The rain that had started in Nairobi had followed us to Zanzibar but luckily it didn’t dampen my enthusiasm at seeing Zanzibar White Sands again. I saw it last in January 2014 when it was still very much a building site. I know I do the marketing for ZWS therefore it is my job to wax lyrical about it but it is such a stunning property! The gardens have all grown up giving it a lovely lush feel.
Markus the manager has an air of German efficiency about him but is also very friendly and evidently loves his role at ZWS. Their new chef is from Zanzibar and over the last 15 years has worked in a number of the island’s best hotels as well as spending the last 5 years working in the Middle East. He is doing an incredible job and in the 48 hours I was there, every meal was utterly delicious and the service was faultless.
The villas at ZWS are enormous and so private. Each villa is located on a plot of 1500sqm with 500sqm of living space. There is a separate dining/sitting room which is perfect to chill out in whilst escaping the hot sun. The villas work so well for couples and families alike as there is so much space between the villas that the guests hardly see each other!
Having not eaten since breakfast I had a carb fest with a club sandwich & chips (it was raining after all so no bikini was being put on!!) and then was treated to a divine full body massage in the beautiful spa (sometimes this job just sucks!) The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing in my stunning room and making the most of the fantastic wifi speed.