We Love —
- Laid-back luxury is the order of the day at this relaxed and rustic property.
- Dhow Inn is situated in the quiet village of Paje, known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in East Africa.
- Our members can enjoy a light and airy room with private terrace and pool view
Customer reviews —
“It was exactly what we were looking for - laid back luxury on the beach under the African sun. The hotel is on the most incredibly beach and the staff couldn't be nicer.”
Posted on 13 February 2017
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Buy Now, Pay Later —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
Your Destination —
Zanzibar offers a beguiling blend of utter relaxation on beautiful beaches and a superb taste of local culture. Zanzibar is the perfect holiday destination for travellers looking for something different in the idyllic Indian Ocean.
Dhow Inn is situated less than 1 hour from Stone Town, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, in the friendly fishing village of Paje –a tranquil and characteristic place known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in East Africa that you will mostly share with seaweed farmers, fishermen and Massai.
Dhow Inn 4* —
The Dhow Inn's ethos is "laid back luxury", and it certainly lives up to this. Perfect for those seeking an idyllic tropical island escape with a more relaxed vibe than a large chain hotel, the fresh and simple design of the property will relax you instantly on arrival.
There are 3 distinctive eating and drinking environments, each with a unique menu and ambience providing you with variety and choices depending on your mood. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh food & cocktails in relaxing and unpretentious settings, from barefoot relaxation at The Grill or romantic Indian Ocean views.
Leisure facilities includes a kite surf centre, massage services and island excursions.
- 28 guest rooms
- 3 swimming pools
- 2 restaurants
- 1 bar
- Tours and watersports centre
- Massage services
- Free WiFi
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Standard Room.
Just for you: Full minibar on arrival (refill will be chargeable).
All rooms are equipped with high-end amenities including free wifi, air conditioning, minibar, safe box, king-sized beds, or two twin beds, with spacious over-sized mosquito nets containing a ceiling fan, nightstands and night lights.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Half Board stay (breakfast & dinner in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
You may upgrade to Full Board Dining at the next stage of the booking process for an additional cost (breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
First Floor Restaurant
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean with your breakfast and dinner. Serving local specialities, you will discover the fragrant melting pot of flavours in Zanzibar cuisine with Chinese, Indian and African influences. International choices are also available.
Enjoy deliciously succulent fresh fish, seafood and meat prepared on the open grill. Bare, sandy feet are the norm in this laid-back eatery! The Grill is open for lunch and dinner.
The bar is the perfect choice for grabbing a light snack or refreshing cocktails as you take a break from the sunlounger. There is also a pool table and TV here and you will find the bar open for all meals.
Your Time —
Activities on offer:
- Beach volley court
- Table tennis
- Kite surfing lessons and equipment rental
- SUP (Stand Up Paddle)
- Deep sea fishing
- Reef trekking
Optional Excursions —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.
- Stone Town Tour and Spice Tour with Lunch
- Jozani Forest Tour and Dolphin Trip with Lunch
- Safari Blue Sea Excursion
For many centuries Zanzibar has been infamous for its spices earning it the name “Spice Island”. Visit the countryside where you will have a chance to learn about and experience the exotic spices Zanzibar is famous for including cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, turmeric and more. Enjoy touring through tropical greenery where you will taste a variety of delicious tropical island fruits like mango, pineapple, banana, jackfruit, lychee and durian.
Step back in time as you wander through the atmospheric narrow, labyrinth alleyways of ancient Stone Town. This fascinating UNESCO heritage site is atmospheric and filled with historic wonders and magnificent Arab/Indian architecture which has hardly changed for hundreds of years. Browse through the famous shopping district where you find handcrafts to take home for you treasure as you remember your experience in Zanzibar for a lifetime.
Jozani Forest Reserve is one of the largest mature forests in Zanzibar where you are guaranteed to see troops of Red Colobus. Unique to only Zanzibar and one of the rarest monkeys in the world, the endangered Red Colobus Monkey is a joy and privilege to witness. This lush, tropical forest is surrounded by mangroves and salt marshes filled with diverse trees & fauna. You may even spot other species like the Syke’s monkey and duiker.
Set out to sea to experience dolphin watching at their favourite hangout along the shallow coast of Kizimkazi. Although dolphin-spotting isn’t 100% guaranteed, it is incredibly common to witness leaping pods of Bottlenose and Humpback Dolphins.
A full day excursion on a traditional sailing dhow, Safari Blue starts from Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning, frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides.
After snorkelling, you’ll be offered refreshments to whet your appetite before heading to Kwale Island, for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice, with a tasting of tropical fruits.
After lunch, you can sunbathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon. Depending on the tide, you may be able to take a swim in the lagoon. For the adventurous, join the crew to sail in a “ngalawa”, a local outrigger canoe.
Your Journey to Dhow Inn —
Flights: You may choose from Economy or Business class flights
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Transfers are included.
Distance from Zanzibar airport to Dhow Inn: 50km / 55 mins
Your Visa —
All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You should get one from the Tanzanian High Commission before you travel. More information can be found HERE.
Under the new procedure at the Airport, all travellers/tourists will have to pay their Visa/Airport tax by credit card. Cash is not accepted anymore. This is a new regulation at Zanzibar airport.