Joining the array of privately owned and resort-affiliated luxury villas in East Africa’s Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will be ready to welcome in guests in February 2014. Opening 11 residences with private swimming pools, the new resort will be offering travelers a chance to experience the semi-autonomous city through the lens of its tropical oasis villas.
Among its offerings, guests can choose between one- to three-bedroom options which will be spread over nine acres of gardens. Each villa is comprised of two units: the first includes bedroom(s), bathrooms and a walk-in closet; while the second holds the living areas, kitchen, dining room and lounge. Which is a nice addition for those visiting with family and needing separate sleeping and activity areas. Making sure you get the best views throughout your stay, both units face the sea, no matter which room category you choose. Also, the surrounding vegetation provides a layer of natural privacy as it carefully interweaves itself through the property.
Yet, if you’d rather take a stroll outside of your room, the resort will have a fine-dining restaurant serving local dishes with an international twist, freshly caught fish and tropical juices. To give you an idea of Zanzibari fare, it’s a combination of flavors and traditions from African, Indian, British, Arab, Portuguese and Chinese cuisines. (You’ll just have to try it). White Sand also focuses on local vegetables and fruits that are quality-controlled in eco-friendly conditions.
Of course, what is a luxury property without a spa? Opening a little later than the villas, the White Sand Spa is set to debut in 2014. Nestled in between the natural landscape and gardens, the spa will naturally offer all the traditional treatments of any wellness center but will utilize locally sourced ingredients like sea salt, cloves and seaweed.
As we’re seeing with many new properties popping up around the globe, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is joining the sustainable-resort movement and has taken major precautions to preserve its natural landscapes through architecture designed around the existing fauna. Heading up the project was architect Neil Rocher who is known for his eco-friendly designs and offers a wealth of knowledge of African culture. His designs paired with founder and owner Andre Niznik’s vision to create a sanctuary of uncompromising luxury, has us excited about adding this new villa destination to our list of properties to visit.