Planning a Zanzibar honeymoon? Here are some top tips on what to see and do!
Honeymoons are very important; allowing the newlyweds to relax, get away from family and work, and set the tone for their new life. In Zanzibar, couples can find countless opportunities to have a relaxing, romantic and fun filled honeymoon that they will never forget. The honeymoon should be a once in a lifetime experience and absolutely perfect! .
- Stone Town
Exploring the alleyways, feeling this UNESCO proclaimed heritage site, marvelling at the multi-cultural influences from the architecture, its people, the food and the local crafts will leave lasting impressions. There is a romance in Stone Town, a feeling many talk about and, as with this writer, fail to adequately describe.
- Prison Island
Travellers must go to Prison Island to see the giant tortoises and explore the ancient ruins. At Prison Island, the couple can enjoy a dhow trip (a traditional boat), or snorkel amongst the colorful corals. In Stone Town, they can explore the winding streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Jozani Forest
Couples can visit the tranquil Jozani Forest and find the rare red colobus monkeys, as well as 50 various butterfly species and 40 species of birds. The peaceful and beautiful destination, with its lush vegetation, diverse flora and fauna, and cascading waterfalls is the highlight of any vacation!
- Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is one of the most unique destinations in Zanzibar. The sanctuary is home to hundreds of butterfly species, has experienced tour guides, and shows beautiful natural habitats. Visiting this centre and observing the beautiful butterflies can be an interesting experience for newly wed couples.
- Spice Tour
Couples can have some fun, by choosing a spice tour for their vacation. Spice farms and plantations allow tourists to see and taste many types of beautiful and unique spices, roots, and fruits, and they can enjoy viewing the plants of everyday spices! Tours such as Kidichi Spice Farm offer knowledgeable and friendly tour guides, who give quality information such as the origins and uses of these spices!
- The Rock
Couples can travel to the romantic Jambiani Beach, a small village on the southeastern
coast. After relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal clear waters, they can take a twenty minute drive to The Rock, an iconic restaurant in Zanzibar which offers mouth watering delicacies, and seafood such as lobster, shrimp, and calamari. Tourists are advised to book in advance. The extraordinary Restaurant offers a range of tastes to suit everyone, and is well known for its scenic location, panoramic views, and mouth watering food, which can make an amazing honeymoon even better!
At Kizimkazi, couples can spot many species, such as the bottle- nosed or humpback dolphins, in the crystalline waters. The unique experience is unforgettable, and couples can visit the Miza Miza Caves, to explore the beauty and magic of Zanzibar.
- Nungwi Beach
The scenic Nungwi beach is a perfect honeymoon destination, with its soft sand, clear blue sea, and breathtaking sunset which makes the experience unforgettable. Activities like kitesurfing and diving can be enjoyed and visitors can swim all day! The beach is small, and allows visitors to escape the crowds, so the couple can enjoy a peaceful, private honeymoon. The water is crystal clear so one can even see the fish swimming in the sea!
- Paje Beach
This stunning beach is perfect for a honeymoon. Here, guests can walk on the sandy beach, learn how to kiteboard, and swim in the cool water. They can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking. The glorious sunset is a sight to see, and after the fun and excitement, couples can enjoy delicious local food and relax on the beach, or the luxurious lodges and guesthouses.
Honeymoons should be perfect and special and Zanzibar is the best place to have a great experience filled with fun, adventure and romance!