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crystal clear water

This is a beautiful isolated beach and a must visit while in Socotra. Best to leave early in the... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2015
Shouab beach, Socotra, Yemen

In short, this was just an incredible trip and ideal for anyone with a real sense of adventure and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2014
Елена И
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2 Mar 2015
“crystal clear water”
1 Nov 2014
“Shouab beach, Socotra, Yemen”
Socotra Island, Yemen
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is a beautiful isolated beach and a must visit while in Socotra. Best to leave early in the morning and spend the day there. or you can camp but plenty of mosquitos. No food or fresh water so you need to bring your own.

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank BeeSanaa
Reviewed 1 November 2014

In short, this was just an incredible trip and ideal for anyone with a real sense of adventure and interest in aspects of endemic fauna and flora and human interest. Of course it is difficult not to have a great time on Socotra, as it...More

Date of experience: October 2014
8  Thank Елена И
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Our favorite beach on Socotra island and definitely one of the best in the world is Shuaabh/Shoab. The trip by boat to the beach is already beautiful experience on its own (many reviewers wrote how to get there), driver was stopping or slowing down on...More

Date of experience: February 2014
10  Thank Vanja K
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Shoab beach must be among the ten best beaches in the world, possibly the best. The sand is like white powder, the azure waters are crystal clear, this beach seems really straight out of a dream. It's not very famous because Socotra is still not...More

Date of experience: March 2014
5  Thank Sputnikboy
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Took a boat ride to this beautiful beach, saw many many dolphins en-route but make sure you take the boat early to get the best chance of seeing the dolphins, the ride to shaoub is very scenic with cucumber trees and birds along the cliffs,...More

Date of experience: January 2014
5  Thank 924nateb
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Yes...Shouab is the best beach in Socotra.To make it more comfortable,the nearby villagers built up shelters for the tourist and they plan to open a restaurant there(something like in Dihamri).There were no one when we arrived in the morning,but a few people came in the...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank syazni82
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I think Shoab beach is the most beautiful beach in Socotra, and it's actually one of the best beaches I've ever seen. In order to reach there, you need to take a boat from the coastal village Qalansiya, and on the way to Shoab you...More

Date of experience: October 2012
2  Thank Mohammed_Shaya
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Without a doubt, sailing to Shouab beach in west Socotra is one of the most exciting trips in the island. But there are few things I’d like to warn about in a hope to help the others to fully enjoy this experience. The sail starts...More

Date of experience: March 2013
6  Thank Cora_v
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Shoab Beach is one of the most beautiful, remote and untouched beaches that I have ever visited. The waters and sand are pristine and you have the whole beach to yourself. You need to take a boat ride to Shoab from Qalansiyah and the trip...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank BobbyB12345
Reviewed 14 April 2013

From Qalansiyah most tour operators can book you a trip with a local fisherman who will take you on a boat journey to Shoab. By far the best option is to travel early in the morning when the dolphins are playing out on the edge...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank richardmalpass
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