Zanzibar: Winter Sun

Powdery white sands and crystal clear waters

Zanzibar Winter Sun

A winter sun holiday on Zanzibar Island is an unbeatable choice. In fact, Shiri beach, Fumba, Zanzibar has been rated by the “Times Online” as the top location in the world for a winter sun holiday. That’s pretty impressive when you consider the competition in the marketplace of locations for winter sun holidays. The mangrove-fringed beaches of Zanzibar’s southwest coast are less popular than those on the north and east, but if you’re gong for a winter sun holiday on Zanzibar Island between December and February, when the northeast monsoon is blowing, this is where you want to be. The water is the same ludicrous shade of blue, the sand slightly more golden and, as Shiri beach faces west, it offers awesome sunsets. Short-trippers and other tourists are rare, making Shiri beach all yours. The signposts to Shiri beach built from driftwood are seemingly purposely difficult to find! You may find yourself having to ask the proprietor to show you the way!