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Take a break from your hectic routine and relax under the tall coconut trees that dot the beach. Dive or snorkel in the cool and crystal clear waters and explore the beautiful marine life. Alternatively, you could also chill on the white sandy beaches and soak the warmth of the sun; all at the beautiful beaches that Zanzibar offers! 

 Here are the must visit beaches in Zanzibar:

  • Nungwi Beach 

Popular for its sugary white sand and beautiful blue waters, Nungwi Beach is just an hour’s drive away from Stone Town. This beach hosts a natural aquarium where you’ll find hatchlings and adult green hawkbill turtles. If lucky, you might even spot some in the lagoon while taking a dip. Being the top tourist beach in Zanzibar, it tends to get a little crowded in the peak seasons but is open all-year-round for people needing a getaway. Nungwi offers activities like scuba, snorkeling, jet-skiing and waterskiing. You can also visit the Baraka natural aquarium to keep the kids entertained!


  • Kendwa Beach

Are you a water nymph and like swimming without any time limitations? Then, Kendwa Beach is your optimal choice. Its favorable tidal patterns ensure safe swimming at all hours! There is an array of luxurious and exotic resorts and hotels on this beach to make your stay sumptuous and relaxing. Scuba dive in the beautiful Kendwa waters or participate in adventurous activities of parasailing, buggy driving, or have some fun dancing around with the Spanish dancer divers. It’s a perfect spot for lively and enthusiastic souls to party and interact with new people as this beach tends to get crowded pretty soon.  

  • Matemwe Beach

Stretched over the shores of the great Indian Ocean, Matemwe Beach is considered as the most romantic beach destination in Zanzibar. This is a great choice for taking a break from the frenzied city life. The silence and peaceful sounds of the breeze through the palm trees and the surf gently washing ashore is heavenly. The slow-paced island life and limited resources allow activities like snorkeling and diving in the pristine clear waters and therefore, don’t attract a lot of crowds. 

  • Jambiani Beach

Labeled as the ‘most chill’ beach towns, the soft white sand and the sweet hospitality of the people at Jambiani beach will make you extend your stay easily. Untouched by commercial tourism, Jambiani beach is the perfect definition of paradise. Unwind yourself in the crystal clear waters of this beach and find yourselves lost in the beauty of the gorgeous sunsets that this beach hosts. Completely detached from the worldly activities, this beach offers snorkeling, kitesurfing and biking activities.

  • Kiwengwa Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Zanzibar, Kiwengwa is a crowd-pleaser. Equipped with all worldly amenities, this beach is a perfect fit for people looking for some enjoyment and fun. Kiwengwa is known for its exciting water activities. There will never a dull moment here when you have activities like scuba and snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, jet skiing and waterskiing, and also fishing tours. Dolphin and shark sightings are unique features of this beach. The boat tours are extremely safe and led by experts, ensuring you a stress-free environment to enjoy nature’s beauty at its best! 

  • Bwejuu Beach

Last but definitely not the least, Bwejuu beach is known for safe swimming in the endless Indian ocean as it is bounded by huge coral reefs. Still isolated from the masses, this beach offers snorkeling and boat rides in the turquoise blue waters of the beach. Enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere of Bwejuu and devour the best and freshest seafood options cooked for you straight out of the ocean!

So, what are you waiting for? Explore Tanzania with Flightlink and then head over to Zanzibar and have a great time at these beautiful beaches!

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