Villa Juliana lies on the most beautiful, white and fine sand beach in Jambiani on the East Coast of Zanzibar. The Villa was built in 2017. Materials used are most locally available. The walls are built with rocks which makes the house very cool. We don't have any air conditioners in the rooms because the villa was built to get cross ventilation. Power and hot water are made by solar only.
The villa has 4 independent wings which are accessable from the common areas.
One wing downstairs has a room with a large double bed, changing room and a separate toilet.
The other wing has two separate rooms with one common toilet. This room is ideal for families with children. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons.
On the first floor the layout of the rooms is the same.
On the outside veranda on the first floor are two beds which can be used for leisure. It is possible to sleep outside as well. Please be aware that this is a common place for all guests during their stay at Villa Juliana. The veranda has a stunning view over the garden and the Indian Ocean which is only approx. 20 meters away.
On the ground floor is a large lounge inside to be used. A dining table is available. An open kitchen with a long bar from inside to outside invites you to enjoy the views.
All furnitures are made from the old sailing boats, the Dhows.
Villa Juliana uses only solar energy for electricity and hot water!
For technical interested people, we use nine powerful solar panels with each 285 Watts. Eight high performance batteries are charged by a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charger. This charger is protecting the batteries from being over charged and at the same time to save the available solar energy efficiently. After the batteries we have an inverter installed which makes absolute clean and safe 230 Volts sine wave voltage with a maximum outlet of 4 kW.
The old sailing boats, the Dhows, which can't be used for fishing anymore are used to make very nice furnitures. The wood is mainly from Mango trees. Since it was in the salt water for many years it will not get rotten.
The local fishermen are very happy about this since they can sell the old boats again in order to get a new one manufactured.
This is a good way of recycling of the wood.
Our pool is an infinity pool. While swimming you think you are directly in the Indian Ocean.
On both sides there is a sitting bench which invites you to have an apero in the pool.
On both sides there are ramps for lying comfortably in the water.
The middle part is 160 cm deep. Both side parts are 100 cm deep