Zanzibar has long been a popular destination for honeymoons and it’s not hard to see why.

Get ready to fall head over heels in love with the Spice Islands. 

Long-stemmed roses may be the way to her (or his) heart, but you need to start by planning ahead. Rather than celebrating with another overpriced dinner in a crowded restaurant, why not get away from it all and head somewhere that will set both of your heart’s racing?

There’s something about Zanzibar that can bring out the romantic in anyone… it could be the teasing touch of the sea breeze, the intriguing scent of spices in the air or the feel of warm sand between your toes.

We have a proposal for you…

If you’ve been looking for the perfect spot to drop to one knee and pop the question, then a secluded stretch of beach as the sun sets ticks all the boxes. Once the love of your life has accepted your proposal (don’t stress – they’re bound to say yes!) you can wander back along the sand to Driftwood Beach Lodge and celebrate with one of our tropical cocktails.

As you stroll through Stone Town, peek past the ancient carved wooden doorways and into hidden courtyards and you may be lucky enough to witness a Swahili wedding in progress. If you’re inspired to add elements of Swahili style to your own big day, you’re going to need a really ornate dress and lots of gold!

Alternatively, if you’ve just been through the excitement (and stress) of planning your wedding, you can escape to Zanzibar and recharge your batteries far away from the in-laws! The endless ocean views will inspire you as you make grand plans for your life together, while the slower pace of island life is the ideal way to recover.

The timeless quality of Stone Town and Zanzibar’s coastal ruins put many people in mind of everlasting love – some of the buildings here have endured for centuries, which is a great sign! If you’re keen to have a commitment ceremony or to repeat your vows during your romantic Zanzibar holiday, let us know in advance and we can help you create the perfect event.

Single ticket

Of course, you don’t need to be part of a couple to love your time on Zanzibar – travelling here alone means you’re more likely to meet locals and fellow travellers, and you could well get invited to join in with activities from traditional meals to spontaneous games of beach volleyball.

Two’s company

Most experiences in life are better shared (and you can leave the selfie stick at home) – half the fun is reliving them afterwards, as you sip something chilled and watch the dhows sail by… Travelling with your BFF can add a great deal to your Zanzibar holiday – and will help the two of you get even closer.

(If you turn up here as friends, and leave as a couple, unfortunately we can’t accept any responsibility for holiday romances!)

Swim with dolphins together, or encourage each other to go kitesurfing. Take turns with your Swahili phrasebook in the markets, and spend time catching up on all the gossip since you last got to hang out with each other.

Whoever you visit Zanzibar with, we guarantee that you’ll still be talking about your trip years later. The Spice Islands are that sort of place – they have a way of getting under your skin, taking your breath away, and raising your pulse. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Contact us today for advice on romantic Zanzibar holidays or to make a booking at Driftwood Beach Lodge and enjoy the romance of travel.