When the natural beauty and tranquillity of Zanzibar, are combined with italian style, the results are ... SIMPLY RELAX!
Leave at home all superfluous things as at Twisted Palms you will find all you need for a real HOLIDAY:
hammock and swing to relax in, under the shade of coconut palms,
the ebb and flow of the tides, changing the landscape at every glance,
a long beach of white sand for endless walks
a hot shower to cuddle you after a swim in the ocean
a meal that merges zanzibarian ingredients with italian style and service wait for you at our stilt house beachside restaurant and
... when you are fed up with Twisted Palms (we bet that will never happen?!) we can offer suggestions as to what else this wonderful island has to offer.
At our hotel you will NOT find:
television, newspapers, music, animators, air conditioner, minibar, swimming pool, nightlife ... the Twisted Palms is a simple and relaxing place!
Our 10 rooms are furnished with double beds (9 of them with an extra single bed), fan (air conditioner is not necessary as there is always a breeze), windows and bed mosquito nets, ensuite bathroom with shower and hot water and a private veranda to relax in. Rooms are decorated with furnishings from Zanzibar.
If you want the privacy of a bungalow just by yourself, where tranquillity is ensured by the huge tropical garden, then the Hill Room is exactly what you need. Here your view gets lost between the green of coconut palms and the iridiscent blue of the Indian Ocean. There are some steps to climbe, but you will have to make some training ... or not?
If all the exercise you have planned during the holiday is stirring your coffee or moving from hammock to sunbed, then your perfect location is the beach room. You will take off your shoes at your arrival and you will put them back on reluctanctly on your departure.
The restaurant is located in the beachside stilt house and overlooks the sea. The menu includes traditional Zanzibar fare, as well as Italian cuisine reworked the Islander way. Fish is the main ingredient, and comes to us directly from local fischermen. The imagination of our Chef combines the flavour of fresh fish with rice, vegetables, spices and coconut to create delicious traditional dishes.
In the evening you can enjoy a candle lit dinner under the African sky accompanied by the magic sound of the Indian Ocean : it will be a great experience!
The cafe, also situated on the stilt house, offers not only African coffee, spicy infusions and fresh fruit juices, but also a good choice of international wines and liqueurs.
If relaxation is the main purpose of your holiday, you have found the right place!
You could laze in our hammock and swing in the shade of coconut trees, refreshed by the breeze of the Indian Ocean. The long white beach is perfect for solitary walks accompanied by the sound of the ebb and flow of the tides.
If otherwise you want to use the Twisted Palms as a base from which to explore the Island, we can suggest the best excursions for you to take.
You could try the emotion to swim with dolphins in Kizimkazi.
You could admire the Red Colobus monkeys, protected species, in the Jozani Forest.
You could enjoy a full day excursion with Blue Safari, with a boat trip, relaxing on the sandbank and barbecue on the beach.
You could discover the secrets and the origins of many kind of spices on a Spice Tour.
You could reach the reef by a Ngalawa, a traditional local boat, and snorkel in the Indian Ocean.
And of course you could visit the capital, Stone Town.
... or you could visit Bwejuu village and get to know real local life away from tourism. The schoolchildren, the herbalist and other local people will say "Karibu“ to you.
All our activities are managed by local authorized Tour Operators.
If instead you would like to discover Zanzibar by yourself, you could rent a bike, a motorbike or a car.
The zanzibarian people are jovial and smiling: our team are a typical example.
Our staff are happy to help you with necessity or request, and can answer all questions you have about the area. They also understand when you want to relax or to be quiet.
Details / Other Expenses
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Policies / Expenses
if cancelled up to 15 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
if cancelled up to 8 days before date of arrival 50% of all nights will be charged
if cancelled from 7 days before date od arrival or in case of NO-SHOW 100%
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|VAT: Value Added Tax:
18.00 VAT % Exclusive
Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Kisauni Airport of Zanzibar, 60 Km, airpot transfer on request $ 40 from 1 up to 4 people, $ 56 from 5 up to 7 people
Airport Shuttle? Yes!
There is an airport shuttle.
Breakfast included in the room rate: from 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Breakfast is served at the table and includes:instant coffee, tea, milk powder, jam, margarine, syrup for pancakes
a fresh fruit juice
a fruit plate (3 different types of seasonal fruits)
every other day:
or 1 omelette with bread
or 1 omelette with chapati
or 1 fried egg with bread