Finding the perfect Zanzibar beach resort is a lot easier than you may think. This dreamy island lies off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. Known as the island of spices, Zanzibar has a laid-back atmosphere, an abundance of warm Indian Ocean beaches, breathtaking resorts, white sands and some of the best scuba and snorkelling spots imaginable.

How to Choose a Zanzibar Beach Resort

You can read our guide to selecting a Zanzibar resort to find out what to look for in a resort. You can also keep reading to view even more tips on what to consider when making your final decision.

Some of the things to keep in mind when choosing your Zanzibar beach resort include the following:

1. Consider your travel needs

First of all, it is always useful to know what sort of resort you are considering. Is it adult only? Is it family-friendly? Does it cater to a specific market or does it have something for every type of traveller? What appeals to honeymooners may not quite appeal to those travelling with children. Likewise, family-friendly resorts may not be something that you will look forward to on a romantic getaway. Searching for resorts according to the type of traveller they target will help you find those that are exactly right for your needs.

2. Consider your budget

Another thing to consider is your overall budget.

Even when choosing all-inclusive resorts, there is typically a difference in price for all graded resorts. If your budget does not lean towards 5-star resorts, it does not mean that you will have to settle for poor quality. A 4 or even 3-star resort can offer a budget-friendly option that still gives you the benefit of a graded resort, without having to go broke affording your holiday. Another way to say is to look for seasonal deals that offer off-peak or low to mid-season deals.

3. Consider your location

Finally, although Zanzibar is not a massive island, it is still home to a number of locations within each part of the island. The eastern coastline is lined with picture-perfect white powdery Zanzibar beaches that look out onto a large barrier reef. Most of the top resorts are found on this part of the island.

The south-east coast is equally picturesque, while the south-west coast is remote and beautiful. The northern coastline is a short distance from Stone Town, the island’s capital, offering a turtle sanctuary and a number of charming villages. Each coastline has its own charm, but some areas may be less developed than others. Knowing where you want to stay can make it easier to plan your holiday. It will also help you get a better idea of where to find resorts.

All in all, once you have a better idea of what to look for, it should be a lot simpler to find your dream Zanzibar beach resort.

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