7 Top Zanzibar Beaches

7 top Zanzibar beaches are the most beautiful and sought after Zanzibar beaches that most tourists who visit Zanzibar on Zanzibar beach holidays opt for. Zanzibar Island is a beautiful archipelago with a number of little islands all of which are perfect Zanzibar Beach holiday destinations. Made famous from the Zanzibar spices and slave trade back in the 19th century, Zanzibar Island is more than a stop-point on any Tanzania trip itinerary, as it can be visited as a destination of its own.

Zanzibar Island offers interesting and fun activities that travelers can enjoy while on Zanzibar beach holidays. Zanzibar Island offers a unique combination of outstanding beaches, interesting activities like spice tours, and the visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town filled with Arabian fortresses and culture.

There are a number of Zanzibar beaches from where travelers can enjoy spectacular sunsets, palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs all that shall leave you blown away by so much beauty. Whether you are looking for a holiday trip from Tanzania to Zanzibar for a post-safari relaxation, a chilled and relaxed holiday or even a romantic Zanzibar honeymoon holiday, the main aspect to consider in Zanzibar are the beaches.

Zanzibar Island however has such a long stretch of white sand beaches to choose from; how then do you choose the perfect one for you for your ultimate Zanzibar beach holiday? Below are some of the 7 top Zanzibar beaches that you may consider staying at, whilst on your dream Zanzibar holiday;

  1. Bwejuu Beach

Bwejuu beach Zanzibar is best known for the ultimate relaxation and reef safari experience. Bwejuu beach is undoubtedly one of the best and 7 top Zanzibar beaches that you can stay at while on your Zanzibar holiday. Bwejuu beach is a palm-lined white sand beach found in the southeast shores of Zanzibar Island, about 1 hour and a half from Stone Town. Bwejuu beach is one of the quietest places in Zanzibar Island, perfect for relaxation, tranquillity and seclusion.

7 Top Zanzibar Beaches
Bwejuu Beach

There are a number of Zanzibar activities that you can enjoy here at Bwejuu beach, including visiting the Mangrove forest, taking dhow rides, visit the Bwejuu local village, take a reef safari, and snorkelling and diving, as well as a Stone Town tour, Jozani forest visit to see the red colobus monkeys.

While at Bwejuu beach, some of the best Zanzibar resorts and hotels to opt for include Barraza Resort and Spa, Breezes Beach Club and Dive Centre, The Palms Resort which is one of the most exclusive and perfect Zanzibar honeymoon hotel, among so many others.

  1. Paje Beach

Paje beach is best known for kitesurfing and diving activities in Zanzibar. Paje beach is located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar Island, featuring a beautiful beach and huge expanse of white sand, palm trees, turquoise blue waters and home to some of the most beautiful sunsets. Commonly done activities by travelers who visit Paje beach include kitesurfing, scuba diving with turtles and starfish, among so many others.

  1. Michamvi Beach

Michamvi beach is a remote coral lagoon found on the peninsula on the central coast of Zanzibar Island. Michamvi beach has a vibrant coral lagoon and beautiful palm-fringed beaches set in a string of scenic coves. While at Michamvi beach, you can stay at the Kichanga Lodge, KonoKono Beach Resort, and the Z Hotel Zanzibar, among others.

  1. Nungwi Beach

Nungwi beach is known to be a lively beach for night lovers. Nungwi beach is located in the northwest coast of Zanzibar Island. Nungwi beach is one of the 7 top Zanzibar beaches, most sought after by many tourists who visit on Zanzibar holidays. Nungwi beach has been listed as one of the Top 25 Beaches in the World in the TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2018.

7 Top Zanzibar Beaches
Nungwi Beach

Nungwi beach has great coral reefs ideal for diving and snorkelling, with possibilities of seeing dolphins, green turtles or even whale sharks if in season. You shall also get to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in Zanzibar and sunset cruise on traditional dhow sailing boat.

While at the Nungwi beach, you can stay at a number of Zanzibar hotels including the Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar, offering a peaceful and private atmosphere.

  1. Kendwa Beach

Kendwa beach is famous for having amazing sunsets and perfect for swimming. You shall get to see colourful starfish that you can see even just offshore. Sunsets at Kendwa beach are legendary, and are one to experience. Some of the Zanzibar resorts and hotels to choose from include the Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel.

  1. Kizimkazi Beach

Kizimkazi beach is famous for authenticity and Dolphin safaris. The coral rag cliff elevates the waterfront above the ocean and the beaches take the form of small coves instead of the broad expanse of sand. The best resorts around Kizimkazi beach include the Residence Zanzibar and Unguja Lodge among so many others.

7 Top Zanzibar Beaches
Kizimkazi Beach
  1. Matemwe Beach

Matemwe beach is best known for local culture and scuba diving. The Matemwe beach is a beautiful picturesque Zanzibar beach with some of the best fine white sand. The world-famous island of Mnemba Atoll is only 2 kilometers offshore just beyond the main reef surrounded by pristine and easily accessible coral reeds.

While at Matemwe beach, you can stay at Matemwe Lodge which is perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral-fringed lagoon on the quiet northeast coast of Zanzibar Island. Famous guests at the Mnemba Island Lodge include Tom Cruise, Naomi Campbell and Bill Gates.

The above are the 7 top Zanzibar beaches that you can visit while on your Zanzibar beach holiday. Other Zanzibar beaches that you can choose to stay at include Pongwe beach, Dongwe beach, and Kiwengwa beach among so many others.

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