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At Xanadu Luxury Villas & Retreat our philosophy
is simple and focused – celebrate life!

At Xanadu’s luxury VIP villas in Zanzibar our guests enjoy all inclusive exceptional cuisine prepared by our international chef and private butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay. For the adventurous, Xanadu’s helpful staff can arrange a variety of excursions around the island. We firmly believe that to truly settle into the pace of Zanzibar, one must find their own rhythm in time with the waves. Now you can breathe.

The presidential Mbingu Villa is beach front and features two bedrooms with ocean view balconies, private bathrooms and sitting areas, a majestic lounge and two private plunge pools of which one is on the roof top. 

Mbingu – Heavenly Sky. Our presidential suite, fit for a sultan and his bride. This outstanding villa gleams from the beachfront, its unique domes, balconies and private pools floating over the palm trees like a mirage. This two bedroom, 4 tiered palace showcases the best of Xanadu design – spacious living areas opening out to the garden plunge pool, with direct beach access down sandy, flower-lined paths. The first floor houses a master room with all the Xanadu touches – a waterfall shower and en-suite, private sea view balcony, luxurious furnished and exquisite handpicked objet d’art from Africa and abroad. Continue up the exterior staircase and the penthouse suite awaits, a lofty organic domed master suite that exudes space and wonder – truly reaching for the heavens. Mbingu Penthouse has one last touch to make this a place truly worthy of the gods – a final tier to the very private, very indulgent rooftop pool, housed within a custom dome with views above the palms trees to the turquoise ocean beyond.

  • Sleeps Four
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • 2 plunge pools
  • Downstairs living and dining area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Over bed fans
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Gas stove
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Korongo – Canyon. Our sister villas, each sleeping 2 or 4 guests in two bedrooms, are ideal for friends and families, as they offer super-sized living and dining areas, private plunge pools, outdoor showers and luscious garden surroundings. 

Korongo & Mlima – Mountain & Canyon. Our sister villas, each sleeping 2 or 4 guests in two bedrooms, are ideal for friends and families, as they offer super-sized living and dining areas, private plunge pools, outdoor showers and luscious garden surroundings.Each roundhouse style master bedroom comes complete with a deluxe en-suite bathroom(featuring waterfall shower) while the living areas boast a Xanadu dome ceiling, supersized fan and open pavilion style archways.

  • Sleeps Four
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Plunge pool
  • Downstairs living and dining area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Over bed fans
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Gas stove
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Mlima – Mountain. One of our 2 bedroom sister villas offers the ideal getaway for friends and family, with supersized living and dining area, private plunge pool, outdoor shower and luscious garden surroundings.

Mlima – Mountain. One of our 2 bedroom sister villas offers the ideal getaway for friends and family, with supersized living and dining area, private plunge pool, outdoor shower and luscious garden surroundings. Each roundhouse style master bedroom comes complete with a deluxe en-suite, waterfall shower, private entrance and cathedral windows. The living areas boast a Xanadu dome ceiling, supersized fan and open pavilion style archways to let the Zanzibar trade winds share their cooling ocean breeze. Fully equipped with a lounge, dining and pool area, this space quickly becomes the heart of your stay at Mlima.

  • Sleeps Four
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Plunge pool
  • Downstairs living and dining area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Over bed fans
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Gas stove
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Our cozy one bedroom Umande Villa is beach front, has sitting areas inside and outside, a private bathroom and a private plunge pool. 

Umande – Dewdrop. Our cosiest villa, Umande is a perfectly formed hideaway surrounded by tropical flowering gardens and a private plunge pool perfect for two. This superior room includes a luxurious en-suite bathroom with waterfall shower, the Xanadu dome design giving an incredible sense of space and light. This villa can be booked in combination with the Alfajiri Villa – ideal for those travelling in groups but still requiring a private sanctuary.

  • Sleeps two people
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Over bed fans
  • Kettle
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Next to Umande villa is our one bedroom Alfajiri Villa which is in fact our honeymoon suite. The Villa is beach front, features one bedroom, a spacious lounge, a private plunge pool and a romantic balcony with ocean view.

Alfajiri – Dawn. This 1 bedroom sea-front villa greets the sun each morning over the Indian Ocean and is the perfect retreat for honeymooners to begin their life together. Nestled amongst established gardens and sandy beach pathways, this intimate 2-storey villa boasts a ground floor living and dining area, opening out to the private plunge pool, outdoor shower and direct beach access. Upstairs, the custom Xanadu dome design creates a sacred space for the generous bedroom, en-suite and balcony.

  • Perfect honeymoon suite
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Downstairs living and dinning area
  • Upstairs Balcony
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Over bed fans
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Gas Stove
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Mawimbi – Waves. A cosy villa situated right on the beach where the waves of the ocean will mesmerize you.

Mawimbi – Waves. A cosy villa situated right on the beach where the waves of the ocean will mesmerize you. Step from the privacy of your superior room onto the beach or enjoy the magnificent sea view from your private plunge pool. The villa boasts a luxurious ensuite bathroom with waterfall shower and the Xanadu dome design giving an incredible sense of space and light.

  • Sleeps two
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Waterfall shower
  • Private plunge pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Over bed fans
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Kimwondo – Shooting Star. The architects favourite. This extraordinary villa takes the Xanadu signature style and transforms it to another level. 

Kimwondo – Shooting Star. The architects favourite. This extraordinary villa takes the Xanadu signature style and transforms it to another level. A 2-storied villa, Kimwondo boasts a spacious bedroom and en-suite on the ground floor, detailed with our luxury finishes and custom cathedral windows. From the exterior staircase, however, is where this villa truly makes its statement. As you reach the rooftop plunge pool and the terraced lounge, Kimwondo becomes the perfect platform for intimate moonlit dinners, twilight dips, and late night stargazing.

  • Sleeps two
  • King size bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Private rooftop plunge pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Kettle
  • Over bed fans
  • Mini Fridge
  • Music Docking station
  • Accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals & drinks (soft drinks, beers, ciders, spirits, house white & red wines) as well as an International chef and butlers who will be there to assist throughout the duration of your stay
  • Daily laundry service
  • Guided activities including sea kayaking, snorkelling and sup boarding from Xanadu’s beach

Beautifully Secluded

Unmatched in Zanzibar, Xanadu Villas & Retreat was conceived  and crafted by her owners Eileen and Marcus out of a desire to breathe.

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