We stayed in Paje by Night for 7 days over the New Years holidays and we highly recommend it. The bunglows are a perfect size and have very simple facilities inside, but you dont need anything else. Each room has a fan or A/C, which you can opt for, paying alittle more. We had a fanned room and it was fine for us. The breakfast is filling and tasty, as well as all the food there. We reccommend to try a new dish everynight as the variety is amazing. Cocktails are great and the alcohol is not measured...so they can be pretty strong. The rooms are cleaned everyday and there are hammacks, sofas and beds for you to sleep on. The hotel organises events during the holidays and weattend the Glitter Party!!! which was fab. The staff are nice and friendly and will help you with your needs. The general manager Anna Maria is excellent and will accomodate your needs. General service is slow here, but that is Zanzibar culture...polepole and everything is worth waiting for!!! The hotel is not the cheapest, but if you get half board you get breakfast and lunch/dinner included and that is something worth getting.You can find the hotel on facebook under Paje by Night. We met alot of foreigners here too and it is a very freidnly atmosphere and a holiday for everyone. There is a small pool but 2 mins walk takes you to the breathtaking white sand beach and this is why the hotel is in such a great location.The tide comes in and out, so great for walking! Then of course you have Paje by Kite where you can rent kites as well as book lessons. The wind is perfect, but check for the windy seasons (January, June and July) and remember the tide takes 5 hours to come in again. If you are not a kiter, I recommend the day tours, Safari Blue, Spice tour and swimming with dolphons!!! All worth every penny. You can book the tours through the hotel, but we actually booked through tour guides on the beach. They are local people who hire out boats and buses and cars to take you on an amazing and memorable tour. You should ask for Giacomo or Andriano who will accomodate you with all your needs and requirements. They are great guides and people who speak many languages!!! Please remember that this country is poor and the local people there would appreciate anything you can give them. They work very hard and are paid very little. They are extremly gentle, helpful and are always smiling. My advice is to bring things that you don't use anymore for example, pens and paper for the children to use while attending schools, old sunglasses, t.shirts, hats, shoes etc. I know it can be a pain to carry things in your luggage but think of the reward you will give them. Another advice is to remember about the airport visa and tax. To enter the country, the visa application is $50, which you can pay on arrival and when you leave the airport you have to pay tax of a total $46 all prices are subject to change, so remember to save some money when you leave. The airport is extremly small and facilities are limited so be patient.
All the bungalows are in a great location, you just need to decide whether you would like a/c or a f...
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