Xanadu Villas opened on 1st June 2016 and has fast become the go-to for boutique luxury on Zanzibar. Seven unique and beautifully designed villas surround a central pool and dining area engulfed by an oasis of tropical gardens and palm trees, just a few meters from the ocean. Xanadu can be taken exclusively but usually the villas are sold individually to couples wanting romance and privacy. Xanadu is sophisticated and doesn't encourage young families. 

Built on the South East beach of Zanzibar, Xanadu enjoys a great wide stretch of beautiful white sand that feels private. From Xanadu guests can snorkel, paddle board, kayak, go on a sunset dhow cruise and enjoy the spa. Other activities such as diving, kite surfing or island tours are outsourced and can be arranged easily by Xanadu's manager. 

The top Cape Town chef, excellent butlers, and intimate private villa atmosphere is Xanadu's edge, and coupled with a beautiful design and sliding rates, it's become a firm favourite in the industry. 



Xanadu is on the South East beach of Zanzibar just south of Baraza and The Palms. 

— Intimate size, just 7 villas. Villas are all different and priced individually allowing budget and top-end options. 
— Impressive architecture and a picturesque, tropical setting right on the beach. 
— Private butler service and 5 star cuisine

Rates are full board and inclusive of house beers and wines. Villas start at $800 per night (two pax, lead-in villa, off peak) and extend to $2,130 per night (two pax, presidential villa, peak season.) 

Exclusive Use: Between $6,500 per night and $11,000 per night depending on number of pax and season. 

Zanzibar is a year round destination but it can rain heavily in April. February is the hottest month, and June to October is cooler and dry. Xanadu closes from 15th April until 30th May.

Xanadu is comprised of seven uniquely designed private villas. Four villas have one bedroom and three villas have two bedrooms. Each villa has it's own plunge pool and beach access, and most have a separate lounge and dining room or roof terrace.

No children under five please.

Xanadu is approximately a one hour road transfer from Zanzibar airport and the historic Stone Town (65km.)