This Instagram-worthy hotel sits right on the sun-soaked shores of the Indian Ocean, where crystal-clear waves lap on to pristine white beaches - it really is the most romantic place to celebrate the first days of married life.
Your adventure starts with complimentary Qatar Airways flights and airport transfers for two to the legendary 'Spice Island', where you'll find your Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa nestled within 32-hectares of green tropical gardens. Offering the perfect balance of all-natural surroundings (you're just steps from the ocean) and guaranteed creature comforts, you'll be greeted by your personal butler at the doors of your villa.
Beautifully showcasing Zanzibar's unique fusion of Swahili, Omani and European history, this luxurious space is the perfect place in which to unwind. From the huge, canopied king-size bed to the freestanding bathtub and outdoor shower, it's the ultimate place to de-stress post wedding. Listen to exotic birdsong and count out the endless coconut trees from your 11-metre private pool, or why not lie in the sun - cocktail in hand, of course - on the large outdoor terrace with daybeds and wicker chairs.
Keen to feel truly pampered? Head straight to The Spa for your couple's massage by the island's most experienced therapists - yep, it's also included in your prize. Made up of six pavilions, this soothing sanctuary offers treatments by luxe-organic-brand-we-love Ila, using locally sourced ingredients, such as lemongrass, cinnamon and honey.
Getting around the resort is a breeze; hop on to the free bikes kept outside each of the 66 villas to explore the glorious gardens, or go farther afield to the jetty for everything from kayaking and pedal boats to kite surfing and deep-sea fishing. You can sail along the coastline to potter around Stone Town, the historic centre of the capital Zanzibar City and a Unesco World Heritage site, or soak up the atmosphere of local spice plantations - and even visit jaw-dropping Omani palaces.
Looking for wildlife? Nature lovers will adore gazing at dolphins on specialist boat trips - Zanzibar's coastline is home to scores of them. The best place to see them? From the hotel's new fiberglass-bottomed boat.
After spending your first day soaking up the sun, what better way to ramp up the romance-factor than enjoying another prize-winning perk: a special dinner for two on the beach (unbeatable sunset views included, obvs). And on the other six nights? Dine at one of The Residence's two restaurants - The Dining Room, for its Arab-African mix, or The Pavilion, which serves a fun blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, each reflecting the cultural history of the island. Welcome to #honeymoonheaven…
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7-night stay in a Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa on full board for two people at The Residence Zanzibar • Return Qatar Airways flights from London with airport transfers in Zanzibar • 1 x romantic dinner on the beach for two including a bottle of sparkling wine • 1 x couple's massage
Terms and conditions:
Entry is restricted to persons aged 21 or older and resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland who are not employees of Condé Nast Publications Limited or in any way connected with the promotion. No employee, agent, subcontractor or director of Turquoise Holidays or Qatar Airways, nor anyone connected with the competition, nor any member of such person's family, is eligible to enter. The organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility to enter. One entry per household. The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received by 26th January 2017. All travel must be taken by February 2018, subject to availability and extension of validity is not allowed. Blackout dates are 1st July-31st August 2017 and 22nd December 2017-6th January 2018. Travel must start in London and the prize has no cash value and is non-endorsable, non-re-routable and valid on Qatar Airways flights originating from the UK only. The prize cannot be transferred, exchanged for cash or used against another holiday, hotel or airline. Flights must be booked at least 30 days prior to departure and tickets are to be issued in the winners' names and one companion only and must be booked together for travel on the same flights. Travel must be completed within three months from the date of ticket issue.
All extra incidentals including spa treatments, entrance fees to tourism sites, additional meals, laundry and beverages etc. must be paid for directly by the prize winner. Transfers to and from the London departure point, gratuities and personal expenses are not included. Prize is not valid in combination with any other offer or promotion. Travel insurance, airport fees and taxes are not included in the prize. It is the responsibility of the individual passengers to ensure they have travel insurance cover, valid passports and inoculations prior to their journey. Liability with regards to visa, passport and health requirements rest solely with the prize winner(s). Visa applications for entry into countries requiring them for certain passport-holders must be obtained prior to travel. Once the flight tickets are issued, no changes can be made to the booking and no routing changes are permitted. The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The promotion will be governed by English Law.
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