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just pure relaxation but safe

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just pure relaxation but safe

hallo,

We are two gay women and in Jun next year we are planning to have a week somewhere relaxing quiet with a nice beach and Zanzibar came into equation. I looked trough booking sites and its really hard to find something peaceful, quiet and beautiful for decent money. Maybe anyone could please recommend a good resort or lodge which doesn't overcharge for everything possible. Any comments if its going to be safe there for us. Also is June a good time to go? no rain etc?

appreciate any recommendations

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1. Re: just pure relaxation but safe

Hello. Not knowing which area of Zanzibar would like to go and what would be your budget, is a bit difficult to give recommendations. I suggest you to look at this link tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g482884-Zanzibar_Za…

where you will find a wide range of properties, from hotels to guest houses. You can refine your search according to the class, rating and ranking.

There are no particular problems of safety; it is always recommended to follow the normal precautions that you would in any country.

Statistically speaking, the dry season starts from June after heavy rains . However, the atmospheric distortion that affects the entire globe, makes it impossible to give guarantees. In any case, there may be short but intense tropical downpours that normally leave the space immediately to the sun. At night there is a little temperature range (about 3 °C) and so it's good to pack a sweatshirt.

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As above, it is difficult to advise you without knowing your preferences and budget, I would advise chatting things through with an expert who will be able to explain all the options. Prices on Zanzibar start very low in the $10's and rise to $1000's depending on the property. Just be sure to know exactly what you are getting. Not all properties are aimed at the European market.

I hope this helps. :)

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Though by June you're coming out of the rainy season, remember that when in the tropics most anywhere around the world, not unusual for their to be brief amazing thunderstorms or showers that soon end and all dries. Has happened to us regardless where we've visited, yet never interrupts our holidays.

The coast is tropical, so expect hot/humid so look for a lodge/resort/hotel to have a/c if you feel it's important, though most all accomm have ceiling fans. Those with a/c tend to be a bit more expensive.

One property many really like that is well priced on a beautiful quiet beach is Pongwe Beach, though without a/c. Still many who stay here says they get a breeze* at nice and so it's comfy for sleep. For June travel it's also likely you'll be able to get space.

*often referred to as 'natural a/c' but not having stayed here, can't comment from personal experience; I'll take a/c regardless whether needed or not.

However, there are so many new properties that have opened in past 2-3/yrs it's difficult to keep up.

At least you have time to seach options.. If you have found some of interest, return here for comments.

And with an entire week for holiday, would suggest you spend at least 2/nts in Stone Town, a world heritage site; if wishing other sightseeing while on the island, easier to do this from ST than from most resort areas where costs is more expensive.

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