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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa was designed with sustainability in mind, and delivering the best of service while reflecting the natural beauty of the coast of Zanzibar. 

 With over 4 hectares of lush garden, the 11 villas are nestled among trees and bushes for complete intimacy, their architecture emphasizing the local environment through the use of organic materials, shapes and textures. Throughout construction and design phases sustainable building practices have been used by sharing of skills, knowledge as well as processes put in place to ensure the hotel has a positive environmental impact.

Behind the scenes, our operations reiterate our commitment to sustainability through powerful infrastructures and initiatives. We integrated a number of environmental measures and adopted the best sustainable practices & green initiatives to ensure Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is an eco-minded luxury hotel.

Wind and solar energy

Wind and Solar Energy

We have invested in photovoltaic panels, solar water heaters and our own wind turbine to power the resort sustainably, with a minimal imprint.
Waste Management

Waste Management

Waste is a difficult topic in Zanzibar as there are little infrastructures to help businesses recycle and dispose of waste environmentally. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa has partnered with Zanrec to categorize and recycle waste.

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

The UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge aims to promote sustainable travel, community resilience and heritage conservation globally. By signing the Pledge, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa commits to actions that will reduce the environmental impact of their businesses, raising awareness to travelers and helping them make more sustainable travel choices.

Lush Gardens and Plant Nursery

Vegetable, Fruits & Herbs Garden

With over 20.000 plants in our care, the lush gardens of the resort are without a doubt one of our most precious gem. We cultivate our organic fruits, herbs and vegetables that are used in our kitchen.
Spice Farms

No Single Use Plastics

We are proud that we do not use single-use plastics in our operations.
Pack for Purpose

Pack with Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make an impact in the Zanzibari community. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project.
ZWS bottled water

Bottled water

Our drinking water is filtered on-site and bottled in sanitized, reusable glass bottles to limit single-user plastics usage.

Local partners

We partner with local producers to bring the best of Zanzibar to your room. Soaps and amenities are handcrafted locally by the team at Mwani Zanzibar, supporting the work of the community and the local know-how. Seaweed is picked daily on the beach, dried and processed inPage. This gift from the ocean is rich in nutrients and supports the natural detoxification and balance of the skin. Wantto know more? You can watch and learn about the process, the project and the team, just 10 min. away from the resort (complimentary).

Partner with NGOs

From carpentry training to beach cleanups, we drive and promote green and community initiatives in Zanzibar.