Zanzibar: Beach

Powdery white sands and crystal clear waters

Taking a beach holiday in Zanzibar guarantees white sand paradises, each providing a perfect spot to just relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing. Between the beaches are a number of picturesque fishing villages, where the people of Zanzibar live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years.

There are more than 25 great beaches to take a beach holiday in Zanzibar, and some are so remote and peaceful that the only noise breaking the silence will be the waves washing up the white sand shore. At the northern tip of the island is Nungwi, Another perfect location for a beach holiday on Zanzibar Island, approached by a road lined by banana palms, mangroves and coconut trees. Nungwi village is also the dhow building capital of Zanzibar Island, so it is a good place to see traditional craftsmen at work.

On the west coast of Zanzibar, Mangapwani beach is worth a visit, and to the east are the beaches of Matemwe, Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Bwejuu and Jambiani, all with stretches of beautiful and uncrowded sands seemingly designed only to ensure that your beach holiday on Zanzibar Island is unforgettable.