• Xanadu’s cluster of villas come with 24-hour personal butler service and an ‘anytime, anywhere’ policy on meals. There are nods to the spice island’s Arab history in domed buildings, alongside African art. Each villa has a private plunge pool, steps away from the Indian Ocean and Bwejuu beach’s soft, white sand.
  • Xanadu Villas & Retreat is ideal for travellers considering a very lavish beach break. Privately owned, it offers a fabulous location in the midst of gardens and close to a white-sand beach.
  • Just six villas ensure a private, peaceful stay.
  • Each villa has its own private plunge pool, living area and kitchen.
  • Dining is inspired by traditional Swahili cuisine and the freshest of seafood.
  • Indulge your body and mind at the Kiota Spa using only naturally sourced products.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Historical Stone town tour

Enjoy a comprehensive view and walk in Stone Town, and attain a deeper insight into the rich cultural heritage and history of the island of Zanzibar.

Safari Blue Dolphin & Snorkeling Tour

Experience the beautiful Minai Bay Conservation Area whilst cruising in one of the traditional Zanzibari dhows. Get a chance to see the dolphins, as well as swim on one of the pristine sandbanks. Your tour will also visit some of the nearby islets and provide opportinuties to snorkel at the coral reefs. Your full-day includes snorkeling equipment with guides and instructions and a sea food barbeque with fish, calamari and slipper lobster served hot from the grill.

A Private Sunset Dhow Cruise

Following a short 10-minute transfer arranged by the hotel, you will join the dhow crew who in turn will warmly welcome you aboard a wooden sailing dhow. This hand-crafted dhow, constructed with the same traditional techniques that have been used for a thousand years, willl then take sail to begin what will be an undeniably memorable 2-3 hour journey along the coastline of north-west Zanzibar. As part of this exotic and iconic experience, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the warm and soothing ocean and admire the marine life that can be found along the Kendwa reef. Snacks and a selection be provided ahead of your return to Kilindi and your evening dinner.

Island Spice Tour

Enjoy a unique chance to visit to a local spice farm on Zanzibar and see why traders from afar would travel the oceans to reach this magical isle. A spectacular opportunity to see, smell and taste a variety of spices such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, tumeric, nutmeg, and vanilla, as well as tropical fruits and tropical plants.

Deep Sea Fishing

With its location on Zanzibar’s northern tip, Zanzibar Watersports is situated in close proximity to some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities. Three professional deep sea fishing boats are on offer: Haraka, Timimi and Suli Suli. All are equipped to the highest international safety standards. They also have the latest technology, with GPS navigational aids, echo sounders and fishfinders.

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Xanadu Villas and Retreat Zanzibar

Six beautifully designed individual villas, surrounded by lush vegetation along a stretch of pristine white sand beach. Xanadu is perfect for families and couples a like who desire privacy. Located 50 minutes from exotic Stonetown. The villas have been designed to give you the ultimate privacy with a living room, kitchen and private plunge pool. Every villa has a plunge pool, private butler, outside shower, bathroom(s) with his & her sinks, linen and towels provided, daily housekeeping and laundry service, Internet/Wi-Fi, lounge & kitchen with fridge, beach access.

Here you can enjoy exceptional cuisine prepared by the resident chef, handpicked wines from around the world, a pool area to relax by, and a beautiful beach with the warm Indian Ocean a few short steps from each villa. Inspired by Swahili cuisine, the chef blends locally sourced vegetables and home grown herbs, freshly caught seafood and Zanzibari spices, with an international gourmet style. The Kiota Spa invites guests to relax and recharge: massages, manicures, pedicures and treatments are offered in-room or in the spa right at the beach. For the adventurous, Xanadu’s helpful staff can arrange a variety of adventure & cultural excursions around the island.

Xanadu has six individual villas, each with either one or two bedrooms. The villas are all uniquely designed, and each contains a living area, kitchen and private plunge pool. Bathrooms contain double basins, as well as providing an outdoor shower. Rooms are decorated with light colours and a muted palette, ensuring each feels bright and airy.

Xanadu Villas Retreat Umande Dewdrop

Umande - Dewdrop

Umande is a cosy one-bedroom villa surrounded by a luscious tropical garden. Secluded and hidden away, this villa is ideal for couples.

Xanadu Villas Retreat Dawn The Dawn

Alfajiri - The Dawn

Alfajiri is a two-storey, one-bedroom villa with views over the Indian Ocean. The ground floor features the living and dining area, which leads out to the plunge pool, while the first floor contains the bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private balcony.

Xanadu Villas RetreatKimwondo Shooting Star

Kimwondo - Shooting Star

A two-storey, one-bedroom villa, Kimwondo displays some of Xanadu’s most unique architecture. The ground floor contains the bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and upstairs, the terraced lounge and rooftop plunge pool await. Private rooftop dining is available.

Xanadu Villas Retreat Korongo Mountain

Korongo & Mlima

These two-bedroom sister villas are the perfect hideaway for families. Each has a spacious living and dining area, and each master bedroom has a large en-suite and its own private entrance.

A resident chef is available at Xanadu Villas, offering a high standard of cuisine, made to order. Inspired by Swahili cuisine, the chef blends locally sourced vegetables and home grown herbs, freshly caught seafood and Zanzibari spices, with an international gourmet style… presented beautifully in delicate portions. Special requests for dietary requirements and celebrations can be discussed and catered for – flexibility, individuality and exclusivity is also part of the cuisine at Xanadu Villas!Non-alcoholic drinks, local beers and spirits, and a range of house wines are included, while premium wines and spirits are available at extra charge. Any special dietary requirements can be catered for!

Xanadu Villas Retreat Dining Night
Xanadu Villas Retreat Dining


Each villa at Xanadu is serviced by a private butler. A resident chef is also available to prepare in-villa meals made to order according to guests’ tastes. Meals can be taken in villa or on private rooftop terraces.

The swimming pool is at the heart of the property, with loungers and a bar and restaurant around it, lit up by lanterns at night. Down at the beach, there are more than enough loungers and swinging two-person hammocks, plus kayaks, SUP boards and other ways to get active, and a small spa with one air-conditioned treatment room and a circular spa pool.

Xanadu Villas Retreat Pool
Xanadu Villas Retreat Pool


All six villas surround the central pool at Xanadu, which provides a larger alternative to the individual plunge pools. The main dining area is also located by the pool, and delicious meals are served in this relaxing environment. Dishes are inspired by traditional Swahili cuisine, and brought to life with locally-grown vegetables and freshly-caught seafood.

Xanadu Villas Retreat Spa


The Kiota Spa invites guests to relax and recharge: massages, manicures, pedicures and treatments are offered in-room or in the spa right at the beach.Products used by Xanadu Villas’ professional therapists are from Africology, or locally sourced and produced.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Nearest Airport
Zanzibar International Airport, Zanzibar
Local Currency
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Time Change
GMT +3:00
Best time to go
July through October

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