The Palms


Bwejuu, south-east Zanzibar

Accommodation Type

Exclusive beach lodge

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

The Palms

The Palms is one of Zanzibar’s most romantic, upmarket and exclusive beach lodges. With just 6 villas on the property you are assured of privacy and attentive service.  If you’re looking for understated elegance and a charming small and quiet place to relax, we highly recommend it.

The Palms is all about privacy in a luxurious setting.  Your experience is one of exclusivity with just 6 attractive villas, each with spacious veranda and a private plunge pool. It’s very adult-focussed, with no children allowed under the age of 16.  They lodge is rightly proud of their cuisine, and they also offer spa treatments here too. The beach is a beautiful stretch of sand, and not as busy as Nungwi. Common to other places on the east coast, the tide goes out a long way here and you will come across seaweed but it’s not too bad most of the year (December tends to bring the most).

The Palms has the same owners as Breezes Beach Club next door, a much larger resort, and the luxury resort of Baraza.  Whilst you feel tucked away from it all at the Palms, you have the advantage of all the facilities and activities available at Breezes and Baraza if you wish – win win!

The buildings and decor are an attractive blend of colonial and Arabian influences of old, with beautiful ornate carved wooden furniture throughout. The ambience at Palms is one of romance, peace and tranquillity – it’s as though you are a million miles from anywhere.

Times to Go

You can visit Zanzibar all year round though most people do prefer to avoid the rains in April and May.

The Palms highlights

  • On a Conde Nast Top 30 beach
  • Private and intimate
  • Just 6 villas
  • Superb fresh fish dishes
  • Private plunge pools

The Palms location

The Palms


  • 6 villas
  • Open all year round
  • No children under 16 yrs


  • Swimming pool
  • WIFI
  • Spa facility
  • Laundry


    (All activities are optional)

  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle boards
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kite surfing
  • Bicycle hire
  • Cookery classes
  • Palm weaving
  • Swahili classes

The Palms rooms

The 6 villas at The Palms are wonderfully spacious and luxurious.

The bedroom is huge, the centrepiece a beautiful four-poster bed. There is a separate lounge with a TV and DVD player and telephone and a spacious en-suite.

The rooms have intricate carved wooden furniture. The use of cream soft furnishings and swathes of floating fabric covering the windows gives the villas a classy and elegant feel.

Patio doors lead out to the veranda where you will find a private plunge-pool and day beds.

Down at the beach you have your own private banda, complete with comfortable sun-loungers.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“The Palms has a recycling system in place and also a desalination plant.  They support the local community too.  They invest in improving the quality of life in the village. Their charity, Palms for Bwejuu (also linked to their sister hotels Breezes and Baraza), has built a mosque, repainted the clinic and also supplied the clinic with fresh water and medicines – their support is ongoing.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.