• Villa
  • 4 / 6 Rooms
  • Kids Welcome
  • Massages Available
  • Offsite Dive Centre

Situated on the North East Coast of Zanzibar in the district of Matemwe, opposite the famous Mnemba Island, Zi Villa offers a wonderful blend of intriguing architecture, a glorious beach, warm blue sea and the best diving in East Africa on your doorstep!

Zi Villa is a truly unique, exotic and enchanted home which sleeps 14 people. (There is also a separate little cottage on the adjoining property with 2 additional bedrooms… which could take the total capacity up to 18 people!)

Located right on Fishermans Cove, a white powdery beach lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zi Villa is the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun or explore the unspoilt underwater paradise of the Mnemba Atoll only a short distance away.

A few steps lead directly onto the secluded beach, frequented only by the local fishermen and the occasional guests from the nearby hotel. Swimming in the sea is at high tide only.

Zi Villa offers 1300sqm of living space, including a huge outside wooden sun deck.

Accommodation

The main Zi Villa features 4 bedrooms (sleeping up to 14 people) that all feature:

  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • mosquito nets
  • private en-suite bathrooms

For larger groups, there is also Zi Beach Cottage (a separate little house on the adjoining property, with 2 additional bedrooms.

The total capacity of both houses is 18 people.

Sultan’s Suite

The Sultan’s Suite is upstairs, with doors leading onto a private outside deck. The bedroom is 90sqm in size, is equipped with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower and toilet. A huge bed fit for a Sultan lies under mosquito netting. There is also a TV set and video machine.

King Suite

The King Suite is downstairs, with glass doors leading directly onto the wooden deck at the pool. This bedroom is furnished with a king size bed, plus a separate sofa couch which converts into a double bed. There is shower and toilet en-suite.

 

Queen Suite

The Queen Suite is also downstairs with glass doors leading directly onto the wooden deck at the pool. The bedroom is 80sqm and is furnished with 2 queen size beds under mosquito netting.

Zi Villa Suite

Downstairs adjoining the bar with a king size bed under mosquito netting. Toilet and shower are accessed through the adjoining bar.

 

Zi Beach Cottage

Zi Beach is a separate little cottage located on the adjoining property to Zi Villa, and is easily accessible via a gateway in the garden. It was especially built as a stand-alone cottage for honeymooners, couples or small families… but it’s a perfect option for large groups that require extra space. A spacious deck features a plunge pool with expansive views of the Indian Ocean!

Accommodation is in 2 bedrooms which both feature:

  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • mosquito nets

King Room
A huge open plan room which incorporates a king size bed, and a spacious living area (including DSTV, bar and dining room table). There is a separate bath, shower and toilet en-suite.

Glass doors exit directly onto the pool deck overlooking the beach and sea.

Queen Room
A Queen size bed, own shower, toilet and basin. Glass doors lead outside.

The bar at the property is stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water and most popular spirits.

Features of Zi Villa

Zi Villa is staffed by:

 

  • Manager and Foreman to maintain generators, fuel, water and generally assist guests with holiday planning
  • Housekeeper to clean, make beds and wash up
  • Night Watchman on patrol from 6pm – 6am
  • Chefs – The villa is rented on a full board basis and meals are prepared and served by the 2 resident chefs

Food and Common Areas

Zi Villa is rented on a full board basis and meals are prepared and served by the 2 excellent resident chefs.

Lounge
There is a huge lounge of around 100 sqm with 4 large sofas, TV set, music system and library (stocked with English books). The lounge leads onto a pool deck through 3 different glass double doors. A guest toilet and basin adjoins the lounge.

Dining Rooms
Zi Villa has two options for dining:

  • Outdoors, overlooking the beach (seats 10)
  • Indoors, in the lounge (seats 8)

Activities

There is a minibus permanently available for hire at Zi Villa, with a driver who knows the island and is able to take you north to the restaurants and beaches, south to the spice plantations and to Stone Town for souvenir shopping and sightseeing – or to the extreme south where one can swim with the dolphins, etc. Hire is around $80 per full day for the minibus, including driver.

Zi Villa’s manager can also organize a boat anytime you need it, and they will collect you from the beach directly in front of the house. There is a large selection of fins and masks in every size available at the house, which you are welcome to use for snorkeling from the boat or whenever you like. He can also organize scuba diving if you have any divers in the group. There are also canoes and paddle skis available for your use (complimentary).

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

Map

Zi Villa

Further Notes

Zi Villa is a large, relaxed private villa ideal for big families or groups.

It has stunning views and its location is very secluded.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

Zi Villa

Matemwe, North East Coast, Zanzibar

Rates from $100 pp/pn (exclusive use)

  • Villa
  • 4 / 6 Rooms
  • Kids Welcome
  • Massage Services
  • Offsite Diving

Rates

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exclusive use of villa
(based on 8 guests)

Low Season from US$100 pp/pn
High Season from US$125 pp/pn
Peak Season from US$135 pp/pn

Rate includes:
full board accommodation
breakfast, lunch & dinner
teas & coffees

Situated on the North East Coast of Zanzibar in the district of Matemwe, opposite the famous Mnemba Island, Zi Villa offers a wonderful blend of intriguing architecture, a glorious beach, warm blue sea and the best diving in East Africa on your doorstep!

Zi Villa is a truly unique, exotic and enchanted home which sleeps 14 people. (There is also a separate little cottage on the adjoining property with 2 additional bedrooms… which could take the total capacity up to 18 people!)

Located right on Fishermans Cove, a white powdery beach lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zi Villa is the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun or explore the unspoilt underwater paradise of the Mnemba Atoll only a short distance away.

A few steps lead directly onto the secluded beach, frequented only by the local fishermen and the occasional guests from the nearby hotel. Swimming in the sea is at high tide only.

Zi Villa offers 1300sqm of living space, including a huge outside wooden sun deck.

Accommodation

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The main Zi Villa features 4 bedrooms (sleeping up to 14 people) that all feature:

  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • mosquito nets
  • private en-suite bathrooms

For larger groups, there is also Zi Beach Cottage (a separate little house on the adjoining property, with 2 additional bedrooms.

The total capacity of both houses is 18 people.

Sultan’s Suite

The Sultan’s Suite is upstairs, with doors leading onto a private outside deck. The bedroom is 90sqm in size, is equipped with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower and toilet. A huge bed fit for a Sultan lies under mosquito netting. There is also a TV set and video machine.

King Suite

The King Suite is downstairs, with glass doors leading directly onto the wooden deck at the pool. This bedroom is furnished with a king size bed, plus a separate sofa couch which converts into a double bed. There is shower and toilet en-suite.

Queen Suite

The Queen Suite is also downstairs with glass doors leading directly onto the wooden deck at the pool. The bedroom is 80sqm and is furnished with 2 queen size beds under mosquito netting.

Zi Villa Suite

Downstairs adjoining the bar with a king size bed under mosquito netting. Toilet and shower are accessed through the adjoining bar.

Zi Beach Cottage

Zi Beach is a separate little cottage located on the adjoining property to Zi Villa, and is easily accessible via a gateway in the garden. It was especially built as a stand-alone cottage for honeymooners, couples or small families… but it’s a perfect option for large groups that require extra space. A spacious deck features a plunge pool with expansive views of the Indian Ocean!

Accommodation is in 2 bedrooms which both feature:

  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • mosquito nets

King Room
A huge open plan room which incorporates a king size bed, and a spacious living area (including DSTV, bar and dining room table). There is a separate bath, shower and toilet en-suite.

Glass doors exit directly onto the pool deck overlooking the beach and sea.

Queen Room
A Queen size bed, own shower, toilet and basin. Glass doors lead outside.

The bar at the property is stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water and most popular spirits.

Features

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Zi Villa is staffed by:

  • Manager and Foreman to maintain generators, fuel, water and generally assist guests with holiday planning
  • Housekeeper to clean, make beds and wash up
  • Night Watchman on patrol from 6pm – 6am
  • Chefs – The villa is rented on a full board basis and meals are prepared and served by the 2 resident chefs

Food & Common Areas

Tap to read.

Zi Villa is rented on a full board basis and meals are prepared and served by the 2 excellent resident chefs.

Lounge
There is a huge lounge of around 100 sqm with 4 large sofas, TV set, music system and library (stocked with English books). The lounge leads onto a pool deck through 3 different glass double doors. A guest toilet and basin adjoins the lounge.

Dining Rooms
Zi Villa has two options for dining:

  • Outdoors, overlooking the beach (seats 10)
  • Indoors, in the lounge (seats 8)

Activities

Tap to read.

There is a minibus permanently available for hire at Zi Villa, with a driver who knows the island and is able to take you north to the restaurants and beaches, south to the spice plantations and to Stone Town for souvenir shopping and sightseeing – or to the extreme south where one can swim with the dolphins, etc. Hire is around $80 per full day for the minibus, including driver.

Zi Villa’s manager can also organize a boat anytime you need it, and they will collect you from the beach directly in front of the house. There is a large selection of fins and masks in every size available at the house, which you are welcome to use for snorkeling from the boat or whenever you like. He can also organize scuba diving if you have any divers in the group. There are also canoes and paddle skis available for your use (complimentary).

Further Notes

Zi Villa is a large, relaxed private villa ideal for big families or groups.

It has stunning views and its location is very secluded.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

Zi Villa