At Villa Lali, it’s easy to find ways to pass the time, from seeking out a quiet corner to unwind, meditate or read a book to walking along the gorgeous white sands that stretch for miles in both directions.

Wake up early and watch the sunrise with a freshly brewed coffee, or salute the end of another perfect day with a cocktail or glass of champagne. Swim in our pool or the ocean – or both – or relax poolside on a sunbed or at the baraza.

Learn to play carrom or stroll to the local fishing village to see the catch of the day being brought ashore and buy handcrafted souvenirs.

Achieve inner calm with yoga lessons and massage therapies – available at the Villa at additional cost.



Whether you’re interested in history or natural history, Zanzibar offers a remarkable array of experiences that will provide you with unforgettable memories. The Villa Lali team will be more than happy to help with arranging your choice of activities during your stay.

Enjoy a guided reef walk (available on request) and discover the sandbar directly opposite Villa Lali.

Explore the teeming waters around Mnemba Island with an early morning fishing trip with local fishermen, kite surf along the beach or discover the lively bars, restaurants and music venues of Matemwe.

Further afield, you can lose yourself in the twisting alleyways of Stone Town, or spot monkeys and butterflies in Jozani Forest. Chumbe Island makes a wonderful day trip, and if you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, a tour of a spice farm is an absolute must. You may be surprised at the appearance of familiar spices in their natural state!