Zanzibar translates into beautiful beaches. This time, however, we wouldn't settle for beautiful. We wanted perfection - and we found it.
The Indian Ocean has been kind to Africa's Eastern Coast - some of the world's most impressive beaches can be found in this region. That being said, we just wonder if the Indian Ocean is simply showing-of as it meets Zanzibar. Water tones of blue and green come together and pay a visit to some of the whitest sandy-beaches one can ever find. In the context of such beauty, we had a chat with Natalia Niznik, Co-Founder of Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, to help us complete the almost impossible task of putting into words the magical experience of staying in Zanzibar.
What makes Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa views so perfect?
The resort is located right on the beachfront of Paje, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world which in itself is the perfect view for any traveller wishing to experience the quiet views of the turquoise sea . A haven of peace and vegetation, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa offers the luxury of high end amenities in a natural setting so as to keep the most authentic views of the stunning island that is Zanzibar.
When (season, month, day, night) is this most perfect view best enjoyed?
The views at day time equals the ones at night time! During the day, the view over the beach is wonderful but at night time, the African sky is splendidly rich with stars…
How should one experience Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa vistas in a truly memorable way?
After a beautiful day relaxing in the sun or visiting Zanzibar, I would recommend experiencing the views with a sundowner while watching the sea; another favorite is waking up bright and early to see the African sun rise from the sea just in front of the resort.
Any particular room(s) or hotel division(s) you would like to highlight for its perfect views?
The beachfront One-bedroom villas have a beautiful rooftop terrace for a perfect beach view, I also recommend the view from the Rooftop bar while enjoying a sundowner!
Why should visitors choose to stay at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa when planning a visit to Zanzibar?
It is a very unique resort with its boutique luxury positioning but there are several aspects which makes Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa truly stand out for a stay: incredibly spacious villas with private pool in top luxury standard, the resort is also almost exclusively powered by renewable energies and prides itself in an eco-responsible operation. The villas are intimate and in a very unique style with a separate bedroom and living room unit, connected by an external wooden pathway – all in the privacy of one villa compound. And of course, the beach is one of the best in the world and the resort is strategically positioned on its beachfront!
Luxury can have many different interpretations. How does Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa interpret luxury?
When we designed the resort, starting with a plot of 4 hectares of tropical land, we thought long and hard about what luxury means as a traveller. We quickly realized that in our busy, often city lives, true luxury is about space and waking up in the morning to a sunrise having the feeling you can enjoy the experience privately. Thus we built 11 villas, each on a private plot of up to 1500 square meters, each with top standard amenities, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, hanging beds, private pools and everything needed to enjoy a 5 star experience.
One aspect of luxury is the elegance and effortlessness and we wanted to create this atmosphere of natural and organic luxury: giving the space for natural shapes, configurations and material without ever compromising on the standard of our accommodation.
Finally, the services that come along with these unique villas are an outstanding part of the luxury aspect: from the food, to ecological impact, housekeeping and guest services: we want to ensure that our Guests feel at home with perfect service throughout their stay.
What would be the best time to visit Zanzibar?
Zanzibar is located just South of the Equator and hence a tropical, steady climate therefore the best time to come is almost always year-long (with the only exception of April-May in which you may encounter short and strong rainfalls, quickly followed by sunshine). December to March and June to September are windy seasons, with pleasant breezes and a great opportunity to try Kitesurfing!
Zanzibar is renowned for its perfect beaches. What would be your favorite Zanzibar beaches?
Zanzibar holds beautiful white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, my favorite is no doubt Paje as the overall setting is very natural and is less touristy than beaches in the North of the island.
Describe the whole beach experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa.
Imagine yourself walking on a white sandy beach with turquoise crystalline water. With your feet in the warm water, you look around and see a landscape which is as authentic as being on a virgin island: no high resorts,local wooden fishermen boats in the background, local women in colorful dresses passing by … and the wonderful, beautiful views to enjoy by yourself or with your loved one(s). You will find lounge chairs under umbrellas and food and snacks services by the beachfront for the optimal beach experience.
The tides in Zanzibar are strong and at low tide (every 12 hours), you may walk on the sea bottom which is white soft sand – at high tide: enjoy the high waters by swimming or having fun in the small waves by the beach!
Last but not least, define Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa views in a single word.