Complete list of the best beaches in Zanzibar

What are  the best beaches in Zanzibar?

Here is a complete list of the best beaches in Zanzibar that offers a true paradise enjoying crystal clear waters, white sands and spectacular natural landscapes. And of all that Zanzibar has to offer, here we highlight its beautiful beaches above the rest.

Here is a complete list of the best beaches in Zanzibar.

  • Kendwa 

The Kendwa Beach is one of our zanzibareñas beaches favorites, located in the northwest of the island. A true paradise of crystal clear water, ideal to enjoy a swim and contemplate the marine fauna while snorkeling, and also to tan in the sun on its fine white sand.

  • Nungwi

 In the most touristic area of ​​Zanzibar is Nungwi Beach, in the north of the island. Very spacious and as always, with crystal clear waters, it will be ideal to disconnect and stay in one of the many accommodations that it has around. Here you can have unforgettable moments resting in a hammock under the umbrella drinking coconut water and listening to music, watch the sunset or dine on fresh seafood with bare feet on the sand under the moonlight.

Nungwi is the starting point from where you can perform a variety of water activities such as snorkeling on the island of Mnemba or scuba diving among others.

  • Jambiani and Paje

Located to the south of the island, they are other areas that we recommend especially if you want to do activities such as kitesurfing. There is a large production of algae (algae farm) that are exported to make cosmetics organized by a women’s NGO.

It is a good place to let the night fall and watch the moon rise well. And with several places to party too.

  • Kizimkazi

From this southern beach you can do the “Safari Blue” and the “tour with the Dolphins”

  • Michamvi

Located north of Paje, it is one of our favorite areas in the south of the island, due to its tranquility and the spectacular mangrove that is exposed when the tide goes out, it is a perfect place to watch the sunset.

Here you can do the snorkeling activity called “the blue lagoon” where coral and colorful fish are the protagonists.

  • Bwenjuu

Another of the best beaches in Zanzibar in Tanzania without any doubt is the Bwenjuu beach , to the east of the island, which we love mainly because it is very quiet, since it is away from tourism, and because it allows us to see the young people of the tribes Maasai playing, walking or fishing. It is possibly the most authentic beach in Zanzibar .

  • Pongwe 

The beach Pongwe maintains the balance between tourism and tranquility, being a very good option to stay during your trip, while enjoying a large beach with fine sand and calm water and transparent as protagonists.