Map of Zanzibar's main beach areas
This map splits Zanzibar into five main areas: Stone Town plus four beach areas. Read about them by clicking on the turquoise markers. Our more detailed maps of the areas show the different hotels and beach lodges; to see these, follow links in the bubbles – or at the bottom of the page.
Things to see on this Zanzibar map
Even if you zoom in only a little, you'll soon see a wide turquoise-blue strip which lines Zanzibar's East Coast: this is the shallow-water between the land and the coastal barrier reef. Given that the tide retreats almost to the reef in many parts of the East Coast – this map shows how far the tide goes, and so why it's not always possible to swim on these beaches.
Note the scale in the bottom-left corner; Zanzibar is a fairly small island. It's only about 85km (53 miles) long and 20-30km (12-19 miles) wide – and so covers about 1,660km². Yet it's home to about a million people, making it quite densely populated.
Click onto any of the markers, and follow the links in the bubbles, for maps of these areas with precise locations for the various beach lodges, hotels and resorts.
Navigating around this Zanzibar map
Drag the sliding marker (over the left-side of the map) along the vertical scale to zoom the map in (+) and out (-), or click on the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons.
Move the mouse over the blue markers to see area names.
Click on the blue markers for more information on the areas.
Click on the links below for more detailed maps which show the hotels and beach lodges in each area.
Use the left-side menu at the top of this page to view other maps.