We stayed in the White Villa from 7th till 10th of November 2012 in the family room.
First of all the area of White Villa is very nicely arranged with nice beach in front. All type of beach infrastructure available, umbrellas, beds, wind shields, chairs, balls, etc. The area is clean and arranged with good taste.
Room was very space'y and clean, safe inside, comfortable bed. We had even an external bed so in case of extreme hot we could sleep outside (which we never tried...). No A/C in the room but at least in the period we stayed there the ceiling fan was enough. Very nice feature of the family room was a spacious terrace with sofa, seats, hammock and a table.
Very friendly owner, Dima did everything to make our stay enjoyable.
Excellent food in the restaurant. Mr. Zamir (Chef) became our favourite Zanzibarian Chef - his fresh seafood was excellent!
The hotel is ideal for total relax - there's absolutely nothing to do except resting...nothing in the village (2 -3 small shops and few souvenirs stands on the beach), no attractions nearby, only 2 working restaurants (500m from the Villa) available, other hotel restaurants were closed for visitors.
Be prepared with cash when you go to Uroa - there's no ATM, no CCs are accepted and the prices of food are more or less 70% higher than in Nungwi's restaurants. We were surprised by that but on the ot the other hand if you have no other options to dine you simply accept the price uplift. Luckilly, as mentioned, the food quality was excellent.
I'd recommend White Villa for a few days stay to relax after the louder locations like Nungwi. For me spending there 2 weeks would be too much (as there's nothing to do...) but for ones looking for quite place outside from the tourists rush it can be a good option also for a longer stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White Villa is located directly on the beach on the shores of turquoise lagoon, magnificent Indian Ocean, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, far away from mass tourism, keeps its local spirit and style.The whole area here - this is dazzling white sand and tropical garden with palm trees, exotic shrubs, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Here, you can always afford to go barefoot and enjoy a wonderful sense of unity with the ocean, sun and that gives you a close to nature feeling. This whole area of territory occupied by the White Villa and bungalows and other buildings is not very large, modest in size but very cozy, beautiful, comfortable and romantic. All of this contributes to the private atmosphere and is ideal for those seeking peace, solitude and relaxation. Our concept of the resort in the White Villa "hideaway" this implies a departure from reality, of total relaxation: the most romantic holiday in the beautiful and ecologically place on the planet, decent service, special private atmosphere, the small number of rooms, excellent cuisine. Our very friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to make your rest in the White Villa is very convenient, comfortable and memorable experience for each guest, as if you had only one single here! ... more less