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Bawe Island

Escape to luxury – an intimate paradise with private villas, stunning views, and personalised service.
ZanzibarAfrica· 70 Rooms · ££££

Bawe Island

OPENING JUNE 2024 - Introducing the latest gem in Zanzibar's crown, the exquisite Bawe Island resort promises an unparalleled luxury adventure. Nestled in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, this haven of opulence boasts pristine white sandy beaches and lush tropical landscapes, offering sanctuary.

Bawe Island, just a 15-minute speed boat ride from Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital, spanning over 30 hectares, the island hosts 70 exclusive villas immersed in lush nature, each featuring a private pool and butler service. The resort is designed with the concept of "the island within the island," ensuring maximum privacy while combining perfectly with both Kenya and Tanzania safaris.

The accommodation include Beach Villas offering stunning sunrises, Beach Suites with magnificent African sunsets, Lagoon Suites with pools suspended over crystal waters, and Zanzibar Villas providing direct beach access. The pinnacle is the Sultan Palace, a unique two-level haven with personalised culinary options and 500 sqm of elegant spaces, accommodating up to 9 guests while maintaining a high level of privacy and intimacy.

Bawe Island provides a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, offering a plethora of water-based activities such as snorkelling in vibrant coral reefs or indulging in a sunset cruise along the breath-taking coastline. Bawe Island promises an unparalleled blend of contemporary design, African-chic influences, and a secluded, luxurious environment for an intimate and exclusive getaway.

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When to go to Zanzibar

Find out the best time to visit Zanzibar with our month by month guide.

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January

January is dry season in Zanzibar, it is the best time to swim with whale sharks and exploring the isles corals reefs and exotic fish, with water clarity of 25 meters.

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February

February is dry season in Zanzibar, it is the best time to swim with whale sharks and exploring the isles corals reefs and exotic fish, with water clarity of 25 meters.

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March

In March Zanzibar experiences a period of long rains - showers become more frequent and it can be very wet from the middle of March.

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April

The long rains make April a mixed month to travel, as beaches along the Indian Coastline become very hot and wet. Activities like scuba diving take a turn, with water clarity decreasing due to the weather. We would recommend not travelling during this time.

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May

Temperatures during May are high, with strong winds and continual rainfall. If you travel during this time you won't witness the best of Zanzibar.

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June

June, the wet season is finally over, temperatures are cooler making it a beautiful time to lounge on the beach or explore the culturally rich Stone Town. Sporadic rainfall may occur across the month.

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July

Dry season is in full swing, with consistent weather over this period with little wind and low rainfall. Diving is good during July with clarity levels increasing.

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August

Dry season is in full swing, with consistent weather over this period with little wind and low rainfall. Diving is good during August with clarity levels increasing as long as the weather remains temperate.

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September

Dry season is in full swing, with consistent weather, the added bonus of September is the possibility of whale watching.

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October

October is the ideal month for exploring coral reefs and exotic marine life, with water clarity of 25 meters or more it is perfect for any water lovers. The weather remains temperate, with little wind and rainfall.

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November

November brings the arrival of the summer rains and winds, but if you're a keen fisherman, billfish season kicks off. Otherwise, it is the best time to swim with the mighty whale shark and to go coral reef diving.

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December

The wet season continues in Zanzibar during December. However, it is the best time to swim with whale sharks. Diving is not at its best but visibility is good for exploring the isles corals reefs and exotic fish.

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