A massive new resort in Zanzibar will have multiple hotels, luxury residences, and East Africa's first Signature golf course.

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Aerial view of Blue Amber Zanzibar
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A new vacation playground is coming to Africa.

Spanning some 1,016 acres across Zanzibar's Muyuni coastline, Blue Amber Zanzibar is a "luxury tropical community" that will host East Africa's first Signature golf course and deep water marina, luxury villas for sale, and several international hotels for guests.

Bedroom Single Storey Pool Villa Exterior at Blue Amber Zanzibar
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Thanks to its immense size, Blue Amber Zanzibar will be the largest luxury property in Africa, and will be the very first to offer non-residents the opportunity to buy vacation homes.

While the full design elements are still being planned for the property, the space will also include a water sports center, a Mediterranean-inspired beach restaurant, and a leisure center where guests can spend their time shopping, dining, and participating in wellness activities.

When it comes to residential opportunities, plans include 54 luxury villas that range from two to three bedrooms. Pricing starts at around $198,000.

The Restaurant at Blue Amber Zanzibar
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Bedroom Double Storey Pool Villa at Blue Amber Zanzibar
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"With the commissioning of this luxury tropical resort by Pennyroyal Gibraltar the premium hospitality offerings and world-class facilities will benchmark luxury in Africa," representatives from Pennyroyal Gibraltar, the firm building the property, told The National in an interview regarding the endeavor.

Construction of the first villa residences and visitors center is currently underway and is slated for completion in early- to mid-2023. Phase 1, which will include the development of further hotel, residential, and retail sub-projects, is expected to wrap up by 2025.