Nungwi is a large village located in the northern tip of Zanzibar and is one of the largest settlements on the island. It was traditionally a fishing village and dhow-building centre, but has since become a popular tourist destination with numerous resorts, restaurants, bars and stalls. The recent increase in tourism is due to its stunning coast and beaches, with it’s being recognized on CNN’s list of “100 Best Beaches of the World” in 2014.
Lined with palm and mangrove trees, the silky white expanse of sand and the clear warm water of the beach offer an array of exciting water sports and activities. Visitors can enjoy a sunset dhow cruise along the coast, complete with a tour of the fishing yard, or explore the coral and sea life on a snorkelling excursion. Embark on a guided cycle tour through the village to a beautiful hidden beach, where you can swim to a temporary sand bank, enjoy fresh fruit and chilled drinks and enjoy the stunning views. Visit the recently created sea turtle aquarium or simply enjoy a cocktail on the beach after a day of shopping and bartering.
This is the ideal place for any traveller who enjoys a variety of activities to choose from, and while the ‘beach boys’ are plentiful, the beach is certainly one of the most beautiful on the island.