Zanzibar is the best destination if you are into luxury travel but want to experience something different and create memories to last a lifetime. The islands sounds and colors make it the perfect place to stay and relax and an escape from the worries of a busy daily life.
Karibu Zanzibar, meaning “Welcome to Zanzibar”, and Hakuna Matata, which means “No worries”, are the phrases you hear everywhere when stepping on the magical island of Zanzibar. Situated only a short distance from the Tanzanian coast, this island has lately been regarded as a little paradise and complimented for its turquoise waters and white sands. This fairytale island is historically rich with an incredible mix of African, Arabic, Indian and European cultures, creating a wonderfully colorful fusion of influences which can be seen, tasted, heard, and felt throughout the island.
The most exclusive luxury hotel is the chic and bohemian boutique hotel Upendo. Upendo means love, and you feel it in every single detail whether it’s the eastern hip interior or a fusion food and it will fit your luxury lifestyle for sure with the exclusive design and fine dining restaurant.
Upendo is distinctive in so many ways, but the aspect that struck me the most was the careful attention paid to create the relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere of a real “Hakuna Matata” life. Here the modern luxury design and lifestyle meets island tradition in a fusion of Eastern inspirations and Western classics.
Upendo is a truly barefoot chic. Sip their famous specialty cocktails as you dip your toes into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Recline on colorful cushions while sampling fresh grilled lobster or an Indian-style thali. It is worth to mention that they have an incredible fine dining cuisine, which represents the spirit of Zanzibar – a mix of cultures.
The restaurant and lounge zone have a bohemian twist and offer incredible views of world-famous The Rock and wild Indian ocean. It is perfectly designed to have a breakfast with a breath-taking view or a lazy cocktail and snacks after a long day on the beach, or simply to finish your night with the sounds of fusion music.
The boutique resort comprises Villa Shiva (3-bedroom villa), The Beach House (4-bedroom villa), 2 one-bedroom villas and 2 hip style bands. All of the villas are sea-facing on the beachfront and The Rock and surrounded by incredible beach garden. In keeping with a mix of modern and ethnic design, the villas’ interiors are unique and individual, so that each of them has a separate name.
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