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What We Love

  • The rooftop Champagne bar, perfect for catching ocean breezes
  • Spa treatments make use of local products like coconut, seaweed and Zanzibar-grown spices
  • The few steps between the beach villas and the clear turquoise water

What To Know

  • While kitesurfing equipment can be rented year-round, the school closes in the low season
  • The small number of villas and emphasis on luxury make this more suited for couples than families
  • There’s not much to do within walking distance of the resort
  • Travelers on a budget can book the Cinnamon room, which sleeps four
  • Free WiFi


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Luxurious—and luxuriously isolated—11-villa resort on an enormous white sand beach, with its own kite-surfing school and rooftop champagne bar

The Lowdown

Luxury meets sustainability at the Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa in Paje, on the archipelago’s eastern coast, which is powered by wind and solar energy. Architect Neil Rocher took an innovative approach to the design, creating a contemporary look that incorporates rustic elements and sustainable materials. Villas feature various room configurations, some of which are cheaper than others, but each has butler service, a personal swimming pool, and 300 square meters of space that include gardens and private wooden-floored terraces, as well as an outdoor bathtub. The landscape of bright white sand and baobab trees invites all-day lounging, with occasional trips to the spa, which has a steam room, sauna, and its very own waterfall. The restaurant serves freshly caught fish and locally inspired dishes within view of the hotel’s main pool, and there’s a beach bar for mid-day snacking and cold drinks.

In the Area

The resort is fairly isolated on its own stretch of beautiful beach, so there’s not much to do within walking distance. Many guests who want to explore rent a car and drive to the opposite side of the island to Stone Town, the island’s magical historic trading post, which is lined with cobblestone streets, colorful picturesque houses, and boutique shops and cafés. From the resort, snorkeling trips can be arranged to the nearby coral reef, as well as fishing and swimming with dolphins.

How to Get There

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Paje Beach
Paje, Tanzania


5.0 Excellent 466 Reviews
The best hotel ever
Reviewed 7 days ago

We were there for our anniversary.....and omg what an absolutely lovely hotel.The ambiance is perfect and the beach is beautiful. The best part of the hotel was the lovely staff...we have never experienced such kindness and willingness to go beyond their jobs.The hotel grounds are beautiful and the rooms are amazing and don’t let me forget how gorgeous the food was it was so out of this world.Total value for money...thank you to this lovely hotel we will be back

Mrs. Aguirre
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my family, the hotel is amazing. The service was EXCELLENT. The people were VERY NICE. The location in front of the beach was spectacular. The food was delicious. I really recommend this hotel.

It is real luxury!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the second time when we decide to spend here our summer holiday and probably we'll come again.
The rooms are very spacious, well treated against insects, always cleanliness.
The atmosfere is excelent and the staff is very friendly and polite.
Dinner is very tasty and the chef is always midful to the details.
There are many positive things to say and I don;t have time to write all those details.
We love this place!

A perfect honeymoon destination in Zanzibar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 wonderful nights at White Sands in June 2018 and were delighted with the quality of the accommodation and service at the resort. On arriving at our villa we were overwhelmed with how spacious and beautifully designed the property was. We had total privacy, lots of space to relax and lots of different places within the villa to explore (the roof, the separate living room, the outdoor bath and shower, the pool and seating area, the hammocks, the garden leading straight out to the beach). The service we received throughout was excellent, with drinks and food promptly brought to our villa, and table service at mealtimes always responsive, friendly and very respectful. We made use of the onsite spa, gym and watersports facilities and also enjoyed the extras the team laid on such as the poolside barbecue and romantic dinner. Overall an incredibly relaxing and luxurious honeymoon break where we were given total privacy but also had excellent service on hand whenever required. Thank you for having us!

Monkeys at the Beach!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monkeys. There are monkeys that visit the property in the morning or the evening! That was probably my favorite part.

It is a drive from the airport(about an hour) and there is little to do directly outside the hotel, however, you could easily spend days enjoying all that the hotel has to offer. The service is incredible. There is a beautiful pool, spa area, and a brief walk and you are at the beach. Many of the villas have views or are directly on the beach!! The beach has several cabanas, and even a few have foam beds to relax on! We even were able to explore Stonestown and a spice farm on our way to the airport!

Overall a great opportunity to relax and experience the beach.