Had to write a note after reading the previous review. We stayed at The Palm Beach in June 2007 and the food (cooked by Mama Naila, the owner) was THE best we had anywhere on Zanzibar Island. Yes it's wise to order early, as the cooking to order takes time but that was pointed out to us by Mahfudh the very charming host. The accomodation here is spotless but basic (very old fashioned). It is quiet here, very relaxed, the same as most of Zanzibar island. The hosts were very obliging. You can go out snorkelling on a local fishing vessel, have a tour of the village with an elder or the seaweed farms or visit Jozani forest. If you want an all night cocktail bar, go to Paje By Night (nearby), bungalows, restaurant (good pizza) & a bar run by Italians but their accomodation doesn't come recommended on this website. Mama Naila is an elegant lady although she does appear severe at first. Her well travelled son Mahfudh is the perfect manager and will pay you as much attention as you want, or not. It was not high season while we were there (i.e. no entertainment) but the guests staying at the time happened to mix well so had our own fun.
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