Article by Richard Brooks.
When considering a holiday on Zanzibar there are a number of things to consider, like budget, length of stay, the season you will be travelling in and the area you would like to be located in. You may have a preference for the quietest of locations, or you may prefer the hustle and bustle of staying in one of hotels in Stone Town.
When considering the type of Zanzibar accommodation you would prefer for your Zanzibar holiday, there is a wide choice from Zanzibar Villas through to Luxury Boutique hotels.
These can range in price from 0 per night for accommodation at the Pemba Misali Sunset Beach Resort on the Zanzibar Island of Pemba; an ideal location for diving, fishing, snorkling, or just simply relaxing, through to a luxurious stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar a 5 star boutique destination where room rates start from 6.
Zanzibar hotels like Essque Zalu Zanzibar provide a stay in paradise all of your own and an experience of a lifetime. With 40 suites to choose from; garden suites, Ocean view suites or one of the luxury 3 or 4 bedroom villas, Zanzibar Hotels dont get any better than this. With all this Zanzibar accommodation crafted from local materials into luxurious and expansive spaces under traditional Makuti roofs, relaxation is guaranteed. Just imagine Zanzibar Villas that enjoy the sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping at the shore as you look out with unrestricted views at the white sands and crystal clear turquoise water. Each with 3 rooms and double king-sized beds or the option of 1 twin. A total floor space of 343 square meters split into, a patio of 84 square meters and upper terrace of 91 square meters. A private plunge pool, your own personal massage room and kitchen facilities – and all bedrooms with their own en-suite.
Zanzibar Holidays and the Climate
When travelling to Zanzibar it is important to consider the season in which you will arrive. If travelling in December to March which is the tropical summer you will be in the dry season with June to October being the tropical winter.
Also worth considering is for those taking Zanzibar Holidays in the European Summer holidays, you will be travelling at the time of the tropical winter in Zanzibar.
With temperatures of over 30°C in December to February, this can be a time of high humidity. Even so a refreshing sea breeze can usually be relied upon as can a dip in the ocean. A tropical winter sounds bad, but in reality temperatures are still good but generally dont exceed 30°C with night time temperature being pleasantly cool.
The wet season arrives with the short rains in November and December and then continues with the long rains in March April and May. It is therefore worth checking when making a booking how the hotels in Zanzibar you will be staying in are affected by a tropical downpour.
Booking Hotels in Zanzibar
One of the best ways to successfully book your Zanzibar Holiday, is to book online. This enables you to research all the hotels in Zanzibar in one place, with easy comparison of the Zanzibar accommodation available. You can also see what facilities are available, as well as possible excursions. As you might expect, those that specialise in arranging the more select and luxurious Zanzibar holidays also offer a high level of service. Look out for price guarantees, secure booking, but more importantly a company that has permanent staff in residence on Zanzibar Island, for total assured peace of mind.
About the Author
Bill Benson is the author of this article on Zanzibar. Find more information, about Zanzibar Hotels here.