An easy 20-minute flight from Dar es Salaam lies the exotic spice islands of Zanzibar with their wide, sandy beaches and the World Heritage Site of Stone Town. Our favourite beaches lie on the north-east coast of the island, as do the famous reefs of the Mnemba Atoll. Stay on the main island (Unguja) or opt for a private island experience on beautiful Mnemba: go diving and snorkelling, explore Stone Town’s tangle of alleyways, and take in the turquoise ocean views as white-sailed dhows glide slowly by.