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Zanzibar beach holiday tips

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Zanzibar island is one of the favorite tropical places. It has all the elements for paradise. Long stretches of white, soft sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and charming sunny rays.

Things to do in Zanzibar and beach holidays tips

Choices for a Zanzibar beach holiday are many, but broadly, the island can be divided into 5 areas: the east coast, Nungwi in the north, the west coast, the south-east, and a few offshore islands.

2 or 3 hours drive from Stone Town, the village of Nungwi marks the northernmost tip of Zanzibar. Surrounded on the 3 sides by the turquoise-blue sea, Nungwi has long been a magnet for guests seeking paradise. Come for some best beaches and diving experience, and proximity to a lively village where there is forever a lot going on.

Zanzibar’s east coast is lined with powder-long-white beaches. To the north, numerous little resorts boast similar beaches, yet all are pretty different.

Continuing along the southeast coast of Zanzibar, the beaches remain amazing: powder-white sand with a barrier reef, lots of palm trees, and a broad lagoon between the reef and the beach. The villages become a pretty sleepier and more relaxed as you head south, and Jambiani, in particular, is extremely relaxed indeed: for a real visit to a friendly village, you cannot beat it.

In south-east Zanzibar, the Fumba Peninsula is an extremely laid-back and friendly corner of the island, with the 2 best lodges, while offshore is a prize-winning eco-resort on Chumbe Island.

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A thirty-minute flight from north-east Zanzibar island, Pemba island is comparable in size, but far more traditional in outlook, and guests numbers here are small. Most visitors come here for the diving, which can be remarkable-although it is truly top suited to advanced divers.


Very magical, although not part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, is the Mafia Archipelago. Quieter and remote, than many locations of Zanzibar, Mafia island provides some wonderful diving and snorkeling in its own marine park, served by just a few little lodges. And new on the Tanzania beach holiday scene is Fanjove island, a perfect place to wind down after a safari in southern Tanzania.

While Zanzibar tour packages beach holidays is the best appeal for many visitors, many are attracted by the island’s top culture-and for them Stone town is generally a huge attraction. A labyrinth of narrow alleys complete with mosques, palaces, and little shops, Stone Town is busy, noisy, and not extremely clean, but it has an exotic, dynamic atmosphere that can be alluring.

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