Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the main island in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. Stone Town, part of Zanzibar City, is an old trade center, with mosques and winding lanes. The 1883 House of Wonders is a former sultan’s palace with a clock tower. The Old Fort now houses a cultural center and a stone amphitheater. Underground aqueducts fed hot water to the late-19th-century Hamamni Persian Baths. 

our LXRY! hotel selection

We have some criteria before we can call a hotel a LXRY! Selection Hotel. We want to be surprised, we need luxury and hospitality at a high level, we love the quality of food and the rooms, we think the location is super important, and….we want to memorize the hotel for a lifetime! So you will not find basic chain hotels that look similar in all countries but truly found local gems that are different and memorable.

The Real Zanzibar

One of the best hotels in Stone Town Zanzibar.  An inspired and lovingly restored Merchant’s House, this Boutique Hotel has eleven stylishly furnished rooms structured around an airy central courtyard.

The hotel hosts two restaurants: The Secret Garden Restaurant, located in the distinctive Ruins of the adjacent garden, and the rooftop Spice Hotel ‘Tea House’ one of Stone town’s most renowned restaurants offering a stylish ambiance amidst the sound of the calls to prayer from the town’s many mosques.

Every room in this famously glamorous hotel is different from the other. This mixture of mystery and history makes them the best hotel rooms for your stay in Stone Town to experience the real Zanzibar.  Room information can be found here.

Furnished with antique Zanzibar furniture, be it the classic ornate Swahili bed, or the Zenji Déco take on the international design era, every single room is different from the other. Built for romance, the bathrooms are fully or partially open to the bedrooms.  This mixture of glamour, mystery, and history makes them the best hotel rooms for your stay in Stone Town.  Experience the real Zanzibar. 

The rooftop Tea House at Emerson Spice is a smaller and more intimate restaurant than that of sister hotel Emerson on Hurumzi. 

A calm ambiance allows guests to focus on the food, a daily changing seafood-based menu composed of the more and the less-known of Zanzibar ingredients.  Find out more….

The jazz-infused Secret Garden, set in the ruin of an adjacent building, invites you to lunch accompanied by live birdsong, and dinner under the Milkyway.  Find out more…

A sanctuary of peace and harmony – an intimate and personalized luxury experience of Zanzibar, on the spectacular white sandy beachfront of Paje

Zanzibar White Sand has set its anchor down along the eastern coast of the archipelago of Zanzibar. In the heart of a luxurious ecosystem, the establishment has had the finesse to integrate itself in complete discretion.

Each villa is nestled in tropical vegetation, refreshed by the Indian Ocean, and has a living area of 500 sq. meters located within a 1500 sq. meters lush garden for complete privacy.

The restaurant serves local fish and produces from the vegetable garden, which is subtly enhanced by the famous spices of Zanzibar that may also be found as the foundations for the spa’s original treatments.

Whether diving or kitesurfing, the warm turquoise waters of the beach are the ideal playgrounds after a safari on continental Africa.

The unique architecture of each villa has been specially designed to blend in the natural beauty of the setting and is uncompromising when it comes to luxury standards. Interiors have been decorated with carefully selected antiques and the highest quality designs.

Each villa faces the seafront and consists of two units connected by a garden with a terrace and private pool. The main part of the villa is a day area with a stunning high-ceiling lounge and dining section. The second part is a resting area including a bedroom with a king-size bed, dressing closet, and bathroom with rain shower as well as an outdoor bathtub.

a thoughtful place to stay on the remote southern coast of Zanzibar

Kizikula is a personal project by two childhood friends (one with Zanzibari roots) who grew up in Dubai and used to dream about retiring in Zanzibar. When an opportunity to buy land on the sleepy coast of Kizimkazi came up in their early careers, there was no hesitation. decades later, they are building a few small humble guest houses and a pool and restaurant on the land that will host them and their friends and families when they are in Zanzibar and welcome guests to enjoy this quiet and rugged part of Zanzibar during the rest of the year.

Kizikula is designed to feel like a communal home with ample spaces to meet your neighbors and just enough privacy to be inspired by the surrounding sensual nature.

Apart from simple, thoughtful, personal dwellings, Kizikula will introduce you to and inspire you with music, art, literature, and film. Food and body practices are important to us. our cuisine is inspired by local cultures and produce. The pavilions are designed with yoga, meditation, and Movnat inspired practices in mind. Kizimkazi’s beautiful sunsets are best appreciated from the sea-facing pool and bar. The spacious indulgent rooftops accessible throughout Kizikula are designed to take in the awe-inspiring starry nights.