Contact & F.A.Q.
How far is the beach from Ebb & Flow?
We are in the second row from the beach. A short approximate 3 minute walk takes you to the pristine beach of Paje
Are there sunbeds on the beach we can use?
Yes. You are welcome to use the sun loungers at the Aquaholics Kite Center. Ocean Restaurant also offers sunbeds free to use when you drink or eat from the bar / restaurant.
How can I get from the International Airport to Ebb & Flow?
The drive from Zanzibar Airport is approximately 1 hour. Best way to get to us is via taxi. We can happily arrange the airport transfer for you. The one way trip costs $40 or $70 if you book both ways with us.
Are there many restaurants and bars to eat out?
Absolutely. Paje offers an amazing variety of western and local style bars and restaurants in walking distance from Ebb & Flow.
How much does it cost to eat out?
Expect to pay between 8-12 $ on average for a meal in a beachfront restaurant. The village offers cheaper options from $5 for sit down meals. If you are adventurous and want to try Zanzibar street food you can fill your tummy for as little as $2.
Which Currency is used mostly?
The local currency is Tanzania Shilling. Most restaurants and bars charge in local currency. Most hotels and tours / activities are charged in USD. Most places will accept local currency, USD and Euro. Credit cards are widely accepted at touristy places. It is common to be charged a 5% banking fee on card payments.
Is there an ATM in Paje
Yes you will find ATMs in Paje. There is a daily withdrawal limit and sometimes the ATMs are empty, so make sure never to wait until last minute to refill your wallet.
How about safety? Is the area safe?
Zanzibar is known for its friendly locals and great hospitality. It is a safe place to travel and move around. As in all tourist destinations pickpocketing and petty theft also exists around the island. We therefore recommend however to follow basic rules to avoid an unpleasant experience, such as keeping valuable hidden away and not to walk around alone at night.
Do the rooms have safety lockers?
Yes, all our rooms have safety lockers to store your passport, cash and cards. The dorm room has bigger storage boxes that can even carry laptops and cameras.
What are the Check in & Check Out times?
You can Check in to your room from 13:00 but are welcome to arrive earlier depending on your flights / plan, store your luggage until the room is ready and already use our facilities or start exploring Paje Beach. Check out time on your departure day is 11:00.
My flight arrives in the night, can I check in early?
A lot of the international flights arrive at the airport in the middle of the night. If you want to make sure to have a room in the early morning hours we advise booking from the night before your arrival morning for early check in.
Do I have to preplan tours and activities?
Island Tours are easy to be arranged on a daily basis. Watersports are best booked in advance to secure a spot – especially in high season.
Are there supermarkets in Paje?
Paje is developing and nowadays you can find some well stocked little “Dukas” Shops and some supermarkets to get essential items.
Can I buy alcohol in Paje?
Yes, there are a few liquor shops around selling beers, wine and other spirits. Most restaurants sell alcohol too. Remember it is a muslim island – please respect the culture and don’t drink on the streets.
Anything else I have to consider since Zanzibar is a Muslim Island?
Zanzibar and, especially the beach towns are very open minded and happy about all the tourists visiting each year. You can wear bikinis and swim shorts on the beach and inside the hotel facilities. Please respect the culture when you venture out to the village and put on some shorts and a shirt. Stone Town is a little more traditional and we advise to cover knees and shoulder when planning a trip there.