We discovered PBN on our second day in Zanzibar. We were staying at a hotel in Bwejuu but came down to Paje Beach everyday. There is a disco ball above the pool, a little area outside where you can watch TV, tons of hammocks and sofas around the property where you can just hang out, and a bar. We were there every afternoon for drinks. The cocktails are 10,000 tsh each but they are awesome! The food was great too, but service is super slow so be prepared to wait. Since we came here everyday, we decided to spend our last 2 days at PBN instead of going to Stone Town.
The rooms are far back from the beach, but it wasn't a big deal to us since it was a short walk. The rooms could use some updating, but they weren't terrible. We did see more bugs in the room than we did in our tent in Tanzania though, and I got my first and only 2 bug bites while staying there. I'm not sure who decided that black tile would go well on a bathroom wall but it only makes it look dark and older. The water pressure wasn't too great and spilled out all over the floor, but it was the first place we stayed that had hot water so that was really nice! The pillows were super uncomfortable.
You get a large spread at breakfast. Tea/coffee, one glass of fresh juice, either fruit salad or a plate of fruit, basket of bread, eggs how you like them and sausage or you can have bacon for additional money. Everything was good.
Despite the rooms not being the best, the whole place just has this relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is lounging around, laughing and having a good time. We really enjoyed hanging out here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paje By Night is located in Paje, along the south-east coast of the island. We are unlike any other hotel in Zanzibar. While we have white sand, palm trees and many traditional building techniques in the hotel, that is where it ends as you will find our unique personality in everything from the lamps, to light switches all the way to our very unique pool. Since Paje is one of the best kitesurfing spot on the island, most of our guests are kitesurfers however we also have some leisure travelers appreciating both the beauty of the lagoon and our eclectic style. The best months for kitesurfers go from June to September and then again from mid of December to February and at that time the beach can be quite busy. October, November, beginning of December, end of February and March are non-windy months hence perfect for leisure travelers. Beginning of June can be windy but yet not busy. Important to know we are not located right on the beach but just a minute's walk, through a path of fine white sand, will lead you there and it’s a great beach with stunning turquoise, emerald and aquamarine colours. Our kite centre and kite school are however located straight on the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paje By Night Hotel Zanzibar Island