5 reasons Zanzibar is the hott

5 reasons Zanzibar is the hottest honeymoon destination

Even if you didn’t agree on the flower arrangements or the DJ; the main course or the first-dance song; the colour scheme or the groomsmen’s corsages, you’ll have to agree that Zanzibar is the perfect honeymoon destination.

5 reasons Zanzibar is the hott
  1. Easy to get to

Direct flights in and out of OR Tambo (and it’s a four-hour flight – just far enough to ensure you won’t be bumping into your new in-laws at any time).

  1. Sunshine

The weather is amazing almost all-year-round (except in April and May, when it can get pretty rainy and some beach resorts close).

  1. Food, glorious food

The food is scrumptious. Think fruit platters, seafood, coconut, chapatti. (For the more adventurous honeymooner, the street food in Stone Town is out of this world.)

Fruit vendors peel fruits in Stone Town in Zanzibar on January 7, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

  1. An abundance of places to explore

There is so much to do. It’s a small island, so travelling from one side to the other is totally do-able. The beaches are beyond beautiful, but there are loads of other things to do and places to explore if tanning isn’t your thing. Of course, it’s your honeymoon, so you may not want to do anything – whatever floats your dhow.

  1. Affordable

If the dismal state of the Rand and an expensive wedding have left your wallet a little lean, Zanzibar is a truly affordable spot to begin your lives together. There is an abundance of package deals that’ll suit your bank balance. With flights from just R1995 p/p, you’d be crazy not to book right now.

Just think of the points you’ll score with your future spouse.

A local woman walks on a beach past a tourist on January 7, 2013 in Zanzibar.  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)