Luxury Vacation

Villa Fleur De Lys

An 8-room boutique hotel on the beautiful south east coast of Zanzibar

Villa Fleur de Lys is an 8-bedroom, friendly, family-owned hotel on the south east coast of Zanzibar. In its elevated position, it overlooks the barrier reef and a wide expanse of the blue Indian Ocean. The views are simply breathtaking.

Villa Fleur de Lys is a perfect retreat for guests who prefer privacy, quiet and a relaxed atmosphere. It is secluded (70km from Stone Town), cosy and personal, rather than an impersonal hotel experience.You could take one or two rooms, or even the whole villa.

During the day, you can watch the local boats glide by and the fisher-women gather the daily catch. At night you can sit under a canopy of bright stars. At high tide, the sea splashes against the cliff edge of the garden and the steps and you may sit at the hotels edge on the local seat (baraza) and allow yourself to be mesmerised by the waves and ocean breeze.

Premium Accomodation

Relax and unwind in our cosy and welcoming hotel with great service from friendly staff.

Unique Location

Private, secluded retreat with a beach at low tide. Stunning ocean views, sunrises, and sunsets.

Exceptional Excursions

From rain forests, history, culture to water sports and parties.

Wedding Destination

Perfect place to set the mood for romance, affection, and love.

Our HOtel

Ideal for group and family Holidays

Food & Beverage

Experience African and Western cuisines

Bar & Pool

Sip a cocktail in our outdoor bar or by the pool

Exercise & Game Room

Workout or chill out
in The Den

Tours & Excursions

Cultural, historical, water or forest – the choice is yours

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The Beach Front Villa

The Villa was built by positioning all the bedrooms with maximum ocean views. The view of the spectacular sunrise from the bedrooms and balconies is enhanced by large floor to ceiling windows. The Villa on the ocean side is enhanced by majestic African wood balconies. At low tide private steps from the hotel lead directly to our small coral and sandy natural beach. From here, you may walk 300m to a long unspoilt palm-fringed white sandy beach where swimming is possible at low or high tide. Whether you rent a room or the full Villa, come and share the “Simply Breath Taking” environment with us!

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Why Choose Us

Reasons to choose us


At low tide, the private steps from the hotel lead directly to a small coral and natural sandy beach.


With magnificent views towards the barrier reef and a wide expanse of the blue Indian Ocean, the Hotel is situated in the least populated region of Zanzibar – perfect for relaxation and tranquillity.


The owners fell in love with Zanzibar and, in particular, this location. Being created as a home, the villa allows for both privacy and socialising where the staff are caring, friendly and happy.

Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

We are happy to help with any other questions.

We are located on the South East coast of Zanzibar between the villages of Makunduchi and Jambiani a 70km/ 75 min drive. 
A 7-seat vehicle costs approx. 50$ for an airport or ferry transfer. We can also arrange pick up from anywhere on the island.

Yes, all our bedrooms have AC units and floor fans. 

We have the fastest Wifi connection available on Zanzibar and it is free of charge and accessible in all rooms and shared areas of the hotel.

Electricity on Zanzibar is 220-240V AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are UK type and we have a number of adaptors for guest use.

Power cuts are a regular occurrence in Zanzibar but we do have a generator.

Zanzibar enjoys a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 25°C during the summer months June to October which are least humid with cool evening breezes. November to March is also beautiful and sunny, but hotter and more humid with average daily temperatures of 30°C. April and May are often referred to as the ‘Rainy Season’ but in fact there is usually much more sunshine than rain with heavy downpours lasting only an hour or so. This is Zanzibar’s quiet season offering a chance to enjoy the island with less visitors!

The Indian Ocean which surrounds Zanzibar is wonderfully warm all year around, averaging about 27° C.

Check in is from 2pm and check out 11am. We will do our best to accommodate earlier check in when possible and later check out may be available for a fee. Let us know in advance if you are checking in after 9pm and require food. (The kitchen normally closes at 9pm).

Our restaurant kitchen is open from breakfast at 7am to 9pm. You may order snacks and meals a la carte throughout the day. Our half or full board options offer a delicious choice of 3 course lunch and/ or dinner from our daily changing menus featuring Swahili influenced dishes. We also offer fantastic Swahili style BBQ buffets. 

We are happy to accommodate dietary requirements please let us know upon reservation so we can best assist you.

Private cooking is not available.

Yes! We love to host a special event and often cater for weddings and birthdays. Please let us know what you are wishing to plan and we will be happy to assist.

Yes! We can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests in our 8 ensuite bedrooms. Please contact us for more information.


What our guests say

“It is so beautiful here so it should not be kept from others and we decided to share this beautiful corner of the universe. We want a place that gives pleasure, and shares the natural beauty with others. This is a place for friends and for guests that want to make new friends”. We are so happy that guests make return visits – a true recommendation.”


” Thank you for the extremely efficient service! We loved our stay here, and the food was incredible! Best pancakes on the island! God Bless! All of our Love from South Africa.”


“Thanks for making our Vacation so Enjoyable. The Staff were friendly and eager to help. The Villa is Beautiful and so Relaxing. We will be back!”


“We had a great time here! Wonderful place to enjoy our Honeymoon! The food was great… We loved the Climate! Had a great motorcycle adventure too.. Thanks for the very friendly staff! Will recommend friends to stay here. ”


“Thanks a lot for the great time spent on Villa Fleur De Lys! It was unforgettable! Thanks to staff for being so attentive to all of our request and first class service! Special thanks to the chef for excellent dishes! We wish for Villa Fleur De Lys – future prosperity and good guests. Our stay here will be memorised with us forever! With love from Russia.. ”


“Jambo! What a wonderful place, Thanks to this fantastic staff to make us feel at home. Looking forward to see you all again. Asante Sana..”