Nakupenda Beach

Location: Off Stone Town’s West Coast
Access: Approximately 20 minutes from Zanzibar Port by boat

Nestled just off the coast of historic Stone Town, Nakupenda Beach is Zanzibar’s hidden oasis, epitomizing pristine beauty and tranquility. It’s a secluded stretch where the white sands and azure waters create a serene escape, a place where visitors can leave the world behind and step into a slice of paradise.

Location & Accessibility

Accessible via a short boat ride from Stone Town, Nakupenda Beach is relatively easy to reach, offering a quick escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Local operators frequently offer boat services to and from the beach, making it a convenient day-trip destination.

Natural Beauty

Nakupenda is adorned with immaculate white sands caressed by the gentle waves of the clear blue waters. The vibrant coral reefs nearby play host to a spectrum of marine life, making it a haven for those keen on exploring the underwater world. The serene ambiance and panoramic views at Nakupenda offer an unrivaled experience of Zanzibar’s scenic splendor.

Water Sports & Activities

The calm waters around Nakupenda are a playground for water sports enthusiasts. From snorkeling amidst vibrant coral gardens to engaging in exhilarating water sports, Nakupenda has a myriad of options for both adrenaline seekers and those looking to leisurely explore the aquatic surroundings.


Given its secluded nature, Nakupenda does not host accommodations directly on the beach, but Stone Town, nearby, has a plethora of lodging options ranging from quaint guesthouses to luxurious hotels, catering to different preferences and budgets.

Restaurants and Nightlife

While Nakupenda itself is untouched by commercial establishments, Stone Town is brimming with culinary delights. A short boat ride will take visitors back to a world of flavors, where traditional Zanzibari cuisine mingles with international fare. The nocturnal scene in Stone Town also promises vibrant nightlife with a myriad of bars and entertainment spots.

Cultural Experience

A visit to Nakupenda can be coupled with an exploration of Stone Town’s rich history and culture. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a melting pot of cultures, filled with historical landmarks, bustling markets, and artisanal shops, providing a contrasting yet enriching complement to the tranquility of Nakupenda Beach.