The Palms

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 323 (Pps)

Overview

The Palms is an exclusive private resort on Bwejuu Beach on the South East coast of Zanzibar with only six villas in an intimate setting. It is ideal for the romantic getaway or some well deserved rest and relaxation. The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility and the perfect base from which to experience the very best of the Island of Zanzibar. The Palms Zanzibar was featured among the World's Most Romantic All-Inclusive Resorts by Travel and leisure Magazine.

The Palms is nestled between tropical gardens and a white sandy beach. The resort provides a range of beautifully appointed facilities reflecting the warmth and character of the local architecture in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Overlooking the beach, private palm thatched "bandas" shelter private day beds and carved sun loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy.

Accommodation

The Palms has six villas of a generous size, over 140 square meters. Each villa has a bedroom, living room, full en suite bathroom, dressing room, extra room with its own en suite bathroom and large furnished terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa features a sophisticated interior composition in all colors of coffee and cream. The filmy caramel colored curtains billow, dark grained polished floors and the decor is a unique marriage of colonial grandeur and traditional design. On the veranda, a silk-draped four-poster Zanzibar Bed accents a sunken, private plunge pool with long views of the Indian Ocean.

The Palms also features a spa in a beautiful setting. Guests at The Palms can also use the neighbouring Baraza or Frangipani Spas, which offers world-class treatments and facilities.

Though it doesnt have its own watersports centre, it shares this with the neighbouring Baraza hotel 'which is only a few metres away.

The Palms on the map

Rooms

Two bedroom Villa

The Palms has seven villas, each over 140 square meters with a bedroom, living room, full en suite bathroom, dressing room, extra room with its own en suite bathroom & large furnished terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa features a sophisticated interior composition in all colors of coffee and cream where filmy caramel colored curtains billow, dark grained polished floors extend and the decor is a unique marriage of colonial grandeur and traditional design. On the veranda, a silk-draped four-poster Zanzibar Bed accents a sunken, midnight blue plunge pool with long views of the Indian Ocean. Additional Features: - Private Outdoor Plunge Pool - Satellite TV & DVD player - Mini Bar - Safe deposit box - Standing bar with tea / coffee making services - Telephone - Air conditioning

 

The Palms Review

The Palms was built a few years ago as the five star sister hotel to Breezes. It is very small with only six villas so it offers the exclusivity and personal attention which the grander and larger Baraza hotel may not. It has a more traditional, less Arabic ambience to it.

The suites are smart with a terrace, two day beds and a small spa bath. Inside there’s a sitting area (with TV and DVD player) which is open plan into the bedroom. Behind the bedroom is a large dressing room and sizeable bathroom (with separate toilet/bidet). The spa bath is functional but not super-stylish but perhaps I am being picky.

It doesn’t take kids under 16 years (though curiously each villa has a second bedroom with a single bed, and shower room so an older child could share with you. Go figure!)

However what is particularly nice about Palms is that each villa has its own private ‘banda’ right on raised beach area behind the main beach, with steps directly down to the main beach. Here are two loungers, coffee table and a double day bed which is screened on three sides for privacy and also protection from the winds. (I am actually writing this sitting on my banda day bed!) This is a really nice feature of The Palms - which Baraza doesn’t have. I suspect that a lot of people simply hang out at their banda for much of the day. The staff bring you sundowner cocktails and nibbles to your banda or morning coffee if they see that you have headed down there. Nice touch!

However overall I still prefer Baraza next door to The Palms, except perhaps at the peak of high season...

Cedarberg : Kate Bergh

Includes

Full board and non-premium drinks

Excludes

Premium wines

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Beach, Leisure, Relaxation, Watersports, Wine

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