Zanzibar Honeymoon Beach Holidays
Zanzibar Honeymoon Beach Holidays
Zanzibar is a cluster of islands off of Africa’s east coast; Zanzibar is home to beautiful white-sand beaches with sapphire waters, a rich history, and even hidden rainforests. It’s popular for honeymooners who want to combine wildlife a safari in mainland Tanzania or any of the East African destinations with a relaxing beach getaway.
Tanzania is unquestionably one of the very best destinations for an African Honeymoon holiday. It has it all for a safari and beach honeymoon – fantastic Indian Ocean havens a short flight away from amazing parks with plenty of big five and predator action.
Zanzibar is all about sand between the toes, drink in hand, and tan over the body. Tranquil Zanzibar spices up more the wilderness of Tanzania with its stunning beauty. The Zanzibar Archaeology combines more than 50 stunning islands lying on the Indian Ocean coast.
Zanzibar is a widely popular destination for travellers who may want to take a relax after the dusty and bumpy safari experience in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara or for those that have been climbing the Kilimanjaro furthermore for those that have been gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda as they take the easy and relaxing part of their holiday before returning to their home countries.
Zanzibar is home to some of the best beach destinations in the world. Tourism is the major hub of this renowned ‘Spice Island’ located off the coast of Tanzania. Spanning approximately 90 km long and 40 km wide, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago consisting of two major islands – Unguja and Pemba Island. The historic capital city of Zanzibar is Stone town a prominent city with an impressive cultural heritage and history dating back to the 19th century. Zanzibar reflects a mixture of diverse cultural influence from Arabian, Indian, Persian and European cultures, was named a world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2000.
The North coast is popular because it’s least affected by the tides. There are two popular Zanzibar beaches in the north, Nungwi and Kendwa.
Zanzibar underwater hotel has an underwater room off the shore where the bedroom is underwater.
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Things to consider while booking a honeymoon holiday to Zanzibar
When planning a Zanzibar honeymoon, there are many elements to consider. When to go and where to stay on the island are most likely first on the list when the honeymoon planning begins, but honeymoons are a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so what else can be included to make a honeymoon simply perfect?
Before the honeymoon
Zanzibar can always deliver a memorable stay for all guests and couples, not only those on their honeymoon! If there is an occasion that you would like to celebrate, the properties in Zanzibar will more often than not go out of their way to make it incredibly special for you. They have helped organize romantic proposals, landmarks birthdays and even weddings on the beach… so all you have to do is ask and they will help the best they can.
Private dinners on the beach
Renowned for its spices grown locally, the chefs on Zanzibar Island proudly cook up a delicious array of breakfast, lunches and dinners to its guests on a daily basis. To make it even better, guests on Zanzibar Island not only get to choose what they eat from the menu but also where they eat it! Boutique hotel Matlai is a perfect example of this… as couples can choose from their own private balcony, the manicured gardens, the cozy dining area, the white sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean or even from the comfort of their own bed! Private honeymoon dinners in Zanzibar are simply magical, with candlelit lighting, a quiet and private location and of course, a faultless level of service.
Romantic sunset cruises
As a world heritage UNESCO site, the e town has so much charm to offer on a honeymoon safari to Zanzibar. The hustling city, with its narrow streets and busy local life, can feel overwhelming to some, but a great option for honeymooners to enjoy Stone town, is to see its beauty from the ocean. Sunset dhow trips, in a private vessel for two, can be arranged in the evening, where couples will you see both the beautiful sites of the island, as well as the breath-taking sunset that Zanzibar proudly shows.
Zanzibar honeymoon special offers
Many of the properties in Zanzibar offer honeymoon discounts and packages which makes them all the more attractive. Some properties offer special offers based on the number of nights you stay (e.g. 6 nights for the price of 5) whilst others offer complimentary gifts to make your stay memorable from the moment you arrive. Flowers and bottles of sparkling wine upon arrival, romantic couple’s massages in the in-house spa, and lobster dinners on the beach are just a few of the gifts offered, alongside, of course, a happy team with big smiles on their face!
Entertainment at night
Whilst some honeymooners may prefer a peaceful dinner for two, others may prefer some entertainment in the evening whilst staying in Zanzibar. Some larger hotels, such as Breeze’s beach club offer entertainment in the evening as guests tuck into their dinner, Boutique hotel Matlai offer truly unique entertainment, with an open-air cinema available for guests to watch a movie under the stars. For those who have just been on safari, the Lion King always goes down a treat!
Best time to visit Zanzibar
The island of Zanzibar is renowned for its idyllic sunshine shining down on its white sand beaches and azure waters. Although the island is accessible year-round, there are particular months that are deemed better to travel to Zanzibar…
The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the archipelago’s dry season, from July to September, which is a very popular time to travel. However, it’s worthwhile travelling at most times of the, with balmy temperatures between 28°C and 34°C and sunshine the norm.
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THINGS TO DO
|Visit Jozani Chwaka national Park|
|Visit the Forodhani night Market|
|Visit Stone town for historical tour|
|Visit the old Slave Market|
|Visit Changu or Prison island Island|
|Visit Nungwi beach Northern Zanzibar|
|Honeymoon at Mnemba Island|
|Scuba diving tours in Zanzibar|
|Visit Jambiani Fishing Village|
|Spice island tour in Zanzibar|
WHERE TO STAY
|AndBeyond Mnemba Island|
|Park Hyatt Zanzibar|
|Essque Zalu Zanzibar|
|Diamonds Star of the East|
|Hotel Rui Palace Zanzibar|
|Baraza Resort and Spa|
|The Residence Zanzibar|
|The Melia Zanzibar|
|Zanzibar Serena Hotel|
WHEN TO GO
|Best time to visit Zanzibar for beach holiday|
|9 Days Wildebeest Calving Safari & Zanzibar|
|10 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Holiday Safari|
|12 Days Serengeti & Zanzibar Safari|
|13 Days Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari|