Xanadu comprises seven unique and individually designed villas within a tropical garden and palm trees, on one of the finest beaches on Zanzibar’s South East coast. All villas are exclusively available with all-inclusive accommodation, all meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wine, except premiums) as well as a world-class chef. Guests will enjoy cuisine with local spices, vegetables and herbs grown in the garden complimented with handpicked wines from around the world.

Spend your days on the beach in this magical paradise or take refreshing dips in your private plunge pool. Extraordinary scuba diving and snorkelling are on offer for the more adventurous, while nearby Stone Town (a World Heritage Site) is the place to explore colourful spice markets and go on cultural tours.

Xanadu Villas

Each villa includes a private butler and features a sitting area, plunge pool, fridge, outside shower, bathroom(s) with his & her sinks, linen and towels, daily housekeeping and laundry service and Internet/Wi-Fi. Four of the villas feature a spacious lounge & kitchen and three of the other villas have direct beach access.

Xanadu offers three villas with two bedrooms and three villas with one bedroom. Kimwondo Villa (1BR) has sitting areas inside and outside and features a spectacular rooftop with a plunge pool and sitting area with views over the Indian Ocean.

Mlima and Korongo Villa (2 BR) feature private bathrooms, spacious lounge areas and private plunge pools.

The presidential Mbingu Villa (2 BR) is beachfront and features two bedrooms with ocean-view balconies, private bathrooms and sitting areas, a majestic lounge and two private plunge pools of which one is on the second floor.

The cosy Umande Villa (1BR) is beachfront and has sitting areas inside and outside, a private bathroom and a private plunge pool.

Next to Umande Villa is Alfajiri Villa (1BR), our honeymoon suite. The Villa is beachfront and features one bedroom, a spacious lounge, a private plunge pool and a romantic balcony with an ocean view. What do we offer our clients: -Accommodation in a private villa.

Activities in and around Xanadu

The on-site activities manager will assist guests in arranging any activities, water sports or excursions on the island. Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and Sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach are included in the rates. The private Kiota Spa guests can indulge in various treatments to feel completely renewed and refreshed.

The most exciting private villa retreat to hit Zanzibar, guests are being blown away by the food, service and beach, as well as the quiet opulence of the villas.


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Xanadu Villas & Retreat, Dongwe, Tanzania View on Map