Top 10 Romantic Spots in Zanzibar – Updated 2021

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In 2021, travel lovers should visit Zanzibar, one of the beautiful locations in the world, where they can find romantic spots to relax at. The pristine and serene locations are perfect for couples who want tranquility and privacy. The views of lush greenery, crystalline water, blue skies, soft white sands, and swaying palm leaves is a stunning sight to behold. Here are the top 10 romantic spots in Zanzibar where couples can spend quality time together. 

 

  1. Jua Retreat

One of the most romantic spots in the island is Jua Retreat, a blissful spot where the couple can stay at private, exclusive, and well-equipped villas. They can enjoy remarkable facilities such as private pools! The friendly staff is always there to help and make visitors feel welcomed. Surrounded by the lush green tropical gardens, turquoise ocean, and the blue sky, the couple can have a great time relaxing and deepening their connection.

 

  1. Mnemba Atoll

The extraordinary experience of snorkelling amongst the colorful coral reef of the heavenly Mnemba Atoll can bring the couple together, and help them deepen their connection. Mnemba Atoll is one of the top most romantic spots in Zanzibar because of its unmatched beauty. The couple can enjoy a magical snorkelling experience where they can spot marine creatures such as white moray eel, flounders, sea stars, octopuses, rays, and pufferfish, go scuba diving, or enjoy swimming with dolphins!

  1. The Rock Restaurant

The Rock Restaurant is one of the most famous locations in Zanzibar, as it is unique and beautiful. Located on a rock in the middle of the ocean, this spot is perfect for a romantic evening consisting of a fancy dinner. This unique location provides a stunning view of the deep blue water and the bright orange sunset. The couple can enjoy cocktails, or delicious dishes such as gnocchi, fried aubergines, ravioli, Swahili spaghetti, fried calamari, grilled fish, octopus salad, grilled prawns, lobster, shrimp, chicken skewers, crab, beef fillet, stir fry fish, curry, squid, cheesecake, and ice cream!

 

  1. The Zanzibari

Another retreat that is perfect for a romantic getaway is the Zanzibari, a boutique hotel that promises luxury as well as comfort. The rooms are airy and well equipped, and the couple can visit the spa for massages and soothing treatments. At the pristine private beach, the tourists can escape the crowds, and enjoy relaxing walks and picnics on the soft white sands.

 

  1. Pemba Island

The second biggest island in Zanzibar, Pemba Island, or Unguja, is an ideal spot for travellers seeking a romantic getaway. The pristine isle is greener and more peaceful than other islands, and is ideal for couples who wish to relax and unwind! Tourists can relax on the sandy Vumawimbi beach, watch the glorious sunset, or observe the vivid greenery. They can enjoy bird watching together, spotting species such as the Pemba flying fox, African goshawk, palm-nut vulture, owls, green pigeons, kingfishers, and crowned hornbill. Snorkelling or swimming together can also be an amazing and extraordinary experience for the couple!

  1. Forodhani Night Food Market

Immersing themselves in the nightlife of the bustling town, tourists can have a special and romantic night at Forodhani Night Food Market, trying out new flavors and enjoying the food together. The local cuisine is unique because it has Indian, British, Portugese, Turkish, and Swahili influences and includes mouthwatering dishes such as Zanzibar Pizza, octopus soup, date nut bread, biryani, plantain soup, Mshikaki (meat skewers), or pilao (rice).

 

  1. Stone Town 

Another great romantic spot in Zanzibar is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where couples can interact with friendly locals, walk in the winding streets, visit the Old Fort, or learn about the rich culture and heritage of the island. The Old Fort was built by Omani Arabs against the Portugese, and serves as a reminder of the town’s history. The couple can take a dhow trip to Prison Island, where they can spot the giant tortoises, explore the ancient ruins, or enjoy a picnic on the sand. Watching the mesmerising sunset from the traditional dhow is a romantic experience.

 

  1. Kendwa Beach

Another top romantic spot is the beautiful Kendwa Beach, which is known for its scenic views of the blue water, lush greenery, and white sands. The beach is famous for its unique and exciting full moon parties which the couple can join to find singers, dancers, fire-eaters, and acrobats! After a night full of fun, they can watch the magical sunrise from the beach, and relax as they behold this breathtaking and refreshing sight.

  1. Jozani Forest

Being surrounded by the natural beauty and gorgeous flora and fauna of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, also known as Jozani Forest, can be an amazing and romantic experience, as the couple spends quality time together, and enjoys the tranquil and private location. The forest is home to Red Colobus monkeys, 50 butterfly species, and 40 species of birds! 

 

  1. Breezes Beach Club

Spa holidays are great as romantic getaways. At the scenic Bwejuu Beach, the couple can visit the Breezes Beach Club and Spa, a wonderful retreat that offers stunning views of the beach, and of exotic flora and fauna. The Frangipani Spa offers relaxing and soothing treatments, and comes with an outdoor relaxation area, a pool with underwater music, and a Sultan’s bath! The resort has relaxed bars, and a lovely restaurant where the couple can enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner, enjoying food that is a delicious fusion of Arabic, Indian, Swahili, and Persian cuisines!

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