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Discover the Top 10 best beaches in Zanzibar in 2023

Updated: Apr 18, 2023





If you’re looking for a tropical paradise, look no further than the beautiful island of Zanzibar. With its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and stunning landscapes, Zanzibar is a beach-lovers paradise. But with so many beaches to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. To help make your planning easier, here’s a list of the top 10 best beaches in Zanzibar for travellers.






#1 Kendwa Beach




Kendwa Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Zanzibar. It’s a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. At low tide, you can even walk out to the nearby sand bar for a unique experience. The beach is lined with palm trees and there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.


A popular activity on Kendwa Beach is to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean. The views are spectacular and the perfect way to end a day of exploring the island.




#2 Paje Beach





Paje Beach is the perfect spot for kitesurfing and other watersports. With its shallow waters and steady winds, it’s a great place to learn or perfect your skills. The beach is also lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the water and explore the local culture.


Paje Beach is also great for sunbathing, as there are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas to relax in. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a trip to nearby Jozani Forest for a unique wildlife experience.






#3 Matemwe Beach




If you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax, Matemwe Beach is the perfect place. It’s tucked away on the north-east coast of the island and is surrounded by lush vegetation. The beach is also great for snorkeling, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life.


Matemwe Beach is a great spot to watch the sunrise over the Indian Ocean. There are also plenty of beach bars and restaurants, so you can have a bite to eat with a view.






#4 Nungwi Beach





Nungwi Beach is one of the most picturesque spots on the island. It’s known for its white sand and crystal clear waters, and is a great spot for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture.


Nungwi Beach is also a great spot for scuba diving. The nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral, making it a great spot for underwater exploration.











#5 Jambiani Beach



Jambiani Beach is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture. Jambiani Beach is also a great spot for scuba diving, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral.


Jambiani Beach is also known for its stunning sunsets. At low tide, you can even walk out to the nearby sandbar for a unique experience.




#6 Bwejuu Beach




Bwejuu Beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture. Bwejuu Beach is also a great spot for scuba diving, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral.


Bwejuu Beach is also known for its stunning sunsets. The views are spectacular and the perfect way to end a day of exploring the island.




#7 Michamvi Beach



Michamvi Beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture. Michamvi Beach is also a great spot for scuba diving, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral.


Michamvi Beach is also known for its stunning sunsets. The views are spectacular and the perfect way to end a day of exploring the island.


#8 Pongwe Beach



Pongwe Beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture. Pongwe Beach is also a great spot for scuba diving, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral.


Pongwe Beach is also known for its stunning sunsets. The views are spectacular and the perfect way to end a day of exploring the island.







#9 Kendwa Rocks





Kendwa Rocks is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture. Kendwa Rocks is also a great spot for scuba diving, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral.


Kendwa Rocks is also known for its stunning sunsets. The views are spectacular and the perfect way to end a day of exploring the island.





#10 Nungwi Village Beach


Nungwi Village Beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. The beach is lined with bars and restaurants, so you can take a break from the sun and explore the local culture. Nungwi Village Beach is also a great spot for scuba diving, as the nearby reef is home to an abundance of sea life and coral.


Nungwi Village Beach is also known for its stunning sunsets. The views are spectacular and the perfect way to end a day of exploring the island.


So there you have it, the top 10 best beaches in Zanzibar for travellers. Whether you’re looking for a spot to relax, take part in watersports or explore the local culture, there’s something for everyone on this stunning island. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable beach vacation in Zanzibar.








Off the beaten path beaches


#11 Kae Funk Beach





At night, some of the best sunset views and relaxed atmosphere with large deck bed and South African music vibes, shisha bar to relax. There are also live animation , dancers, fire dancers to keep the atmosphere relaxed and lively..






#12 Mtende Beach


More like a Cove, a secret gem well hidden, you would need to get a taxi driver to bring you there, good for romantic getaway, much less crowded or a picnic in between friends.







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