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Visit Paje

Enjoy pleasant breezes by joining the adventurous kiteboarders in the Indian Ocean. If you’re a novice, take lessons at the watersports school.

Paje is a scenic village surrounded by a white-sand beach and warm, blue-green water. The area is known for excellent kiteboarding. The beach is idyllic and tranquil, with few distractions aside from occasional luxury resorts. Join watersports enthusiasts and take a kite out on the sapphire water for a thrilling experience.

Take advantage of the consistent wind by learning to kiteboard. Rent equipment and get lessons from the local school. Note that the rains are generally too strong for the practice in April and May.

Beachcomb for aquatic objects along the white, crunchy sand of Paje Beach. Enhance your tan in the year-round hot weather. You can often spot humpback whales off the coast from June to September.

Capture photos of these majestic creatures and go snorkeling for a glimpse of the colorful aquatic life. Notice the large difference between the appearance of the beach at low and high tides. When the sea is out, local women in sarongs collect seaweed. Join a game of soccer with Zanzibar children in the evening before watching the sunset.

Purchase snacks and drinks from vendors who occasionally patrol the beach. Nearby restaurants offer seafood meals with a view of the Indian Ocean. Stay at one of the many hostels and resorts near the beach. In the village stroll along the quaint alleys. Browse the souvenirs for sale in the small shops. Among the highlights are traditional bright Zanzibar paintings and coconut products.

Find the town on the eastern coast of Unguja, which is the main island in the Zanzibar archipelago. Fly to the Zanzibar international airport beside Zanzibar City and drive east for about 30 miles (50 kilometers) to get here in an hour. You can also take a ferry to the island from the Tanzania mainland city of Dar es Salaam.

Paje is a serene haven for kite enthusiasts and sunbathers.

Top hotels in Paje

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Paje Beach, Paje
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20

Nestled on the beach, this Paje hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Bwejuu Beach and Kuza Cave are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Most Amazing hotel ever!

"Honestly the most incredible hotel we have ever stayed in. The location is stunning, right on the incredible white sand beach of Paje. The villa will literally take your breath away, but then there is the staff; nothing is too much for them at all, and the butler service was impeccable! Definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Kisiwa on the Beach
Kisiwa on the Beach
4 out of 5
Paje Beach, Zanzibar, Paje
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Nestled on the beach, this Paje hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bwejuu Beach and Paje Beach. Jambiani Beach is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)

"Kisiwa on the Beach is perfect. The beach is gorgeous. The rooms are lovely - clean and bright and spacious. The pool is big and delightful. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Kisiwa on the Beach
New Jambo Bungalows
New Jambo Bungalows
2 out of 5
Shangani Post Office, Kenyatta Rd, Paje, Zanzibar
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19

Nestled on the beach, this Paje hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bwejuu Beach and Paje Beach. Jambiani Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

3/5 (6 reviews)
Not for solo travellers

"Looks nothing like the photos. Pool was dirty and the girl "running" the reception was so uninterested in anything and barely smiled once. Was empty most of my stay and not comfortable for a single female traveller. Breakfast was not good, was just fruit and an egg. I wasn't able to fully open the ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2019

New Jambo Bungalows

Popular things to do in Paje

Jambiani Beach
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Jambiani Beach

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Cycle like a local, go snorkeling near rocky outcrops and beachcomb through the seaweed harvest along this secluded haven of tranquility.