10 Best Villas With Private Pool In Unguja, Tanzania - Updated 2023

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Also known as Zanzibar, Unguja is a stunning archipelagic paradise in Tanzania. It is a destination for beach aficionados, water sports enthusiasts, and sun-seekers, home to Indian Ocean beaches that are like slices of heaven on earth. Besides dreamy waterscapes, the island also boasts green spaces that are worth a visit, including Kidichi Spice Farms, Masingini Forest, and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. With an archipelago as lovely as Unguja, you will surely enjoy staying in accommodations that showcase its beauty. Plus, a private pool you can access throughout your stay is an exciting bonus. For great stays, browse through this list of the best villas with private pool in Unguja, Tanzania.

1. Upscale Hamptons-inspired retreat, Zanzibar Town (from USD 390)

This five-bedroom Hamptons-inspired villa wears luxury in its sleeves. You and nine of your vacation buddies will surely have a soulfully relaxing stay in five comfortable bedrooms. Built with expansive windows, guests can enjoy the views of the pool area and blossom garden in comfort. You will be enticed to step out and relax in a spacious covered lounge area, poolside sun loungers, or in the pool itself.

For an upscale experience, the host offers a tasting menu on the pool deck upon request. Indulge in the local and traditional flavors of the island to complete your Unguja vacation. The beach is within walking distance of the property.

Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania
115 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioners work very well
once there—great rooms spacious shared space awesome pool and amazing breakfast—best breakfast i’ve had in tanzania
very stylish and comfortable both inside and out with a lovely pool
the house was clean and well kept
they clean the rooms and common areas every day
the rooms are very clean and the villa is very nice
the rooms/bathrooms were well maintained and clean
the pool was cleaned each day for our enjoyment and overall great experience
really nice host and nice service
very nice staff everything we needed was provided
the staff is really lovely and accommodating
the staff is very kind and friendly
thank you all for kind hospitality
very nice place to stay close to stone town
still overall a good location to explore the island
i would absolutely recommend this place for any group wanting to stay near stone town
the place is neat tied up and luxurious
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2. Family-friendly vacation rental, Matemwe (from USD 795)

Nothing compares to a blissful holiday in the beautiful coastal destination of Unguja with the whole family. This spacious vacation rental allows you to bring 13 of your loved ones and share the villa’s comfort and modern-day conveniences.

The rental comes with six bedrooms and enjoy access to indoor and outdoor lounge areas, as well as a stunning outdoor pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. The pool features a shallow end with wide steps for young swimmers.

Luxurious, fully equipped and serviced villa right on the beach in Zanzibar.
matemwe, zanzibar, Tanzania
5 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were there during the olympics and the tv and channel selection were great
it is perfectly maintained clean and beautiful
the staff is friendly and helpful
the house is fully staff and each staff member was beyond helpful
all the staff were so helpful and made our stay so much more pleasurable
this villa is a pure wonder and it’s staff made our stay just perfect
this property was an amazing relaxing vacation with a full staff that adheres to covid protocols
the location was very convenient to mnemba island which is great for snorkeling and scuba diving
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3. Gorgeous private abode, Matemwe (from USD 605)

Would you like to spend your Unguja holiday in peace, comfort, and privacy? If yes, this charming private villa might pique your interest. Boasting a gorgeous oceanfront location, cozy rustic interiors, and delightful amenities, this accommodation will make you want to extend your stay. WiFi is available, so you can show off all your holiday happenings on your socials.

With the Indian Ocean as your next-door neighbor and an outdoor pool right at your doorstep, you will surely spend most of your time swimming in the waters and soaking up vitamin D. The pool has a shallow end so kids can bond with you in the water, too.

PRIVATE VILLA on the beach , luxury and fully staffed on Zanzibar's Golden Mile
16 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
all the staff were great
the staff is helpful and there are lots of great spots for naps
the staff was in one word absolutely great and very helpful
everyone was helpful accommodating and that started before we arrived
from start to end a unforgettable experience with very good communication with the owner we really come back
unique location very cosy and comfortable villa and last but nog least super staff and great food
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4. Villa Hibiscus, Jambiani (from USD 266)

Housing four bedrooms and four baths, this bright and cozy villa is perfect for a group of nine. Pets are welcome, too. Visually pleasing touches, such as white walls that are easy on the eyes, rustic furniture, and tropical-inspired details, dominate the aesthetics of this charming dwelling. The ocean views can be enjoyed from the comforts of the house, as the sea is steps away from it.

When you’re not in the mood for a saltwater swim and sandy toes, you can take your soaking in the private pool with ocean scenery. Note that the modest-sized pool is not ideal for diving.

Villa Hibiscus
Jambiani, Unguja South Region, Tanzania
40 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 7 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
great hospitality great ambiance beautiful locations great host
the house is walking distance to many other hotels and restaurants so eating out was easy
couldn't have wished for more and therefore could not recommend this place more thank you charlie
what an amazing place it worked perfectly for two families
the location is superb and maelle was communicative and helpful throughout our stay
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5. Asali Beach House, Jambiani (from USD 303)

Instagram-savvy tourists will surely flood their socials with aesthetically pleasing snaps during their stay in Asali Beach House. You will be greeted by lovely bright walls, rustic details, lovely furniture, and lots of natural light. The best part is the backdrop of the Indian Ocean for your vacation selfies.

The villa boasts an open-plan minimalist design with a pool area in the courtyard. The pool is surrounded by wooden deck tiles for guests’ safety. For convenience, patrons may avail of airport transfers for an additional fee.

Asali beach house
Jambiani, Zanzibar Central/South Region, Tanzania
74 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it really didn't bother us except for breakfast - flies are a lot
breakfast was included and was quite delicious fresh squeezed juice was a highlight
the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with a/c
there is not a bad room in the house
very clean stylish and relaxing
they also kept everything so clean even as we enjoyed the day around the house
this home is exactly as picture extremely clean with comfortable furniture
the staff was absolutely amazing
the staff was thoughtful and accommodating
the staff was also so attentive and sweet
attentive staff and very comfortable beds
the staff are amazing and always available
great house great location very friendly stuff
nice location with sight to the beach
great place for the value and the breakfast was simply the best
outstanding place and the value was great
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6. Stylish four-bedroom dwelling, Dongwe (from USD 450)

This four-bedroom Airbnb showcases a stylish oriental design and exudes a carefree atmosphere. It boasts plenty of natural light and dreamy beach views. Additionally, it comes with a kitchen with a breakfast bar as well as an open-plan dining and living area that connects to a patio overlooking the sea and the pool.

The pool is modest in size, close to the beach, and adorned with lovely tropical vegetation. After a refreshing dip, you can lounge on the hammock while admiring the scenery.

Unique, charming Beach Villa - Exclusive Hide Away
Dongwe, Zanzibar Central/South Region, Tanzania
25 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the porch plunge pool and the hanging mattress for lazy afternoons
the downstairs rooms are all super lovely - with shutters and mosquito nets all around on the windows
the space was incredibly stylish and comfortable; a perfect spot to switch off and relax
joyce and joseph are wonderful staff members
) he speaks english really well and was also super helpful if we needed anything on site
also conny was extremely helpful in every way
quiet beach house great location if you want to be in the beach
cornelias place is a lovely hideaway
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7. Villa Heidi, Zanzibar Urban/West Region (from USD 265)

Are you looking for beachfront accommodations in Unguja? Check out this cozy four-bedroom villa nestled on the beach, offering stunning water scenery, pleasant atmosphere, and fresh see breeze. In terms of amenities, this accommodation comes with home-like features, from a full kitchen with a breakfast nook to three baths. What’s most exciting about it is the idyllic landscaped pool area.

The pool is 1.5 m (4.9 ft) deep and is constantly kept warm at 25 °C (77 °F). Pool maintenance is already covered in the rate. Note that it has no shallow area, so kids should be supervised at all times.

Villa Heidi at beach with pool - Zanzibar
Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania
50 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms are large air conditioned with wide and interesting views of the sea
extremely comfortably with a/c in the bedrooms
everything is well maintained and clean
the pool is also clean and carefully taken care of from nassor
his support staff was excellent
kind and considerate hosts
the support staff are excellent friendly and willing to help
the whole staff was very friendly and accommodating
suleiman the host was always helpful and nice
location is perfect to explore island from it
friendly hosts and close to airport and stone town although not in walking distance
it's close to stone town and ronaldo the taxi driver was amazing
great location lovely pool well equipped property and really helpful hosts
great place to stay in zanzibar i highly recommend to anyone
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8. Oceanfront holiday haven with a kitchen, Kiwengwa (from USD 290)

For tourists who plan to spare no expense on their Unguwa holiday, you will surely love luxuriating in this oceanfront villa that affords you the best of both worlds. Enjoy proximity to the Indian Ocean and access to a private pool. The U-shaped pool has a separate shallow end, which is perfect for kids.

Three comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms are housed in this gorgeous abode, and guests can share two baths, as well. The kitchen is equipped with cookware and cutlery, and there are several indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Kiwengwa, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania
68 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is great air conditioning and hot water
great villa with pool and amazing views of the indian ocean
nice spacious place great pool outside with ocean view
the awesome thing is the big and very beautiful pool facing the sea
a super place for family with children the pool is a good solution when they are big tides
the villa was cleaned daily including fresh towels and sheets
the pool is brilliant and cleaned daily
it’s well maintained clean and is the perfect place to spend time
it is clean well equiped and as the whole villa has wooden cupboards so does the kitchen
such a beautiful location loved the pool which was cleaned each day
the staff are fantastic
the staff is wonderful and attentive
the host was the best
the staff were very helpful and responsive
juma was an excellent host
great location and fabulous outside area
excellent beach location with many restaurants and hotels within walking distance in a very safe neighborhood
the location is great with many nice restaurants at a walking distance on the beach
great pool and the location is amazing
fantastic villa in an excellent location only a short walk from restaurants and bars along the beach
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9. Luxurious resort-like retreat, Jambiani (from USD 1090)

Daydreaming of a seaside getaway in the beautiful paradise of Unguja? Make it a reality and book this luxurious waterfront retreat that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. Offering resort-like amenities and services, this six-bedroom retreat has a dreamy outdoor pool and lounge surrounded by lush greens and colorful flora. The lounge seamlessly connects to a wooden platform where you can easily access the pool.

In addition, chauffer and butler services come with your stay. If you need help with tours, the butler can make arrangements for you.

Luxury at its finest on Zanzibar's most beautiful beach
jambiani, Zanzibar, TZ
16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

10. Whitewashed townhouse for eight, Paje

Completely covered in white paint, this Airbnb vacation rental will make you feel like living in a Mediterranean whitewashed house. While it is visually pleasing, it is also airy, sunny, and cozy. Four bedrooms are spread out in the house, as well as three baths and a fascinating nautical-inspired dining and bar area.

Step out into the courtyard where a private pool awaits. The pool comes with an outdoor shower and barbecue equipment. Guests are allowed to smoke in the pool area.

☆ Pool Villa in Heart of Paje - 80m from Beach ☆
Paje, Zanzibar Central/South Region, Tanzania
32 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sweet spot with plenty of space and nice pool recommended
its crazy beautiful clean great location and the aesthetics is out of this worlds
great stay location and sups
the place is in a great location
super close to the beach and all the fun activities
charming villa very spacious very well maintained and only 1 minute walk to the beach
michelle was very helpful and responsive to anything needed she also helped us find places around the area
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Fall in love with Unguja

Unguja is a gorgeous island that charms sea lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Here, you can enjoy oceanfront dining, exciting cruise adventures, and delicious seafood fares. You can make your stay even more memorable by choosing a villa with pool, so you have a slice of water playground all to yourself.

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