathroom. The villas are in a private areas with a small swimming pools, wooden terrace and sunbathing area, only a few meters from the sand beach. The hotel is located between paje and jambiani village, paradise for kite surfers. The food, although pricey, was excellent and different from what we are used to eat. As everywhere in Zanzibar, the people are extremely friendly. I definitely recommend this piece of paradise and peace!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Natalia N, Owner at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Dear Jvc2010,

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to know you had a great stay!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was only able to spend one night at White Sand Villas and Spa but I was very impressed. The design is unlike any other in Zanzibar, cool interiors, lots of light colors and bare wood. Huge rooms and outside decks with plunge pools. There is a small well set-up spa, and White Sand have their own water-sport center - focusing on kite-surfing. This is one of the best spots to learn the sport in the world, and all on the best beach in Zanzibar.

The collection of villas are well spaced with 1 bedroom villas on the beach front, 2 bedroom villas behind and a larger family villa on the way. The property will grow into itself with time, and as the greenery grows each villa will become nice and private for those staying there.

The food was delicious and service was friendly. This is a new property, so a small amount of fine tuning is to be expected over the coming months. For both couples and families this is a great option, and I'm sure there will be more 'excellent' reviews over the course of the year.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Natalia N, Owner at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Dear Peter,

Thank you for your kind review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. We are grateful for your fedback and do take all into consideration as we are aiming to provide the best levels of standards. We hope to see you again at Zanzibar White Sand!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent 5 noghts in the two bedroom villa, we where expecting to place to be nice and good but it was way way better than what we where expecting !!
The food, room servise and everything was super nice and clean.
If you want all in one word it was ❤️ Perfect ❤️

  • Stayed June 2014
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Natalia N, Owner at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had the pleasure and privilege of spending two nights with a group of friends (7 of us in total) toward the end of June 2014.

Zanzibar White Sand is comprised of a collection of villas - many of which have both an upstairs area and a downstairs area - each with its own bathroom and bed. Each villa also comes with its own living/ dining room and a private pool. The beach is mere steps away, private, quiet, and guarded around the clock by Maasai warriors.

We were initially promised a 5 br/ 4 ba villa but it was apparently still under construction when we arrived, so were given 3 villas instead. The management was great about comping our dinners for us during our stay and providing us with a free ride back to the airport for the mistake, which was very much appreciated. There were a few minor bobbles in the service (the staff was very earnest but seemed somewhat inexperienced) but no matter - the beauty of this place and surroundings more than made up for it.

I would definitely recommend anyone planning a trip to Zanzibar to spend a few quiet days relaxing here.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Natalia N, Owner at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Dear Cynthia,

Thank you for your kind feedback, it is our pleasure to host you and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Please, come again for some more rest and we are sure that you will experience the best level of service!

Kind regards,

Natalia
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

After a very dissatisfying stay in another hotel in Paje, we have booked a "room" (which is not just a room but almost a complete house) at the White Sands for the last day/night of out stay in Zanzibar. The White Sands really is paradise on earth. The villa's are nicely furnished, clean and equipped with everything you could wish for (including fast WIFI and a private pool). Moreover, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The White Sands really brought our vacation to a good end.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Natalia N, Owner at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, September 21, 2014
We are delighted to know your holidays were "saved" and that you enjoyed your time with us as much as we did! Kindest regards,

Natalia
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

I booked in this resort with my 2sons(13/22) for 2nights it's a beautiful resort elegantly refurbished staff were doing their best to show skills in hospitality I booked a 2bedroom villa a sitting &dining area but with open ceiling on the side. Separated from the bedroom which were v beautiful this sitting area wasn't a good ides in my opinion. All kind of insects flying around I Shorten my visit because it was soft opening I wasn't informed earlier Services were it ready. Joumaa one of the managers was v professional in listing to each detail I point it out. The management responded quick &refunded my moneyback so that's why you should wait till the opening if you'd like to get the perfect resort luxury experience. Thank you Joumaa &antoni .

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Natalia N, General Manager at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux), responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Lina64,

Thank you your valuable feedback.

I apologize that all of the services were not in place yet, we try are best to offer alternatives. To maintain you up to date with the opening, the Spa is completed and the therapists are installed to offer massages. Our sauna is in place, and gardens are blossoming. The restaurant and bar is in full operation, we offer in villa dining on demand. If required, we can organize additional services such as private fitness instructor. Last touch ups divide us from a final opening.

Your helpful comments are taken into consideration as we try to aim for the highest level of proficiency in the industry.

Thank you once again for your engagement we do hope that this was only an invitation for your future stay in Zanzibar.

Kind Regards,

Antoni Rygiel, General Manager.
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Property: Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux)
Address: | Paje Beach, Paje, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Relais & Chateaux) 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a beach resort including 11 high-end villas with private swimming pool, fine-dining restaurant, spa and high-end kitesurfing center. Located on the beachfront facing the pristine sands of Paje Beach, Zanzibar, the resort is designed to provide you with utmost comfort, space and privacy. ... more   less 
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