Bahati Villa is situated on the most beautiful white sandy beach in Zanzibar, yet it is in the village and you can have access to village life, shops, and restaurants.
Private beach villa situated in Jambiani village, on the east coast of Zanzibar, facing the Indian Ocean. Swahili design and eco-friendly. Bed and breakfast, room service. 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. 1 suite (houses 4), 4 double rooms, around an airy courtyard, spacious kitchen house, with electric stove, and refrigerator. Laundry service.
The villa is close to many local beach restaurants, bars, post office, and village shops.
Attractive are Jambiani cultural village tour, a spice tour with Swahili lunch, Jozani forest and mangrove tour, seaturtle sanctuary, Stone Town historical city tour. Very recommended is a dhow cruise (local sailing boat) to a remote island and sandbank, with BBQ and snorkelling opportunity, and octopus fishing for the more adventurous.
The Villa operates as a B&B and the 5 rooms can be RENTED INDIVIDUALLY B&B-STYLE or you can rent the entire Villa (4 bedrooms and one Suite).The rates for our accommodation are from € 80 per night for TWO guests in our Twin Rooms and from €110 per night for up to 4 guests (recommended 2 children) in one, large, oceanfront Suite. Additional guests at €15 per night each. The rate for renting all our rooms together (5) is € 400 per night and includes breakfast (for up to 12 guests with a minimum of 3 nights' stay). Airport transport can be arranged at an extra cost (around € 50 for a minibus, one way).
PEAK PERIOD is from 15th December to 30h January and our rates are adjusted accordingly. Rates also increase during the July/August School Holidays, please contact us for details. We have a beautiful, safe, swimming beach (please note high and low tides, with beautiful walks in the lagoon during low tide), as well as excellent Kite Surfing nearby. We are great hosts too! Let us organise your CELEBRATIONS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARY DINNERS, SMALL WEDDING BLESSING CEREMONIES ETC. We are situated in a beautiful, traditional Zanzibarian beachfront Village with absolutely amazing views of the Indian Ocean, amazing moon rises (perhaps you can come during a full moon period?, incredible experience) and star gazing opportunities (the Southern sky and stars with beautiful Scorpio, the Southern Cross, the Austral Crown).
Sip a cold beer or cocktail at sunset and know that you are as close to Heaven as possible here at Villa Bahati. All of the wonderful, nearby attractions are listed on our website (email hidden)
OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD; Because we are located in a traditional, Zanzibarian seaside village, Jambiani village, you can experience the "real Zanzibar" during your stay with us. Watch the local fishermen in their colourful outriggers, push out into the sea and return later with their catch! Follow the Zanzibarian children to their school and the women as they walk to harvest seaweed. Perhaps even better book a cultural village tour at the local eco+culture Zanzibar office.
Public transport can be used to travel to Zanzibar Stone Town. Alternatively our service staff can assist to rent transport in the village and a village taxi to nearby Paje, Makunduchi, Kizimkazi.
We support tourism directly benefitting the local people, and have been supporting the NGO eco+culture Zanzibar and tour operator eco+culture tours (featured in Lonely Planet).
The Villa is right on the beach, and is situated in the village of Jambiani, an authentic and unspoilt fisher village.
Please use water responsibly, making sure water taps are closed, and water heaters turned off when not needed. Our service staff will advise and guide you accordingly.
The trip started off a bit bad. It seems like the staff did not know we were coming. So once we arrived at the property with the driver that the host organized, we waited for about 30 mins for someone to let us in. The house had been locked away so it took the staff about 2 hours to prepare a room and then about half a day the following day to open up the house. Making sunbeds and daybeds etc. Once that was all done, the staff were fabulous. They dealt with a broken hot water heater in our room by opening up another room and letting us use those facilities. So it was nice that the house was empty. The beach in front of the house was ok at low tide but there are some amazing sandbars not to far away. All in all a good stay and we would love to be back.
Wir sind zurück im kalten Winter und vermissen jetzt schon den zauberhaften Ort Jambiani und die Villa Bahati mit all den lieben Menschen, die unglaublich gut für uns gesorgt haben und uns gelehrt haben, den Tag weniger gehetzt zu genießen.
Asha hat täglich ein wunderbares Frühstück für uns gemacht und die Zimmer mit Blumen geschmückt. Issa hat mit unserem Sohn Fußball gespielt - wir haben uns sehr willkommen geheißen gefühlt.
Die Kinder haben sich in den kleinen Kater Pita verliebt, der leider viele Stunden am Tag weg gesperrt wird und daher sehr scheu ist.
Jambiani ist traumhaft - auch mit Kindern - keine Gefahren, nur freundliche Menschen, die man nach kürzester Zeit alle kennt. Wir empfehlen jedem diesen Ort - er ist magisch! Danke, dass wir das erfahren durften!
Liebe Aline, danke dass du uns so gut bewertest hast, dein Feedback ist uns sehr wichtig, und ich werde Asha und den anderen Angestellten davon berichten, die sich sehr freuen werden. Ich weiss, dass sie ihr bestes geben um unsere Gaeste gut zu betreuen. Ich hoffe ihr kommt wieder! Karibu sana. Susanne
Uebrigens: Der Kater Pita muss nachts weggesperrt werden, denn es gibt viele streunende, wilde Katzen die mit ihm kaempfen und ihn verjagen wuerden, er hat schon Kampfspuren davongetragen. Wenn er bereits kastriert ist, sollte er aber am Tag draussen sein duerfen.
Villa Bahati is really a nice and confortable house, spacious, with wide rooms, wonderful location on the best Zanzibar seaside.
We will warmly reccomend it!
Thank you so much Susanne!!
Dear Elisabetta, many thanks for your kind evaluation, and we are glad that you liked it at Villa Bahati. Your recommendation of our place is very much appreciated. Hope you come again, and do visit Bahati Villa on facebook from time to time to keep in touch. Susanne
Jambiani is a lovely local village away from the hustle & bustle. You really get a feeling of giving back to the community. The beach is the best I saw on the island, with miles of sprawling clear shallow waters. The beach bars crack open fresh pineapples & coconuts for your pina coladas, the restaurants cook reasonably priced fresh shellfish straight out of the sea. Snorkelling trips are a must, but a trip to blue safari is well worth it.
Breakfasts are big, the people are lovely and the villa is beautiful. Also - didn't come across a single mosquito!
An amazing trip.
Das Haus liegt direkt im Dorf von Jambiani und ist trotzdem total ruhig mit direktem Strandzugang. Es ist total entspannt auf der Terrasse zu frühstücken mit Blick auf das türkis farbene Wasser. Es wird für alles gesorgt von den Hausmädchen und Wachmännern,ob Kokosnüsse oder sonstige Erledigungen. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit in der villa bahati und konnten uns nur schwer trennen.
Villa Bahati is a beautiful house right on the beach in Jambiani. The staff are super nice and helpful (though don't speak English very well) and serve you a hearty breakfast of fruit and pancakes in the mornings. As previous reviewers have noted, there is no wifi, which does make it difficult for anyone who wants to plan any other upcoming parts of their trip. Nearby hotel Blue Reef has wifi at a charge should you need it.
Thank you for your feedback and we are happy that you liked it at Villa Bahati. There is no wifi in the Villa and that on purpose. We promote holidays free from the urge for messaging, skyping, and surfing the net. But as mentioned, wifi is available in the village should you really need it. We hope that this does not caused you too much inconvenience. We believe it is useful to rewind and clear the mind and stay a few days "disconnected".
We spent 4 days in villa Bahati and this place is just a little peace of paradise. We were nicely welcomed by the staff there and the day after we met Cecilia who gave us good advice and interesting information about the villa, the village, and booked the taxi for our trip back to Stonetown.
The villa is nicely decorated, well furnished and comfortable.
The house keeper and security guards are very nice people. The breakfast and plate of fresh tropical fruits was just delicious.
In summary, we spent a very good time in Villa Bahati, thanks!