Popular as an after safari destination, well a holiday to Zanzibar can also be a nice stand-alone adventure. the white powdery beach sand, the numerous palm trees, the sparkling turquoise waters, the beautiful coral reefs, swimming, diving and snorkeling opportunities make it the perfect place to enjoy a beach holiday. When it comes to taking a beach holiday in Zanzibar, there are very many, however the island can be separated into five different areas and these include: Nungwi in the far north, the west coast, the east coast, the southeastern, and a couple of islands that are offshore. Nungwi is found at the northernmost end of Zanzibar Island. This beautiful is surrounded by turquoise-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, and for long these have attracted thousands of visitors who wise to unwind in this heavenly paradise. Besides swimming at the beautiful beaches and diving there is so much you can do here. The Eastern Zanzibar coast is lined with a long stretch of pristine beaches covered with tiny white sand. it is a great place to enjoy the African coastal sun. There are a number of small resorts moving further north that offer a great beach experience. The powder-white sand lining the beaches in the South Eastern coast, the barrier reef, numerous palm trees plus the extended lagoon between reef and the beach make it an amazing place to spend your holiday. Life here is very slow and more relaxed. You will also get a chance to meet the local people staying here. South-west Zanzibar is where you will find the Fumba Peninsula with very friendly and laid-back people. It has 2 nice lodges plus a nice eco-resort found on Chumbe Island. The offshore Islands are also great places to visit. Among these is Pemba Island a common place for honeymooners. Also several people visit to enjoy some diving. The Mafia Archipelago which is quieter and more remote than Zanzibar, offers excellent snorkeling and diving within its marine park. The new Fanjove Island is a perfect place for relaxing while on your Tanzania Safari.
What to expect during a Zanzibar Beach holiday? Zanzibar offers an abundance of sun, sea and powdery white sand: the beautiful beaches are met by the crystal clear waters that lap with the white sand. Taking a walk on the beaches offers you a chance to enjoy the cool sea breeze as the white sand tickles under your feet. Zanzibar also offers some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling mainly around Mnemba coral island to the northwestern side, and in the Menai Bay Conservation Area to the southwestern islands. You can also enjoy a ride in the traditional wooden dhows and be able to explore the lake. The Zanzibar Islands offer a wide range of accommodation options for its visitors and these are rated as luxury, mid-range and budget. These include the beach hotels, Zanzibar resorts, international hotels and some beach lodges. What will determine where you will stay will on a Zanzibar Beach Holiday will be your budget. Although Zanzibar is a destination that receives visitors throughout the year, the best time to enjoy your beach holiday is during the months outside the major rainy season. Zanzibar experiences the best weather from June to February, and the good thing about it is that this is actually the best time to visit the game parks back on the Tanzania mainland so you can easily integrate a Zanzibar beach holiday with a wildlife Safari in Tanzania.