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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 enjoy the serenity of the ambience.

Unforgettable breakfast experience

Stay healthy. Savour a delicious à la carte breakfast: pastries, fresh fruit, hot dishes and a wide range of beverages. You also get to choose the spot to start the day: around your private pool immersed table, the middle of the jungle or on the white, sandy beach front.

The overwater Gym

Energize your body. Workout and enjoy the gorgeous lake and waterfall view from our overwater gym. Choose from the indoor air-conditioned gym, outdoor "jungle gym", overwater yoga patio, jungle jogging trail or even the beach.

Ycona Beach Lounge & Marine Activities

Beach fun. Soak up some sun and yummy cocktails on our private, white sandy beach or at the Ycona Beach Lounge, while admiring the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Explore the colourful marine fishes and the marvellous coral reef, by snorkeling or diving.

Jungle Pizzeria

Best pizza in town. Indulge your senses with a succulent Italian pizza from our wood oven at the Ycona Jungle Pizzeria, in a tropical and inviting atmosphere. We believe in fresh, farm-to-table products, so you can "design" your own menu, by selecting the ingredients from our spice and vegetable gardens, and fresh fish brought daily by the fishermen.

The Tropical Lake Spa

Glow & Go! Relax and unwind with your partner, during some of the finest spa experiences you could dream about. Enjoy a unique massage in one of the most romantic places in the resort. Massages are offered not only in the spa, but also in the privacy of your villa, in the garden and along the beach. Listen to the waves and forget about the rest.

Privacy & relaxation

The perfect place to relax. Bask into the private and personal space your villa has to offer, and live memorable moments with your loved one. Enjoy all the luxury amenities, private jacuzzi, pool and lush garden.

Ycona Aperitif

Last rays of sunshine. Let us spoil you with an Italian aperitif, an Ycona signature cocktail, Italian canapes and Spanish tapas, at our laidback, five star Ycona Beach Lounge. You will never forget the Ycona sunset...

The Heart of Zanzibar | Fine Dining

One love, one heart. Dazzling under the stars, the most romantic restaurant on the Island awaits you. Enjoy a fine dining Mediterranean style experience amidst lush gardens sprinkled with romantic candle light. Celebrate the special occasion with your better half.

Ycona Wine Cellar

Set underneath a cave, next to the Heart of Zanzibar | Fine Dining Restaurant, the Ycona Wine Cellar is open to those who wish to explore the history of selected Italian and International vineyards, as well as curious Tanzanian beverages. Indulge your senses with a wine tasting and enjoy the flavours and aromas. Complete the experience by pairing your wine with local products. An absolute delight!

Mama Africa - middle eastern & african cuisine

Honouring the rich Omani and Bantu heritage of Zanzibar, Mama Africa Restaurant offers an authentic middle eastern and African gastronomy with traditional music and charming decoration. All these influences coexist in the Ycona Botanic Garden - where Mama Africa is located - in a seamless fashion. With just twelve seats, only a few pampered guests will get to enjoy the dining experience every night. As the restaurant is fully immersed in the jungle, each intimate dinner is accompanied by a stunning nature view.