Bawe Island Beach, approximately 5 miles off the coast of Zanzibar’s Stone Town and a 30-minute boat ride away, is a little island about the size of a football pitch. This stunning island will take your breath away; with acres of verdant paradise, it’s the perfect place to unwind. The idyllic surroundings of Bawe Tropical Island are ideal for a romantic getaway.
The island was used to anchor the first telegraph wires connecting Zanzibar to Aden, South Africa, and the Seychelles in 1870. A second line was built to Stone Town, inside the former Extelcoms building, which is now the Zanzibar Serena Inn. If you’re looking for ultimate seclusion and isolation, Bawe Tropical Island is the place to be.
The island has some beautiful sandy beaches that are ideal for a picnic lunch. Swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling in the gorgeous coral reefs surrounding Bawe are all options. You will be impressed by the silence and the casual, laid-back atmosphere when you land on the silky white beaches complemented by the tingling tepid waters of the Indian Ocean.
The island hotel is situated on a little corner of the beach, which is surrounded on three sides by the sea. There will appear to be no pathways when you enter through the large, metal-studded Zanzibar hardwood doors into the main chambers, only the powdery sand beneath your feet. There are 15 individual cottages situated around the beachfront, each with amazing panoramic views of the ocean and tastefully painted in light colors to complement the laid-back atmosphere. At low tide, the beach is beautiful, with interesting stone formations, and the island’s reef offers excellent snorkeling.
When is the best time to go to Bawe Island?
When is it best to visit Bawe Island? Here’s some information to assist you in making your choice: The months of January, February, June, July, August, September, October, and November are the best for weather on Bawe Island.
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December are the warmest months on average. The wettest month is April.
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, and December are the finest months for swimming.
Tourist activity at Bawe Island
Bawe Island is recognized for its excellent snorkeling opportunities. The island has some beautiful sandy beaches that are perfect for a picnic lunch. Swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling in the gorgeous coral reefs surrounding Bawe Island are all options.
Swim amid hundreds of fish at Bawe Island Reef, and look for colorful starfish and sea lions. Pamper yourself with a massage and a great beverage on the beach. Relax and forget about the stresses of everyday life.
Day tours to Zanzibar Stone Town are a great way to learn about Swahili culture, which is a pleasant blend of Africa and Arabia. Explore Stone Town’s meandering, tiny alleyways, which are designated as World Cultural Heritage and feature historic structures, magnificent balconies, wonderful sculptured doors, mosques, palaces, and Livingstone’s House, among other notable features.
Spend a day on Bawe’s sister island, Prison Island, a modern-style island resort for environment enthusiasts with a tortoise sanctuary for Giant Aldabra Tortoises and elegantly restored 19th-century colonial structures.
Once upon a time, Quarantine Island was owned by an Arab and operated as a private slave detention facility. General Mathews purchased it, and the jail (just entirely restored) was established in 1893 as Zanzibar’s principal prison. However, it was never used in that capacity. Later, the island served as a quarantine station for Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. Small gazelles can be found in the bush, as well as birds and species not found elsewhere on Zanzibar.