Historically popular as once a bustling trading center and an important port on the spice island, Zanzibar island is today one of the most tranquil coastal locations to stay on holiday. Zanzibar beach holidays are very attractive and ideal for spending long hours on the fresh waters of the Indian Ocean.
It’s such an amazing vacation experience to walk along the coast with soft delicate white sand sinking below your feet, enjoying the sound of the waves, and seeing the crystal clear waters that are seemingly subdued by the unending miles of seashore.
Zanzibar island beach holidays are such a great encounter of the vast ocean and the shimmering turquoise waters dotted with white, triangular sails of the picturesque traditional fishing dhows that will take away your breath.
Relaxing at the beach is best any time of the day but you can enjoy the spectacular sunrises from the east of the island or the golden colors of the sunset. Around the island is lush tropical vegetation that creates a vibrant, verdant contrast to the purity of the sands.
For adventure lovers, couples, families, and honeymooners you better be headed for the beaches in Zanzibar. The “spice island” has flawless landscapes from serene forests to smooth white sand beaches. There are also a lot of things to see as you relax at the beaches and these include historic forts, coral reefs, exotic markets, and many more.
While at the beaches, it is the perfect time to relax and to go adventurous why not go snorkeling on the southeast coast or swim with dolphins at Fumba or Kizimkazi.
For birders or those who love to watch birds, a Tanzania safari to Zanzibar also offers the chance to see several bird species including the yellow-collared lovebird. The island also hosts migratory birds, butterflies, Suni antelope, and butterflies.
Zanzibar isn’t simply one island but an archipelago of islands that comprise of Zanzibar island, Pemba Island with surrounding isles like Mnemba, Chapwani, Bawe, Chumbe, Chianguu, and others smaller islands along the coast each just as scenic as itself.
Some of these islands are actually coral beds that nature has covered with dense vegetation as marine and avian life moves in to make them their home.
Wondering which beach to enjoy while on Zanzibar beach holidays? The Nungwi beach on the northern side with its charming, laid-back village, Kendwa beach in the northwest, Matemwe beach in the northeast are amazing.
The tiny atoll island of Mnemba is such a wondrous haven for marine life and perfect for tourists who want to go snorkeling or for scuba divers from all over the world on Safaris to Tanzania.
Visit Zanzibar and travel along the eastern coast of the island. Here you will discover the beaches of Kiwengwa, Michamvi, Chwaka, Pongwe, and Uroa that are very serene.
These islands are very ideal for taking long naps in hammocks strung between palm trees, go strolling barefoot on the sand, or watching local farmers harvest seaweed from the ocean.
It is also amazing to discover tiny sea creatures left behind by the ebbing tide in little rock pools. Also explore the delightful beaches of Bwejuu, Jambiani, and Kizimkazi.
At Bwejuu Island, you can also enjoy the fantastic experience of living like a sultan- the people who live within this area.
Chumbe Island is the first gazette marine park of Tanzania and here you find some exquisite varieties of flora that live on coral islands with no fresh groundwater but rather survive on moisture harvested from humid atmospheres.
It is also amazing to explore Chapwani Island that has a variety of birds like fruit bats, white egrets, fish eagles, and black herons.
It is best for beach honeymooners to visit Pemba Island. Thus is smaller than Zanzibar but has a hillier landscape and is covered with thick forests. The island has a pleasant sight to behold from the cloves and other spices grown on the island.
Zanzibar provides some of the top destinations for beach holidays with endless stretches of palm-fringed, powdery beach with shallow turquoise waters and laid back retreats.
If you need a beach holiday to have fun and enjoy the shores of the Indian Ocean, then take a Zanzibar beach holiday.