Off the shores of Zanzibar are many little islands making for a
more secluded and remote beach experience away from the
main attraction of Zanzibar. Some of these island are only
accessible at certain times of the day according to tide levels
and these smaller sandbanks adn spits are excellent for sailing excursions and
picnics. Then there are the permanent little ones like Mnemba and Chumbe.
For those looking for the very best and most secluded beach stay with
flour-like beach sand and no one else around, there is the private island
lodge of Mnemba Island. This tiny island is everything you can imagine
of a remote windswept paradise and often voted one of the most romantic
destinations on the planet. Alternatively there is Chumbeisland which is a
marine conservation island, with very little beach quality with a coral rock
dominating the shoreline. Being so eco conscious the marine life around here
and outstanding and the snorkelling is first rate. Chumbe should always be
used in conjunction with another location that offers a good quality beach.
Also to the west of Stone town is Prison Island, also known as Chapwani.
It is renowned for its lack in a prison. its main attraction are the monstrous
tortoises that are well worth seeing. close to Prison island is Bawe island
which is lovely, but due to the rather overpriced accommodation and the fact
that the view is of the main shipping lane to Stone Town, we don’t really rate