If you’re thinking of heading to Zanzibar with your family and are looking at places to stay, renting a villa is probably the best bet in keeping everyone happy. With breathtaking coastlines and great weather, Zanzibar boasts some of the best beaches in the world. Throw in the pristine waters, fine white sands, thriving coral reefs, and swaying palms and you have all the ingredients for the ultimate Zanzibar family holidays. Safaris and beach holidays make for some pretty fantastic family adventures, especially when you work with an expert to choose high-quality, well-located lodges and hotels throughout your stay.
But staying in a private villa takes the experience up a notch by assuring complete exclusivity, greater freedom, more closeness, superior guiding and service, and more for your family, so you can look back on your time in Africa as the experience of a lifetime. Here are our top reasons why your family should stay in private villas while on holiday in Zanzibar:
A private villa is designed to provide the kind of “home-away-from-home” atmosphere you’ll rarely find in other accommodation options like hotels and inns. Some people prefer to stay in hotels in the city center (nothing wrong with that, of course), but if you’re traveling with your family, spending your days with the kids and your best friends immersed in the beautiful Zanzibar nature will be a mind-blowing, authentic and intense experience. A holiday that can’t be compared to any of your previous vacation trips. That’s for sure!
Everything is pretty much taken care of when you stay in a private villa. There are staff members available to cater to your every need. Plus, if the kids need to let off steam or are feeling rambunctious, you can rest easy knowing that there’s no one to be bothered because you have the whole place to yourself.
Fancy a tour around the island on horseback? There are horses available to take you across the various attractions around Zanzibar. How about a leisurely swim in the pool? A Zanzibar private pool villa means you wade in at any time and splash about as much as you want. Many villas have private pools, private gyms, spa treatment rooms, and private beach access all being taken care of by friendly and knowledgeable butlers, housekeepers, and drivers. Again, remember that all these experiences are exclusive to you and your family, which makes it even more fun.
The activities in Zanzibar are the epitome of a true African beach experience. Spend the day snorkeling, dhow sailing, or even exploring the famous Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital. Later that day and back at your multi-room private villa, the staff greets you with cool towels and welcome drinks as you settle on the veranda to enjoy a sundowner and chat about the adventures so far. Seeing Zanzibar’s amazing coastline and amazing attractions is definitely a lifetime experience for you and your family.
Renting a villa for your Zanzibar family holiday is like home, but with your own butler. It’s an adventure to some of Africa’s best destinations while having all the comforts of home (privacy, lots of indoor and outdoor space, meals and bedtimes at the time of your choosing). Not only do you have complete privacy and personalized services dedicated to your comfort, but you can also relax, glass of port in hand, while the chef prepares your gourmet meals. After all, that’s what a vacation is supposed to be like, right?
Staying at a lodge or hotel does have its perks, but you’ll agree that it is not always convenient especially if you are traveling with the extended family. This is because not many of them are equipped to accommodate large families. You’ll want to go for interconnecting rooms so you can be together, but it can be quite challenging and costly to book an adequate number of rooms in the same hotel for your large family, let alone on the same floor. With a private villa, you don't have to worry about any of these issues since everyone has their own personal space, but also with plenty of communal areas to enjoy your time as a family together.
Everyone wins with a private villa stay; parents can sit back and chill and kids can go wild. Parents get to enjoy some time for themselves as needed while the kids get special, individualized attention. There’s something appealing for everyone and the memories you make as a family will last a lifetime!
Get in touch with us today to discuss the right accommodation options for your adventure here in Zanzibar.