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The Palms, Zanzibar

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Description & Facilities


4 Stars





The Palms is located on the tranquil south eastern coast of Zanzibar. It is situated on an untouched beach and people find it as the ultimate getaway retreat. It is perfect for travellers who want to experience something exotic and different.

The Palms, Zanzibar is a secluded retreat as it has just six private villas. All of the villas have a bedroom, and living room with en suite bathrooms and their own dressing room. The villas are large and well furnished. They have their own terrace which allow you to enjoy dramatic views of the Indian Ocean.

The inside of each villa is fantastic with subtle colours of coffee and cream. They also have dark grained polished floors which have a feel of colonial grandeur. You also have a silk-draped four-poster bed to add to the romantic atmosphere. The villas also have a deep blue plunge pool with amazing views of the Ocean.

At the palms you can also enjoy fantastic Zanzibar food with its rich blend of spices, fruits and island flavours. You can enjoy a Plantation atmosphere at the Plantation House as it winds down towards the Spice inspired bar. No detail is too small for the staff at the Palms, they even change fabrics daily from rust coloured silks to bright white linens.

The cherry on the cake is the fact that the Palms also has a spa in a dramatic setting. Here you can relax with worldclass facilities.


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The Palms
Flight Time
9 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 35 minutes by Road

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"Hot with a breeze"


"Weather was great. A bit of rain on safari and one day of rain in Zanzibar but other than that it was hot and dry."
"Weather was hot, approx 35 degrees celcius"
"Hot but with a cool breeze off the sea. Quite humid in Stonetown on the west coast but typical Indian Ocean on the East Coast where we were based. Evenings warm but comfortable. Sun very strong!"


"very good"


"Not bad considering that it was the rainy season."


"Very light rain on a few occasions, other then that, Amazing."


"poor - rain and overcast for 10 days. the other days overcast with heavy rains showers then clearing up. Only one full day without rain"
"warm and pleasant"
"Good sunshine with a little rin on some mornings."
"Overcast and windy most of the week, with frequent showers, but the locals and staff all seemed to think this was very unusual for the period"
"In genera many cloudy days, no rain. Warm and humid. 50% sunny"


"Sunny quite breezy temps up to 28 degree."
"25c very nice"
"V good"
"Good, not too hot"


"The weather was hot and sunny 95% of the week, suntan guaranteed"
"It was cloudy a lot of the time and rained 3 - 4 days. When the sun came out it was glorious and there was a lovely breeze by the sea."


"Could not have been better, sunshine all day everyday."
"Perfect although some drizzle on last day."
"can be cloudy in the mornings but clears by midday for a full afternoon of sun."
"Lovely - sunny, not too hot though, about 27"
"hot and sunny"
"Perfect. Dry, hot and sunny with a constant on-shore breeze."


"Hot with only a couple of spells of rain"
"Average of 28c daily very little cloud"
"Absolutely fantastic until 31st Oct..then literlly rained from Nov..rained 1 whole day but was expected and fantastic up til then and not enough to spoil anything"
"Hot and humid, little sunshine."


"Lovely and hot and sunny. Average temp was about 29-31 C. No rain at all. No humidity which was nice."
"Hot - around 30 deg c daytime and 25 night time. Occasional shower."


"V hot"
"v hot"

The Palms, Zanzibar

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating5 / 5

670 Reviews

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Holidaysplease Customers Reviews

Rating Summary

Rooms 10.0 / 10
Service 9.5 / 10
Food 10.0 / 10
Facilities 10.0 / 10
Average 9.8 / 10

Stephen R Sheffield

Food was sublime..chef awesome..4 and 5 courses but portion controlled

Vashti M Cheltenham

The Palms was perfect end to an amazing honeymoon. Z hotel was great too but the palms was like nothing ive ever seen before!
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