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“We'll see you next year” 5 of 5 stars
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Next Paradise Boutique Resort
4.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Pwani Mchangani, Pwani Mchangani 3363, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Pwani Mchangani
Brighton, UK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“We'll see you next year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Having read many of the other reviews on the Next Paradise Resort, I should like to start with two general points.
Firstly, NP is in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is in Africa. Very sadly Africa is poor. There are sights and sounds around the resort and certainly around Zanzibar itself which, quite correctly, could distress the less seasoned traveller. Try not to let it put you off. In general the people are very friendly, open and so curious. My wife and I spent a little while watching a local village football match surrounded by all ages and answering questions on subjects as diverse as our favourite football teams and snow! (Our photos of snow were very well received).
Our tourist £s must help. There is precious little other industry on the island and without our holiday money what would the barmen, waiters, cleaners & drivers do?
Secondly NP does not purport to be a 5* hotel. It is a boutique resort. If you wander onto the resort's beach (cleaned and tidied daily - other hotels please take note) and turn left or right within a few hundred yards you'll find hotels with more (and larger) pools (than one) with more (and larger) bars (than one) with more (and larger) restaurants (than one) with facilities for children, with various sporting activities and with 'night life'. If these are what you want don't stay at Next Paradise.
So, what does Next Paradise have?
It has tasteful, well designed, functional and well - cleaned rooms, with all the required facilities. We were fortunate to be upgraded to the honeymoon suite after two nights - which was a lovely surprise (Thank you, Stuart).
It has a small restaurant serving a simple breakfast (eggs, fruits and pastries), a good menu for lunch and a most excellent set dinner. The quite superb chefs prepare locally bought food, all fresh, and oh-so tasty. However, they are happy to prepare alternative menus; I am a vegetarian and was very well catered for.
But most of all it has a small, two syllable word, which should have a capital letter: Service. Service which is there at all times. But is inconspicuous. Stuart & his small team of willing staff are on hand - but never 'in your face'.
So, if you want to 'chill', chill here. If you want to smile, smile here. If you want to relax and eat good food - this is the place for you.
Now, we have to work for a year, to save up - see you next year.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Next paradise is a very silent, small boutique hotel. You can not find any animation here. It is a place to rest. So if you are looking for being alone, this is the place.
But if you are looking for fun, action this is not a place for you. This is a very silent hotel.
On the other hand there are so many things that you can do in Zanzibar, you can never get bored. And Next paradise is not close to any attraction, but also it is not far away from any. SO if you like to do all, like we have done, this is a place to use as a base camp, where you only have bed&breakfast.
Definetly, dont miss Spice Tour (its not only about spices, it also includes fruits), go fishing, go snorkeling at Mnemba, go swimming with dolphins, etc
But everyone is different. So before going to Zanzibar, decide which of these you are going to do. Then decide where you are going to stay. You can choose to stay close to the attraction you like.
The sea is interesting. Although the beach in front of the Next Paradise looks wonderful, the sea is looks great but it is not a great plesasure to swim. It is very hot, the tide is a problem, and there is no visibility at all under the sea.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

We stayed in Next Paradise for 14 days at the end of November 2010. It is a very personal hotel with only a few number of rooms. The beach is wonderful. If you like fish you will enjoy it (4 course dinner), if not you have to inform the management and you will be able to select your meals from the menue card. Most of the guests stays for around 3 - 6 days after or before a safari in Tanzania. As divers, we could highly recommend this place for your stay as they have good connections to the diving center "Blue Ocean" (Pick-Up service included = 10 minutes). The diving center also offers snorkelling and sunset tours (we can recommend them as well). In addition Next Paradise has a tour operator coming each evening, who advises the guests on possible tours on the island. A car service could also be offered by the managment of the hotel (you have just to ask Stuart whatever you want to do).
We had a pleasant time on this beautiful island and if we come back, we know where to STAY!
Thanks Stuart and crew (especially Emanuel) and many greetings to Maude and Mario (Blue Ocean Divers),

Natascha and Oliver

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dubai
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

a wonderfull place to relax and recharge your battery.
clean-friendly-cosy-welcoming are the key words to describe this place. The owners doing everything to make you feel comfortable and the staff is doing their utmost to life up to the expectation of the guest.
A great place to find back to yourself, relax, or just be.
Thank you Stuart and Marina for the beautiful time we had!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

This is a true "get away from it all" gem -
no curio shop, no hawkers, no excursions sold (although available should you want from Mr Renaldo who discreetly pops in in the evenings)
The staff are a pleasure - happy, friendly & extremely helpul.
Thank you Stuart for a wonderful Xmas & New Year. We will return that's for sure!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Slovenija
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

It was excellent!
Peacefull place, true nature, everything was just like in fairy tale for me. The white sand infront your room, palma trees, food, people, hammock, when you can rest and enyoj. I like that everything was so close, the beach, sea, pool and restaurant. The food in restaurant was so tasteful and delicius. The people are nice, in hotel they clean room every day and the exterior of the hotel and furniture is connect with the nature.

It was never problem to go on some trip. They organize what you want to see on the island. And so I was swimming with dolphins, go on spice tour, feeding tortoise, take a picture with masai and so on... I will never forget this trip!

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

Spending time in Next Paradise Butique Resort was the best time ever. Fantastic gourmet experience and all the trips that are organised by the Next Paradise are amazing. Let me begin with swimming with the dolphins at the Mnemba athol and other colorful fishes, really beautiful sunset… We also have seen big turtles on the island and can not forget diversity of spices. Everything at the hotel was great; the room, pool, beach and especially food, which in mostly from the sea. I suggest you if you are planning to see Zanzibar, to stay at the Next Paradise, because there is a lot of things to do and to see. And finally, the owner and staff know, how to make you happy.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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: Pwani Mchangani, Pwani Mchangani 3363, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Pwani Mchangani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Pwani Mchangani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Next Paradise Boutique Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Next Paradise Boutique Resort sits on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, facing directly the Indian Ocean and protected by the coral reef which is about one kilometer away.located only 45 minutes drive from Stone Town and 30 minutes from Nungwi and Kendwua, (the beaches of north) it is perfect place to organize excursions, spice tours, swim with dolphins, big game fishing, kite surfing , diving and snorkeling to Mnemba atoll. The charming small hotel is well known because of its sober elegance, the excellent food and especially for its intimate and quiet atmosphere. At Next Paradise you will find 16 fully furnished rooms all provided with air conditioning and sea view private verandahs. Our staff is always happy to offer individual attention to every single guest of the hotel. Whether you're looking to book your honeymoon or need inspiration for a romantic getaway, we have special offers for you. ... more   less 
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