I couldn't think of a better way to end our 3 months in Africa than at Demani. The staff was super helpful and friendly, the food and drinks were really good (and a good price considering the location), the breakfasts were delicious, our bungalow - double ensuite - was perfect and had a hammock right outside the door, and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. I felt like I should've been paying wayy more per night, which probably added to the appeal. Basically, I loved it and would definitely go back.
The beach is across the street, which was actually really nice because there were no hawkers around and it felt super private when you were just trying to hang out. The area of the beach they're on is maybe a 20 minute walk up the coast to Paje, where all the kite surfing and things are, which means where they are is nice and secluded for watching the sunrise and relaxing. The pool is a good substitute for the beachfront, anyway.
The one thing I would say just as a disclaimer is, if you're there on a Saturday night, as they advertise on the website, be ready for music that's bumping until 3am. We slept through it, but some people were roomed much closer to the bar than we were. I couldn't say enough good things about our stay.......
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Backpackers, Kitesurfers and barefoot beach-lovers will adore the easy retreat oasis of Demani Lodge. Situated just a kilometre from Paje on the Jambiani Road, Demani's lush garden, swimming pool and easy access to the beach are topped off by flexible accommodation options with singles, doubles, triples, dorm room and nice, big rooms with wooden floor and bathroom en suite. Pick-up's can be arranged for extra cost. We have a BBQ with live music and party with DJ every Thursday, delicious food in the kitchen from 12 pm - 22 pm, and an open bar as long as there is people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Demani Lodge Zanzibar Island/Paje