Honeymoon Romance in Zanzibar

The Very Best Zanzibar Honeymoons and Couple Escapes for 2024

Zanzibar is one of those dream destinations eyed by travelers on a quest to discover exotic and exciting destinations. It goes without saying that romance in Zanzibar goes hand in hand with the perfect beach and ocean setting, with endless summer days on the spice island of the Indian Ocean. Also known as Unguja, Zanzibar is a breathtaking archipelago featuring the gorgeous isles of Pemba, Mafia and some smaller satellite atolls floating about 40 km offshore from the Tanzanian coast. 

Zanzibar is the largest island, measuring 96 km by 32 km wide, attractive to safari adventurers who are en route to and from the Serengeti or Selous National Parks.  It’s easy to feel the romance in Zanzibar on a valuable honeymoon package to a villa on dazzling white sands, a calm aqua ocean beckoning. Couples can spend long summery days exploring ancient architecture, fields of spices and an underwater marine haven where silence is golden. 

Come and discover the romance of the Spice Islands and a way of life that has changed very little over the years.  It’s fascinating to experience the unique scenic beauty, tourist attractions and accommodations on each coast. On the remote East Coast, peaceful beaches hide away from mainstream hotels and nightlife while social butterflies can head to the breathless shores of the north and north-west coasts, renowned for their numerous designer beach resorts. Special rates and packages to Nungwi, Kendwi, Kendwa and Mnemba Atoll create holiday fun. 

Authentic village scenery and seaweed farming projects make the incredible Southeast corner of Zanzibar a great holiday destination for those who like sparsely populated beaches and a dolphin swimming tour at Kizimkazi can merge with the Sandbank Picnic experience, also known as Safari Blue.

We have selected 5 of the very best Zanzibar honeymoons and couple escapes for 2024 right here.

Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar luxury accommodation
Meliá Zanzibar is surrounded by a natural coral reef, and is built on a 16-hectare estate beside a 300-meter-long white sandy beach.

A magical hotel on a dreamy 40-acre estate is the perfect combination of beautiful pearly white beaches, lush gardens and an enticing swimming pool area. Swim within a stunning natural coral reef ringing the resort and spend long hours relaxing in luxurious romantic rooms, suites and private villas with gardens and splash pools. The hotel is a wondrous gem known to exceed all expectations and honeymoon couples can wander around beautiful leafy gardens and feel ideally alone. And then there is the food, exceptionally 5-star and a choice of 5 restaurants where the traditional spicy cuisine of Zanzibar compliments seafood delights. Four bars for cool entertainment at all hours, or pampering aromatherapy sessions for 2 in the Anantara Spa with its fancy outdoor swimming pool, sun deck, and modern fitness room with a sauna. State-of-the-art conference facilities include 5 meeting rooms with natural light for up to 200 people and an open-air amphitheatre with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.



Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge luxury beach accommodation in Zanzibar
This lovely little lodge with its 8 comfortable bungalows sits perched overlooking THE finest beach on St Marie – it’s an idyllic spot for honeymooners.

The romantic Zanzibar Fuma Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first-class service. Honeymoon couples can find this oasis on the southwest coast of Zanzibar, set far away from busy tourist areas. Experience a more relaxing and peaceful atmosphere where nothing else matters except the two of you, nature, and the sea.

Newlyweds who advocate green living and eco-tourism will appreciate the Fumba beach peninsula, both a large marine sanctuary and an eco-project. Let the romance begin with such impressive luxury accommodation in 26 whitewashed Zanzibari-style bungalows with their verandas, scattered along the beach ensuring private views of the Indian Ocean. Add to this the Baobab Spa, sunset cruises and water sports galore, an on-site dive centre and infinity swimming pool.



Konokono Beach Resort

KonoKono Beach Holidays Zanzibar
The resort is a quiet paradise offering privacy and tranquility in the heart of nature.

Watch the sunset over the sea while sipping cocktails at the bar and allow the romance of Zanzibar to set the pace. The dreamy Konokono Beach Resort perches on the Michamvi Peninsula on the east coast and it’s built within a tropical forest overlooking Chwaka Bay. It’s quiet and remote as couples wander the path meandering through lush gardens past all villas to the swimming pool, restaurant and an enormous pristine white beach. Swim all day together in warm ocean waters and allow the waiter to serve you cocktails and light lunches under thatched umbrellas in this romantic Zanzibar beach setting. 

Villas ooze romance in this ideal island setting for those who want to escape the crowds into spacious havens with air conditioning, fans, a minibar, and a plunge pool. Book a couple’s romantic session at the Jungle Health Spa to energize body and mind as part of your perfect relaxing honeymoon then party on at the Beach Bar while a beautiful sunset marks the end of a perfect day.  



Matemwe Retreat

The wooden deck area for guests at Matemwe Retreat
The romantic Matemwe Retreat is located on an amazing stretch of private land, just north of Matemwe Lodge and directly opposite Mnemba Island.

The exclusive and private Matemwe Retreat comprises just four villas on a small, secluded beach just north of Matemwe’s main lodge, opposite Mnemba Island. The villas are just meters from the Indian Ocean where palm trees wave, snorkeling is a delight and scuba diving is a must-do activity to explore pristine coral reefs in crystal clear ocean waters. This is the place where romance blooms as couples indulge in beach massages, beachside drinks and a private butler 24/7. Chill out beside the outdoor swimming pool or indulge in deep-tissue massages at the main lodge spa at the main lodge. Grab a healthy Zanzibar snack at the restaurant and a cold drink from the bar.

Double-storey chalets with two terraces and a private plunge pool radiate Zanzibari style with mod cons and are ideal for private dinners for two. Seafood and spicy buffets await in the main restaurant and the chef stops by each day to introduce special Retreat menu suggestions and the fresh catches of the day. What a way to spend your holiday in the perpetual bliss of sunshine, water sports, hands-on five-star service and top-notch hotel facilities in a remote island location. 



Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel tropical island
Pongwe is a small hotel on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, on an isolated and idyllic beach where whitewashed bungalows are set among the coconut palms.

Pongwe Beach Hotel is located halfway up the East Coast of Zanzibar in a prime beach setting just one hour from the main airport. Find just 20 elegant hotel rooms dotted along this tantalizing stretch of Zanzibar beach providing that true island getaway experience perfect for a romantic break. Palm thatched roofs, lime-washed walls and handcrafted wooden doors exude traditional Zanzibari-style rooms created by villagers from nearby Pongwe village. 

With the whole beach protected by an offshore coral reef, the inner waters are calm and safe for all to swim in at both low and high tides. Typical of Zanzibar’s east coast tidal fluctuations, Pongwe Beach has a gorgeous infinity pool that seems to merge with the tidal flats at extreme low tide when there can be no swimming as the waves are super far out. A daily changing menu is offered at the spacious restaurant and bar and a 3-course meal delights diners every evening. Relax at the infinity pool and enjoy romantic strolls on the beach on pristine white sands. 



Romance in Zanzibar is easy to define – privacy, tranquility and warmth, in the perfect beach and ocean setting with endless sunny days and starry nights. We guarantee five-star service wherever you go, smiling staff and fantastic luxurious facilities. The perfect beach and ocean setting with endless summer days on the spice island of the Indian Ocean.

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