The beaches in Zanzibar are paradise, scattered with picturesque fishing villages. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is the ocean. Zanzibar's Indian Ocean offers world class watersports including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and waterskiing.
Recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO visitors may choose to visit the fascinating historical Stone Town, the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.