Residence Zanzibar does a great job of providing everything there guests could want. This post highlights a few special amenities they offer. Just another way Residence takes the vacation experience to the next lever.
First off there is the boathouse. If the tide and weather are cooperating they have a list of FREE activities available inside the resort. There are paddle boats, paddle boards, sail boats, kayaks and snorkel equipment. All of these activities are included and available when the tide is in. Pay attention to the hours on the daily activities card left in the villa every night.
Every day the tide goes out to the reef. It is a pretty good walk over coral and sea urchins. The water is clear, the starfish are brilliant and the locals are out looking for squid in the low tide, but the walk can be treacherous. The Residence provides boat shoes available at the boat house that can be used to walk out no problem. This is a huge bonus because most of us would never think about bringing boat shoes and those that would probably don’t want to carry them half way across the world.
There is also the Jetty, which is a pier that goes out around 100m out over the water. It is absolutely gorgeous to take pictures from and is furnished with couches and chairs at the end. The canopies can be rented out for a private evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvrez.
At sunset a dolphin excursion is available on a traditional dhow fishing boat. For dinner there is also an option to be seated directly on the beach for an extra $50 per person. It did look like an amazing experience!
Once again we were in shock and awe at the service and experience at the Residence Zanzibar!