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  • 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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Your Destination

Just off the east coast of Africa, Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and at present day is infused with African, Arab, European and Indian influences, ensuring a cosmopolitan of culture for you to explore. Visit the historical Stone Town, a world heritage site made up of coral rock buildings and winding alleys, with some houses featuring intricately-carved wooden doors.

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.

The rooms are divided into 2 villages, each of which surrounds a private pool, designed to provide the ultimate atmosphere of peace, tranquillity, and privacy. Kick back on your own private terrace where you can enjoy the hotel's butler service, lounge around the pool or venture out to the turquoise Indian Ocean and expansive white powder beach.

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).

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Each 33 sqm room has an outdoor terrace overlooking a swimming pool and lush foliage. 

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.

The Grill
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
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

Relax in one of the 3 swimming pools, or head down to the pristine sandy beach for sunbathing and cocktail drinking! Massage services are also available on request.

Activities on offer:

  • Beach volley court
  • Table tennis
  • Kite surfing lessons and equipment rental
  • Diving
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle)
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Biking
  • Reef trekking
  • Snorkeling

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 

Zanzibar Spice Tour
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.
Stone Town City Tour
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 Tour
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.

Dolphin Watching
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.
Safari Blue Tour
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

Zanzibar
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.

Weather

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Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

A compulsory city tax of $1 per room per night is payable locally (price subject to change without prior notification)

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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