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Where to Stay in Zanzibar

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    Zanzibar—a place where you can enjoy your honeymoon, watersport adventures, and more! There are also many places to stay in Zanzibar where you can enjoy food and top-notch services.

    Are you ready to jump into Zanzibar? We are.

    When planning to visit one of the single most beautiful islands on the planet, we understand that you want to plan it right. But where do you start? Where do you stay? There are innumerable hotels and different sides to the island, so how do you begin?

    In truth, Zanzibar acts much like its own little world. It’s the largest island in an archipelago 23 miles off the Tanzanian coastline. The grouping is a constellation of islands with a dramatic history of colonialism, independence, and foreign influence. And beaches.

    Think Like a Compass

    The best place to start when getting acquainted with Zanzibar is to think like a compass. Let’s start with ours pointed north. We’ll spin clockwise around the island to give you an overview of what to expect in every region. By the end you’ll have a much stronger idea of where to stay.

    Sound good? Okay, let’s jump in.

    (NORTH) Nungwi - Great Swimming, Dhow-Building, and Nightlife

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    Starting at the northern-most tip you’ll find Nungwi. This is a large village that offers a smattering of waterfront hotel and guesthouse options fairly close together. If you’re looking to rub shoulders with other travelers, this is an excellent option. There are accommodation options on both sides of the peninsula.

    (NORTHEAST) Matemwe – Fine Sand, Slower Pace, Close to Diving

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    On the northeast side of Zanzibar you’ll discover a long, unending beach with beautiful accommodations, all nudged up to some of powdered-sugar sand. This is where most upper-end hotels are located. If you’re a diver the northeast is closest to Mnemba, a popular offshore diving site.

    (EAST) Kiwenga and Pongwe – Great Sand, Swimming, All-Inclusive

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    On the northeast side of Zanzibar you’ll discover a long, unending beach with beautiful accommodations, all nudged up to some of powdered-sugar sand. This is where most upper-end hotels are located. If you’re a diver the northeast is closest to Mnemba, a popular offshore diving site.

    (Southwest) Stone Town – Rich History, Busy Streets, Photographer's Dream

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    While most visitors to Zanzibar head straight for the beaches, you will not want to miss Stone Town’s charm. The Old Town is designated a UNESCO site and its labyrinthine streets reveal a tapestry of rich architecture, history, and flavors. It’s worth of a day trip, at least, but consider staying a night to get the full experience.

    Getting You There?

    Got your swimsuit, your sunscreen, and your adventurous sprit? Then you’re ready for Zanzibar. So are we. Contact us today and start planning your island getaway real.