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About Paje

Paje Beach stands out as one of the best beaches in Zanzibar Islands, situated on the southern shores of Unguja Island, nestled between Jambiani and Bwejuu village. It has become a sought-after destination for travelers drawn to water-based adventures, with Kiteboarding being a particularly popular activity.

Beyond its reputation for water sports, Paje Beach boasts a diverse array of amenities and lodging options. The shoreline is dotted with resorts, hotels, and charming beachfront restaurants. Despite water activities, you can also organize tours to other attractions such as Stone Town, the Jozani forest, Caves, and more.

This comprehensive travel guide is designed to provide all the essential information you need to fully experience and enjoy your time at Paje Beach!

Paje Beach Images

Best Restaurants in Paje

Here is the list of best restaurants you can try in Paje

Paje Village Location

Best things to do in Paje

Here are the best things you can organize while staying in Paje beach!

Where to stay in Paje?

Here are the best Hotels and places to stay in Paje beach.

How to get to Paje Beach

To get to Paje Beach, you’ll first need to travel to Zanzibar Islands. The easiest way to reach Zanzibar is by flying into Zanzibar International Airport, Kisauni.

From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a shared shuttle to Paje. The journey from the Airport to Paje takes one hour, depending on traffic and road conditions. Another option is to arrange for a private transfer with your hotel or tour operator in advance. Organizing your private transfer in advance is the best option if you visit Zanzibar for the Holiday, price for the transfer ranges $35 – $45.

If you’re traveling from Tanzania mainland, you can take a ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, which takes approximately 2 hours. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a shared shuttle which move to Paje Beach.

Some people use Daladala because it is a cheap option, but be prepared for an uncomfortable ride, especially if you’re prone to motion sickness.

Getting around Paje Village

Best Paje Holiday Packages

These packages you can customize if you would like to stay in Paje beach.

Zanzibar 3 Days 2 Nights Package

Zanzibar 4 Days 3 Nights Package

Zanzibar 5 Days 4 Nights Package

Zanzibar 6 Days 5 Nights Package

Zanzibar 7 Days 6 Nights Package

Zanzibar 8 Days 7 Nights Package

FAQ About Paje Beach

What Is Paje Beach Known For?

Paje Beach is known for Kite-boarding, clean and shallow crystal clear water with luxurious resorts, tourist activitie like swimming and snorkeling around the Blue Lagoon area.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Paje Beach?

The best time to visit Paje Beach and Zanzibar as a whole is during the dry season, which runs from June to late March. The weather is warm and sunny during this time, and the waters are calm and clear. Please check our guide on the best time to visit Zanzibar Islands.

Are There Accommodations Available At Paje Beach?

Yes, there are many accommodations available at Paje Beach. Remember that Paje is among the popular beaches of Zanzibar. Hotels ranging from budget-friendly, mid-range to luxury resorts.

What Are The Luxury Resorts In Paje?

There are several luxury resorts in Paje Beach, including the White Sands Resort, Kisiwa on the Beach, 

What Are The Budget Hotels In Paje?

If you are on a budget, you can check out Mahali Zanzibar and Aluna Paje. But there are many other unpopular guest Houses which offer cheap rooms.

Is Paje Beach Crowded?

If you are looking for a beach with a lot of the activities, then Paje is for you. It might get crowded if there is a specific festival. However, there are many spots along the beach where you can find some peace and quiet.

What Would You Expect To Eat In Paje?

Paje Beach, like other beaches in Zanzibar, is known for its fresh seafood, which is often grilled or cooked in a traditional Swahili style. There are also many best restaurants and cafes that serve a variety of local dishes, international, and vegetarian options.

What Should I Pack For A Trip To Paje Beach?

It depends on what you are looking to do during your vacation in Paje. In general, you should pack light, comfortable clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera for taking photos. If you plan to go snorkeling or diving, you don’t need to bring your equipment, all are included in the tour packages.

Read our guide on what to pack for your Zanzibar vacation.

What Currency Should I Take While Visiting Paje?

The local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling, but US dollars are widely accepted in Zanzibar especially in Paje beach. It’s a good idea to carry some cash for purchases at local markets and smaller establishments.

You may read our guide on the currency in Zanzibar.

Can I Use Credit Cards At Paje Beach?

Many places in Paje Beach accept credit cards, but it’s always a good idea to carry some cash in case you need to pay for something that doesn’t accept cards. Such as local guides or local shops.

Can I Go Kiteboarding At Paje Beach?

Yes, this is the best location for Kite-boarding in the whole Zanzibar Islands

Is There Internet Access At Paje Beach?

Yes, there are many cafes and restaurants at Paje Beach that offer free Wi-Fi, and many hotels and guesthouses also offer internet access.

Is It Safe To Swim At Paje Beach?

Yes, hundred percent, the waters at Paje Beach are safe for swimming. But the best time to go swimming is during high tide.

Can I Go On A Day Trip To Stone Town From Paje Beach?

Yes, you can easily arrange a day trip to Stone Town from Paje Beach, either by taxi or organized tour. You can also combine Stone Town with Jozani Forest, Spice Farm, or Prison Island.

Can I Go Scuba Diving At Paje Beach?

Yes, there are dive shops offering equipment rentals and guided dives. If you are looking to go diving while staying in Zanzibar you can just ask your Hotel. For the best diving experience we highly recommend you to go Nungwi & Kendwa beach.

Is There a Local Market Near Paje Beach?

If you are looking for the local markets near Paje Beach where you can buy fresh produce, seafood, local Zanzibar foods, souvenirs, and tropical fruits of Zanzibar, please visit Paje duarani.

Can I Go On A Safari From Paje Beach?

Yes, while staying in Paje, you can still organize Safaris to Tanzania mainland, Such as Mikumi National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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