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Zanzibar Honeymoon: A Romantic Journey To The Land Of Coral Reefs & Dazzling Beaches
The place where every romantic couple will be spoilt for choice is Zanzibar Island. The name itself brings about the magic, the mystery, and the blissful beauty. Being on a honeymoon feels like dream when you have your partner by your side to admire the pristine, crystal clear waters, pearl-white sand, and swaying palm trees of the island. Those who’ve done a Zanzibar honeymoon say the island is the place dreams are made of.
Does it sounds too good to be true? Travel to the land of lagoon-like seas and coral beaches to find out for yourself!
1. Prison Island – An escape into nature
Prison Island was once a prison for slaves, now it is a mesmerizing island that gives you an opportunity to escape into a magical world of peace and beauty. Visiting the island is a significant part of your Zanzibar honeymoon and you must take a short trip to it. The island is home to giant tortoises imported from Seychelles in the 19th century, some of them are 100 years old. You can take a 30-minute long romantic and scenic boat ride from Zanzibar and can spend the whole day exploring the ruins, sunbathing, and swimming, etc.
2. Zanzibar Butterfly Centre – Enter the world of colours and chase butterflies
Zanzibar Butterfly center is a wonderful place to see the tropical gardens with thousands of butterflies, all of which are native to Zanzibar. This one of the largest butterfly centers across Africa lets you feed the butterflies and watch the complete lifecycle of many species of butterflies. It is also one of the prettiest places to do photography.
3. Nungwi beach – Soak in the serenity of the lovely beach
The sleep Nungwi Beach is a perfect place for honeymooners. The rustic beach is located in the quaint village of Nungwi surrounded by palm trees. This crystal clear water makes it an ideal place for trying scuba diving and snorkeling, one can also relax and swim in the turquoise water. You can also visit Stone Town—a UNESCO world heritage site, which is a short distance away from Nungwi village.
4. Kendwa beach – Witness God’s beautiful creations
The beach is known for monthly Full Moon Party, so if you happen to be there during a full moon night you can be a part of the most happening party on the island. The beach is also popular for romantic sunset cruises in the evening and sunbathing.
5. The Rock restaurant – One of the uniquest restaurants on earth
Situated on a not-so-large rock in the middle of the ocean waters, The Rock is more popular restaurant amongst honeymooners for its unique setting than the food they serve. If the budget allows, this is one of the most romantic restaurants you’ll ever visit.
Must try: Jumbo prawns, crab spaghetti, and homemade tagliolini
Quick tip: Make sure you reserve a table as it is usually full during high season
1. Dhow cruise experience- Sail with your love on the calm waters of the ocean
2. Snorkeling – Explore the marine life at Mnemba Atoll together
3. Watching the sunset – Because seeing a sunset never gets old
4. Take a food journey – Sip and eat something delicious
5. Swim with dolphins – Dive deep inside the ocean in Kizimkazi
Top Travel Tips for Zanzibar
Yellow Fever: visitors to Zanzibar must produce a valid yellow fever certificate obtained no less than 10 days prior to travel in order to enter.
Malaria: Zanzibar lies in the malarial belt and travelers to the island are strongly advised to take relevant precautions against contracting malaria.
Avoid April: this month experiences the heaviest rainfall volumes and, unsurprisingly, the most days with rain.
Dress code: remember that Zanzibar is a conservative, predominantly Muslim society. Travelers - especially women - are advised to dress and behave with respect to local customs and sensibilities. Please ask permission before taking photographs of Zanzibaris.
Ramadan: travelers are often advised to avoid visiting Zanzibar during Ramadan as many restaurants and other amenities close down. Check with your consultant for exact dates.