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Underwater Paradise

Zanzibar is renowned for its pristine coral reefs and diverse marine life. Snorkeling offers you a window into a world of vibrant corals, colorful fish, and fascinating sea creatures that you won't find anywhere else.

Snorkelling Tour in Crystal-Clear Waters

The waters around Zanzibar are exceptionally clear, providing excellent visibility for snorkeling. This ensures that you can fully appreciate the underwater beauty and spot marine life easily.

Get in action


Zanzibar can offer some fun surf depending on the season and conditions. Just a short boat ride away are numerous reefs along the east coast, some of which are ideal for beginners and others for the more advanced surfers. Drinks and snacks can be provided. Guided tour incl. boat ride, board and transfers.

Kite surfing

Paje and Jambiani (just South of Xanadu) have become very popular spots for kitesurfing. This stretch of coastline offers excellent opportunities for kiters at all levels and there are several reputable kite schools we can book lessons with.

Marine Diversity

Zanzibar's marine ecosystem is home to a wide range of marine species, including dolphins, turtles, rays, and even the rare dugong. Snorkeling gives you a chance to encounter these creatures in their natural habitat.


Zanzibar offers some world-class Blue Water fishing or sport fishing for species including Wahoo, Black Marlin, Giant Trevally, Greater Barracuda, Dorado, Green Jobfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Snapper, and Yellowfin Tuna.


Zanzibar‘s Southeast coast is bordered by a reef that has great dive sites for those looking to experience Zanzibar from beneath. Xanadu partners with Buccaneers Diving and Scuba diving can be enjoyed directly in front of Xanadu, further north around the beautiful Mnemba Island, or to the southern region of the island in Kizimkazi.

A guest favorite!


Embark on a Zanzibari Dhow boat situated only a few kilometers away from our property. The cruise offers private sunset sailing across Chwaka Bay with your very own private butler serving you snacks and drinks of your choice. No trip to Africa’s coast is complete without experiencing magical sunsets on a Dhow over the horizon.

Feel the spirit of Xanadu
Our Zanzibar experience with Xanadu Villas' water activities was nothing short of magical! Crystal-clear waters, professional staff, and unforgettable moments combined to create lasting aquatic memories, from snorkeling amidst vibrant coral reefs to thrilling water sports.
Exceeding expectations, Xanadu Villas on Zanzibar offered exceptional water activities. Breathtaking sunset sailing and patient scuba diving instructors provided worry-free, thrilling experiences, while attention to detail and safety measures elevated our time in the water.
Elevating our stay, Xanadu Villas offered incredible water activities on Zanzibar. Serene stand-up paddleboarding and a commitment to eco-friendly practices, including marine conservation efforts, provided a perfect blend of excitement and environmental consciousness.
Xanadu Villas truly knows how to make a splash with Zanzibar's water activities! From jet ski adventures to guided kayak tours through hidden coves, each moment was an exhilarating variety. Expert staff and diverse options made our water-filled days a vacation highlight. Can't wait to return!
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Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding are all available to everyone staying at Xanadu. There are several kayaks and SUP boards as well as snorkeling equipment to borrow and the gentle clear waters of the bay make it possible to spot fish, corals and starfish from your board or kayak.

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