Stress-free days can be idled away on Zanzibar, swimming in the
clear turquoise waters, strolling along the beach or indulging in a
therapeutic massage. Alternatively, relax in a hammock in the shade
of a palm tree with a good book and a cool drink and watch the
dhows drift by. Meals are based on delicious fresh seafood, caught
locally and served under the stars in the evenings.
Head inland to explore the mangrove and forest ecosystems in the
Jozani reserve, which is home to the rare red colobus monkey, and
aders' duiker, or get your hit of history and culture as you wander
the streets of Stone Town.
If you can drag yourselves away from the powdery sand beaches,
the waters around the Zanzibar archipelago host a wealth of marine
life, from colourful reef fish to dolphins, turtles and whale
sharks, and offer some fantastic snorkelling and diving.
Other watersports available include fishing, kayaking,
windsurfing and waterskiing.
Should you have the time or the inclination, there is no better
way to explore the Spice Islands than by hopping around them, and
with regular flights between Zanzibar, Pemba and
Mafia - we think it makes perfect sense.