The newly built 5* resort and spa stretches across Zanzibar’s crystal white beach front. You would be forgiven for missing the sultan style palace, if not for the intense blue skies that line its flat roof it blends effortlessly into the environment. Each arch is dressed with luxurious golden drapes that sway in the sea breeze; true luxury in the ideal setting of paradise, a statement that is no exaggeration by anyone’s standards. The Frangipani Spa has its own lap pool with underwater music, there is no better place than the Island of spice to receive a variety of treatments and therapies enhanced by candlelight and spice scented aromas. There has been real attention to detail here. All villas are placed to give a feeling of privacy, each designed to characterise classic Swahili architecture; dramatic arches, intricate hand carvings, brass lanterns and beautiful fabrics.
Guest nationality: British
Reviewed September 29, 2009