Zanzibar is a wonderful, romantic, historic and stunningly beautiful tropical island. The sea has sparkling, turquoise water and you’ll find coral reefs for great snorkelling and diving. The islands are lush and the air is suffused with the aroma of the fruit and spices in its exotic and intoxicating beauty.

Most visitors to Zanzibar come for the beaches, but it is worth spending at least a night, at the beginning or end of your stay, in the historic island capital of Stone Town.  This ancient centre dates back to its days at the heart of the Indian Ocean gold trade from the Arabian coast, and is now a thriving tourist centre, with markets threading through the ancient stone streets, and diving and sailing dhow boat trips on offer from the shore. Zanzibar’s coastline has some excellent beaches, with the best to be found on the north and east coasts.  For an ultimate beach hideaway, Zanzibar’s many satellite private islands offer privacy and seclusion and some stunning beaches.

You will find a wide range of places to stay in Zanzibar ranging…

Zanzibar is a wonderful, romantic, historic and stunningly beautiful tropical island. The sea has sparkling, turquoise water and you’ll find coral reefs for great snorkelling and diving. The islands are lush and the air is suffused with the aroma of the fruit and spices in its exotic and intoxicating beauty.

Most visitors to Zanzibar come for the beaches, but it is worth spending at least a night, at the beginning or end of your stay, in the historic island capital of Stone Town.  This ancient centre dates back to its days at the heart of the Indian Ocean gold trade from the Arabian coast, and is now a thriving tourist centre, with markets threading through the ancient stone streets, and diving and sailing dhow boat trips on offer from the shore. Zanzibar’s coastline has some excellent beaches, with the best to be found on the north and east coasts.  For an ultimate beach hideaway, Zanzibar’s many satellite private islands offer privacy and seclusion and some stunning beaches.

You will find a wide range of places to stay in Zanzibar ranging in style, budget, location and ultimately price.  These range from the small beach shack style lazy hammocks to the rather laid back service to the larger resorts packed with spas, gyms and water sports and the super exclusive private islands.

Zanzibar is edged by reefs so blessed with coral and marine life you could be in an aquarium. Go under the water to swim with schools of fish in every colour of the rainbow, graceful gliding turtles, and gentle but giant whale sharks. The shallow waters are great for snorkelling and various dive centres run PADI scuba diving courses; there could not be a better place to learn.

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