Zanzibar is a must-see destination for any traveler, but when it comes to honeymooning this African gem knows exactly how to make your post-wedding escape extra special. Enjoy the winning combo of a culturally rich island with lots to see and do, Zanzibar is also purely relaxing – the perfect indulgent honeymoon location to soak up the sun and love.
At this haven there’s no problem that can’t be solved by the wonderful staff who put all their efforts into making your dreams come true. You can do as little or as much as you want here. Try the divine Spa treatments – our fave is the coffee, cinnamon and orange body wrap coupled with an invigorating full body massage whilst lying on a bed facing the Indian Ocean. You can look forward to post-wedding down time full of melting massages under mango trees, perfectly complemented by fun activities such as excursions to a hidden sandbank in the Indian Ocean. Snorkel in crystal clear waters to discover breathtaking untouched reefs, and for the ultimate romantic evening how about a barbecue prepared by your boat crew on a secret beach?
If after 12 months of wedding planning, what you want to do more than anything is bask in the splendor of being alone with the love of your life while reveling in the most beautiful views, then the Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est is the place for you. The resort is located on the north-western shores of the magical spice island of Zanzibar, which means you can enjoy the pristine blue views over the Indian Ocean – cocktail in hand of course. This enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort is famous for its magnificent beach and large wharf built onto the open waters of the Indian Ocean which stretches out towards the sunset – one of the most romantic settings you’ll ever lay eyes on. There’s also a bunch of diverse activities on offer here, including everything from windsurfing to African line dancing.
Tucked away from the island’s bustling large beaches this intimate pad is picture perfect. You’ll have the most amazing white beaches and turquoise water at your feet at this tranquil romantic getaway in Chwaka Bay on the south-east side of Zanzibar. You can unwind on the powder-white sands while watching the magnificent sunset, or explore the nearby Jozani Forest National Park, where you can visit the butterfly center and go on a nature trail to check out the Zanzibarian Red Colobus Monkeys. There is no task too great for the staff, who take care of your every want. Prepare to see what paradise really looks like!
This jewel of Jambiani is in a fantastic location which allows you to escape and explore. Built atop an ancient coral rock that juts out into the ocean and flanked by two striking beaches, it’s the ideal place for a culture filled, tropical island honeymoon. You’ll find luxe rooms with romantic netted beds, sandy cocktail bars and the freshest seafood. You’ll never tire of the stunning views of Jambiani’s unspoilt beaches which are perfect for private picnics. To make this trip extra memorable you can go swim with dolphins and experience the world heritage site of Stone Town. Sheer bliss for the culture-seeking newlyweds.
The Zanzibari is a boutique hotel located in Nungwi on the North Eastern tip of Zanzibar. Set above the beach on a low coral cliff with easy access to the sea, you’ll have plenty of privacy, peace and tranquility in absolutely beautiful surroundings. The famous Dhow restaurant & Bar, plus the range of activities on offer including sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving can keep you entertained for weeks on end – not to mention the variety of cultural tours and excursions, such as the famous Zanzibar spice tour, sunset boating cruises, Jozani Forest treks, and Stone Town and Nungwi Village tours. Of course you could also just recline on a sunbed and jump into the sea when the heat gets too much.
Whatever the honeymoon vibe you are after, this selection of resorts will show you that you really can find the honeymoon of your dreams – one that leaves you open mouthed with goosebumps, in spite of the heat.
Feature image: Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est