The Palms

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Welcome to The Palms, Zanzibar’s most exclusive, private resort.

With just six villas in a personalized and intimate setting…. the perfect, romantic getaway. The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility…a place to stimulate the senses and experience the very best of the Island of Zanzibar. The Palms is one of the world’s most romantic all-inclusive resorts, says Travel and Leisure.

Zanzibar, the magical Island where the fusion of Arab, African and European cultures has created a pace of life, a style of cuisine and a colorful tapestry of architecture , heritage, myth and magic that is found nowhere else in the world.

Resort Highlights

  • Voted one of the world's best beaches & most romantic all-inclusive resorts
  • Set in tropical gardens next to the beach
  • Private & intimate with only six villas
  • Local fusion menu using fresh produce & seafood

Accommodation

Accommodation at The Palms Zanzibar consists of six spacious and private villas. The decor of each villa is a combination of colonial grandeur and traditional African design in a sophisticated coffee and cream colour scheme.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Private beach front Banda
  • Sanctuary Spa
  • Dining room
  • Evening bar
  • Pool bar
  • Water Club
  • PADI Dive Center
  • Internet facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Dining and Drinks

A fusion of cultures in Zanzibar has resulted in a unique cuisine, which blends exotic spices, fruits and flavors of the island. Our chefs have an exotic menu fusing just caught with fresh picked for a wonderful dining experience.

The elegant colonnaded terrace of The Plantation House leads into the Spice inspired bar, onto the antique-elegant dining room where fabrics change daily from rust colored silks to crisp white linens.

Wellness

In this beautiful ocean front setting, reflecting a sophisticated Swahili style enhanced with candlelight and spice scented aromas, you can enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, all aimed at relieving the negative impacts of a modern lifestyle such as stress & exhaustion.

Our international team of professional therapists offers a wide variety of facial, body and hand & foot treatments, as well as specialized massage techniques. With our therapists from Thailand and Bali, you can experience the invigorating Thai massage and the renowned Balinese Massage.

The Sanctuary Spa also offers “The Kili Foot Treatment” and “Apres Safari Treatment” which are specially designed packages by our experts to soothe and rejuvenate after the dust and bumpy roads of the African Bush. An excellent option for those who are looking to recover after an adventure filled safari.

We welcome you to experience the Spa designed to stimulate your senses and to create a complete relaxation of body & mind. Guests are also welcome to use The Frangipani Spa at Breezes, which offers a world-class selection of facilities and health and beauty treatments.

Activities

Water Club
The Water Club is our water sports center located approximately 300 meters from Baraza on the Bwejuu – Paje beach front. Featuring a great selection of new equipment and offering instruction in wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing, The Water Club is the perfect place to experience the very best of the Indian Ocean. Approved as the First BEST KITE SCHOOL IN ZANZIBAR Our IKO certified instructor will have you flying in no time with our new 2008 Kites and Gear.

Low Tide Activities:

Bikes

What better way to explore the coastline of the north and visit the local villages of Bewjuu and Paje in the south than to cycle down the beautiful white beaches of the east coast.

Beach Activities
Join in with our staff for games of football and volleyball or build a sandcastle with the family.

Beach Games
Try your hand at a few of the available games ranging from Frisbee beach tennis to swimming pool volleyball.

Reef Shoe Rental
Rent some reef shoes and walk out to the reef, this is a great way to see some of the local juvenile marine life and to enjoy the view of the coastline on the way back. 

Snorkeling Trips
Treat yourself to some of Zanzibar’s amazing marine life and coastline. A member of the water sports team will be on hand for this 2 1/2 hr. trip to show you the reef and to help with any of your needs.

High Tide Activities:

Kite surfing
This is the fastest growing water sport in the world. This is available for everyone, from just trying a trainer kite to tips and lessons on water starts, jumps and tricks.

Sailing
Try sailing in the Indian Ocean this holiday, we offer daily lessons to experience to sport and hiring for the more experienced.

Windsurfing
With warm, calm waters and a constant breeze, what better place to learn a new sport. Lessons are offered everyday as well as the option of renting the equipment.

Snorkeling set rental
Feel free to snorkel outside the hotel, however we do recommend our daily trip to the coral lagoon.

Pedal Boats
Take your loved one out for a ride on the waves and a little exercise on one of our fun for all in the family pedal boats!

Kayaks
This is the real deal…professional sea kayaks for family fun.

Paddle Boarding
Try the ancient Hawaiian form of surfing with a fun on our colorful board.

Diving
Welcome to Rising Sun Dive Centre. The only PADI 5 star Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Located on the untouched South East coast of the island, our dive centre was the first to discover this unexplored region. With over 12 years experience we offer you the highest levels of customer care and attention whilst encouraging you to conserve and explore the marine environment.
We take divers from complete beginners up to professional level and have a massive variety of diving guaranteeing something for everyone. With our small groups of a maximum of 6 divers per guide we are able to offer you the chance to escape the large crowds and get the most from your dives.

Cultural and Educational Activities

  • Our Library features a wonderful selection of historical and educational books on Zanzibar and is a comprehensive resource on the History of Zanzibar and East Africa.
  • We also have a great selection on books with information on animals, trees, spices and fish relative to the Island and East Africa.
  • We organize classes “under the Palm trees” featuring Mwalimu (teacher) giving Swahili classes and lessons on the History of Zanzibar.
  • Guests can learn Palm weaving on the Bwejuu – Paje beach.
  • Cooking classes are organized regularly where guests learn to prepare some classical Swahili dishes with our excellent chefs who talk about the local spices and their use and importance.
  • Aside from the Tours and Excursions that are offered at our Guest Relations Desk, The Palms features a selection of activities designed to explore our area and interact with the community.

Wedding / Honeymoon

What could be more enduringly romantic than to celebrate your union on a pristine sandy beach on the mystical spice Island of Zanzibar…with a mesmerizing view of the Indian Ocean under celestial blue skies? With rose-colored sunsets and a palm fringed untouched beach, The Palms is the perfect romantic getaway in Zanzibar to celebrate your special occasion.

Honeymoons
The Palms is an ideal retreat for honeymooners, with special surprises during your stay. This beautiful and private resort has a romantic charm and offers a number of memorable venues and facilities just perfect for two.

Weddings
The Palms can arrange the private \”Island ceremony\” of your dreams and assist you in planning your special occasion. If this sounds like the way you would like to say, “I do,” The Palms can arrange your perfect wedding.

This private resort is the perfect venue for those who may want to rent the entire place for their own special wedding celebration with friends and family.

The Palms

Awesome Special Offers

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7 Night Honeymoon Special

R29,040 per person
Room: Villa
Valid from: 16-Mar-20 to: 15-Jun-20
Book before: 15-Jun-20

Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a Villa - Double, per adult sharing
  • Return flights to Zanzibar departing JOHANNESBURG on Mango Airlines
  • Airport departure taxes (subject to currency fluctuations)
  • Meal plan - All Inclusive
  • Return Private airport/hotel/airport transfers in Zanzibar
  • Refresher towels & water served on arrival transfer

Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance and Medical cover
  • USD 1 per person per day “INFRASTRUCTURE TAX” imposed by the Zanzibar Revenue Board. Please note that the tax is applicable to both adults and children and will be charged directly to the hotel bill.

Booking Conditions:

  • All prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.
  • Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change.
  • Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
  • Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Exotic Vacations Standard Terms & Conditions apply.

 

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Pay 6 Stay 7 Night Special

R33,505 per person
Room: Villa
Valid from: 16-Mar-20 to: 15-Jun-20
Book before: 15-Jun-20

Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a Villa - Double, per adult sharing
  • Return flights to Zanzibar departing JOHANNESBURG on Mango Airlines
  • Airport departure taxes (subject to currency fluctuations)
  • Meal plan - All Inclusive
  • Return Private airport/hotel/airport transfers in Zanzibar
  • Refresher towels & water served on arrival transfer

Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance and Medical cover
  • USD 1 per person per day “INFRASTRUCTURE TAX” imposed by the Zanzibar Revenue Board. Please note that the tax is applicable to both adults and children and will be charged directly to the hotel bill.

Booking Conditions:

  • All prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.
  • Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change.
  • Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
  • Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Exotic Vacations Standard Terms & Conditions apply.

 

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7 Night Honeymoon Special

R38,188 per person
Room: Villa
Valid from: 13-Jan-20 to: 15-Mar-20
Book before: 15-Mar-20

Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a Villa - Double, per adult sharing
  • Return flights to Zanzibar departing JOHANNESBURG on Mango Airlines
  • Airport departure taxes (subject to currency fluctuations)
  • Meal plan - All Inclusive
  • Return Private airport/hotel/airport transfers in Zanzibar
  • Refresher towels & water served on arrival transfer

Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance and Medical cover
  • USD 1 per person per day “INFRASTRUCTURE TAX” imposed by the Zanzibar Revenue Board. Please note that the tax is applicable to both adults and children and will be charged directly to the hotel bill.

Booking Conditions:

  • All prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.
  • Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change.
  • Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
  • Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Exotic Vacations Standard Terms & Conditions apply.

 

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Pay 6 Stay 7 Night Special

R44,482 per person
Room: Villa
Valid from: 13-Jan-20 to: 15-Mar-20
Book before: 15-Mar-20

Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a Villa - Double, per adult sharing
  • Return flights to Zanzibar departing JOHANNESBURG on Mango Airlines
  • Airport departure taxes (subject to currency fluctuations)
  • Meal plan - All Inclusive
  • Return Private airport/hotel/airport transfers in Zanzibar
  • Refresher towels & water served on arrival transfer

Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance and Medical cover
  • USD 1 per person per day “INFRASTRUCTURE TAX” imposed by the Zanzibar Revenue Board. Please note that the tax is applicable to both adults and children and will be charged directly to the hotel bill.

Booking Conditions:

  • All prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.
  • Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change.
  • Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
  • Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Exotic Vacations Standard Terms & Conditions apply.

 

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