Zanzibar White Sand Tanzania Hotel


Take full advantage of Zanzibar’s crystal-clear waters and the namesake bright white sands at this oceanside gem. Pack plenty of sun cream but ditch the sandals as the long stretch of Paje Beach beckons barefoot living. And when not taking a romantic stroll along the shoreline, you can chase the waves – with year-round winds and shallow waters, this area is one of the world’s top kitesurfing spots.

Back at base, understated luxury synonymous with Relais & Chateaux reflects the natural landscape of the island. Take your pick from private villas, deluxe suites or garden-view rooms – some are equipped with hot tubs and plunge pools too. Daytime hangs feature dips in the main pool, browsing the boutiques and spice stalls of nearby Unesco-listed Stone Town or holistic treatments at the spa. Don’t miss a seat at the Michelin-recognised restaurant for real African flavours. Dine on daily-caught fish and vegetables plucked from the garden before heading to the rooftop Sunset Bar for last orders.

Words by Megan Dickson

Doubles from £517 (2 nights minimum). 020 4525 4022,

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