BeYond Luxury

The Owners | Our Philosophy

Ycona Luxury Eco-Resort Goes BeYond

“At Ycona, we believe in the 4Y‘s: the new generation resort 4.0 must act EthicallY, ResponsiblY, SustainablY, without compromising LuxurY”.

Ycona is a slice of Heaven on the island of Zanzibar, a booming paradise in the hospitality sector, accurately designed around the couple’s celebration.

Started mid-2019, Ycona Luxury Resort will open to the public end-2023, after 4 years of construction.

The project, spread over an amazing mix of tropical forest, gardens and spice gardens of more than 60,000sqm, with 500m of private white soft sandy beach, includes 40 independent private villas, a modern and stylish beach lounge, 4 restaurants, 3 bars, an underground wine cellar, a gym, a spa with a yoga patio, a forest trail and much more.

Whether it is around the tropical lake or the botanic and spice gardens, the Guests are guaranteed a relaxing time, immersing into the luxuriant nature.

The tropical environment and untouched nature inspired the team to design renewable energy eco-buildings where quality, modern style, privacy, and eco-sustainability represent the basis of the project.

Eco-conscious & made in Italy with an authentic African touch.
Stone walls, wood, glass, private pools, and stunning panoramic rooftops with jacuzzi, are completely integrated into the surrounding nature, in perfect harmony with the highest level of furnishings and materials, which takes Ycona far BeYond luxury.

The love for nature and landscaping is reflected in every area of our unique resort, with hundreds of different species of trees, fruits, perfumed spices, and colourful flowers surrounding all our private villas, for the comfort of our beloved, most discerning Guests.

Making the Guests “Feel at home in a few seconds” is our mission.
Our team of over 100 people is a young and motivated multinational group, passionate about their job, who’s main goal is the satisfaction of our clients, as they always keep our motto in mind:

Excellence is a choice!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Couples have sometimes asked us...

We want your stay to be extraordinary. Let us ensure you have all the information you need.
"Ycona" in Italian means "iconic" and this first hotel will lead the owners' legacY. 

The resort has the ambition to become an “icon” of luxury within the African Hospitality sector. 
In Ycona, luxury goes beyond and blends with uniqueness, eco-sustainable lifestyle, wellness and exclusivity.
Guests looking for a bucket-list getaway should look no further. 

Yes, the minimum length of stay is 2 nights, except for any arrival between December 23rd and January 2nd, when the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Exceptions are also made in the case of weddings and other events, where the minimum length of stay is 1 night, provided the events take place at Ycona Luxury Resort.
Standard check-in / check-out timings

  • Check-in time is 14:00 (02:00 PM)
  • Check-out time is 12:00 PM (noon)

Early check-in or late check-out

  • Complimentary early check-in is subject to availability
  • Guaranteed early check-in (including breakfast and lunch) will be charged between 50% - 100% of the room rate (to be determined by the Reservations Department, on a case-by-case basis)
  • Complimentary late check-out is subject to availability
  • Guaranteed late check-out (including lunch and dinner) will be charged between 50% - 100% of the room rate (to be determined by the Reservations Department, on a case-by-case basis)
Access our Luxury Villas page for more details.
Access our Luxury Villas page and check-out the Amenities section of each villa category for more details.

Ycona is born, conceived and designed to celebrate couples, love, passion and to exceed honeymooners expectations. 

From the location, set amidst lush gardens with a pond and crystal water private bay, to a delightful fine dining experience in our iconic heart shape restaurant, The Heart of Zanzibar, Ycona attracts dreamers and romantics from all over the world. 

Our wish is to offer you unforgettable experiences.
In addition, private services can be enjoyed in the privacy of your villa. 

Yes. Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and public area.
Yes, we are. Let us know in advance and the Team will accommodate the villa accordingly. 
More information can be found here.
Of course. We even have a kinds area and we offer special menus for the little ones.
The drive from the airport to the resort is approximately 45 minutes long.
So far, English, Italian, Spanish and Swahili. 
Welcome! Benvenuti! Bienvenido! Karibu!