Modes of Travel | November8th, 2017

Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa


Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa
West Coast, Kendwa Beach
Kendwa, Tanzania

The Treasure of Zanzibar Gold

The western coast of Zanzibar delivers extraordinary sunsets and views to nearby small islands strung like a chain of jewels dropped toward the mainland of Tanzania. Like much of Zanzibar, it’s treasures are often hidden from view, behind ancient doors or at the end of rutted roads through local fishing villages. The discovery of a dazzling resort magically appearing behind immense gates is a startling experience: behold the treasure of five star Zanzibar Gold.  Descending to the expansive white sand beach, Zanzibar Gold delights in the surprise guests experience as the panorama unfolds. The hotel boasts 60 suites and villas designed for spacious luxury and comfort with views across gardens and vast sandy areas featuring Zanzibari cabanas, a designer pool with waterfall wall, a beach volleyball court, and an array of thatched shade sun loungers reaching to the shoreline.

The newly renovated restaurant and separate modern bar and lounge are beautifully designed under towering thatch roofs surrounded by tropical gardens. The lower villas enjoy private terraces with sea and sand views. Raised platform king beds overlook the comfortable seating area with desk and flatscreen perfectly set for viewing. A spacious built-in dressing area adjoins the massive tiled bathroom with tiled soaking tub, rain shower, dual sinks, separate toilet and bidet. Luxuriate in the romantic netted bed scattered with petals, a beautiful welcome for a holiday retreat. Family friendly suites are popular with international tourists and expats enjoying getaways and school holidays.

As the sun begins to dip to the sea, tea time brings an array of sandies and sweet treats, cakes and crepes, cocktails and coolers. Guests begin to gather awaiting the spectacle of color. Dhows launch their sunset cruises, the fishermen prepare their nets for morning, swimmers glide in the glimmer of the gentle waves, and a quiet calm settles over camera ready viewers. The sun meets the sea with a golden glow and a sky of peaches and pinks melts into dusky purples below the last stretches of blue as a collective appreciative sigh responds.  Soon the live music begins, beach rhythms, rock and reggae, and the staff seamlessly begins to prepare for the amazing buffet to begin at 7:30 as guests retreat to their rooms after a sundrenched day at the beach. Nightly live entertainment includes Maasai dancers and local performers and candlelit tables are set up poolside or on the soft sands.

The extravagant buffet is a wonder each night with varied themes and cuisines, tables overflowing with picture perfect offerings. Imagine a tower of appetizers and fresh salad ingredients, al fresca pasta dishes individually prepared by delightfully charming chefs, grilled meats, chafing dishes warming delectable meat and vegetable dishes, and nights of fresh fish and seafood prepared dramatically as you watch. The dining difference is the personal touch proudly overseen and hosted by the professional head chef and the food and beverage manager welcoming guests and proudly guiding them through the wonders of first class dining, elegantly spread under the stars of the Zanzibar sky. The final crescendo is a dessert display that is a work of art where sampling is encouraged and calorie counting is highly discouraged. Ocean adventures, snorkeling from the shore or boating to the day trip diving reefs at the nearby islands, kite and windsurfing, kayaks. Boutique hotel shopping and local nearby kiosks are perfect for gifts and souvenirs. Island excursions to Stone Town and beyond are easily arranged by the helpful, friendly staff.


Gold Zanzibar resort graces this western coast beach and hillside providing guests with a luxurious memorable and magical destination.




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