Xanadu Villas

Exclusivity, privacy and serenity are the perfect words to describe Xanadu Villas. Others might be paradise, retreat or heaven found. The resort comprises of nine stand-alone villas, each comes with its own butler. There are one- and two-bedroom villas to choose from which can be booked individually, or the entire retreat can be taken exclusively for up to 26 guests. Xanadu exudes a relaxed vibe, perfect to get away and unwind from the hustle of our daily routines. It is a place to disconnect, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and take long strolls on one of the finest beaches on Zanzibar. At meal times, gourmet cuisine is served in an intimate setting around the resort’s central pool. The villa’s unique design combines singular contemporary pieces of furniture with vibrant African colours and fabrics, handpicked by the resort’s charming owner and interior designer Eileen Smith from Zambia. A true African experience awaits!

Good to know...

Xanadu Villas is owned and was designed by the Zambian designer Eileen Smith
Xanadu is located on the tidal East Coast of Zanzibar
Every villa has its own plunge pool
Most food produce is organic and sourced locally
The Executive Chef is South African and brings authentic African flavours to the plate
Meals can be taken anywhere in the resort and at any time
The Spa is located first line from the beach and offers indoor and outdoor treatments
In the UK, Xanadu Villas are represented by Kate Coleridge at Handpicked Africa







Opening Year



Dongwe, Zanzibar -


1h15m transfer time from ZNZ airport to the resort

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