Zanzibar is a special place, there is just something about it that makes it quite magical, it is a place that has created many a romantic moment, it has been the location of many peoples first dip in the Indian Ocean and it has captured many peoples hearts with its fascinating history and its melting pot of cultures.
The island demands exploration and relaxation in equal measure, there is plenty to do including spice tours (which may be a little touristy but are still cool), village visits and of course snorkelling and diving. From our experience the diving off of Zanzibar has been generally good but it can be variable and while it is definitely a great place to learn and worth a few dives for the qualified, it is not worth heading here specifically for the diving (see northern Mozambique)
There are lots of wonderful hideaways on the Island but finding the right one can be quite a task and there is a lot of mediocrity out there as well. We have spent a lot of time on this little Island and stayed at or seen a huge number of properties, we can use this to recommend the best one for you or simply to give you our thoughts on ones that you have found through your own research.
Everybody falls in love on Zanzibar, whether it is with that special person, a beautiful retreat, the Indian Ocean, the incredible sea food….something will get you, thats a promise!