Kisiwa on the Beach

luxury beach resort in paje

Located on a stunning white sandy beach on the Southeast Coast of Zanzibar, Kisiwa on the Beach is an all-villa resort near the charming village of Paje, only 45 minutes’ drive from Zanzibar Airport.

Kisiwa on the Beach offers its guests 22 well-appointed private villas that have been specially designed for optimum views of the sea. Nestled amidst tropical gardens and white powdery beaches, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience barefoot luxury at its very best.

The property is tastefully decorated with handmade wooden furniture and soft fabrics that capture the tranquil colours of the ocean, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings to create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere.

Just imagine taking long leisurely walks on the beach, past sleepy fishing villages… or soaking up the sun on a lounger, enjoying an ice cold cocktail by the pool…

Property Type
luxury beach resort
22 villas
Kids Welcome
Offsite dive centre

Located on Paje Beach... considered one of the best Kiteboarding beaches in East Africa!

Kisiwa on the Beach offers excellent value for money.

All villas offer the services and amenities that one would expect in a top-class boutique hotel.

bahari grand beach front villas
3 Beach Front Villas, featuring spacious living areas opening out to the expansive Indian Ocean stretching out before you.

bahari grand villas
2 very spacious and tastefully furnished villas, situated only a stone’s throw away from the ocean and the swimming pool. Soak up the sun on your exclusive private patio.

Kisiwa on the Beachraha luxury villas

6 luxurious villas are steps away from the pristine white sandy beach and have partial views of the sea.

starehe luxury villas
11 luxury villas are set amidst swaying palm trees and lush serene tropical gardens; some have partial sea views and interconnecting doors that are perfect for families.

Kisiwa on the BeachAll villas feature:

  • Covered veranda
  • Bathtub & amenities
  • Separate shower
  • Double vanity
  • Dressing room
  • Refreshment centre
  • Telephone
  • LCD flat screen with satellite television
  • Air conditioning
  • Personal electronic safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Wi-Fi

Swimming Pool

The fresh water swimming pool lies right on the beach front.Deck loungers and parasols are provided with towels, and the attentive pool attendants are present to serve you with cocktails of your choice or a freshly prepared coconut water.


The library is themed as an area where you can escape to the bygone Safari era, through old maps and books. Ideal for your after-dinner coffee, drink or for a game of ‘Bao’. A selection of worldwide books, including many African titles, are on display and available to guests. Board games are also available.

Kisiwa on the BeachFitness centre

modern air-conditioned gym is available at Kisiwa on the Beach for free use to our guests. Elliptical machine, weights and treadmill are there for those guests wishing to continue with their indoor fitness activities.

Conference facilities

Kisiwa on the Beach has a conference room that can comfortably seat 30 persons in a boardroom style, and 50 persons in a theatre style arrangement. The room is located next to the main lobby and provides LCD projector, TV, flipchart stands and a photocopying facility. Wi-Fi is available free of charge.

Delicious lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at Bembe, the al-fresco style restaurant overseeing the main pool and ocean.

The menu and meals are inspired by Zanzibar’s fresh ingredients and spices, offering a wide assortment of dishes and local delights to indulge your senses. Savour the chef’s freshly prepared catch of the day with open views and the calmness of the ocean breeze.

Enjoy an ice cold cocktail at the Poa Bar, while you watch the dhows sail by. The bar caters for drinks all day long at the beach and the poolside, but it really comes alive in the early evening, as guests gather to enjoy the sunset.

Kisiwa on the Beach also offers exotic, island style, beach BBQs on request, at a nominal additional charge.

  • Kite Surfing
  • Cycling
  • Paje village visits
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing trips
  • Snorkeling
  • Day Excursions: Various day excursions can be planned through the concierge desk, including all transfers.

Built and designed on Feng-Shui principles, guests are treated to a day of relaxation in a serene sanctuary. The spa has 2 treatment rooms, luxuriously appointed outdoor showers, and a bathtub laid out in total privacy. The tranquil surroundings of a lush tropical garden graced with frangipani, bougainvillea and jasmine will take over your spirit and rejuvenate your well being!

The spa uses Inaya handmade products which are created using natural oils, butters, herbs and flowers sourced from all over the continent.

Prepare to be pampered by Holistic Massages, Body Scrubs, Hot Stone therapies and beauty treatments comprising of refreshing facials, manicures and pedicures for her and him. Partner massages are available and are provided as a romantic package that our experienced team will tailor personally for you.

Paje is well known for its beautiful beaches, kitesurfing, diving & snorkeling and water sports. The warm Indian Ocean offers ideal conditions for tropical marine life along the coral reefs, rocks and shipwrecks, making it perfect for diving and snorkeling. The extreme low tides expose small lagoons filled with star fish, sea urchins and small minnows, while the high tide offers a great open platform for surfing, kayaking and many other water sports.

People from all over the world travel to this idyllic destination to kite surf.

Sheltered by a long barrier reef, the east coast of Zanzibar consists of gently sloping white sandy beaches, melting away into the warm Indian Ocean. Inland, rare red colobus monkeys can be seen on the trail to the coral caves of the Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest, 20 km from Stone Town. Paje Beach is the perfect place to get away from the busier north and east coast of the island. Nearby points of interest include Paje Village, Jambiani Beach, Jozani Forest Reserve, Kwale Island and Kizimkazi Beach.

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