A Blissful Retreat: Experiencing Luxury at Zi Beach Cottage, Zanzibar

Nestled along the pristine shores of Zanzibar, where the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean caress the powdery white sands, lies a hidden gem: Zi Villa. Our recent escapade to this luxurious sanctuary was nothing short of a dream come true. From the moment we set foot at Zi Villa, we were enveloped in a world of opulence, relaxation, and unparalleled natural beauty.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with warm smiles as we checked into our 2 bedroomed private villa (Zi Beach Cottage). The villa, adorned with Swahili-inspired décor, exuded elegance and charm at every corner. But the real showstopper was the private pool overlooking the azure ocean waters, providing the perfect setting for indulgent relaxation and breathtaking sunrises.

One of the highlights of Zi Beach Cottage was the direct access to the beach via a private path from our villa. Mere steps away from our doorstep, we found ourselves sinking our toes into the soft sands and diving into the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Whether it was a leisurely stroll along the shore or a refreshing dip in the sea, the beach became our haven of tranquillity throughout our stay.

The various villas & luxury cottages at ZiVilla are a testament to luxury and comfort, each offering spacious interiors and unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape. With a choice from the main Zi Villa, Zi Beach Cottage, Zi Dhow Cottage, Zi Loft Cottage and 3 Garden Cottages, there is something to suit every preference. We marvelled at the attention to detail and the infusion of local charm in every aspect of our accommodation, truly immersing ourselves in the vibrant culture of Zanzibar.

Our culinary journey at Zi Beach Cottage was equally impressive, thanks to the talented chef who delighted our palates with a tantalising array of flavours. From breakfast spreads to delectable lunches and romantic dinners served al fresco, every meal was a delight. We particularly cherished the moments when we savoured our meals on the terrace of our villa.

The crown jewel of is undoubtedly the main villa, Zi Villa, a palatial retreat boasting four exquisitely appointed bedrooms. From the moment you step through its grand entrance, you are greeted by a sense of opulence and sophistication that permeates every corner of this magnificent residence. The expansive living room, adorned with tasteful furnishings and adorned with local artwork, serves as the heart of the villa, where guests can unwind and socialise in style.

For those seeking entertainment and recreation, the main Zi Villa also features a games room complete with a pool table, dart board and its very own bar. However, the true highlight of the main villa is undoubtedly the private pool, a serene oasis where guests can take a refreshing dip or simply lounge in the sun while soaking up the breathtaking views of the ocean beyond.

Meanwhile, the beachfront villas offer a more intimate retreat for couples seeking romance and seclusion. These elegantly appointed villas boast spacious interiors and panoramic views of the turquoise waters, providing the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Each beachfront villa features a cosy bedroom, a stylish en-suite bathroom, and a private pool where guests can cool off in privacy while enjoying the gentle sea breeze.

One of the most memorable experiences during our stay was the private boat safari organised by ZiVilla. Setting off into the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, we embarked on a thrilling adventure that exceeded all expectations. We had the incredible opportunity to swim alongside dolphins in their natural habitat. We also explored vibrant coral reefs during snorkelling excursions and discovered the pristine beauty of a secluded sandbank, where we basked in the sun and revelled in the serenity of our surroundings.

Throughout our stay, the staff at Zi Villa showered us with exceptional hospitality and personalised attention. From arranging excursions to attending to our every need, they ensured that our experience was nothing short of perfection. Their genuine warmth and dedication truly enhanced our time at this idyllic retreat, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.

As we reluctantly bid farewell to Zi Beach Cottage, we carried with us cherished memories that will linger in our hearts forever. From the luxurious comfort of our villa to the exhilarating adventures that awaited us beyond its walls, every moment was a testament to the magic of Zanzibar. Whether seeking relaxation, adventure, or simply a slice of paradise, Zi Villa beckons with open arms, promising an unforgettable escape unlike any other.

We booked our stay at Zi Beach Cottage via the amazing team at Zanzibar Retreats and if you’re looking for support to create your perfect Zanzibar itinerary then you can get in touch with their team here.