I was lucky enough to spend a week in Zanzibar some years ago and trust me, the word ‘paradise’ is an understatement!
The beaches are right out of a romantic novel. Zanzibar is the Indian Ocean, so you can expect amazing white sand and warm waters. Although Zanzibar is full of luxury hotels, most of them blend into the environment and it almost feels unspoilt. Watching the locals fishing in their dhows, while you chill out on a hammock, is typical of the lazy days you can expect there.
Of course if you want action, you can have that too. The capital Stone Town is worth a visit. It feels almost medieval with bustling bazaars and a Marrakech style medina. Zanzibar is an underwater paradise, it is the perfect place to try snorkelling or scuba diving. In fact my husband got his PADI dive licence there in five days!
I found a great deal in the luxury Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Hotel. Situated right on the beach with rooms set in traditional round bungalows, it offers all mod cons yet retaining the island’s charming character. All rooms face the sea with large patio doors leading out to a balcony or terrace.
This deal includes breakfast and evening meal each day and with three restaurants and bars, you have a great choice of dining options. Facilities at the Ocean Paradise Resort include a large pool, health and fitness centre and an abundance of water sports to choose from, including a PADI dive centre.
Fly from Dublin to Zanzibar on the 14th of June and enjoy a seven night stay at the Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa for only €1229 per person. This hotel receives excellent reviews on tripadvisor and is also a travellers choice winner. This is a great time to visit Zanzibar as average temperatures are a balmy 25 degrees and there is little rainfall. Price includes flights, accommodation on a half board basis and all taxes. Other dates are available at a supplement.
Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change.