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Coconut Beach Holiday

A luxurious island getaway split between a small boutique hotel in Stone Town and your own sumptuous private villa on a spectacular swath of white sandy beach.

Coconut Beach Holiday: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Coconut Beach Holiday. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport

This trip starts at the Domestic Terminal of Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport, which is a walk of about 500m from the International Terminal.

Emerson on Hurumzi
Days 1-3

Emerson on Hurumzi

2 nights
Bed & BreakfastStone Town, Zanzibar

The grande dame of Stone Hotel’s hotel scene, Emerson on Hurumzi offers a boho-chic glamour with Swahili flair. Opened in 1999 as Stone Town’s first boutique hotel, Emerson & Green (as it was originally named) revealed an architectural transformation unlike anything the city had previously seen. Three venerable merchant houses had been gutted, painstakingly renovated and showcased Swahili style with a decidedly theatrical twist.

Emerson on Hurumzi

The grande dame of Stone Hotel’s hotel scene, Emerson on Hurumzi offers a boho-chic glamour with Swahili flair. Opened in 1999 as Stone Town’s first boutique hotel, Emerson & Green (as it was originally named) revealed an architectural transformation unlike anything the city had previously seen. Three venerable merchant houses had been gutted, painstakingly renovated and showcased Swahili style with a decidedly theatrical twist.

Today, though not sophisticated, Emerson on Hurumzi remains distinctly Zanzibari, original and immense fun. Each of the 22 romantic rooms is different, yet all are vibrant to the point of kitsch, decorated with plush fabrics and antique Zanzibari furniture.

Some of the rooms enjoy deep balconies, but even without them, the hotel’s open-sided, rooftop restaurant offers some of the finest skyline views in the city and one of its most iconic dining spots. Up increasingly steep and narrow stairs, this cushioned spot is decadent in its simplicity.

"An atmospheric hotel with amazing views from top floor restaurant."

Mrs P.S.fromBaldock

Arrived 23 Sep 2018, 1 night

Sitting cross-legged on Persian carpets, sipping a cool midday mocktail and gazing out over ramshackle roofs, make it a very easy place to like. Low-key lunches, sunset drinks to the sound of muezzins, and dinners accompanied by live music complete this exotic retreat in the heart of Stone Town’s labyrinthine shopping quarter. See our full report on Emerson on Hurumzi

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5 reviews of Emerson on Hurumzi by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Self-guided walking

Snorkelling

Watersports

Stone Town Discovery Tour
Day 2

Stone Town Discovery Tour

Spend a morning wandering through Stone Town’s maze of alleyways with an erudite Zanzibari resident, meeting the locals, marvelling at its fusion of architecture and cultures, learning about the food, music, beliefs and everyday life, for an utterly fascinating experience. Read all about Stone Town Tour

White Sand Villas
Days 3-7

White Sand Villas

4 nights
Half BoardMichamvi Peninsula, Zanzibar

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a privately owned resort near the vibrant town of Paje, Zanzibar. It opened in 2014 and is set in 3.6 hectares of lush tropical gardens with a 200m beachfront. White Sand Villas was built with luxury, comfort and private space in mind.

White Sand Villas

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a privately owned resort near the vibrant town of Paje, Zanzibar. It opened in 2014 and is set in 3.6 hectares of lush tropical gardens with a 200m beachfront. White Sand Villas was built with luxury, comfort and private space in mind.

"We loved our villa and white sands to relax after a tiring week being on safari."

Mrs B.fromBasel

Arrived 13 Oct 2019, 4 nights

With its minimalistic, modern, Scandinavian style and friendly atmosphere, White Sand Villas offers a refreshing alternative to several of Zanzibar’s other luxury ‘boutique’ hotels. The large villas combine plenty of privacy with great facilities and a high level of service. We think that the resort is a really exciting addition to Zanzibar’s coastline. See our full report on White Sand Villas

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2 reviews of White Sand Villas by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Kayaking

Scuba-diving

Snorkelling

Watersports

Day 7

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Your trip ends at the airport's Domestic Terminal. If you're due to fly out of the country, you'll then have a walk of about 500m to the International Terminal.

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Experiences you can add to this trip.

Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Princess Salme Spice Tour

Princess Salme Spice Tour

Half-day

Discover the captivating story of the smart and rebellious Princess Sayyida Salme, the youngest daughter of Sultan Said. Join a knowledgeable local guide to follow in her footsteps through palaces and plantations, as well as the fascinating Zanzibar spice trade on a working plantation.

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90% (4 reviews)
Swahili Cooking Workshop

Swahili Cooking Workshop

Half-day or combine with other tours

Zanzibar’s cuisine and culinary influences are as exotic as the island itself. This genuinely authentic culinary workshop will take you to the heart of the spice farm region, teach you how to select and blend an array of spices, create souvenir blends, and guide you through cooking a traditional Swahili meal.

More about Swahili Cookery
80% (1 reviews)
Zanzibar Dhow Safari

Zanzibar Dhow Safari

Full day - approx. eight hours

Discover the coast and islands of the Menai Bay from a traditional Zanzibari dhow. Explore this beautiful marine conservation area with a local guide, snorkelling over coral reefs, swimming through mangrove lagoons and keeping an eye out for dolphins. To top it all, you’ll also be treated to a fabulous beach barbecue.

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80% (1 reviews)
Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Half-day or combine with other tours

For nature lovers, Jozani Forest is a must. One of the last sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey, it features a diverse range of habitats, from mangrove forests to salt marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for other forest residents, including Sykes’ monkey, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of bird.

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64% (5 reviews)
Jambiani Village Tour

Jambiani Village Tour

Half-day - mornings

Tear yourself away from the soft white sands of Zanzibar to get under the skin of the history and culture of Jambiani village. Join a knowledgeable local guide to discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in this traditional coastal village, with much of the profits being ploughed back into the community.

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Prison Island Tour

Prison Island Tour

Half-day

Escape the hustle and bustle of Stone Town on a 30-minute boat ride to Changuu Island, now commonly known as Prison Island. This is your chance to find out about the darker side of Zanzibar history, as well as to get up close with the island’s Aldabra giant tortoises, and to engage in a spot of coastal snorkelling.

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