Complete Guide to Zanzibar Beaches

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The stunning Zanzibar archipelago is one of the most amazing tourist spots in the world. Home to pristine and breathtakingly beautiful beaches, this island is a must-see for all travel lovers. Here is a complete guide to Zanzibar’s beaches to help travelers on their next vacation in this extraordinary region!


  1. Where to go?

Zanzibar is home to a number of spectacular beaches, which include Paje Beach, Nungwi Beach, Bwejuu Beach, Michamwi Beach, Nakupenda Beach, Jambiani Beach, Dongwe Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, Matemwe Beach, Kizimkazi Beach, and Pongwe Beach. These beaches offer scenic views of lush vegetation, crystalline water, clear skies, soft white sands, and stunning flora and fauna.


  1. What to do?

There are a number of unique and unforgettable activities that tourists can enjoy at beaches in Zanzibar. At Kendwa beach, they can join full moon parties where they can meet local singers, dancers, and acrobats, and experience the fun filled nightlife of the region. At Paje Beach, they can enjoy exciting water sports such as kitesurfing, jet ski tours, and parasailing. At Kizimkazi Beach, they can swim with dolphins. Dongwe Beach and Kiwengwa Beach are excellent locations for surfing as the waves are perfect, wind conditions are ideal, and surfing schools are available throughout the year. Tourists can enjoy dhow trips, scuba diving, swimming, and kayaking at the beaches, and can partake in relaxing activities such as beach walks and picnics. At world class resorts, tourists can enjoy peaceful spa holidays which allow them to relax and unwind. At Pingwe, Michamvi, travelers can dine at the famous and unique Rock Restaurant!


  1. What to eat?

Zanzibar has a unique and beautiful cuisine, which is influenced by Portuguese, Swahili, Chinese, Turkish, Indian, Arabic, and African tastes. The food is often flavored with spices that grow on the island, such as cardamom, coriander, turmeric, cumin, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, cloves, and garlic. Tourists can enjoy dishes such as Mandazi, Zanzibar pizza, Mshikaki, Samaki, Mtori, Biryani, Uji, Ugali, Nyama Choma, Kuku Paka, Chipsi Mayai, Chapati, Samosa, and Pulao. These include curries, grilled meat, local breads, meat skewers, fried snacks, and rice dishes. One can also find delicious fresh seafood such as tuna, octopus, calamari, crab, squid, shrimp, prawn, lobster, and grilled fish.


  1. Where to stay?

Tourists can easily find luxurious and comfortable accommodation in Zanzibar. At Bwejuu Beach, Breezes Beach Club is a tranquil resort where tourists can relax and unwind. Here, Frangipani Spa offers relaxing and soothing treatments, and comes with an outdoor relaxation area, a Sultan’s bath, and a pool with underwater music. Located on Nungwi Beach, the Zanzibari is a boutique hotel that offers amazing services and facilities such as private, well equipped rooms, free WiFi, balconies with stunning views, a bar, a pool, and snack bars. The spa offers a variety of de-stressing treatments, soothing massages, manicures,  skin care remedies, pedicures, and beauty treatments. The sandy Kendwa Beach is home to Hotel Gold Zanzibar, a 5 Star hotel which has the Healing Earth Spa, a recreation of a Balinese village. Visitors can enjoy a range of treatments and massages, use the free WiFi, go to the fully equipped gym, or relax in the Jacuzzi and swimming pools. Uhuru Beach Resort at Jambiani Beach has trained yoga teachers who focus on healthy eating, and meditation, and conduct spiritual workshops. The tranquil Sunshine Marine Lodge at Matemwe Beach features a dive center, 3 swimming pools, and a private beach with a restaurant! Kichanga Lodge at Michamvi beach is a private resort which has a swimming pool that overlooks the beach. The Residence Zanzibar is a top class hotel near Kizimkazi, surrounded by tropical gardens, where tourists can enjoy a luxurious stay.

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