5 Absolutely Breathtaking Zanzibar Beaches That Will Make You Wish You Were There

5 Absolutely Breathtaking Zanzibar Beaches That Will Make You Wish You Were There

If there’s one place I would pick to visit for the beauty of its beaches alone, it would have to be Zanzibar. Zanzibar offers the full package for luxury holidays: exceptional beaches, some of the best diving in the world, traditional thatched villages, and spice farms.

The perfect Zanzibar holiday can work amazingly well when combined with a Safari holiday on the East African Mainland.  A safari to Tanzania is the perfect choice, with so many connecting flights to and From Zanzibar a day, it is just a hop, skip and jump away… An amazingly diverse country which can include the great wildebeest migration in the World famous Serengeti National Park, the iconic snow peaked Mount Kilimanjaro, the incredible wildlife density of the Ngorongoro Crater, or the untouched South, including the Ruaha and the Selous National Parks.  Tanzania will leave you speechless and create an unforgettable African Safari.

Here is your guide to the best Zanzibar beaches.

1. Ras Nungwi

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Nungwi is full of character and charm.  It’s on the northern part of the island and tends to be the liveliest beach on the island, so it does attract its share of backpackers .  The sands on this beach are so white, they are almost blinding, and the deep blue waters will let you know you are in Paradise.

2. Paje

The beach at Paje is great for diving, windsurfing, and kite surfing. This village is located on the southeast coast and has the clearest and bluest lagoon you will find on the island. There are also a lot of locals dressed as Maasai warriors. This Zanzibar beach is great for photos.

3. Kendwa

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Kendwa beach is walking distance from Nungwi, and it’s great for sunset watching. It’s a perfect beach to take snorkeling trips from, and there is a Full Moon Party on this beach each month. The water is a stunning turquoise and it’s a relaxing beach for just chilling out.

4. Mangapwani Beach

Mangapwani Beach is a perfect beach for swimming and relaxing. It’s incredibly beautiful, and is located just west of Mangapwani village. The Serena Beach Club is the  only restaurant at the beach. Get the grilled seafood lunch and watch the dolphins swim by.

5. Jambiani

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If you want a beach with a local feel that feels far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then don’t miss Jambiani beach. The smiling local people, the lingering scent of spices in the air, and the soft white sand may just beckon you to stay forever.

As you can see you can’t go wrong with any of the Zanzibar beaches that you choose. Aquamarine crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and the local community all make it a place you will remember forever.

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