Experience Zanzibar

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Our guests’ favorite! Our traditional dhow boat is situated only a few kilometers away from Xanadu.

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Xanadu Villas & Retreat is an experience, a lifestyle, an awakening of what life can be, what it should be. It exceeds tranquility, luxury and expectation.

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View our amazing excursions
Free spirit sunset cruise
Our guests’ favorite! Our traditional dhow boat is situated only a few kilometers away from Xanadu. We offer an exclusive sunset sail cruise across Chwaka Bay with our international chef preparing culinary delights and your own private butler, who will be serving you drinks of your choice throughout the trip.
Spice farm tour
Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island which derives from its former important status as a spice exporter, a trade which still exists but has been declining in recent years. Spice farms offer an interesting insight into the local cuisine, showing exotic spices in their natural habitat while also offering the guests taste of the Swahili cuisine. The spice farms are about 60-70 minutes’ drive from Xanadu.
Stone town tour
Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Stone Town is a magical jumble of cobbled alley ways and rich culture with each corner displaying another narrative of its Arabic and European history. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site offers famous attractions (House of Wonders, Forodhani Gardens, Slave Market and Anglican Church, as well as Ijumaa Mosque) as well as a range of markets, souvenir shops, and restaurants. A guided tour of the historic centre of Stone Town is a must for every visitor to Zanzibar and is about an hour’s drive from Xanadu.
Jozani forest tour
The only national park of Zanzibar features the indigenous Red Colobus Monkeys as well as mangroves to explore and experience. The nearby Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is a community initiative worth a visit.
Prison island
A somewhat misleading name as this island off the coast of Stone Town never had a prison but was used as a quarantine island. Today, it hosts the Aldabra Giant Tortoises and invites you for a stroll around or a snorkel nearby. The nearby sandbanks, Nakupenda Isles, are also worth a visit. From Xanadu, it is about an hour’s drive to Stone Town and another half an hour’s ride by boat.