By Linda A. Blair for INSPIRED 55+ Lifestyle Magazine, May 29, 2022
This legendary island beckons 1.5 million travellers annually from around the world. Characterized by a coastline punctuated with natural beauty, this magical island has pearl-white powdery soft sand beaches, coral reefs brimming with jewel-coloured marine life, and warm, translucent turquoise water lapping at its shoreline.
Relatively new on the world tourist map, watersport enthusiasts flock here for excellent scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing, and deep-sea fishing. Located just 40 km off the Tanzanian coastline lies the island of Zanzibar, once known as the “Spice Island.”
Relaxation can be found here in several ways and places. Luxuriate at a spa, enjoy a sunset dinner aboard a traditional dhow, or merely relish the simplicities of nature’s gifts.
Bask in the radiance of a pink and crimson sky, as the sun leisurely sinks below the horizon. For the more adventurous, you will find an abundance of varied water sports and optional tours to further explore this enchanting island with its welcoming and hospitable locals. It is hard to believe this now idyllic and hypnotic island with such warm and friendly inhabitants so eager to please has such a dark, turbulent, and sorrowful saga.