Tanzania’s Scintillating Beaches
Heading to the wilds of the Serengeti and Tanzania’s famed national parks has the additional advantage of being able to explore the picture perfect white sand beaches along the coast to wash off that safari dust. Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic spot, a family adventure or a hideaway to recuperate and relax, the tropical coast has the perfect place for you.
If it’s miles of deserted beach you’re after you’ve hit the jackpot at The Tides Lodge & Villa on Tanzania’s northern coastline. Picture a palm fringed beach curving out in the distance with the soft lapping of the warm ocean waves and you’ll have only scratched the surface of this dreamy location. Beach cottages are spacious and interspersed along the beachfront so you’ll have have direct access to the sea. Activities include an array of watersports including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, dhow trips and cultural tours to the nearby villages. This is the perfect spot for romantic trips or honeymooners looking for long walks on the beach to discuss those all important future plans.
When exploring Tanzania’s southern circuit national parks like Selous Game Reserve & Ruaha National Park, Ras Kutani makes the for the perfect beach hideaway. Nestled on its own stretch of beach adjacent to a lagoon, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to the edge of the world instead of a mere 15 miles south of bustling Dar es Salaam. Built into the natural forest using locally sourced materials and designed to blend into its environment, the cottages and suites offer luxurious amenities with a touch of Swahili charm. The central lounge and pool are great to sit back and relax while enjoying a delicious cocktail and the beach bonfire at night sets the scene for those perfectly starlit nights, snuggled into the arms of a loved one. By day there is bird watching, snorkelling or relaxation on offer with massages at the spa or simply lazing on the glorious beach.
Zanzibar conjures images of winding market alleyways, Arabic architecture with imposing studded doors, cocktails sipped on rooftop bars watching glowing sunsets with Dhow boats sailing past, and pristine palm fringed beaches. It’s not without reason that the Spice Island has become such a popular destination offering pampering spa stays, watersports, wildlife visits and cultural activities to enjoy. A holiday would not be complete without visiting a luxurious beach resort from which to enjoy the fantastic activities.
Adventure enthusiasts will love White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa, found on a stretch of beach at Paje on the South East coast. Kiteboarding is becoming a popular sport at this resort and the team will quickly get you set up and sailing along the turquoise waters. For the less active, there is the world class spa with a menu of pampering treatments to enjoy. The luxurious villas face the sea and blend beautifully into the surrounding beach landscape making it easy to simply spend the day relaxing on your rooftop sunlounger or enjoying a decadent meal at the fine dining restaurant.
For a perfectly romantic and tranquil setting The Palms makes the ideal base from which to enjoy the best the island has to offer. The Palms has just six stylishly designed villas each with their own private plunge pool; as well as a spa, dining area, PADI Dive centre and waterclub. Exploring the spice plantations, Jozani Forest and cultural activities is easy with the central location on the South East Coast and a great alternative to exploring the many reefs, Atolls and under water wildernesses. Dine on the freshest seafood delights exquisitely flavoured with locally harvested spices of the island – it just doesn’t get better than this.
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