Contemporary cool with a Zanzibari twist, Xanadu is the most stylish residence on Zanzibar.
Behind thick, wooden doors lies the ultimate island escape – each of the six luxurious villas at Xanadu lead down onto arguably one of the best beaches along Zanzibar’s south coast in Bwejuu.
White and billowy, each villa has its own unique design and ranges from one and three bedrooms. The clean colour palette is only punctuated by locally crafted artefacts and bursts of island colour shown through patterned textures. Each comes with a rooftop seating area exposed to the sky and a jungle of leafy palms, hidden plunge pools and spacious yet private living areas.
As you would expect in such stylish surroundings, the food at Xanadu is a masterpiece. Working with locally-sourced ingredients, the chef produces Swahili-inspired dishes with a focus on fresh seafood and vegetables, paired with drinks brought by your personal butler, which are included in your stay.
Relax beside a sublime swimming pool or indulge in the Kiota Nest Spa when not out snorkelling in the warm Indian Ocean or kayaking along forest creeks. Stone Town is just 50 minutes away and worth a trip to get a sense of the islands history before returning to a sunset cruise aboard a romantic, traditionally-rigged dhow.