Zanzibar’s Top Beach Destinations

Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Zanzibar has become one of the world’s most beloved beach destinations recently. This Tanzanian island in the Indian Ocean is famous for its pleasant, tropical weather and pristine stretches of sand that make it a top choice for vacationers. But when you finally get to Zanzibar, how do you know what the top beaches to spend time at are? This guide will help you pick the best of the best.

Nungwi Beach

Nungwi is the northernmost settlement on the island and the home of arguably its most stunning beach. This virgin stretch of white sand is the draw that attracts thousands of tourists a year to its ocean waters and resort hotels.

Paje Beach

Heading south and to the east coast of Zanzibar, you will find Paje Beach. This spot has a laid-back vibe and features some of the most stunning turquoise water you will find in the area. Kitesurfing is popular here, but it is also a great place to just kick your feet up.


Pingwe is located on a small peninsula that juts out from the island on the east coast, and is the home of a number of smaller beaches and resorts. Here, you will be able to disconnect from everything and let the magic of the island consume you.