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Kendwa beach Zanzibar I 2021 Zanzibar Guide

Kendwa beach Zanzibar I 2021 Zanzibar Guide

Kendwa Beach Zanzibar

Kendwa Beach is a long stretch of sand extending down the west coast about 3km south of the tip of Zanzibar Island. Not surprisingly, this idyllic location means a string of resorts, hotels and guesthouses, but there is still lots of space on the beach. Other attractions include a range of water-based activities, and favourable tidal patterns that ensure swimming at all hours.

The once sleepy village of Nungwi is still the traditional centre of dhow building on Zanzibar. An old favourite among backpackers and hippies, the scene has transformed in recent years with hotels, bars, hostels and dive centres now lining the sandy shoreline in a near continuous strip southwest to Kendwa. The still relatively quiet village of Kendwa has also expanded, but its uniquely wide beach and understated resorts continue to offer a more laid back vibe.

Full moon beach parties: Although relatively quiet for the rest of the month, Kendwa pumps up the volume each full moon with a lively beach party that draws visitors from around the island. Kendwa’s full moon parties are legendary, though overly extreme, and remain one of Zanzibar’s favourite attractions.

Best Beach Resorts Around Kendwa

DOUBLE TREE HILTON ZANZIBAR

Enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access five minutes from the traditional fishing village of Nungwi.

THE ZANZIBAR HOTEL NUNGWI

Located on the edge of a small rocky cliff with stunning views over the Indian Ocean out to Mnemba Island.

RIU PALACE NUNGWI ZANZIBAR

The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is located on Nungwi Beach, a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters.

SMILES BEACH HOTELS

Enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access five minutes from the traditional fishing village of Nungwi.

SANDIES BAOBAB BEACH

Sandies Baobab Zanzibar is a 4 star resort located along the north west coast of Zanzibar, near Nungwi.

ROYAL ZANZIBAR BEACH

Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort is a luxury resort located amidst the pristine beaches; and offers an ideal vacation destination.

Dhow building and village tour: Nungwi beach remains a focal point for Zanzibari ship building where skilled shipwrights use age-old methods and tools to turn rough timber planks into ocean-going dhows. Village tours can also be arranged for those interested in discovering the cultural side of dhow building and how the tradition persists through the centuries.

Travel tips

Although luxury hotels are now available, Nungwi and especially Kendwa remain two of the best destinations on Zanzibar Island for quality, affordable accommodation – head here if you’re looking for a party. Kendwa has the better beach, and the deeper water on the north-western strip means swimming is possible throughout the day; the island’s eastern beaches are almost all tide dependent.

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