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Hakuna Majiwe Beach Lodge
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Paje
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Reviewed August 6, 2006

We were picked up at the airport by a hotel car and taken to the hotel, which was a little beyond the end of the paved road (more pavement does seem to be on the way).

While I was checking in, my girlfriend kept tugging on my sleeve to taste the juice we had been served while we checked in. I thought she was delirious from the trip. Then I finished checking in and tasted it. Wow. I don't know what it is exactly but by the end we had it for every meal and had them spike it for after dinner.

We were only there for two nights but we found the resort very relaxing and calm. The service was nice - finding us to take our dinner order from the beach and generally being very attentive.

The only negative was that the conditions when we were there did warrant an air conditioner. But obviously we survived.

A neutral comment is that there appeared to be a number of dive shops down the beach (to the left looking towards the water) but the hotel only put me in touch with one. I found out too late that their contact couldn't go when I could, and I had been led to believe he was the only one nearby.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2005

We just returned from 4 nites at Hakuna Majiwe and couldn't have picked a better place to stay! After 3 weeks of hard safari driving (over 1,500 miles of rough roads) we wanted something small and comfortable, not a big all inclusive resort like Cancun, MX and this place fits the bill! Once you arrive you kick off your shoes and never put them on till you depart. It's very casual. The 18 rooms are in sets of two each two under a giant grass roof w/ very large porches all "on" the beach. There are a few bushes between you and the acutual beach itself but it's all sand, no sidewalks or concrete. The large "all purpose" room has a reception desk at one end, a very nice bar and lounge at the other end and on the beach side with great views of the ocean are the dining tables. no phones, so an employee walks around from room to room in the afternoon with an extensive menu taking your order for lunch or dinner and the times. The rooms are very large as are the baths and there is a separate room for your luggage w/ lots of shelving. Each room has just one queen size netted bed so if you want to bring the kids (or in our situation - 2 single, straight women), they will set up a twin bed and netting in a jffy. The room was still very large even with the 2 beds. The rooms also have a coffee maker wtih tea and coffee. The beach is very clean and very quiet but at low tide it does go out very far so the pool is perfect. The pool is very large for the size lodge and crystal clear. I think they use desalinized water to fill the pool as you can float without trying. The only down side on the pool is 90% of it is over 6'. When we were visting the manager had some people looking at the pool so it's possible they are going to make more of a shallow end. The place caters to Europeans and mostly couples and some adults as there is nothing for kids to do there. The food was better than average with an Italian flair and the staff was more than helpful in setting up day tours to the Spice farm. One complaint is their electric. Usually in Tanzania you use a converter for England but since this place is owned by Italians, alot of their items are from Italy so the converter I brought didn't work. They may have one you can borrow but I'd double check with them on what you need before you arrive. Not too many people know about this gem so get there before the word gets out!! I give this place two thumbs up for sure!!

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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hakuna Majiwe Beach Lodge

Address: Paje Beach | South-East Cost, Paje, Tanzania (Formerly Ora Resort Hakuna Majiwe)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Paje
Price Range: $91 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hakuna Majiwe Beach Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dotted between the palm trees of Zanzibar's South East Coast, along an unfurling swathe of postcard-perfect coastline, sits Hakuna Majiwe, the Place of No Stones, a site so idyllic that we named our hotel after it. The 21 luxury cabanas of Hakuna Majiwe Lodge are spread out along this quiet, palm-fringed beach, each leading straight out onto the hourglass-fine sands and jade waters of the Indian Ocean. The cabanas pay homage to our host culture, mixing thatched roofs and wooden floors with the intricate ornamental vidaka plasterwork of the Swahili Coast to create a space that is both shamba chic and authentic in style. Walk-in dressing areas, artisan four-poster beds and generous bathrooms ensure that style is complemented by the comforts expected on your holiday. Be it a private honeymoon retreat or hosting your family in our dedicated 5 bed suites, comfort and privacy are always guaranteed. And at the heart of the tropical splendour of our spacious grounds sits the Tradewinds Restaurant, from where our hard-earned reputation for can-do hospitality has been forged. An evolving menu of Swahili-Zanzibari cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients is freshly prepared with International flair each and every day, paired with carefully-selected wines and juices, to create lasting culinary experiences, worthy of your visit. Private dining, with butler service, is always available for those seeking intimate memories to dine for. Jungle Spa and landscaping our expansive, palm-lined pool sheltered in the abundant tropical splendour of the Hakuna Majiwe estate. With a kite school for the more intrepid guests and an excursion centre for the more curious wishing to explore the island, there is always something to do if the relaxation becomes too much. Our home is where our heart is, though, and Life is Always A Beach at Hakuna Majiwe. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ora Resort Hakuna Majiwe Hotel Paje
Hakuna Majiwe Hotel
Hakuna Majiwe Paje
Hakuna Majiwe Beach Lodge Zanzibar Island/Paje

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