Our motto is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The villas are constructed using local building techniques and with local, natural materials such as makuti and palm leaves. They combine the beauty and the unique African-Arab style of the Swahili coast with modern comforts. The villas are furnished with recycled dhow (rigged Arab boats, typical in Zanzibar waters) wood furniture, which are crafted by our very own dhow furniture company.
We consciously decided not to install any air conditioning inside the villas, since A/C systems demand a high power usage. As an eco-friendly alternative, the villas have been carefully constructed to maximise the refreshingly cool ocean breeze, and all rooms are equipped with ceiling fans. Wind and solar energy support us in providing fresh air, electricity and heated water for our guests.
At Milele Villas we understand the importance of protecting the environment and supporting local business. Our long term goal is to become completely self sufficient by utilising renewable resources and sourcing food from local farms and fishermen.
We are organising all kind of activities, like boat trips, snorkeling, PADI diving, deep sea fishing, and local tours on Zanzibar, like the famous Spice Tour, city Tour, Jozani forest, Dolphin tour. As you'll have your own private car included in your stay, you are free to explore the island for yourself!