The spice island of Zanzibar with its interesting history influenced by early Arab traders offers
beautiful beaches at the Indian Ocean and beach hotels of all standards. Consisting of the main islands
Unguja and Pemba as well as of several smaller untouched islands, the Zanzibar Archipelago features
gorgeous, palm-fringed white sandy beaches that stretch into the warm turquoise waters and invite visitors
to unwind and soak up the sun.
The capital of Zanzibar City with its old historic center of Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site,
is situated on Unguja Island and is often referred to simply as Zanzibar. Its eventful history of gruesome
slave and exotic trade still shows traces everywhere. Magnificent Sultan’s palaces and grand Arab houses,
winding alleys and bustling bazaars give visitors the feeling of being immersed in the world of Sindbad and Alibaba.
Zanzibar is blessed with miles of glorious white sand beaches, protected by the coral reef that rings the
majority of the island. There are secluded coves, working beaches where the dhow fisherman leave their
boats, private stretches of untouched sand, and, equally, stretches of sand with sun-beds.
This is an island with something for everyone.