9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
What a place, what a worm welcome
"Well i must be honest i was expecting the worst and that was to arrive at the airport to find no one is there but in reality as i came out the doors there was a nice man holding a sign "NEXT PARADISE" on it and as i sad hello the bags were in car and we were on our way to
paradise! when we got to the hotel i was shocked it looked better then in the photos, so
i was blown away. the staff and the owner Stuart are so nice and you relay feel there are doing there best to be there for you. we stayed 6 nights with them and it was amazing. the food bye the way is like going to a 5 star restaurant every evening, what a Sheff you will be amazed. we loved the quit there but take in mind it's very peaceful so if your looking for a more nosier atmosphere you might want to recheck it. i give it a full 5 star all the way, thank you again!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 10th of July 2010
I felt like in heaven: peaceful, easy, warm...wonderful
"Me and my partner were Next Paradise for 14 days. Everything was very good organisated for our hollidays: plane tickets, transit from airport to the resort and back, advices for parking in Verona...everything. When we arrived in Zanzibar, there was a frendly guy, he was waiting for us with Next Paradise logo. All 14 days we enjoyed excellent food, nature pure juices (pineaple, passion, mango..). Marina and Stuart were very frendli and nice. They watched always that everything is okay and that we really felt us very comfortable. The staff was very frendly and professional. The food is EXCELLENT for eyes and mouth, fresh fish, octopus, calamari....each day fresh, directly from the sea. I never aet before so good spaghetti with olio, garlic and peperoncino.
We will for sure come back, next time for wedding.
Thank you very much for so beautyful hollidays. Asanta sani Stuart and Marina and hakuna matata."
- Travel date: Fri 12th of March 2010
Beautiful, relaxing holidays
"We spent beautiful holidays during Christmas and New Year; the staff from the hotel were waiting for us on the airport; we were nicely surprised when we arrived at the hotel which is located in a fish village on the beach. It is nice, not too big, with spacius rooms, equiped with taste. There is a charming bar, restaurant and swimming pool in front. Everything is at hand; The staff is very kind, but sometimes also slow. The food is all prepared by hotel's cook, including fresh bread every day, we ate a lot of fish and local fruit. The hotel is very friendly to those who want to spend relaxing, quiet holidays, with very good food. They also arrange all your trips and advise you where to go on the island."
- Travel date: Sun 31st of January 2010
Rest in real paradise -
"We came to zanzibar after 10 days of Safari in Kenya, with the goal to rest.
Next paradise was an excellent choise, from the arrangements prior to arrival, the owners Sturt and Marina were very responsive and picked us up at the airport.
The place is at the beautifull white beach. The beach has a very large tide swing and is more suted for wandering around, wading in the water than swimming. Its also a good choise for snorkelling and diving either local or at a near by site ( 30 minutes by boat ).
Stuart and Marina helped in all our wishes and needs, from orgennizing the diving trip to finding a local lady to braid our daughter's hair.
The place is decorated with local elements with a lot of touch.
The food was excellent in Italian style, made from local market fresh ingridient.
Highly recomended vacation,"
- Travel date: Wed 14th of October 2009
Paradise, without a doubt!
"My friend and i stayed at Next Paradise Resort after our safari. Stuart (owner) made our booking easy and was all done via email, although to start with we were a little concerned to have to pay in cash in Euros, as we would be camping before getting there so didnt want to be carrying cash. Euros were hard to get in stonetown as we needed a lot, but Stuart was happy for us to pay in USD, which was easy enough to get. Stuart and the team made our stay very very enjoyable and relaxed. We couldnt have asked for anything more. The food was amazing, all 4 courses at dinner!! the pool was lovely and the beach is lovely too (a few locals come to greet/sell etc but not as bad a other parts of the island.) it was also my friends 30th birthday when we stayed at Next Paradise and Stuart was happy for his chef to make a suprise birthday cake.
I would recommend next paradise and i would love to come back one day. it has only been open since jul so all new and in great condition."
- Travel date: Thu 1st of October 2009
"My girlfriend and I decided to go to Zanzibar (basically, SHE decided to go to Zanzibar). Looking for a nice place to stay, we found out a nice web-site and contacted Next Paradise. Stuart answered very soon and giving us useful tips for the travel and even for our stop-over in Dubai (we flew with Emirates, very good choice indeed). We didnât want any kind of holiday in typical Italian style villages, with noisy entertainment organizers, and Next Paradise was definitely the perfect place for us.
Maybe a better name for this place could not be chosen (she was right, then). It is, indeed, a true paradise on earth. It was amazing to open the window and have a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean. Every single aspect of the hospitality in Next Paradise is chosen with a unique sense of elegance and taste, from the furniture to the towels and the choice of bedcovers, to the flowers you find in the room.
A particular care and attention is paid on food: everyday youâll experience the masterly manner of the chef in presenting wonderful dishes mixing Italian and local cuisine. Fish, meat, salads: everything is really fresh and tasty. Bread, biscuits and cakes were superb. All the persons of the staff are very kind and warm, ready to fulfill any wish you could have: from Kambiâs pina coladas to Ramaâs personal Swahili lessons. Special mention to Stuartâs carbonara! (we were curious about that after what we read on Trip Advisor and shamelessly asked for itâ¦). During our holidays it was even my girlfriendâs birthday: Stuart helped me in organising a special birthday party, with a special menu, cake and a song just for her. She has been very very happy, she said to me that the one she had in Next Paradise was the best birthday party she had! I really thank Marina and Stuart for their being so kind and friendly welcoming to us. During the days we were there, we had the feeling we were staying at some friendsâ place. On Marina and Stuartâ suggestions we did even some trips to discover this breathtaking island: we really enjoyed the trips to the reef with Nboma, then Safari Blue, Kizimkazi (to see the dolphins and swim with them) and Jozani Park (to see monkeys), Nungwi (for sunset and sea-turtles), Spice tour (tasting and smelling spices and trying to guess which is what). Everything in Zanzibar is really nice and relaxing, and should you need some more relax, just ask Marina to call Salama for massages. Stuart will be glad to tell you stories about Zanzibar, including dreadful Popobawa! Choosing Next Paradise has meant to us once more the difference between being simple tourists and travellers: it was a real travel in wonderful feelings, sensations, tastes perfumes and views of an earth paradise."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of September 2009
Excellent, relaxing time at Next Paradise
"My wife and I spent a weekend at Next Paradise in mid-July and really felt like we made a great choice among many lodging options along the east coast of Zanzibar. We were a little concerned prior to arrival because there were not really any on-line or book reviews of the property but the website looked good and Stuart (property owner) got right back to me with a quote for the room, which was right in our price range. This is a very new property and the driver who took us from the airport to the property had never even heard of the place. When we got there, we were happy to see that it was exactly as it looked on the hotel's website. Absolutely beautiful place with a small private beach area that is kept in immaculate condition. We were greeted by Stuart upon arrival and after bringing us a couple of tropical drinks on the house, he quickly helped us figure out how to work the safe (for some reason, we always screw that up!).
The room had a king size bed and some powerful A/C. We were a little bit concerned that there was no mosquito net b/c we saw a few skeeters in the room, but I didn't get a single bite the entire time I was there.
We sat at out on the porch area just outside of the room with our incredible view of the beach and bright blue waters of the Indian Ocean. After a bit, Stuart came by to ask us what we wanted for lunch and we told him we were game for anything. His staff prepped an awesome 4 course lunch that included a pasta course and incredibly fresh fish. It was a very relaxing 2 night stint for us and you can be assured that the food here was consistently awesome (highlights were an octopus salad and whole white snapper). Stuart also comped us a bottle of wine with one of our dinners, which we thought was really cool.
I would highly recommend staying at Next Paradise and we hope to stay there again at some point in the future...whenever we're lucky enough to make our way back to Zanzibar."
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of August 2009
Magnificent , the most beautiful beach,beauty of pure nature in the best service and food in hotel i ever had!
"The hotel is located on the most wonderfull beach with the whitest sand i had ever seen. Araund is pure nature and palms allover. The room has a very nice sea view and you can hear sounds of the ocean.The food was tasty, we ate fresh fish and lobsters preparated on different ways.It was a very good choice of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh juices from Mango, passion fruit, papaya and ananas were delicious.The service was very good, they were kind and very sophisticated. The hotel has also a big swimming pool. The room was very comfortable and very nice furnished.I think this hotel is really the best choice in zanzibar"
- Travel date: Fri 31st of July 2009
it is real paradise you can feel it
"We just come back from our hollidays in Zanzibar.We stayed 1 week in Next paradise botique resort ,small new hotel situated directly on the most beautifull beach with white sand and incredible blu sea. We couldn't asked for more!! We booked the hollidays included plain ticket on web page of the hotel. Everithing were organized by the owners of the hotel Marina and Stuart, very friendly and recommended persons who arrange also all trips in Zanzibar. We were really satisfy in all aour trips.We were in blue safari.
This is all day trip whith small boat to see beautiful sea with all collors fishies, big shells and corals. On this trip we eat excelent sea food. We were also in a trip to south part of island to swim with dolphins and to see small monkies.Stown town it is also good to see how the people are trying to sell their fruits and spices.There is near small island with big turtles. Interesting history of prison island. Our hollidays I spent with my 16 yeaars old doughter, my friends with their 15 years douther. All of us agread that we have had wonderfull time and would fully recommend the hotel to anyone.
The roms were very big with wonderful wiev to beautiful beach and the sea, air-conditionated,clean with very nice furniture and excellent decoration.The rooms have a terace and all of rooms have refrigerator with cold drinks.The food were mostly sea-food,
all the days were excellent. With special remarks of my doughter, that Stuart made the best carbonara in the world.The food were everyday fresh and excellent. We agread for lunch what we would like to eat. One day we also tryed african food. It was verry nice sorprise for us adults. My doughter prefered Stuart's carbonara. In one word excellent!"
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of July 2009