With its dreamy ancient capital, the Stone Town, and a dazzling coastline of sandy beaches and colorful coral reefs, Zanzibar is a must-visit for tourists from all over the world. The tourists add visibly to the isle’s population of 1.5 million, especially in Stone Town and along the hotel and resort lined coast.
The past 10 years have seen tourist numbers more than double from 150,000 to 376,000Tourists come for many reasons. Some just come to lose themselves in this tropical island where life is relaxed, the air is soft and temperatures rarely dip below 25 degrees. Stone Town has been a Unesco World Heritage site since 2000 and wandering around the maze-like streets it’s not hard to see why the romance of this destination lures visitors from across the world.
Others visit Zanzibar for what the coast offers; broad stretches of white sandy beaches, a warm turquoise blue ocean and coral reefs that teem with life. Zanzibar is a tourist paradise.