Situated at the very northern tip of Zanzibar is the large fishing village of Nungwi, which is also the centre of the island's dhow-building industry. Thanks to a superb beach, and excellent diving and snorkelling, Nungwi has also become the busiest tourist spot on Zanzibar, with a large number of hotel options available, ranging from the very cheap to the very expensive – and from the not-so-nice to the truly outstanding. In addition to Nungwi’s own beach, there are several other quieter, but equally delightful, beaches situated down the west coast of the island, such as Kendwa and Kidoti.
The swimming at Nungwi itself benefits from not being tide-dependent, unlike along other areas of the coast, and there are excellent reefs for snorkelling. This would also be your base for Dhow cruises, ocean big-game fishing and the like. However it is important to recognise that this is a predominantly Muslim area, and visitors should respect the local dress code. It is also probably unwise to walk alone on the beach at night.
If you're looking for the honeymoon experience par excellence then we simply believe that you can't choose a better destination than Zanzibar.
It is difficult to imagine a better location for a stunning beach holiday than Zanzibar.
Travelling by dhow epitomises the Indian Ocean way of getting around, and cruises can be taken to a number of destinations.
Scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, waterskiing, deep sea fishing - Zanzibar has it all.
Jozani Forest is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey, and many other interesting animal and plant species.
Stone Town - the island's capital - contains a rich history of Arab influences, the slave trade, and so on, well repaying the time spent on exploration here.
Fish off shore using traditional techniques, or in the deep ocean using modern game fishing technology.
Kizimkazi fishing village is your main venue for watching dolphins - with the possibility of actually swimming close to these delightful creatures.
Taking a Spice Tour is probably one of the most popular excursions on the Island, giving you an insight into a traditional way of life on Zanzibar.