Waking up in Paradise
Unforgettable breakfast experience
The overwater Gym
pizza oven
private jacuzzi
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Heart of Zanzibar
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A typical day at Ycona – the most instagrammable Resort in Zanzibar!

Waking up in Paradise

Ultimate privacy and seclusion. Wake up in paradise, surrounded by the luxurious interiors and breathtakingly beautiful nature. No alarm, no rush, just feel the serenity of the ambience.

Unforgettable breakfast experience

Stay healthy. Savor a delicious à la carte breakfast with pastry food, fresh fruit, hot dishes and a wide range of beverages. Choose your spot to start the day, at the pool of your villa, or in the middle of the jungle or at the white sandy beach front.

The overwater Gym

Energize your body. Yoga time - find your inner peace by practicing this ancient discipline or activate your body at our overwater gym. Yoga class is available privately at your own villa, on the yoga patio or along the idyllic beach.

Ycona Beach Lounge and Marine activities

Beach fun. Soak up some sun and a fresh cocktail on our private white sandy beach or at the Ycona Lounge while admiring the Indian ocean turquoise water. Explore the colorful marine fishes and the marvelous coral reef by snorkeling or diving.

Jungle Pizzeria

Best pizza in town. Indulge your senses with a succulent Italian pizza from a wood oven at the Ycona Jungle Pizzeria in a tropical and inviting atmosphere. We believe in fresh and farm-to-table products, so you may design your own meal selecting the ingredients from our spice and vegetable gardens and our fresh fish caught every day.

The Tropical Lake Spa

Glow & Go. Relax and unwind with your partner, during some of the finest spa days you could dream about. Enjoy a unique massage in one of the most romantic places in the resort. You will find out about our pristine, secret place! Massages are offered not only in the spa, but also in the privacy of your villa, and in secret and iconic caves along the beach. Listen to the waves and forget about the rest.

Privacy and relax: private jacuzzi experience

A perfect place to hide away. Enjoy an endless privacy and personal space at your villa and live memorable moments with your loved ones. Enjoy your stay with all the luxury amenities available, private jacuzzi, pool and garden.

Ycona Aperitif

Last rays of sunshine. Get spoilt with an Italian aperitif sipping an Ycona signature cocktail, Italian canapes and Spanish tapas at our Laidback-five star Ycona Lounge. You will never forget your first or last sunset at Ycona.

The Hearth of Zanzibar - fine dining

One love, one Heart. Dazzling under the stars, the most romantic restaurant in the Island awaits you. Enjoy a fine dining Mediterranean style experience amidst lush gardens lighted up warmly with candles. Celebrate the special occasion with your better half.

Ycona Wine Canteen

Set underneath a cave next to the Heart of Zanzibar, you will be guided through the cellar, exploring the history of selected Italian and International vineyards wine making and curious Tanzanian beverages. Indulge your senses with a wine tasting and perceive flavors, aromas and general characteristics of the beverage. Complete the experience pairing your wine with local products and enjoy the journey of sensations.

Mama Africa - middle eastern and african cuisine

Honoring the rich Omani and Bantu heritage of Zanzibar, Mama Africa Restaurant offers an authentic middle eastern - African gastronomy with traditional music and charming decoration. All these influences coexist in the dining room in a seamless fashion. With just twelve seats, only a few pampered guests will delight in the dining experience every night. Located in the Ycona jungle, Mama Africa lives in harmony with mother-earth, so that each intimate dinner is accompanied by a nature view.