Nungwi beach in northern Zanzibar is as close to paradise as you can get! The warm, crystal clear Indian Ocean, straw roofed beach huts and white soft sands make it the perfect place to relax and soak up the African sun. Blending into the tropical natural environment there are plenty of cheap, mid range and luxury hotels, restaurants and bars available to enjoy a cocktail or an evening meal to suit the backpacker and those with a taste for luxury. Local people live just beyond the coastline where you can have a taste of local foods and culture and you're only a cheap yet hair raising 20 minute bus ride to Stone Town the birth place of Freddie Mercury, with its winding maze of cobbled streets, famous intricately carved wooden doors, exquisite coffee, local art,and its massive and overwhelming cooked fish market which happens every evening. A variety of watersports are available including scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing trips, windsurfing and romantic rides in locally built dhows. You can even watch local fisherman catching the night's meal or building and repairing their traditional dhows. A turtle sanctuary is well worth the visit and every full moon a huge party erupts on a beach nearby that draws huge crowds of tourists from all over Zanzibar.
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