With its peacock blue waters and soft sandy beaches with coral reefs, this island off the African coast is simply stunning.

Paradise Beach

An archipelago of two islands (Zanzibar and Pemba) and smaller islets in the Indian ocean, Zanzibar is perfect for couples as well as families and larger groups. Fringed by beautiful coral reefs it's one of the best places in the world to snorkel and dive, and just 25 miles off the coast of Tanzania, it's perfect for combining with a luxury safari holiday.

When you land on this island famous for its coconuts and cloves, why not book a dolphin Safari Whilst from the village of Kizimkazi, and as you relax into your luxury beach holiday, Zanzibar's gorgeously warm water will tempt you in, with everything from swimming to kite-surfing, kayaking and sailing all available to enjoy.

'Just 25 miles off the Tanzanian coast, it's perfect for combining with a luxury safari holiday.'
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1 hour approx.
Nice and hot. The lowest average temperature is high 20s
Zanzibar red colobus (Procolobus badius kirkii) jumping from tree, Zanzibar
Zanzibar boasts fantastic wildlife


Choose accommodation from luxury villas with private plunge pools, resorts with luxury spas, or - to really get away from it all - choose a luxury tented cottage on stilts, set on hill or beachside where no TV, radio or telephones will ensure you experience true peace and quiet.

If you’re travelling with friends, ask our Travel Aces about our hand-picked exclusive island lodge retreat where a maximum of 20 guests can stay its luxury bandas.

Man's crossed legs in hammock
Perfect beach life


Diving and snorkelling conditions here are superb and don't miss the magic of watching baby turtles hatch on the island's shores.

Take a trip and visit the Stone Town, which has recently and deservedly been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

'Stone Town has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.'
Beach in the stone town on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania
Zanzibar's stone town
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Eat everything Zanzibar has to offer, with delicacies created with fresh fruit, vegetables and seasonal seafood.

Palm tree-fringed beaches await on Zanzibar