Zanzibar promises a rich, romantic experience for those adventurous couples looking to honeymoon in an exotic location.
Located about 35km off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of the main island of Unguja (commonly known as Zanzibar), Pemba Island, famous for its deep-sea fishing, and about 50 smaller surrounding islands and coral reefs.
Also known as 'Spice Island', Zanzibar is a place like no other. Its history can be traced back to the spice and slave trades and its culture is rooted in the Portuguese, Omani Arab and English traditions. It was an independent country until 1964 when it and several smaller islands became part of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Romance will blossom as you wander the narrow, shaded streets of the capital city Stone Town on a balmy afternoon. With the heady scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove in the air, listen to the call to prayer that beckons from one of the city's 50 mosques.
Its heyday was during the 19th century, when the island became the world's leading producer of cloves; its plantations still produce more than 50 different spices and fruit, and guided spice tours are a Zanzibar speciality.
The chance to relive the allure of long ago can be yours as you and your spouse set sail from Kilele Square in a traditional wooden Dhow for some of the small islands off Stone Town.
Explore the natural beauty the island has to offer from your base at one of the island’s idyllic beach resorts.
Witness schools of brightly coloured fish as you dive and snorkel among coral reefs or see bottlenose dolphins or the magnificence of cresting whales from a chartered boat trip.
Experience the wildlife haven of the Jozani Forest to view the rare indigenous Red Colobus monkey, or join the many residents of Stone Town as they take a lazy stroll through the refurbished Forodhani Gardens at sunset.
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS IN SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY
The My Blue Hotel is situated in the splendid scenario on the popular north coast at Nungwi. This charming 4 star hotel with its 97 rooms enjoys a fabulous beachfront location - lovely beaches, minimal tidal movement, stunning sunsets and lots of action and vibe.
The Hotel reasserts the unmistakable “sophisticated simplicity” of the famous Mosquito Blue Hotels.
ALL-INCLUSIVE 5* HONEYMOON BLISS IN ZANZIBAR
Dream of Zanzibar is a superb 5 star all inclusive Resort, a proud member of The Emerald Collection. The Resort is nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. The low tide on the East coast adds to the experience when you can walk out on the beach for 1.5 kilometres to the reef.
Located on the north eastern coast of Zanzibar, this exclusive and luxurious 5 star all inclusive resort is set on the beach of Kiwengwa about 45 km from Stone Town International Airport
The Dream of Zanzibar Resort is without a doubt the most attractive and modern structure in East Africa with a beautiful blend of contemporary and local Afro-Arabic design of solid woods and luxury materials with an architectural style that recalls the African-Arab Palaces. The resort provides top modern comforts with accommodation of the highest standards fitted with furniture made by Italian specialists in elm wood. The 157 rooms have large en-suite bathrooms with a walk-in shower and double basin. All rooms have a spacious private terrace with table and chairs.
THE LUXURIOUS ALL INCLUSIVE 5* GOLD ON THE NORTHWEST COAST
Apart from the name - after all who doesn’t like or enjoy gold - the location of this 5-star property is superb, right on the most magnificent stretch of beach at Kendwa on Zanzibar’s north-west coast. There is very little tidal movement so the amazing turquoise ocean is available for swimming all day. A combination of African and Arab influences, elegant touches of Italian style and detail, and the hallmark gold and white décor theme permeate the resort – from the spacious and stylish rooms and suites to the funky bathrooms, stylish restaurants, relaxing bars and the Balinese-style Spa.
THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP ALL-INCLUSIVE HONEYMOON RESORTS IN ZANZIBAR
A sophisticated and stylish resort comprising of 100 luxuriously appointed ocean front suites and villas on Nungwi’s magnificent beach. Contemporary Balinese décor, enormous attention to detail, and beautiful fittings and amenities all help to soothe away the stress of modern life in this perfect hideaway for couples, families and friends. The absence of strong tides along this coastline guarantees great swimming and selected non-motorised water sports are complimentary. Three restaurants, 2 bars, a cigar and shisha lounge, a Spa and Health Club, fully equipped PADI water sports centre, kids club, evening entertainment including live music - Hideaway with its genuine Zanzibari hospitality, both personal and discreet, certainly embodies what we have come to expect from a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
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Uroa Bay Beach Resort is located on 300 metres of powder-white soft beach on Zanzibar’s beautiful East coast. Makuti thatched accommodation is decorated in traditional Zanzibari style amidst lush green foliage. This is a vibey resort is perfect for couples and families alike, and if you are a kite surfer nearby Paje is one of the best areas on the island for this sport.
DIAMONDS LA GEMMA DELL'EST IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ALL INCLUSIVE 5* RESORTS
La Gemma is located on the North Western shores of Zanzibar, this large resort, with its chic and modern décor, is a firm favourite. Each room has a private terrace and sea views and is surrounded by exotic tropical gardens and waterfalls. Two restaurants, four bars and the oriental café all form part of the resort’s all-inclusive package, plus there is an a la carte seafood restaurant on the jetty.
The African Village barbecue is not to be missed – traditional Masai entertainment plus a Masai market and the Mvua Spa is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Gemma has possibly one of the best beaches in Zanzibar and a great dive and water sports centre too. No wonder ‘everyone loves Gemma’.