Nungwi Beach
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  • Muhsin C
    Sandnes, Norway71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful spot in Zanzibar with sand beach
    A very beautiful spot at the eastcost of Zanzibar. Fantastic beach, shallow water in low tide, nice to swim in high tide. Plenty of beach sellers or asa beach boys! Sea urgents are present, so please be careful while 🤿 and walking into the water. Beautiful photos to shoot, promising 5star ratings! Enjoy your day at Nungwi!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cozy
    A great place for walk, sit, sleep and swim. Tide is very high but sometimes it goes far. Many restaurants, cafes and bars. Coconut sellers, acrobats plays and people offering to buy their goods to support their community.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Lucky M
    Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    After a few days in stone town we moved to Nungwi (north of the island) and it was worth it. Nungwi is a beautiful clean beach with enough accommodations and restaurants. The locals are nice and friendly though some art vendors can be a bit annoying due to their selling methods but all in all the beach is worth visiting.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2023
  • shvarz
    New York City, New York264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good beach
    Nice beach, fairly clean, great sand. Local folks keep coming over, but not too aggressive, you can just politely refuse and they go away. Decent restaurants on the beach. At low tide, there are some sea urchins in the water, be careful.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 7 July 2023
  • jamal h
    Qatar16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST EXPERIENCE
    One of the best beaches to swim but be aware of the sea urchins in the ocean.Nungwi is among the cleanest and whitest beach in the world. Very beautiful sunsets.The hotels have alot of watersports activities and also the locals down the beach do the same thing.we took all our activities with ERICK +255 756 983 368,Good rates,amazing and friendly services. Best experience.A MUST in zanzibar
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Fortune_Madhuku
    Harare Province, Zimbabwe455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Turquoise blue water
    This is the most beautiful beach on Zanzibar island, with its fine white sand and turquoise blue water. When the tide is low, the stretch from Nungwi to Kendwa becomes one beach and you can see a multitude of tourists enjoying a dip in the sea, sunbathing or walking along the sandy shores. There are plenty of nice restaurants and local shops, so you can be on the beach for the whole day if you want. I ended my day with a sundowner cruise on a big dhow boat and enjoyed the performance of awesome local musicians who played drums and sang Swahili songs. I liked the welcome song, 'Hakuna matata'. Indeed, hakuna matata in Zanzibar!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 24 August 2023
  • zoltan b
    Hungary18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach
    Really nice beach,tourqouise water . alot of things to do.Everything is amazing,hotels ,restaurants. we had hard time to relax on the beach due to some locals who trying to sell things on you. some locals have respect to the visitors.we did two trips from nungwi with babli +255 756 983 368 half day fishing nd mikumi day safri by flight.very reasonable price,very honest,always on time and not pushy like the beach boys.he recommended us to spanish diving,very professiona company for mnemba dive.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Paul Jokivas J
    Germany4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zanzibar Nungwi Kendwa Beach rental of Jet ski And Sea scooters - water sport activities rent
    Nungwi Beach Nungwi Zanzibar Nungwi Kendwa Beach rental of Jet ski And Sea scooters - water sport activities rent Nungwi Beach - hm , water beautiful , but beach boys ... they are everywhere and offering everything ,in regards to the beach one of the best in the world , You can relax and and enjoy. Hot durning day , evenings great . To have some fun we rented a sea scooters to explore underwater life great fun !! This makes our day. So much fun in crystal clear waters Our experience - Great . When You will go there You need to explore , here some contact to rent at Zanzibar sea scooter jet ski in Nungwi or Kendwa :Whatsapp +255 767663259 Zanzibar is full of wonderful places and water sports activity is something that makes it much better fun Now we are going to Paje , Our Nungwi experience was excellent.. Local "roads" next to the beach are not ok , but beach , and hotels next to it is giving better experience
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
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Victoria Nguyen
Houston, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I'm not a beach type of person, because I do not like to get sunburn. I came to Zanzibar on a tour. My tour guide booked the hotel for me to stay at Nungwi Beach for four days. So I decided to put on my swimsuit bikini and swam an hour at this beach for fun. The beach was so beautiful. The water was so clear and warm.
Written 3 March 2024
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anna lucia
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wer stayed in nungwi for a couples of days,very beautiful top beach,Were recommended by our guide babli before coming to stay in nungwi beach turacco,very beautiful hotel with friendly staffs and amazing service.The food ,rooms was super amazing.We took some tours and one day mikumi day safri with him +255 756 983 368,Very professional and friendly local driver
Written 29 February 2024
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Agnieszka C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wonderful beach so beautiful long you can walk for miles . Water is absolutely wonderful warm mostem of the time calm however can be very strong
Written 15 February 2024
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graham e
Birkenhead, UK564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Stunning beach on the north east tip of Zanzibar. Basically split into 2, one side has the luxury hotels which use this public beach, the other has a laid back feel with beach bars, where you can sink a cold beer and watch the fishing boats come and go.
There are a few shops , bars and restaurants further back from the beach. This is an ideal place to go for 5 star luxury or back packing
Written 9 February 2024
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Voyage08458707871
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It's a pretty white sand beach, but the beach is overcrowded and we were constantly approached by people trying to sell sunglasses, boat trips, trinkets, etc. Literally every 30 seconds to a minute, someone would come up and then try to engage in conversation with the goal of selling something. It was exhausting, and there were some sketchy people around, so it's highly advised to keep a close eye on your belongings. Don't leave them on the beach on go swimming. While I appreciate that locals are just trying to make some money, there should be a much greater degree of government regulation around tourism. Overall, it was a very unpleasant experience and no one in our group would go back to Nungwi.
Written 1 February 2024
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hermy01
London, UK56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Undoubtedly the beach is beautiful and lovely turquoise sea . However, it feels totally overcrowded and, as many reviews mention you are constantly bombarded by people trying to sell you tours, sunglasses, curios etc. I know people have to make a living but it’s overwhelming. Beach is clean but outside this area there’s rubbish everywhere. Feels like the balance here has really tipped. We were a mixed age group 20’s to 60 and none of us enjoyed it.
Written 30 January 2024
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Thelma Harris
Sacramento, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
White sand beaches; fresh lobster, shrimp and fish; water is warm and swimmable; beaches are very clean; no worries about safety; plenty to see and do or just relax on the beach. Go!!! You will wonder why you waited so long
Written 21 January 2024
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umar a
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very beautiful and relaxing beach,This is among the most beautiful beaches i have visited.We had an amazing time in z hotel which is on the beach.The best place to relax after the safari and kilimanjaro hiking.We loved the morning beach walks from nungwi to kendwa.incredible sunsets.Alot of things to do.We had amazing tours with babli +255 756 983 368.if you want to do some day trips contact him.
Written 12 January 2024
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Piet
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The color of the water is beautiful turquoise, the beaches in front of the resorts are kept clean and the sand is white. Big downside: you are continuously harassed by people trying to sell you boat tours, massages, souvenirs,… you won’t have peace for a minute. Outside the resorts everything is extremely dirty, beach covered with plastic bottles and garbage. The “town” is extremely poor and people live in poverty. The roads off the main road are awful.
Written 6 January 2024
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zoltan b
Hungary18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Really nice beach,tourqouise water .
alot of things to do.Everything is amazing,hotels ,restaurants.
we had hard time to relax on the beach due to some locals who trying to sell things on you. some locals have respect to the visitors.we did two trips from nungwi with babli +255 756 983 368 half day fishing nd mikumi day safri by flight.very reasonable price,very honest,always on time and not pushy like the beach boys.he recommended us to spanish diving,very professiona company for mnemba dive.
Written 23 December 2023
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