Xanadu: Secluded & Exclusive Luxury

Set on the pristine white sand beach of Zanzibar’s South East, Xanadu’s eight private villas have been crafted holistically out of the owner’s desire to breathe. Owned by Eileen, a Zambian designer, and her husband Marcus, a South African art collector, Xanadu offers unrivaled romance, privacy, and luxury.

The property intertwines Zanzibar’s Arabic history with colourful African cultures; traditional Swahili architecture and domed buildings are tastefully decorated with Arab-inspired furnishing, vibrant African textiles, and art from around the world.

Metres away from the warm Indian ocean, Xanadu is set in lush tropical gardens and is renowned for its exceptional cuisine paired with hand-picked wines from around the world, enjoyed in varied dining locations throughout the beautiful property. The resident chef offers varied meal options, catering to all dietary requirements.

A stay at Xanadu is all-inclusive; including a private butler throughout, guided sea kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding from Xanadu’s beach. The ideal location for guests looking to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy Zanzibar at its most luxurious.

– Snorkeling & Scuba diving
– Kayaking & Paddle boarding
– Kite surfing & Surfing
– Fishing
– Dolphin tours
– Xanadu shamba & farm tours
– ‘Free Spirit’ private dhow cruises
– Africology beauty & wellness treatments
– Stone Town & Zanzibar cultural excursions

– Central swimming pool
– Kiota spa
– On-site activities manager
– Private butler per villa

Each villa offers a private plunge pool as well as a private butler.

5 x One Bedroom Villas (Umande, Alfajiri, Kimwondo, Mawimbi & Mawingu)
3 x Two Bedroom Villas (Korongo, Mlima & Mbingu)
Exclusive Use Available
1 – 10 guests
11 – 22 guests

– Ideal for couples looking for privacy, tranquility, and exceptional service. Less appropriate for guests who favour large social atmospheres.
– A tour of Xanadu’s organic ‘shamba’ (farm): almost all of the produce used in the exceptional cuisine is home-grown, farm-raised, or fished from Xanadu.
– Mawimbi one-bedroom villa for honeymooners. The villa offers direct beach access, exceptional ocean views, and the most privacy.
– A sunset sail with sundowners on Xanadu’s private Swahili dhow ‘Free Spirit’.
– Xanadu’s ninth villa and second swimming pool are set to be constructed by 2022. The new two-bedroom villa will be nestled between Mawimbi and Mawingu, with the three villas available for an outstanding exclusive use beach stay for up to 8 guests.