We had an amazing time! The accommodation was perfect, much larger than the photos give it credit for. The food was so fresh, beautifully presented and my young kids loved it! We spent mornings out on the boat snorkelling, long afternoons in the pool which has the best view and dusk on the beach with the local kids playing football. The host and hostess George and Shukran are lovely people who are are fantastic at their job. George walked with us to the local village school so we could donate and Shurkan accompanied us on the boat.
We love to travel so we don’t usually go to the same place twice, but we had such an amazing time we are seriously contemplating it!!! Thank you
The location is amazing the beach on your door step. The staff were woundeful better than any five star hotel..George looked after us checking every day to see if we had everything wee needed.
The private Poole was lovely only a few steps to the beach.
The food was plentiful more than we could eat.
I visit zanzibar every year staying in a different hotels but know that I have found zi cottage this will be my first choice.
So if you are looking for paradise then book zi cottage .
A big thank you to the Allan the owner and the staff for the most perfect memorable holiday . I will be back.
We spent an unbelievable, very lazy week at Zi Villa Beach Cottage. The staff (George, Sam et al) are amazing. Come hungry as there is so much food at each meal - it took us half a week to get a portion of food that we could actually finish. The food is excellent, freshly prepared and very tasty. The curry sauce in the calamari curry could be eaten with everything. George or Sam will discuss the menu with you each day - we didn't change anything. The eggplant bake is highly recommended. The villa is lovely and clean and well furnished - not too cluttered. The beach is lovely at low tide and you can walk for miles up or down the beach. The snorkelling trips are unbelievable, we swam with dolphins three times on each of the two snorkelling trips. We went to the Jozani Forest and saw the red colobus monkeys - this is recommended but only go if one of the villas vehicles is available to take you as the local driver organised for us didn't seem to have the correct paperwork when he was stopped at road blocks and this was very stressful. If you want to be spoiled and not have to cook but just relax then Zi Villa Beach Cottage or the larger house next door are highly recommended. We want to bring the family with us next year and stay in the big house.
WOW! We spent a whole week in this gorgeous small private villa with our very own private pool for when the tide was out. The road to the villa is long and bumpy so when you land you dont really want to leave again till your stay is over. Luckily you dont need to....All meals and beverages are supplied. If there is anything else you need they will purchase for you. Fantastic free WiFi. Great TV is available if you feel the need to check on the rest of the world...we preferred to cocoon ourselves in the luxury and beauty around us. Any snorkeling or other boat trips are arranged for you, some picking you up on your own beach. there are a number of hotels and tourist areas just down the beach that you can walk to. The meals were perfect and the chef willing to make changes you may require. For us, 3 large meals a day was too much, so we had fruit, cheese & biscuits for lunch most days. This is the perfect getaway and we will return.