City and Beach: A Well Balanced Honeymoon Holiday in Zanzibar

Zanzibar in one word is UNFORGETTABLE! The atmosphere of the landscape, unique beachside resorts, the aesthetic nature of the ancient city of Stone Town make this stunning island a well-balanced destination for singles and couples alike. It's capital Stone Town is a renowned UNESCO world heritage site for its amazing architectural designs and unique history. 

The semi-autonomous town was formerly a trade route for Arabians who traded spices and slaves via the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar is also a renowned 'Spice Island' thanks to its abundance of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. Then there are the beaches -- Zanzibar has several Islands littered all over with two major ones - Unguja and Pemba. The beaches in Zanzibar are characterized by sandy white beaches, turquoise blue ocean with lots of sea creatures like starfish, turtles, and dolphins. 

Zanzibar as a Honeymoon Destination

Honeymoon is a time when couples go someplace cozy and chilling to enjoy the blessings of becoming a union. It's a special period for the newlyweds and the experience should be remarkably memorable; a Zanzibar honeymoon delivers. Zanzibar is the perfect honeymoon destination for various reasons. The combination of amazing beaches and the historic Stone Town vibes makes your honeymoon experience come alive. The fact that you have different options with unique scenery allows couples to have fun as well as explore. 

Honeymoon Activities in Zanzibar - City and Beach

Getting the most out of your Zanzibar honeymoon experience means combining the best of both worlds -- the city and the beach. Although Zanzibar is recognized as an amazing beachside holiday hangout, there are activities in the city to delight honeymooners, such as

  • Going on a Spice Tour

Zanzibar is renowned as 'Spice Island'. Honeymooners vacationing in Zanzibar can definitely go on a spice tour to acquire more knowledge about spices especially if the couples are foodies. It's often said that 'food is the door to a Man's heart' and knowing what spices to make a delicious meal is definitely a win-win for food-loving honeymooners. Spice plantations are scattered across Zanzibar and you get to see what your favorite spices look like in their natural form before they are processed. Some of the spices in Zanzibar are Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. You and your spouse can actually explore these spice plantations on horseback. 

  • Visiting Forodhani Gardens

Forodhani food garden is definitely a place honeymooners will sure have an amazing time. The Forodhani garden is where they sell all kinds of seafood. Located in front of the Old fort, vendors bring their goods out in the evening sampling it on their table. At night, the market comes to life as hungry locals and tourists flock to the Zanzibar pizza stalls and enjoy a huge array of mostly seafood illuminated by oil lamps.

  • Exploring the Palace Museum

Built in 1883, the huge white palace stands right next to the House of Wonders. The structure is designed in Omani style. Honeymooners can take a peek of the extravagant lifestyle of the sultanate who was resident here. The artifacts, pictures and opulent furniture are captivating especially the room devoted to Princess Salme daughter of Seyyid Said who fell in love with a German merchant and fled with him. 

  • Shop in Stone Town Till You Drop

Shopping in Stone Town is an amazing experience. There are plenty of little curios shops selling everything from trinkets and wooden carvings to paintings and even exotic spices. 

Beach Honeymoon In Zanzibar

The beach honeymoon experience in Zanzibar is truly remarkable. Zanzibar has tons of lovely beachside activities to engage honeymooners such as:

  • Sailing On The Dhow

Sailing the traditional dhow in Zanzibar and watching the sunset is truly a delightful experience. Honeymooners at the beachside can board one of these dhows and go on a tour enjoying the ocean breeze and watching the sunset over the Indian ocean. 

  • Snorkeling

One fun activity in Zanzibar is snorkeling. The turquoise blue Indian ocean is perfect for this activity. Although not all the parts of Zanzibar water are perfect for snorkeling, Mnemba Island and Nungwi are definitely good for snorkeling. 

  • Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is one activity you don't want to miss. Honeymooners can go kitesurfing in Jambiani and Paje beaches.

  • Walking The White Sandy Beach

Zanzibar beachside is characterized by pristine white sandy beaches. Walking the beachside hand in hand with your spouse and taking in the moment is all part of the honeymoon charm. 

Safari Add On

While the city and beach experience is everything you need to make your honeymoon bloom, adding a safari trip to the city and beach combination completes makes your trip all the more exciting. Picture you and your partner touring the vast Tanzanian landscape, catching glimpses here and there of wild animals s in their natural habitat. Plus, it’s easy to update your itinerary with this safari add on. Simply inform us and we’ll be happy to work it into your travel plans. 

Ready to plan your honeymoon in Zanzibar? Contact us, for more information.

The Z Team
July 17, 2023