19 Best Beaches in Zanzibar You Must Visit Today Story

By Amanda Strube

Introduction

19 Best Beaches in Zanzibar You Must Visit Today Story

This list of the 19 best beaches in Zanzibar is a must-read if you're planning...

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Zanzibar's Best Beaches

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Nakupenda Beach

The Zanzibar archipelago boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and Nakupenda...

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Nungwi Beach

If you are traveling solo or looking for more of a social vibe, Nungwi Beach...

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Paje Beach

Paje Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar. It is also one...

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Pongwe Beach

Secluded and serene, Pongwe Beach is ideal for a romantic getaway. There are only a...

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Jambiani Beach

If you are more into the authentic side of Zanzibar, Jambiani Beach is the place...

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Kendwa Beach

Kendwa Beach is the ideal beach for those that like to swim. Unlike some other...

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Kiwengwa Beach

Kiwengwa Beach is another pristine white beach with soft, fine sand that meets the turquoise-blue...

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Kizimkazi Beach

Kizimkazi Beach is magical and mystical. It experiences drastic tide changes, and at low tide...

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Bwejuu Beach

Charming and alluring, Bwejuu Beach is considered one of Zanzibar's best beaches due to its...

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Matemwe Beach

Endless sand and ocean are what make this Zanzibar beach so appealing. This quiet and...

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Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island, sometimes referred to as the Mnemba Atoll (which isn't actually correct), is an...

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Michamvi Peninsula

Michamvi Peninsula is one of the top beaches of Zanzibar to retreat to for a...

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Dongwe Beach

Another beautiful white sand beach lined with gorgeous palm trees awaits you at this tropical...

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Pemba Island

To the north of Zanzibar Island lies Pemba Island. Literally meaning The Green Island, this...

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Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island is a hidden gem among the islands of Zanzibar. This uninhabited island is...

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Mafia Island

Mafia Island is also part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, located south of the main island...

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Pwani Mchangani

Similar to other beaches, this lovely spot is still a secret to the majority of...

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Bawe Island

This small island is a little slice of magic away from civilization. Bawe Island is...

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Fumba Beach

Overlooking Menai Bay, Fumba Beach is a secret to most travelers, for now at least...

QUESTIONS

Zanzibar Vacation Planning Questions

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What Part of Zanzibar Has the Best Beaches?

The best beaches in Zanzibar are generally found on the south coast. Kizimkazi is one...

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Which Beach Should I Stay at in Zanzibar?

Deciding which beach to stay at in Zanzibar Depends on what you're looking for. If...

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Which is the Best Side of Zanzibar to Visit?

The south coast is often thought of as having the best beaches, while the best...

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Which Beach is Better, Nungwi or Kendwa?

Both Nungwi and Kendwa are fantastic beaches to visit in Zanzibar. Nungwi Beach features turquoise...

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What are the Best Beaches in Zanzibar for Snorkeling?

If you're looking for the best beaches in Zanzibar for snorkeling, you'll have no shortage...

Conclusion

Final Thoughts

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