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Hotels in Zanzibar

Hotels Zanzibar

A breakdown of some of the best hotels in Zanzibar, around the Kitespot in Paje

Are you looking to book an unforgettable holiday on the white coast of Zanzibar and wake up next to the blue ocean every day? But you’re not quite sure where to go and you would like to compare some places? Then keep reading. Since we have started Kite Centre Zanzibar ten years ago we know all the good spots and are more than willing to share our knowledge with you. 

There are many nice hotels around, on the kitespot and a bit further. Laid-back, surf friendly hotels, guesthouses, bars and restaurants in Paje and in the surrounding villages of Bwejuu and Jambiani. Nightlife is well in this area and there are plenty of options to chill out and relax in local style thatched beach huts, to deluxe private villas and resorts.

Here is an indication of the price levels around Paje: 
Dorm Bed, < 30$ (usually not right on the beach)
Cheap places, 30 – 50$  (usually not right on the beach)
Basic , 50 – 80$ (guesthouses / hotels) 
Middle class, 80 – 150$ (guesthouses / hotels) 
Luxury class, 150 -300$ + (luxury hotels) 
Exclusive, 300+ (exclusive boutique hotels) 
All on based of 2 pers incl Breakfast. 

We compared some of the best hotels in Zanzibar, according to us, for you.

The Kahawa Suites (Luxury hotel)

Newly built right on the kitespot on Paje Beach the Kahawa Suites have three amazing luxurious suites with seaview. Built by native craftsmen using local materials. A stay at the Kahawa Suites offers more than a home away from home – it offers a luxurious getaway with unbeatable views of the beach.


The location of the Suites are secluded, yet in the Heart of Paje where you can simply walk downstairs, pick up your kite and go kitesurfing if you see that the conditions are good. 
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Kahawa Suites

Bellevue Guesthouse (Middle class)

Enjoy the hospitality of this cozy guesthouse, that has everything to make your stay unforgettable! The Guesthouse offers thirteen different accommodations, including a jungle tree house and a deluxe (honeymoon) suite with organic swimming pool.


Bellevue is situated in Bwejuu, only five minutes driving from Paje. It’s located only 50 metres from the beach. Free transfers for those who book lessons at Kite Centre Zanzibar are included.
We trust you to have a wonderful time at Bellevue Guesthouse in the welcoming hands of Melanie, Lena, Michael & Staff.
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Bellevue guesthouse

The Waterfront – Beach Hotel Zanzibar 

This hotel is right on the ocean. All the rooms are spacious, freshly refurbished with en-suite bathrooms and a modern Swahili-style look. With a big pool, breakfast with a view, air-conditioned rooms and free wifi. 


The Waterfront is situated in Paje, right on the beach, next to Mr Kahawa and the Kite Centre. 
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the waterfront zanzibar hotel

Mahali Zanzibar (Middle class)

Mahali Zanzibar the perfect place to sleep during your kite holiday. This accommodation is being managed by a Dutch couple. Mahali offers an outdoor pool, air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi.


Mahali is situated on the beach in Paje, right next to Kite Centre Zanzibar.
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Mahali Zanzibar


Zanzibar is a good place to visit all year round. Even in the rainy season the island is a great place. It’s not raining 24-7, the island is quiet and great for diving for example. Check the activitites you can do outside of kitesurfing here. If however you come to Zanzibar for kitesurfing the best time of year is all year round except from April and November.
The best months for beginners are from mid-June until mid-October and the end of December until mid-March. The best months for experts are from mid-June until mid-September and the end of December until the end of February.  While the above listed time-frames are the norm, variations do occur. Therefore we do recommend you to check the wind history on the island. Read more about the opening hours of the Kite Centre, wind and kite conditions on Zanzibar in our FAQ.

Have you seen our Kitesurfing Lessons already? Like the BeginnersIntermediate and Advanced Lessons
If you have any questions, contact us, or read the FAQ


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