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Upendo Beach

Upendo Beach is located in Michamvi, (on south east coast) on one of the most beautiful secluded and unique tidal beaches in Zanzibar. This property offers a new concept of small chic luxury beach hotel, in a quiet location, but also very close to the best kitesurfing and scuba diving on the island. It combines exclusive private villas with a social restaurant, bar and pool area while advocating sustainability and conservation principles at its center.

Expect tailored service with 3 luxury private villas & 2 further palm thatch banda rooms. This stylish luxury retreat is perfect for the adventurous, elegant, yet bohemian globetrotter! A barefoot retreat designed to feel like your home away from home, whether a couple, family, group of friends or solo traveler, our villas & suites are sure to make your stay memorable. All villas are beachfront and come with own butler, private pools, outside dining and lounge areas.

ONE BEDROOM VILLAS WITH PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL - The ultimate in private Zanzibari retreats. Love is in the details in these private villas. Luxuriously outfitted with large double beds, fine linens, air conditioning, private rooftop pool and large sea view deck. These adult only villas are suited for couples, honeymooners or solo travelers and come with a personal butler to take care of all your needs.

MAKUTI BANDA ROOMS - Natures retreat for the adventurous globetrotter. Made from natural palm material, these airy, spacious double rooms with ensuite bathrooms are an intimate, relaxed island escape. Wake to the whisper of the ocean breeze and the kiss of African sunshine – the day only gets better from there. The rooms have stunning views of both beach and our lush tropical gardens. Each has a small outside garden and deck. Ceiling fan (no a/c).

FIVE BED LUXURY VILLA - Families and friends will immediately feel at home in the fully-serviced, 5 bedroom villa with stunning infinity pool.This home away from the other villas, can be booked as your very own private retreat or as individual suites. This spacious villas ensures there is no compromise on space and privacy even when sold by the room. It can perfectly accommodate two young families of four or below. The first floor rooms are ideal for older children (8+), while the ground floor rooms are better suited to families with children of 0-7yrs.

THE SPA - Give your body the love, it deserves. Recharge and relax with our spa massages, facials, and treatments for pure relaxation. Experience our couple massage, perfect to connect and share on a special occasion such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or just because -why not!

Your butler and our mobile spa therapist will set up your spa experience as requested, in room, on your deck with sea views or on the rooftop under the African sky. there are many options to choose from!

OCEAN VIEW RESTAURANT & BAR - THE VIEW: craft cocktails, ever changing beach views & food that will ensure your palate remembers your stay! Both classic and innovative the tasty creations are cooked with quality (many organic) products and a classic Upendo touch – this is the signature style. The all day dining menu has options to satisfy most guests palates whether in the mood for fresh seafood, hearty burgers, classic Indian and Swahili cuisine or our kitchens daily creations we cook a la carte to order and believe in making dining an experience! They focus on choosing only the best selection of organic, fresh, and local, sustainable produce wherever possible!


Sustainability

WATER : Can you imagine how many tons of towels & sheets are unnecessarily washed in hotels all over the world? And the monstrous amount of washing powder needed which thereby pollutes out most precious resource: water? To play their role in protecting the environment, they change bed linen & towels every third day, As a rule they consume water consciously.

LOCAL means less transportation and consequently reducing our footprint . They work with local suppliers using local materials respecting both the environment and the traditions of the Swahili culture.

NO PLASTIC: At Upendo Beach and Upendo House, they avoid using plastic as much as they can. All toiletries are refillable, they use glass bottles filled with organic products produced by local communities. Stations of drinking waters are available in the common areas and rooms. Reusable bottles are available in their Concept Store to protect the environment anywhere.

GLASS:: Glass-making is energy intensive. To reduce the consumption of new products, they recycle bottles and donate to great initiatives that are transforming them into stylish everyday use items such as the glasses they use in or restaurant!

They COMPOST and SORT their waste. They reduce unnecessary packaging and consumption. They provide recycling stations and truck collection for the local community. They also invest on education for the local people to learn about the importance of protecting the environment.

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Price Guide

Prices are a guide only. Hotel only is per room per night, package are per person per week with flights. Additional ofers and extra may apply.


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(room per night)

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(flights from United Kingdom)
Jan £ 150 (bed & breakfast) £993 p.person
Feb £ 150 (bed & breakfast) £974 p.person
Mar £ 150 (bed & breakfast) £959 p.person
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