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Enjoy Authentic Experiences and Unforgettable Escapes Around the World

With so many choices now back on the map when it comes to travel, a cultural break no longer needs to translate to museum visits in European cities and ancient ruin exploration dating back to the archaic years. Culture can take many forms, from cooking with locals to embarking on a safari to witness the rarest primates in Africa. According to global travel network, Virtuoso®, 37% of high-net-worth individuals are travelling for cultural reasons, in search of authenticity and out-of-the-ordinary local experiences. Storytelling is a significant component of what travellers want: experiences to take home with them, to go back to their offices and dinner tables and share with their friend groups. With an enticing portfolio that spans the globe, Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts focuses on just that – offering enriching moments perfectly suited to the cultural traveller. From Tunisia to Mauritius, each property provides experiences unique to its own corner of the world and helps create everlasting memories.

The Residence Mauritius 

Best for… A Gourmet Getaway 

Gourmet lovers looking to embark on a culinary journey to discover new flavours and recipes, should add The Residence Mauritius to their travel list. Travellers will have the chance to uncover the secrets of the Creole cuisine and learn how to master favourite Mauritanian dishes, from moreish fresh faratas and flavoursome fish vindaye to Creole cari poule, a rich chicken curry, under the watchful eye of the resident head chef. Guests are invited to cook up traditional dishes with freshly plucked herbs and vegetables from the Earth Basket, a year-round on-site kitchen garden, sustainably cultivated and showcasing the rich local produce. The gastronomic journey continues back at the resort, with four enticing restaurants and bars where guests can savour a diversity of recipes from around the world, be it traditional local cuisine at The Dining Room or a decadent afternoon tea in the lounge, enveloped by the glistening Indian Ocean and lush tropical gardens. 

Rates start from £184 per night on a bed & breakfast basis, to book and for further information visit:

The Residence Zanzibar

Best for…Wildlife Encounters 

For a truly authentic African escape, head for The Residence Zanzibar this season. Set on a pristine mile-long beach in the island’s picturesque south-west, the resort is steeped in a forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Allowing guests to witness the alluring wildlife that inhabits the island, a plethora of activities are on offer for those wanting to venture out and explore; from day trips to the Jozani Forest, home to the rarest primates in Africa, the red colobus monkeys – found exclusively on the island – to exploring the nearby deserted islands of Pungwe and Kwale in the Menai Bay Conservation Area andembarking on safaris out at sea to watch humpback and bottlenose dolphins roaming free. Back at the resort, guests can relax at the 66 opulent villas fusing contemporary style with the island’s Omani and African heritage and boasting private pools and terraces for the ultimate privacy and seclusion. 

Rates start from £363 per night on a half board basis, to book and for further information visit:

The Residence Tunis 

Best for… A Cultural Escape

For travellers seeking colourful medinas, ottoman architecture and traditional fare, The Residence Tunis invites guests to follow in the footsteps of a seasoned guide and discover the city’s copious historic treasures starting from the archaeological site of Carthage, once one of the most powerful cities in the ancient world and finishing at the quaint coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, weaving through its cobbled streets and blue-and-white houses which frame unobstructed views of the Mediterranean. Guests can partake in a traditional Tunisian teatime at the town’s renowned “Café des Delices” and soak up the heady scents, sights and sounds the country is famed for. After days spent exploring, travellers are invited to unwind at the resort’s 4,000sqm Thalasso Spa, offering an array of traditional treatments and boasting an opulent indoor seawater swimming pool. As night falls, retreat to one of the 161 rooms and suites that provide a haven of relaxation or enjoy a heartfelt meal at the resort’s six restaurants. 

Rooms start from £199 per night on a B&B basis, to book and for further information, please visit:

The Residence Maldives

Best for… An Ocean Adventure

There is no better place to discover the magical underwater world than in the idyllic island paradise of the Maldives. The Residence Maldives, comprising of The Residence Falhumaafushi and its sister property, The Residence Dhigurah, invites travellers to explore the pristine ocean world of Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the largest and deepest atoll in the world. Guests can hop on a sunset dhoni & dolphin cruise to spot wild spinner and bottlenose dolphins gliding through the waves and as the sun sets over the ocean bask in the kaleidoscope of colours cast across the sky. Those in search of adventure can embark on a snorkelling expedition to explore the nearby unspoilt, multi-coloured coral reefs and immerse themselves in the rich underwater biodiversity of the Maldives. Connected by a 1km bridge, the longest private bridge in the Maldives, guests can travel freely between the two resorts to enjoy the various offerings from each, dining across all nine restaurants and bars, and enjoy relaxing treatments at the Spa by Clarins. 

Rooms start from £661 per night on a B&B basis, to book and for further information, please visit:

*Findings from Virtuoso Luxury Talks by excellence Group Report


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About Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts 

The hospitality arm of Bonvests Holdings Limited, Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts is a leading international property and hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations. From exotic beach destinations for The Residence by Cenizaro properties in Mauritius, the Maldives, Tunis, Zanzibar, and Indonesia, to enchanting cultural havens with Morocco’s first boutique riad hotel, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech and the charmingly intimate Riad Elegancia, Marrakech, to city properties with the Sheraton Towers Singapore and Four Points by Sheraton Perth; each hotel reflects a distinct individual personality and sense of place. Dedicated to providing enriching experiences, Cenizaro’s commitment to excellence is evident across every element of its business, from exceptional hospitality products to intuitive and personalised services.

About The Residence by Cenizaro

The Residence by Cenizaro properties are located in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, each with a stunning beach setting. The portfolio is inspired by its mission to enrich every guest experience and create a relaxing environment that reflects the destination. Each resort strives to create long lasting memories, from the food to the wellness offering, to the commitment to the local communities in each destination. Launching the first property in 1996, The Residence Tunis, the established hospitality brand followed with The Residence Mauritius, The Residence Zanzibar, The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi, The Residence Bintan and finally The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah in 2019. Further expansion is planned with three hotels in Tunisia, including the group’s first city and desert properties – The Residence Douz, The Medina of Tunis and Djerba Island – alongside The Residence Mapur in Indonesia.

Published 22nd March 2023

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