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The Palms, South East Coast, Zanzibar

Zanzibar is one of those names. The sort that dance in your ears; promising romance, mystery and beautiful experiences. Even without thinking beyond the sound of the word, you find yourself drawn towards it.

Go a step further. Make The Palms part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Zanzibar and you’ll be completely seduced by one of the smallest, most perfectly formed romantic boutique hotels on the entire island.

Here you can experience pure tranquillity in an adults-only setting. No children, no families, just the sensation of walking alone along an untouched beach at sunset, its white sand gilded by the setting rays. Your senses will also be stimulated by the fusion of Arab, African and European cultures that have shaped the people, traditions and cuisine of this remarkable place.

The Palms, at a glance

  • An exclusive, adults-only, private boutique resort in an impeccable beach setting
  • Just six wonderful thatched villas; each with its own living room, full en suite, spacious bedroom with dressing room and tented bed, silk-draped veranda bed and midnight blue plunge pool
  • Exquisite dining room where the décor and menu changes almost daily – wonderful seafood and specialities that reflect the cultures of Zanzibar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Fantastic, children-free place for honeymoons, weddings and second honeymoons
  • Superb swimming pool and Sanctuary Spa in an unrivalled, beachfront setting
  • Plus nearby Frangipani Spa with even more restorative treatments
  • Palm thatched beach bandas
  • Water club and scuba diving
  • Rising Sun Dive Centre (PADI 5 star)
  • We have travelled with The Ultimate Travel Company six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. Given our obvious satisfaction with Ultimate, we had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was unfortunately cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble. When travel becomes viable again we would definitely rebook with them.

    DN, August 2020