The beaches of Zanzibar are pure bliss. Warm azure waters lap long stretches of white sandy beaches, and traditional dhows (Arabic-style sail boats) dot the endless blue seascape.
Enjoy snorkelling on pristine reefs, soak up the vibrant chaos and small-town charm in Stone Town; rent a scooter and explore forests and coconut plantations; or just enjoy a cold beer while you watch the coral-colored sun set over the Indian Ocean.
Choose to stay in a luxury lodge with your own private stretch of beach, or meet new friends and travellers on the island’s busy northern beaches.
Stone Town is a World Heritage Site with historic charm, full of Arabic wood carvings, narrow cobbled streets, and small-town charm. Bustling markets and street vendors full the commercial areas and the island’s fascinating history can be seen and learnt about wherever you visit. There’s a former sultan’s palace with a clock tower, a stone amphitheatre, and underground aqueducts that fed hot water to the late-19th-century Hamamni Persian Baths.