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The Palms

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 6 private villas
  • Separate bedroom and living room
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Large furnished terrace
  • Private plunge pool with views of the Indian Ocean
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa

General Information

The Palms is a warm, stylish and elegant retreat for the discerning traveler. Once rated as number one island destination by the BBC Holiday program ‘World Top Ten Islands’, this property comprises of six private villas that are beautifully designed and decorated to create an atmosphere of pure relaxed, understated elegance. Nestled between tropical gardens and a white sandy beach, The Palms offers all the luxurious comforts and amenities of a five-star resort in an intimate setting.

Overlooking the beach, private palm thatched “bandas” shelter private day beds and carved sun loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy. The villas themselves are nothing short of full luxury with two bed apartments, complete with attached en-suite bathrooms, living room, dressing room and large furnished terrace. Out on the veranda stands a four-poster bed draped in silk and your own private plunge pool with never-ending views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, satellite TV and DVD player.

Facilities at The Palms include a swimming pool, evening bar, dining room, pool bar, internet and private beachfront Banda. The dining room is housed in the Plantation House. The menu offers a delightful and exciting fusion of fresh food and exotic spices. The Palms also features a sophisticated Swahili style spa enhanced with candlelight and incense. Here a variety of treatments and therapies including facial, hand & foot treatments, as well as Thai and Balinese massages are provided by a team of professional therapists.


The Palms is located on the south-eastern coast of Zanzibar Island.