Go Wild at Zanzibar's Innovative Wellness Retreat

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa | Courtesy of White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Gill Lange

To some, people taking a trip to an idyllic island to work up a sweat, feel the burn of aching muscles, and generally spend their days as if preparing for voluntary marine recruitment may seem paradoxical. Surely drinking cocktails and stretching out in the sun is a better alternative to some, but for those who want to break a sweat while on holiday, here is more information about a place to do just that.

Sunset cocktails at White Sand

The holistic road to a new you

After seven days of radiating an inner glow that outshines an island tan, feel as energised as a toy-seeking child again and stronger and leaner than ever before. With wholesome, real, nutritionally dense, seasonally relevant, and freshly prepared meals served on a daily basis, crash into the lap of luxury after a long and strenuous day. At Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, team up with Wildfitness for a transformative retreat based on the principles of wild living.

Cinnamon room interior

This is not a boot camp or a weight loss programme but rather an opportunity to press the reset button. By removing guests from the rat race and reconnecting with nature to achieve a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa provides the ultimate place to do just this.

Hotel grounds

The gorgeous resort is tucked away on the east coast of Zanzibar and spread across the white sandy shores of Paje Beach. The spacious villas blend beautifully into the natural surrounds and offer the utmost in privacy and discretion. Meanwhile, the peaceful atmosphere is interrupted by nothing but the sound of the ocean.

Living room unit

Generous living room doors can be opened wide to allow in the gentle sea breeze tinged with the fragrance of frangipani flowers. The one-bedroom villas all offer a private pool, roof terrace, and beautiful views of the turquoise Indian Ocean.

Eat your (healthy) heart out

Meals are organically sourced and reflect the flavours and bounty of Zanzibar with plenty of fresh fish and seafood accompanied by platters of tropical fruit like coconuts, mangoes, and bananas.

Fresh seafood and fruit

After an action-packed day of climbing coconut trees and swimming in the ocean, the large shower and open-air bathtub will feel like long-lost friends before the gentle touch of Egyptian cotton sheets lulls guests into a sound sleep.

Outdoor bathtub in private courtyard

Time out for unwinding is essential

Relaxation and getting enough downtime play an important role in the Wildfitness philosophy as do breathing exercises and a mindful approach to training and eating. While the course throws in a complimentary deep-tissue massage, Zanzibar White Sand has plenty of other options to ease tired bodies and help slow down an active mind.

Luxury spa treatments are accompanied by the serene sound of the nearby waterfall and the wide range of treatments make use of locally sourced products based on island ingredients such as coconut, seaweed, and the spices that Zanzibar is known for. There is also a steam room and hammam. While consuming alcohol is not encouraged as part of the Wildfitness programme, the rooftop champagne bar may be hard to resist.

Outdoor spa area

Give yourself a hug

So get back to the basics and rediscover the primal ingredients of life and balance. With the mind on cruise control and an open heart, experience the joy of living. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will take care of the rest and pamper guest with five-star opulence. Enjoy being set free in their inspirational and oh-so-pretty natural playground.

Rooftop terrace

Now new and improved, stick around for a while and try some of the best kite surfing in Zanzibar, explore the colours and history of the spice island, and enjoy that big glass of bubbly on a rooftop in paradise.

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, Paje Beach, Paje, Tanzania, +255 776 263 451

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