Zanzibar conjures up an enchanting ideal of island life on immaculate palm-fringed beaches, and swimming in azure seas a short trip from the colorful center of Stone Town – a melting pot of Arabic, African and European cultures. The Palms is the perfect embodiment of this idyll, offering guests a truly exclusive and intimate getaway among a luxurious setting of lush tropical gardens and deserted stretches of pristine beaches. Situated on the unspoilt southeastern coast of Zanzibar, The Palms enjoys total tranquility, with just six intimate and exclusive villas open to guests. The ultimate romantic getaway, it offers rustic elegance in a luxurious yet relaxed ambience.

The six beautifully designed and excellently well-appointed villas are a fabulous celebration of local architecture, built in the traditional ‘banda’ style, each overlooking the beach with their own day beds and sun loungers providing the perfect spot from which to enjoy this utter sanctuary. Each villa has been painstakingly decorated with hand-carved wooden furniture and soft African fabrics resulting in a charming coupling of colonial luxury and traditional style.

The Palms Villas are incredibly spacious, each spanning over 140 square meters, offering guests a bedroom, living are, sublime en suite bathroom and furnished terrace which includes a silk-draped four-poster bed and sunken plunge pool for impossible romance! Where better to enjoy a Zanzibar sunset?

The resort is fabulously well-equipped and exquisite in its own right, the beautiful terraces of the Plantation House lead to an elegant antique dining room via a spice-inspired bar area where guests can enjoy a relaxing cocktail or two. Dining is an absolute treat as mouthwatering cuisine reflecting the local flavors is served throughout the day, always freshly prepared by the resort’s expert chef who specializes in exotic fusion dishes.

For the ultimate treat, the beachfront Sanctuary Spa with its intimate candlelight and warm scented aromas promises to soothe away the aches and pains of day-to-day life with a selection of indulgent wellness treatments from a team of highly trained international therapists. More active guests can enjoy numerous water sports from The Palms very own water sports center just a stone’s throw from the main resort.

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