Kendwa Beach

Adjascent to Nungwi, within walking distance, is Kendwa – probably my personal favorite beach on Zanzibar. It’s a little more laid back and a little less happening than Nungwi, which makes it a premiere place to lazy around. The day’s are passed by relaxing on the beach, taking dips in the perfectly turquoise water and catching shade under a banda (small shade hut). When the sun begins to set, there’s always a friendly game of beach volleyball or football amongst whoever happens to be there at the time.

Paje Beach

One of the more popular Southeastern beach towns on Zanzibar is Paje. It’s a great place to visit if you enjoy swimming in the ocean but also interacting with other travelers. There’s a good selection of bungalows, small restaurants, and beach bars. Paje is one of the better areas on the island to go if you are interested in learning how to SCUBA dive

Bwejuu Beach

Just North of Paje, is the seaweed fishing village of Bwejuu. It’s not the most pleasant beach on the island in terms of swimming, but it has a truly unique form of natural beauty. If you are looking for a quiet beach town without even having to consider interacting with others, Bwejuu is a choice beach.

Kiwengwa Beach

The Northeastern coast also has some of the best Zanzibar beaches. A few of the fanciest hotels on the island have claimed spots near Kiwengwa, where pure stretches of sand seem to go on forever. Kiwengwa is a fantastic beach if you are looking to splurge a little and enjoy the exclusive peace of Zanzibar.

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