Surrounded by gardens and on its own stretch of white sand beach, this luxury spa resort is a 55-minute drive from Zanzibar City. Guests can enjoy 2 on-site restaurants as well as a butler service.

Each of the spacious villas at The Residence Zanzibar has an elegant style with views out onto the gardens. Some of the villas have ocean views, and all include a small private pool, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

The Residence Zanzibar has a glass-walled swimming pool and fitness center, and spa treatments can be booked on site. A Kid’s Club features children’s activities, and adults can enjoy a relaxing drink at the Jetty Lounge Bar.

Area activities include snorkeling, visits to the Jozani Forest Reserve and dolphin safaris. The village of Kizimkazi is only a 20-minute drive from the property.