Luxury Beach Holidays in Africa
Paradise islands and beautiful stretches of white sand beaches
The Indian Ocean borders Africa’s coastline and its azure waters and soft white sand make it the perfect beach destination. Sitting close to the Equator, the coastline and islands of East Africa offer good conditions and comfortable year-round temperatures. That said, the rainy season during April and May are months to avoid as rain can be frequent and heavy throughout the day.
One of the most desired beach destinations in Africa is the paradise island of Zanzibar. Its international airport allows great access to visitors from across the world, and with many domestic flights offered, it is the perfect destination to combine with an African safari. The island homes a wealth of accommodation for every budget, ranging from comfortable resorts to luxurious boutique hotels, suited to all types of travellers, be it large families or romantic honeymooners. With its location, barrier reef and outstanding beaches Zanzibar can offer all of the attractions that most crave such as scuba diving, glorious beaches, fresh seafood and much more.
There are also stretches of coastline along the mainland of Kenya and Tanzania that are beautiful and worth spending a couple of nights on. For example the south coast of Kenya offers a wide range of different options for the discerning beach-goer. From the wide, white sand beaches of Watamu and Diani, to the hidden coves of Funzi Keys and the secluded luxury of Msambweni and Kinondo Kwetu, there is something for everyone's palate.
Whilst falling asleep under the African sun, or reading a book in a swinging hammock are the ultimate relaxation activities, the beach properties across East Africa offer a variety of watersports and water-based activities for those looking to be more active. These include snorkeling, diving, dolphin trips, kite surfing, sunset cruises, fishing and many more. If you are particularly interested, please see the snorkeling and diving page.