TOP beaches of Zanzibar

1. Paje — is a kitesurfer dream. Kitesurfing during the day, and an active nightlife after sunset. Here is the perfect conditions for learning and practicing for experienced kitesurfers. Tides here are strong and changing during the day. There are also another beaches for kitesurfing such as Jambiani (if you don’t like traffic in the water), Kiwengwa (ideal for beginners), Uroa and Pwani Mchangani (be careful with sea urchins).

Paje beach

2. Nungwi Beach on the northwest coast is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Zanzibar. Good infrastructure: numerous beach resorts, hotels, restaurants and bars offer a variety of night-time entertainment. Here you can find best sunsets, fantastic coral reefs ideal for diving and snorkeling.

3. Kendwa almost doesn’t depends on tides, which means the clear waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Colorful starfish also call this beach home and can be found just offshore. The sunsets at Kendwa beach are legendary. After it beach comes alive in a new way with nightlife and relaxed beach parties.

4. Kizimkazi is small authentic fishing village on the south coast of Zanzibar. This place is famous for it’s dolphins boat trips, but if you’re lucky,  you can swim with them even on the beach of your hotel.

5. Bwejuu is one of the top beaches in Zanzibar, located on the southeast coast, only an 1,5 hour away from Stone Town. It’s very quiet part of Zanzibar for those who seeking total relaxation and privacy. There are plenty of activities: a mangrove forest and a reef safari, snorkeling and diving, a visit to Stone Town, trip to the Jozani Forest, which is home to the Red Colobus Monkey.

6. Mtende beach — paradise untouched by civilization.  Few people know about this beach, but it is worth visiting.  A gorgeous bay between the rocks offers a stunning view of the lagoon.  At low tide, you can walk to the restaurant at the end of the beach, and at high tide you will be picked up by boats.  There is also an excellent cafe on the rock where you can watch the sunset. 

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