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The Palms (Zanzibar) Tanzania

 
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We welcome you to 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. 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. On the untouched, tranquil South Eastern coast of Zanzibar lies this boutique property that combines effortless elegance with Zanzibari sophistication.

This collection of six beautifully designed villas offers luxurious comforts and amenities with personal attention throughout your stay. Each villa features a sophisticated interior composition of hand carved furniture and beautiful fabrics, where dark grained wood floors extend and the decor is a unique marriage of colonial grandeur and traditional design. The Palms provides a range of beautifully appointed facilities reflecting the warmth and character of the local architecture. The elegant colonnaded terrace of The Plantation House leads into a spice inspired bar, onto an antique elegant dining room where fabrics change daily from rust colored silks to crisp white linens. An exotic cuisine is creatively presented reflecting the spices and flavors of the Island, fusing just caught with freshly picked.

Overlooking our award winning beach (chosen by Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the top 30 beaches in the world), private thatched “bandas” shelter private day beds and loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy. The beachfront Sanctuary Spa offers a selection of world-class treatments designed to stimulate your senses and rejuvenate your soul. The Palms is an oasis...where rustling coconut palms, white powder sand and the warm waves of the Indian Ocean combine to create a stunning recluse for the discerning traveler. We welcome all guests who are over the age of sixteen at the hotel.

 

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Accommodation:

The Palms has six villas, each over 140 square meters with a bedroom, living room, full en suite bathroom, dressing room, extra room with its own en suite bathroom & large furnished terrace with views of the Indian Ocean.

Each villa features a sophisticated interior composition in all colors of coffee and cream where filmy caramel colored curtains billow, dark grained polished floors extend and the décor is a unique marriage of colonial grandeur and traditional design. On the veranda, a silk-draped four-poster Zanzibar Bed accents a sunken, midnight blue plunge pool with long views of the Indian Ocean. •- Private Outdoor Plunge Pool •- Satellite TV & DVD player •- Mini Bar •- Safe deposit box •- Standing bar with tea / coffee making services •- Telephone •- Air conditioning

 

 
Facilities:

Nestled between tropical gardens and a white sandy beach, The Palms provides a range of beautifully appointed facilities reflecting the warmth and character of the local architecture in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Overlooking the beach, private palm thatched "bandas" shelter private day beds and sun loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy.

The Palms also features the private Sanctuary Spa in a beautiful ocean front setting. Guests at The Palms can also use the neighboring Frangipani Spa, which offers world-class treatments and facilities. • - Swimming pool • - Evening bar • - Dining room • - Spa • - Internet facilities • - Pool Bar - Private beach front Banda

The Palms (Zanzibar) Tanzania - www.africansafaris.travelAdditional Activities:

• - Massage & Selected Treatments at “The Sanctuary Spa’ and the nearby Frangipani Spa. • - Rising Sun Dive Center (PADI 5 star), • - The Water Club (water sports activities) • - Internet Facilities • - Laundry (all payable locally)

Wining and Dining:

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.

Included: •- Breakfast, lunch & dinner •- Afternoon tea •- Mineral water, soft drinks & juices •- Coffee & tea •- Selection of House Wines & Beer •- Our selection of in-house spirits

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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 "Après 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.


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Weddings and Honeymoons:

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. For more info on weddings & Honeymoons please visit www.romanticzanzibar.net


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The Water Club

The Water Club is our water sports center located approximately 300 meters from The Palms on the 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 Kites and Gear.

Scuba Diving:

Welcome to Rising Sun Dive Centre. The only PADI 5* 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. If you would like more detailed information about the Scuba Diving facility please visit www.risingsun-zanzibar.com

Diving at The Palms (Zanzibar) Tanzania - www.africansafaris.travel Exploring Zanzibar

The day begins with a leisurely cruise around the mangroves in a traditional Swahili Dhow where the guides will show the guests some of the abundant marine and wildlife thriving in these forests. After the visit to the mangroves the guests are instructed on how to hand line fish as it has been done on the island for hundreds of years. This is just one small way that the reefs and marine life are preserved on the island as there is no trolling, dynamiting or mass fishing. The boats do not anchor but rather drift with the currents whilst the guests fish. The guest’s catch is then brought back to the hotel and after a short meeting with our chef, prepared for their dinner that evening.

A visit to our local village of Bwejuu: Guests pay $20 for the trip and Baraza provides the transport and tour free of charge with all proceeds going to our charity Baraza for Bwejuu. Our guests have the opportunity to visit the local school, dispensary, mosque have a soda in the village and take a walk through a typical Zanzibari fishing village. All the proceeds of this trip go to our charity Baraza for Bwejuu which is engaged in giving back to the village. (Please see what this charity has done in the section sustainability).

Reef Safari:

At low tide, guests are able to go for a reef safari where you take a walk out to our coral reef and see the spectacular marine life. Guests will be accompanied by a member of staff out on the coral shelf in front of the hotel and will point out many of the juvenile fish that seek refuge in the shallow waters at low tide. The guests will listen to how the coral itself is vital to the island and its inhabitants as well as information about the sea life they encounter.


World Renowned Diving:

The Zanzibar Archipelago features some of the best diving in the world and Baraza offers diving with the only National Geographic affiliated Diving Center in Zanzibar.

Turtle Rescue Program:

The Rising Sun which is based in Baraza founded a very successful Turtle Rescue program to discourage local capture of turtles where they pay local fishermen to bring live turtles to our beach. They are then and marked and released back in the ocean.

Stone Town:

Baraza organizes Educational visits to The World Heritage site of Stone Town, viewing of historic Spice Plantations, the slave chambers, Maruhubi baths and Prison Island on the island of Zanzibar.

Jozani Forest:

25 minutes away is the Jozani Forest: home to the Red Colobus Monkey which is indigenous to Zanzibar and only found on the island.

SCUBA DIVING – RISING SUN DIVE CENTER (PADI 5 STAR)

Welcome to Rising Sun Dive Centre. The only PADI 5* 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. If you would like more detailed information about the Scuba Diving facility please visit www.risingsun-zanzibar.com

The Palms Giving Back:

• We have taken great pains to build our hotel in an environmentally responsible way.

• All Villas have solar power

• We have a state of the art waste disposal & recycling system

• An in house garden growing local produce.

• We have an environmentally responsible desalination plant where all our water is produced locally and not taken from the village source.

We always prioritize purchasing any materials or supplies from our local village wherever possible and regularly get visits from local fishermen who sell us our catch of the day in our effort to support the local community.

We made a decision when we opened The Palms to support the local hotel school as a result virtually 90% of all our staff are graduates. They have undergone intensive training programs, English classes (from a professional instructor of English) and have acquired a lifetime skill which will benefit them and the hospitality industry of Zanzibar in general for an entire generation.

• We built the hotel with a local workforce

• Our charity Palms for Bwejuu (linked with our sister hotels Baraza and Breezes) has been responsible for a huge improvement in the quality of life of the village. Since its inception, this charity has built a mosque, repainted the Bwejuu clinic and supplied them with fresh water and medicines (during the most recent power black out) we have donated beds and mattresses, clothes, school supplies, and books.

Once a year, together with another charity, the Palms management and staff go to the village and clean the beaches and villages, paint the clinic and celebrate another year of working together with our local community. Our most recent event which was done together with our sister property (Breezes for Bwejuu) was a Mchamvi vs. Bwejuu football match; we donated 40 footballs to the pitch along with a trophy for the winner. The winning team received Tanzanian Shillings 800,000 and the other team received 450,000. These moneys are going to be used by the teams respectively to buy uniforms, train, and will assist in providing the youth of the two villages with constructive activities.

Our guests consistently send gifts, donations and helpful material to the charity which is a wonderful indicator of the success of the program and the importance of bringing them to visit and experience village life.

 

  Accommodation Rates:- From $1,238 per villa per night. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary. 


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