Location: Dongwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Located 55kms from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport sits Xanadu’s Luxury Villas in Zanzibar, this Opulent, enjoyable retreat, exceeds your expectations with nine uncompromising villas on a stretch of pristine white sandy beach. Xanadu is unmatched in Zanzibar, crafted holistically out of a desire to breathe, using local and environmentally friendly materials for the buildings.
Xanadu has been built using Tanga Stone from the mainland and recycled Dhow boat wood for the majority of our carpentry are only 2 examples but very visible in the design. Supporting local and using traditional manual building techniques reduces our carbon footprint and assists with job creation and skills development.
Guests enjoy exceptional all-inclusive cuisine prepared by the culinary team of international and local chefs. Your private butler is there to assist throughout the duration of your stay. For the adventurous, Xanadu’s helpful staff will arrange a variety of excursions around the island. Here they firmly believe that to truly settle into the pace of Zanzibar, one must find their own rhythm in time with the waves.
Uniqueness of this Camp
- Local cuisine in your private villa
- 8 chefs. Local and international. Perfect team.
- Nine uncompromising villas on a stretch of pristine white sandy beach.
- Each is unique with beautiful African architecture and character.
In Nine uncompromising villas on a stretch of pristine white sandy beach.
VILLA MAWINGU: (120 square meters) – 1 Bedroom King size bed, with en-suite bathroom, Sleeps up to 2 guests, additional beds on request to sleep 4, Air conditioning, 1 plunge pool, Outdoor seating and dining area, Wi-Fi, Over-bed fan, Minibar Fridge, Bluetooth Music Speakers, Bedroom safe, Accommodation in a private villa.
All meals and snacks as well as beverages (soft drinks, local beers, spirits, house wines) from the all-inclusive menu from 2 PM on arrival day until 11 am on departure day (Lunch for arrival and departure days are not included in the rates), Private butler available to assist throughout the duration of your stay, Sea kayaking, snorkeling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach.
VILLA NYOTA: The newest addition to the Xanadu portfolio, is a 2 bedroom ocean view presidential villa (400 square meters) that features a rooftop pool and a life-size private pool. Nyota (Swahili for Stars) is our presidential ocean view villa that features a rooftop pool and a life-size private pool, as well as a first-floor bedroom and second-floor bedroom.
The second-floor bedroom has private access to our second rooftop pool. Each bedroom features a private balcony with ocean views. Enjoy the starry skies from your private rooftop pool. Features 2 bedrooms (Sleeps up 4 guests’ standard), a large private pool, lounge, and all the usual Xanadu touches like waterfall showers, additional beds on request to sleep 6, King size beds with an option for a twin configuration, Rooftop and private pool, Downstairs living and dining area,
Same amenities in all rooms and all-inclusive.
VILLA MLIMA: (Swahili for Mountain) 225 square meters One of our 2 bedroom villas, sleeps up to 4 guests standard, each with a private bathroom, is ideal for friends and families, additional beds on request to sleep 6, and offers a super-sized living and dining area, private plunge pools, outdoor shower, and luscious garden surroundings.
Each roundhouse style master bedroom comes complete with a deluxe en-suite bathroom, waterfall shower, private entrance, and cathedral windows. The living area boasts a Xanadu dome ceiling, supersized fan, and open pavilion-style archways to let the Zanzibar trade winds share their cooling ocean breeze. Fully equipped with a lounge, dining, and pool area, this space quickly becomes the heart of your stay at Mlima. Same amenities in all rooms.
VILLA KORONGO: (Swahili for Canyon) One of our 2 bedroom villas (210 square meters) Sleeps up to 4 guests standard, additional beds on request to sleep 6, King size beds with an option for twin configuration, each with private bathroom, is ideal for friends and families, as it offers a super-sized living and dining area, private plunge pools, outdoor shower, and luscious garden surroundings.
Due to proximity this villa pairs perfectly with Kimwondo Villa for parties requiring 3 bedrooms. Each roundhouse style master bedroom comes complete with a deluxe en-suite bathroom (featuring a waterfall shower) while the living areas boast a Xanadu dome ceiling, supersized fan, and open pavilion style archways. Due to proximity this villa pairs perfectly with Kimwondo Villa for parties requiring 3 bedrooms. Same amenities in all rooms.
VILLA MAWIMBI: (Swahili for Waves) (100 square meters) is our second 1 bedroom villa featuring an outside lounge area with a superior ocean view and private plunge pool. 1 Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Sleeps up to 2 guests standard, Additional beds on request to sleep 4, King size bed. Same amenities in all rooms.
VILLA ALFAJIRI: Alfajiri Villa (Swahili for Dawn) (120 square meters) 1 bedroom sea-front villa greets the sun each morning over the Indian Ocean and is the perfect retreat for honeymooners to begin their life together. Nestled amongst established gardens and sandy beach pathways.
This intimate 2-storey villa boasts a spacious ground-floor lounge area with a private plunge pool and a first-floor bedroom with an ocean view from the balcony, living, and dining area as it features an outdoor shower and direct beach access.
Upstairs, the custom Xanadu dome design creates a sacred space for the generous bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and balcony, Sleeps up to 2 guests standard in king size bed, with additional beds on request to sleep 4. Same amenities in all rooms.
VILLA KIMWONDO: (Swahili for Shooting Star) (50 square meters) the architects’ favorite, an extraordinary villa taking the Xanadu signature style transformed to another level. A 2-storied villa, Kimwondo boasts a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on the ground floor, detailed with luxury finishes and custom cathedral windows.
The exterior staircase is where this villa truly makes its statement. With the rooftop plunge pool and the terraced lounge, this Villa becomes the perfect platform for intimate moonlit dinners, twilight dips, and late-night stargazing. Sleeps up to 2 guests standard in King-size bed only, features include air conditioning, 1 plunge pool, Ground floor seating area, Wi-Fi, Over-bed fan, Minibar Fridge, Bluetooth Music Speaker, and Bedroom safe. Same amenities in all rooms.
VILLA UMANDE: (Swahili for Dewdrop) (40 square meters) is our cozy 1 bedroom villa, en-suite bathroom, balcony, with garden view, Sleeps up to 2 guests standard in King-size bed only, outside seating area and private plunge pool. A perfectly formed hideaway surrounded by tropical flowering gardens, an outside seating area and private plunge pool, air conditioning, and 1 plunge pool.
Ground floor seating, dining area, Wi-Fi, Over-bed fan, Minibar Fridge, Bluetooth Music Speakers, Bedroom safe. This superior room includes a luxurious en-suite bathroom with a waterfall shower and the Xanadu dome design giving an incredible sense of space and light. This villa can be booked in combination with the Alfajiri Villa – ideal for those travelling in groups but still requiring a private sanctuary.
VILLA MBINGU: (Swahili for Heavenly Sky) (300 square meters) 2 Bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, Sleeps up to 4 guests standard, additional beds on request to sleep 6, King size beds with an option for twin configuration. The presidential villa, fit for a sultan and his bride, features a majestic ground-floor lounge and private pool, and first-floor and second-floor bedrooms. The second-floor bedroom has private access to our second rooftop pool.
This outstanding villa gleams from the beachfront, its unique domes, balconies, and private pools floating over the palm trees like a mirage. The 4-tiered palace showcases the best of Xanadu design – spacious living areas opening out to the garden plunge pool, with direct beach access down sandy, flower-lined paths.
First Floor houses a bedroom with all Xanadu touches, an exterior staircase and master bedroom await, a lofty organic domed suite that exudes space and wonder – truly reaching for the heavens, a waterfall shower and en-suite bathroom, a private sea view balcony, luxuriously furnished and exquisite hand-picked object d’art from Africa and abroad.
A final tier to the very private, very indulgent rooftop pool, housed within a custom dome with views above the palm trees to the turquoise ocean beyond, included air conditioning, 2 plunge pools, Downstairs living and dining area, Wi-Fi, Over-bed fans, Minibar Fridge, Bluetooth Music Speakers, Gas stove and kitchenette, Bedroom safe.
Dining options Restaurant, Dine in your Villa, Candle light dinner, Private Space, Roof Top lunch, the restaurant, and bar is a central focal point of the property. Surrounding the main pool guests enjoy a shady lunch or romantic candle-lit dinner under our giant Makuti roof.
Selected non-and alcoholic drinks, local beers, and a range of house wines are included, while cocktails, premium wines, and spirits are available at an extra charge, pool, Luxury Kiota Spa, intimate weddings and celebrations for up to 50 guests, only a 60-min drive from Stone Town and the international airport – 9 Villas. Sleeps 26 people.
Visit the fusion of African and Arabian Culture, Visit Stone Town, Visit Zanzibar Turtles, Read as you relax on the Hammock, and Sunbathing on the beach.