Family holidays in Zanzibar

Best places for family beach holidays in Zanzibar

On family holidays in Zanzibar, you can join watersports or simply relax on stunning tropical beaches. Come for powdery white sand framed by shady palm trees and the sparkling turquoise water of shallow lagoons! For older children, it can be an educating and fun experience to explore the islands' pristine marine wildlife and coral reefs.

Zanzibar is a fantastic destination for activities on and around the water, such as windsurfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling or boat trips. Many of these watersports have age restrictions, whereas others are also suitable for small children. For example, kayaks can be rented round every corner and at many hotels even children at the age of eight can get a taste of diving.

However, you should be aware that the country is malarial, which is why we don't recommend Zanzibar family holidays with toddlers. On the plus side, parents needn't worry about game risks here.

The 13 top lodges and hotels for family beach holidays in Zanzibar