When I was a teenager, I dreamt of a hotel on the beach. These are the words of Nicole Pavlin, director of Baladin Zanzibar for two years. The resort is surrounded by palm trees and overlooks a beautiful white sandy beach that separates it from tropical turquoise waters. It is located in Pingwe, on the south-eastern part of the island. In this article, Nicole's life and her desire to run the hotel on the beach is told.