About Us

About Paradise

Paradise Beach Bungalows was established in July 1992 by Japanese Saori Miura from Hokkaido (Northern island of Japan).  Before that time, there was nothing by bush.
Saori teaches Japanese cooking to the women of Paje and Bwejuu villages.
The 14 staff are dedicated to ensuring Paradise guests have a wonderful holiday.

Location, Climate, Facts

Zanzibar Island is located 30 Km off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.
Average temperature:  25 degrees centigrade
Rainy seasons:  Long rains: April-May        Short rains: December
It is 1,464 sq km
Population: 800,000
Freddy Mercury (vocalist in the rock band Queen) was born in Zanzibar.

History of Zanzibar

Vasco Da Gama (Portuguese) was the first European explorer to arrive in Zanzibar in 1499.  Zanzibar was the most important town of the east coast of Africa.  It was the largest producer of cloves in the world and the largest slaving market on the east coast.  In the 19th century, Zanzibar was the seat of the Omani empire.

Zanzibar attained independence on December 10, 1963.

On April 26, 1964, Zanzibar united with mainland Tanganika to become part of present day United Republic of Tanzania.

Zanzibar’s history has led to a harmonization of  African, Arabian, European and Asian cultures, seen in the language, architecture and people of the island.,