Honeymoon? Family holiday? Spontaneous trip abroad? Don’t worry about why you are going, worry about where. Boasting some of the best coastlines in the world, if you decide not to travel to Africa’s island destinations then you’re seriously missing out. The islands are very accessible from the mainland also making it easy to add some rest and relaxation at the beach after a glorious safari.
While Africa may be most famous for its bush and wildlife experiences, the tiny islands speckled just off the coast of this continent also deserve some attention. That’s right! Bali and the Caribbean aren’t the only places with dreamy island destinations. Africa has its fair share too!
These are a few of our favourite islands off the coast of Africa for a relaxing beach getaway:
Thriving coral reefs, white-sand beaches, and fascinating underwater world make the chain of islands that makes up the Maldives. This is the obvious choice for those wanting to experience a little piece of paradise. Find out more here.
Scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is made up of 115 idyllic islands. Set against a backdrop of lush hills; the powder white beaches are lapped by turquoise waters, providing a postcard-perfect destination for a tropical escape. It is also a glorious way of spending your final days of holiday after a safari in Kenya. Find out more here.
Around 1,200 miles from the east coast of Africa, Mauritius is best known for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, reefs, and rainforests. As the island is ring-fenced by one of the largest unbroken barrier reefs in the world, scuba diving here is a magical experience. This little piece of heaven is very popular for honeymoons and romantic breaks. It is also a great addition to a safari in South Africa. Find out more here.
Zanzibar is one of the most well-known islands in not only Africa but the world. And for good reason. Situated just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is steeped in culture and history, and the beaches are just the beginning of what’s on offer in this archipelago. It is a brilliant ‘all-round’ destination for travellers offering unique combinations of activities. Find out more here.