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- An exclusive small boutique hotel with just six ocean view villas
- Offers excellent, unparalleled personalised service
- Voted one of the "World’s Most Romantic Hotels" by Travel & Leisure
Facilities includeAir conditioning Private outdoor plunge pool Safe deposit box Pool bar
- Reef Walks
- Beach Games
- Pedal Boats
- Wind Surfing
- Bikes Available
- Beach Activties
- Paddles Boarding
- Snorkelling Trips
- The Frangipani Spa
Seasons in Zanzibar
About The Palms
The name Zanzibar conjures up exotic and romantic images, Zanzibar Island is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Island, and several islets. Zanzibar Island is located in Indian Ocean, about 40km from the Tanzanian coast. Zanzibar Island, known locally as Unguja, is 96km long and 32km wide, occupying a total area of approximately 1040 square km. Zanzibar Island has beautiful sandy beached with fringing coral reefs and the magic of historic Stone Town – the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Zanzibar International Airport is also named Kisauni Airport and is located approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) south of Stone Town
Daily flights from all major East African airports such as Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Arusha, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam
For guests arriving into Dar Es Salaam airport, domestic flights are very convenient and time efficient, with a flying time of just 20 minutes, while there is also the option of the ferry
Swiss International Airlines
South African Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Precision Air (Domestic Flight)
Zan Air (Domestic Flight)
SN Brussel Airlines
50-minute drive from airport to lodge on an excellent road to the south east part of the Island
NB. All prices and times are subject to change and availability.
When to go
7th January - 15th March and 16th June - 31st October
16th March - 15th June and 1st November - 19th December
20th December - 6th January
In accordance with the local culture of Zanzibar and out of respect for the local people, please note that it is illegal to sunbathe topless.
In an effort to preserve the fragile marine environment, please note that the Law of Zanzibar strictly prohibits the collection of shells or corals from the sea or reef.
The dress code for dinner is smart casual and gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers and shoes.
Internet services are available in the reception.
Travelling with children
Children above the age of 16 are welcome at The Palms.
If all six villas are hired out exclusively then children of all ages are welcome.
Actual Expert Knowledge
Every one of our team has a huge passion for travel and spend at least six weeks each year visiting our lodges, meeting new managers and guides, ensuring our high standards are met and maintained.
Unlike other tour operators, we do not charge you a premium for our services and as such, our prices are often better than booking direct because we can negotiate deals with our long standing relationships.
Our operations team are on call 24 hours a day to support you while you are travelling and to ensure that if something does go wrong, you are never left in the lurch. We are here to help so you can relax throughout your holiday.
Blank Paper Bespoke
We do not have any 'off the shelf itineraries'. Instead, we begin your booking with a blank piece of paper, to ensure that we only propose lodges that will fit your specific requirements and guides who will suit your personality.
Unrivalled Guide Network
We are proud of our unrivalled network of guides on the ground who will turn your trips from a memorable one into a spectacular experience.
Hand Picked Lodges
Every single lodge that we propose to you has been recently visited by one of our team and meets the high standards that we set. Surprisingly, this is a rarity within the industry.
100% Financial Protection
We are a certified member of the Travel Trust Association (Q1588a), guaranteeing you 100% financial protection for every aspect of your trip.
We have a team dedicated to producing safety intelligence in every country that we represent as a destination, so that you can travel with total peace of mind.
Make an enquiry
Contact us for your truly bespoke itinerary
What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.