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“Kitesurfing Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Arabian Nights Suites
791 Paje, Zanzibar, Paje, Tanzania (Formerly Arabian Nights Annex)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Paje B&B and Inns
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“Kitesurfing Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

NB: This review is for the Arabian Nights Annex, which is different from the Arabian Nights main building in Paje. Incidentally, don’t be put off by the word “Annex” - it’s great! Also, I’m always suspicious of reviews that “glow” as much as this one. You can check my other reviews to see that this one is authentic...

If you’re a kitesurfer, the Arabian Nights Annex is paradise. The rooms are comfortable and great; they have good mosquito nets; the air conditioning works well; the showers, although quirky, are all that is needed; and the staff are welcoming and really helpful. Also, the views from, I think, all of the rooms are truly amazing!

Paje beach is long, with fine white sand, and with two fantastic kiting lagoons and a long-way-out reef that, I’m told, gives interesting waves.

The waterfront at Paje is really well done. Often, places like this are over-developed, but this isn’t. There’s a nice, low-intensity selection of kitesurfing schools, bars and restaurants, with a cool, backpacker-type, African vibe.

All-in-all, this is one of the best places in the world that I’ve stayed.

Tips:
- If you’re a kitesurfer, make sure that you go in one of the two trade wind seasons. We had good wind 8 out of 10 days, but I’m told that winds are much more variable when the trade winds aren't blowing.
- If you like coffee, bring your own cafetiere and coffee. Africafe is drinkable, but only just.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 791 Paje, Zanzibar, Paje, Tanzania (Formerly Arabian Nights Annex)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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