RIU Palace sits in sprawling exotic grounds – complete with manicured lawns and botanical gardens – on a beautiful stretch of beach. It’s Tanzania’s sole member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Diverse dining options in RIU Palace include the main Aqua Restaurant serving international buffet-style cuisine as well as hosting two live cooking corners: ‘pasta and noodles’ and ‘grill and pizza’. For guests staying in higher room types, dining at the à la carte restaurants is also included. Ishi-Teppanyaki offers oriental fusion dishes and sushi, whilst The Carnivorous & More specialises in meats ranging from ostrich to crocodile. Cool drinks, exotic cocktails and tea are offered at The Makuti Beach Bar and Horizon Terrace Cigar & Shisha lounge. For indulgent relaxation, the Hideaway Spa & Health Club offers rejuvenating massages and body treatments.

Rooms in RIU Palace are evocative of Zanzibar’s African-Arabic and colonial heritage, each with balcony or terrace with ocean views. The Luxury Junior Suites make up the majority of the rooms and have a bathroom with dressing area, while the Prestige Junior Suites occupy corner spots with panoramic views. If you opt for a Superior Junior Suite, Jacuzzi Suite or Prestige Beach Villa with its own pool, you’ll enjoy access to an exclusive area with private access to the beach, bar, butler service, 24-hour in-room dining and fine dining at Ishi-Teppanyaki and The Carnivorous & More.


The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Inspired by the island’s eclectic cultures, our luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by our butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments.

Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar.

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