Private and isolated on the quiet South East coast, Xanadu is a hidden gem, ideal for intimate celebrations.

Discover the elegance of Xanadu's nine distinct luxury villas, each boasting private plunge pools, exquisite interiors, and bespoke furnishings. Wander through our enchanting gardens adorned with tropical flora, relax by the central swimming pool, or savor gourmet meals in our quaint, rustic restaurant. Our beachfront villas provide the perfect setting for intimate weddings and celebrations, accommodating up to 50 guests. All this, just an hour's drive from the historic Stone Town and the international airport.

Choose from our collection: Five 1-bedroom villas and four 2-bedroom villas, each with the option to accommodate an additional guest.

Make every day beautiful

Luxury and style with aesthetic pureness that gives the goosebumps

A private and exclusive spot in Zanzibar

Savor Xanadu's international culinary delights and cultural treasures


Celebrate new beginnings and

everlasting love.

Whether it's a cozy rehearsal dinner, a barefoot ceremony on sun-kissed sands, or a grand reception with the Indian Ocean as your canvas, our versatile venues promise picturesque settings that will captivate your guests and create photo-worthy moments.


Dive into Luxury Celebrations in Zanzibar at Xanadu Villas. Picture yourself saying 'I do' with the mesmerizing turquoise Indian Ocean painting the perfect backdrop, golden sands caressing your feet, and the gentle sea breeze sealing your union. Xanadu Villas stands as a beacon of luxury, turning your wedding and honeymoon dreams into tangible memories.  Our team of dedicated wedding planners is passionate about weaving a celebration that mirrors your unique love story, making it a world-class event.


Reunite with loved ones amidst the luxurious embrace of Xanadu Villas. Our spacious villas and suites are designed to offer comfort for multi-generational families, ensuring everyone feels at home. Relish quality moments by the pool or the beach, and let our attentive staff cater to your every whim, from special dining experiences to activities that resonate with all age groups.


Experience the pinnacle of personalized service with Xanadu Villas' concierge team. Whether it's curating private excursions, planning unique activities, or orchestrating special surprises, we ensure every facet of your stay is tailored to your desires. The allure of exclusive use at Xanadu Villas lies in the unparalleled privacy it promises. Revel in the luxury of having the entire resort to yourself, ensuring an intimate and unmatched experience.



Savor bespoke wedding menus at Xanadu's restaurant, from elegant sit-down dinners to grand buffets.


Pledge your love on our pristine beach, with the mesmerizing Indian Ocean framing your unforgettable ceremony.


Celebrate with curated cocktails at our beachside bar, offering personalized drink selections for your special day.


Elevate your reception on our scenic ocean deck, an idyllic space for starlit dining and dancing.


Indulge in the opulence of our villas, ensuring utmost privacy for your wedding entourage, complemented by private pools and attentive staff.

Warm service from our experts

Zanzibar is rich with island magic.
We’ll make sure your wedding is, too.

bridal preparation

Relish in a serene bridal preparation experience at Xanadu Villas, where each detail is thoughtfully designed for your special day. Unwind in our peaceful surroundings as our dedicated team pampers you with personalized beauty and wellness treatments. Step into your dream wedding feeling rejuvenated, radiant, and prepared for the unforgettable moments that lie ahead.

Expert Planning

This is your day, and we want to make sure you savor every moment without a worry. A specialist event planner will work with you every step of the way to make sure your party is seamless in execution and flawless in detail.

Xanadu was built on a mission of love

Xanadu Villas, a masterpiece crafted by a Zambian family, embodies a vision of tranquility and natural beauty. Every facet of this luxurious retreat is meticulously designed with love and dedication. As you choose Zanzibar for your celebration of love, be embraced by our family's warmth and the genuine hospitality of local friends. Our united team, akin to a family, collaborates seamlessly to ensure your wedding or celebration transcends your dreams, accentuated with moments that leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Discover the Exquisite Luxury Wedding Venue in Zanzibar

rom cozy rehearsal dinners to enchanting toes-in-the-sand ceremonies and grand receptions with the mesmerizing Indian Ocean as your canvas, Xanadu Villas provides the perfect setting. Our versatile indoor and outdoor venues are designed to offer stunning, postcard-worthy backdrops that will leave your guests in awe and ensure every photograph captures the magic of your special day.

Ultimate Bridal Elegance in Zanzibar at Xanadu Villas

Immerse yourself in a bridal preparation journey where every nuance is meticulously curated for your monumental day. Bask in the tranquility of Xanadu's ambiance as our devoted team indulges you with bespoke beauty and wellness rituals. Embark on your wedding day journey feeling refreshed, glowing, and ready for the cherished moments awaiting you.

Premier Wedding Planning in Zanzibar at Xanadu Villas:

Your dream day deserves perfection, and at Xanadu Villas, we ensure every moment is crafted to your vision. Collaborate with our expert event planner, dedicated to transforming your aspirations into reality. From the initial concept to the finest details, experience a seamless journey to your idyllic celebration, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of Zanzibar.

Dive into Gourmet Dining & Bespoke Decorations in Zanzibar

At Xanadu Villas, savor the artistry of our culinary masterpieces, meticulously crafted by our seasoned chefs using the freshest local ingredients. Relish in the symphony of flavors, celebrating love amidst decor that mirrors the beauty of our tropical haven. As you dine, let the ambiance envelop you in luxury, creating dining moments that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.


What is the process of booking a wedding & accommodation at Xanadu Villas & Retreat?

Our property is private and exclusive with 9 villas comprising 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom villas. It can host a total of 26 guests comfortably and up to 35 if extra beds are included, depending on the sleeping arrangement. In order to host a wedding at Xanadu Villas & Retreat, one has to book the entire property exclusively at least 12 months in advance. The minimum number of nights throughout the year is 2 nights, and during the festive period (21st December – 10th January) it is 4 nights. A non-refundable deposit of 25% Is required to secure accommodation for the duration of the stay. Should you wish to inquire about availability, rates & wedding package, you are most welcome to get in touch with our Reservation Representatives at or

Can I book a Wedding Package without staying at your hotel?

It is mandatory that the property is booked exclusively on the respective dates to ensure privacy and exclusivity for our guests. In the event of an overflow of guests, we have close hotels of similar stature as our property such as Breezes Beach Club, and Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar to name a few.

What is included in the Wedding Package?

Please refer to our Wedding Packages with detailed information about what it offers. Please be informed that accommodation, flowers, decor, and additional wedding vendors such as officiate, photographer, musician, etc. are not included in the wedding package and will incur additional charges based on the vendor chosen.

Is the pavilion at the beach the only spot for ceremonies, and how many guests can it seat?

We have different venues on the property where we host ceremonies and receptions depending on the number of people as well as the wedding party’s preference. There are a variety of options to host a ceremony including the upper beach (weather permitting), restaurant, or the Deck. After the ceremony, the upper beach and deck are where the guests will be relaxing and having canapés & drinks, whilst the photo shoot is taking place. We have two main areas where we can host the reception: The restaurant (semi-indoor) and Nyota Villa on the beach (outdoor) all depending on the weather. To give you an outline of how many people each venue can accommodate.

The below-listed number of guests is the estimated maximum that can be hosted for each venue.


Venue Ceremony (No of Pax) Reception (No of Pax)
Lower Beach 50 N/A
Upper Beach 50 50
The Deck 25 20
The Hot Spot Restaurant 20 35
Full Restaurant N/A 50
Under the India Almond Tree N/A 30


Does Xanadu have a wedding coordinator for hire?

We do not have a wedding coordinator on the property; however, we have wedding coordinators that we have worked with in the past and can recommend. We are flexible in sourcing and recommending trusted coordinators based on guests’ requirements. Guests have the option to use their own as well. Should you require more information on wedding coordinators, kindly get hold of our Reservation Representatives at or

What options are there for entertainment, like live music (DJ, soloists, live bands, etc.)

There is a variety of entertainment to choose from including DJs, soloists, Live bands, and performers. Kindly engage with one of our Reservations Representatives, and they will gladly you share with a detailed vendor list of entertainment to select from.

What do you offer the newlyweds?

To celebrate the beautiful milestone, we offer our new wed couples one complimentary night and a spa massage as part of their wedding package, depending on which package they have opted for. Please kindly refer to our Wedding Packages for more detailed information.

What is there to say about Marriage Licensing, and does Xanadu coordinate the paperwork?

We can assist in arranging marriage licenses for guests. We cater to an international market, and legal formalities may vary from country to country. Our Representative from the Reservation Department will guide you accordingly on what relevant documentation and information are required to meet the legal requirements. For further information, please feel free to get hold of them at or

Can we design our own wedding-menu?

Our Food & Beverage has pre-set options available and is flexible in tailoring the menu as per guest preference.

Are all weddings tailor-made? Or can guests choose between different packages already right from the website?

The packages would form the base of the offering and then be tailor-made from there to create a unique experience.

We offer wedding packages that form the base of the whole experience, and guests are welcome to build on it and tailor-make it to their expectations. We would highly recommend a wedding coordinator with the expertise to engage with guests and create a unique experience. Should you require more information on wedding coordinators, kindly get hold of our Reservation Representatives at or

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