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Ginger Beach Holiday

Combine historic Stone Town with the palm fringed beaches of Zanzibar’s beautiful east coast, staying in two lively hotels with plenty of facilities and activities on offer.

Ginger Beach Holiday: Summary

Ginger Beach Holiday in a nutshell

The Ginger Beach Holiday combines white sandy beaches with history and culture in this seven-night trip.

Breezes Beach Club is a lively resort appealing to both families and couples looking for an active beach break. It sits on a sweeping stretch of palm fringed beach that looks like something from a picture postcard. Many people will choose to spend their days lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun, however it is the range of onsite activities and facilities that really make Breezes stand out from the crowd. Go snorkelling and diving with the onsite PADI dive centre; try your hand at windsurfing and sailing with The Water Club; play a game of tennis; dine at a choice of restaurants and indulge in massage at the Fragipani Spa.

Go on to spend a couple of days exploring the streets of Stone Town while staying at The Dhow Palace Hotel, a characterful old hotel in the heart of the old town. Stone Town has a rich and fascinating history and there is no better way to discover the area than with a knowledgeable local guide. Smell the freshly ground spices at the market, meet with the locals and marvel at the fusion of architectures and cultures.

At a glance

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport
5 nights Breezes Beach Club - Michamvi Peninsula, Zanzibar Half Board
2 nights Dhow Palace Hotel - Stone Town, Zanzibar Bed & Breakfast
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Breezes Beach Club

Days 1-6

Breezes Beach Club occupies a lovely stretch of beach along the Michamvi Peninsula. Compared with many other Zanzibar lodges that we feature, it is a large (70 rooms) place, but being family-run it is less commercial than some of the international-style resorts that can be found here. Its size means it has some excellent facilities and a more buzzing atmosphere than you may find at some of the smaller lodges we feature - however the traditional dark Zanzibari furniture used throughout the resort, and high thatched roofs ensure that it doesn't lack in character.

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Dhow Palace Hotel

Days 6-8

The Dhow Palace Hotel in Stone Town is a beautiful old building full of Swahili character. Originally, the building belonged to a wealthy Arab from the Omani royal family. It then remained as a private house until nineteen years ago, when it was fully renovated and became a hotel. The original structure is 150 years old (an extension was added several years ago) and the Dhow Palace still houses many antiques from the era of Arabian rule.

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Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club

Michamvi Peninsula, Zanzibar

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel

Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Ginger Beach Holiday.

  • Go snorkelling and diving from Breezes Beach Club
  • Indulge in a massage at the Fragipani Spa
  • Dine at the Sultan’s Table restaurant
  • Explore the shallow intertidal zone on a guided reef walk
  • Discover Stone Town on a guided walking tour

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Ginger Beach Holiday: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Kayaking

  • Scuba-diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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Side-trips whilst on this beach holiday

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Ginger Beach Holiday. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


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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Swahili Cooking Workshop

Swahili Cooking Workshop

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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.

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80% (1 reviews)
Zanzibar Dhow Safari

Zanzibar Dhow Safari

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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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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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65% (4 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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