Steeped in history and culture, you’ll soon discover there is so much more to Zanzibar than its spectacular beaches. The historic centre of Stone Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site – can be reached via a short ferry ride or flight from Dar Es Salam in mainland Tanzania and is filled with winding alleyways, rooftop bars and restaurants and authentic markets that delight the senses. After all, Zanzibar is nicknamed the ‘Spice Island’ for a reason! And while Stone Town is worth exploring for a day or two, your holiday to Zanzibar would not be complete without quality time soaking up the sun on one of the many white sand beaches.
Although an excellent choice for a stand-alone beach escape, we recommend pairing your Zanzibar holiday with a safari – it’s the perfect antidote to an exhilarating few days of game drives and sundowners in Tanzania, Kenya or South Africa. Our selection of accommodation in Zanzibar, all handpicked by our travel experts, ranges from boutique hotels like Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar to 5* beachfront hotels like The Residence Zanzibar located close to Stone Town. You’ll find our selection of hotels and latest holiday offers below, with something for every type of traveller. All our holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected for your peace of mind.
Please note: the government of Tanzania has imposed a ban on plastic carrier bags. Visitors to Tanzania and Zanzibar are advised not to bring plastic carrier bags in their suitcase or hand luggage.