Next Paradise is a relatively small 20-room resort on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is situated between Kiwengwa and Matemwe near the fishing village of Pwani Mchangani (Swahili for white sand). The east coast of Zanzibar is famed for turquoise waters and white coral sand, and the beach at Next Paradise is certainly no different. An Italian couple own the resort and although the décor, food and atmosphere has clearly been influenced by their Mediterranean heritage; the lodge still keeps a Swahili feel.
Our view of Next Paradise
Next Paradise seems like a fun, modern lodge that has all of the necessary comforts for a pleasurable stay. Its location means that guests here are able to make the most of what the east coast of Zanzibar has to offer but the lodge is perhaps lacking a degree of charm that some of Zanzibar‘s other beach properties posses.