The Zanzibar Collection
Bwejuu Beach, South East Coast,
Michamvi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Arriving at Zawadi, guests are treated to a breathtaking vision. Perched on a seaside cliff with a broad ocean panorama, the view from reception captures the garden-scape, towering palms and flowering borders, the intense blue of the infinity pool, the meeting of ocean greens and aquamarine blues stretching to the dazzling blue sky at the horizon. This point of confluence is truly spellbinding. Paradise awaits in the sophisticated style and design of Zawadi. The newest property of the family owned Zanzibar Collection is a forray into a distinctly modern coastal vibe. The traditional thatched roofs belie the contemporary interior decor beneath… sleek, white, fresh and bright. The white sands of Zanzibar have inspired a motif of whites on white from luxury linens to floors of driftwood toned tiles, whitewashed woods and the sparkling 6 piece en suite. Calming and serene, the Zawadi villa experience is ethereal. Amenities include Wifi, flatscreen TV, DVD player, and exclusive toiletries featured at the nearby Baraza Frangipani Spa (a must stop for your stay).
Impeccably designed by Palacina Interiors of Nairobi, each detail from the reception area to the glass enclosed dining room, the elegant comfort of the bar and lounge, and the fresh ambience of each villa overlooking the sea, is meant to convey peaceful relaxation. Nature provides splashes of color with garden surrounds and ever changing skies and waters viewed from the cocoon of your netted king bed, the privacy of your ocean view terrace, your poolside lounger, or your private cliff hideaway. The story of Zawadi rising from the untamed rock, scrub and brush of the limestone cliff is told with pride by manager Evelyne who has seen its wonderful evolution from the start. As it’s name proclaims, Zawadi is a gift, a gift of vision, dreams and determination.
Celebrating its first year, it’s mature landscaping, extensive organic garden, palm and fruit trees is a transformation borne by the transport of tons of rich soil and transplanted varieties, soon to include its own spice garden. Under the watchful eye of Zawadi’s gardener, the vision of garden to table is becoming a sustainable reality. The Zawadi cuisine is a foodie’s dream. Fresh and inspired, each meal from breakfast fruits and omelets, to multi course lunch and dinner menus with wine pairings has an element of surprise and creativity. Delicious designer starters and appetizers, salads and veggies, entrees and desserts are individually prepared and artfully presented. Fragrant spices and herbs tease out flavors and each bite is a taste treat. Seafood lovers rejoice – your five star dining beside the Indian Ocean awaits. Lobster and prawns, snapper and tuna, the local fishermen bring their daily catch to the talented Zawadi chefs. Wines and cocktails enhance the all inclusive dining experience, served with an always delightful friendly charm.
Planning your idyllic stay in Zanzibar with the helpful concierge provides opportunities for island excursions to Zanzibar Town and its historic Stone Town center, spice farms and nature reserves. A variety of ocean activities are available at the Zanzibar Collection properties and Zawadi boasts a paved walkway into the ocean to meet the boat taking snorkelers and divers to discover the Blue Lagoon for spectacular coral, tropical fish, and iridescent clam viewing. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway on an exotic island, a celebration or honeymoon, a solitary retreat or gathering of friends, Zawadi and its sister properties, The Palms, Breezes, and Baraza, provide choices for the ultImate magical Zanzibar experience.