Strolling and relaxing on isolated beaches, spa treatments at luxurious resorts, fine dining under the stars and spending endless hours together in the most coziest and intimate surroundings. If this is your idea of a holiday after your nuptial, a honeymoon to Zanzibar is worth considering; a heaven for couples of every budget and taste. Hold on….
Did anyone tell you that the tiny archipelago has a dozen of beaches to consider? You may not want to spend all your time on a crowded beach that gets busy during the safari season July onwards or you are someone looking for a combination of exciting things to do in Zanzibar on the most popular beaches.
In order to avoid disappointments and make sure your holiday in Tanzania is as special and terrific as you wished, we share with you our expert insights to places you would love to stay for your honeymoon in Zanzibar.
Nungwi Beach for magical views
A dreamy honeymoon view in Essque Zalu
Situated in the north of Zanzibar, Nungwi is one of the most popular beaches of Tanzania. Despite being busy, (but not crowded) many honeymoon couples prefer to spend their special moments here at luxury hotels lined by the coast that offer the best of Zanzibar honeymoon packages and guest privacy. Another attraction is the stunning signature views of sunsets and seascapes that make for irreplaceable memories. If you have had a very busy wedding, you would love to unwind by the beach and immerse in these mesmerizing and relaxing views or why not organize a stress-free wedding right by the beach!
- Sunset cruises
- Scuba diving
- Party by the adjacent kendwa beach
- Deep sea diving
Where to stay
Advance booking to some of the best four and five star hotels is highly recommended. Diamonds La Gemma dell’East, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, DoubleTree Resort and The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort are some of the best all-inclusive hotels to consider for your nuptial retreat.
Matemwe Beach for utter seclusion
If you are someone who is looking for reasonable privacy, boutique beach resorts and a combination of water based activities, you will love to stay by the Matemwe beach as a couple and enjoy the luxury of nature. Matemwe continues to remain a charming honeymoon destination that appeases to couples of various budgets with excursion options around some of the most untouched parts of Zanzibar. The Matemwe village by itself head fronts coral reefs and lagoon and connect to Mnemba Atoll, an excellent diving spot. Being fairly isolated from the rest of beaches, you will most find newlyweds and couples staying here for long periods of time.
- Scuba diving
- Quad biking by the adjacent kiwengwa
Where to stay
Bwejuu for luxury of nature and hospitality
Known as a quite fishing village, Bwejuu connects to other beaches of Dongwe and Michamvi with fine lagoons making for the best snorkeling trips around the South East Coast of Zanzibar. There are not many things to do in the area; however this exclusion gives the beach resorts, an opportunity to ensure guests enjoy the finest hospitality and entertainment. Thanks to this fair isolation and a combination of luxury resorts, Bwejuu has also been recognized as the top 30 beaches of the world by Conde Nast Traveler. The feel of the beach is both rustic and refreshing with fishermen sailing in the dhow and local women walking by the beach greeting you with their excited children.
- Visit the butterfly centre and seaweed centre
- Lazy swimming
- Cultural tours
- Visit beach bars
Paje for a lively holiday
If you are a couple that enjoys being active even during the honeymoon and love water-based sports, you will love Paje beach. Most of the hotels are located on the beach-front that cater to almost everyone’s budget. This beach is also very well-known for kite surfing and during May to December, it can get pretty busy. Paje connects to interesting villages such as Kizimkazi, home to visiting dolphins and is a short distance from spice tour farms and historical caves. Once you are in Paje, the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters will lure you to stay for longer.
Step out a few miles to enjoy
- Quad biking
- Walking by uroa bay
- Visit to kiwengwa caves
Where to stay:
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villa and Spa is an outstanding honeymoon resort in Paje and offers great luxury and privacy.
Pongwe Beach for intimate moments
As one of the exclusive beaches in Zanzibar, Pongwe is well known as a romantic and honeymoon destination. You can find here some of the best honeymoon hotels in Zanzibar that are exclusive and offer the ultimate luxury every couple yearns for especially during a relaxing holiday. Spend hours by the beach, enjoy the spa or go for a dip in the pool. Pongwe has many nuptial hotels and offers minimum excursion with maximum private time. The views are unparalleled and the stunning location is one the biggest attractions.
- Visiting surrounding beaches
- Go to a kite school
- Quad safari
- Go diving
Where to Stay:
Are you looking for best honeymoon packages to Zanzibar? We specialize in customizing itineraries for a tasteful holiday. Get in touch with Kearsleys to book your best holiday to Tanzania.