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Nestled between tropical gardens and a white sandy beach, The Palms provides a range of beautifully appointed facilities reflecting the warmth and character of the local architecture in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Overlooking the beach, private palm thatched “bandas” shelter private day beds and carved sun loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy. The Palms also features a spa in a beautiful setting. Guests at The Palms can also use the neighbouring frangipani Spa, which offers world-class treatments and facilities.
Other neighbouring facilities include a fitness centre, floodlit tennis court, marine activities centre with windsurfing and snorkelling. A fully equipped and licensed scuba diving centre is available at a charge which is payable locally. ~ Swimming pool ~ Evening bar ~ Dining room ~ Massage ~ Internet facilities ~ Pool Bar ~ Private beach front BandaThe Palms has six villas, each over 140 square meters with a bedroom, living room, full en suite bathroom, dressing room, extra room with it’s own en suite bathroom & large furnished terrace with views of the Indian Ocean.
Each villa features a sophisticated interior composition in all colours of coffee and cream where filmy caramel coloured curtains billow, dark grained polished floors extend and the décor is a unique marriage of colonial grandeur and traditional design. On the veranda, a silk-draped four-poster Zanzibar Bed accents a sunken, midnight blue plunge pool with long views of the Indian Ocean.Arabian Nights Arabian Nights is a short drive from Kizimkazi and Jambiani. Though far away from the hustle and bustle, Paje is only a 40-minute drive from Stone Town and the airport. Situated in Paje, Arabian Nights is one of the most luxurious guest houses on the island.
Directly on the beach Arabian Nights opened in 2006 and has had consistently good reports from people who have stayed as it offers very good value for money given the high standard of rooms and their cleanliness. It is owned and managed by local people who also run the Paje Dive Centre The hotel has its own outdoor entertainment and diving centre as well as a fantastic restaurant which serves a variety of tasteful meals, ranging from traditional Zanzibar to western. The spacious dining area is enclosed and offers spectacular ocean views.
A favourite with guest is the Arabian Tent Lounge, specially designed for the Arabian experience and guest can take their meal there or just relax. Arabian Nights takes pride in providing their customers with quality rooms, decorated in Zanzibar royal style with a blend of western touch. All rooms have beautiful glass and wooden doors opening out on to the ocean. The sea front rooms are only a few metres from the ocean and therefore the most popular, but the standard rooms are just as comfortable and have exactly the same interiors, only no sea view. They are located towards the back of the hotel and offer views to a beautiful landscaped garden.
All rooms have standing fans, air-conditioning, which is very refreshing in the heat, minibar, double beds (2 rooms have twin beds), shower and satellite television. Added to this, the rooms have baths and a shower. The restaurant and Bar are on the first floor, with beautiful views at the beach. The pool is at the bottom of the steps in the court-yard for privacy of the tourist.
Price Range from US$639 per person sharing per night