Top 10 most beautiful beaches in Africa
Beach holidays are one of the most popular at all times. But what if the prospect of a vacation at the European resorts causes you bored, and the East and Asia are already explored far and wide? The answer is simple: it’s time to take a closer look at Africa! Today we will tell you what beach treasures saved for tourists African continent.
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Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar is famous for its snow-white, pristine beaches, which are among the best in the world. Paje Beach is a great place for those in search of privacy, but also for those who want to relax in comfort.
From the pluses of rest on Paje – the absence of the sharp tides, so you can always swim a lot and at the same time to assess the purest white sand, and different activities (kiting, bars, beach discos) great diversify your vacation. From possible minuses – rather low water level.
Average budget stay for two people for a week in Zanzibar: 3-4* hotel – from €399. Food: €6-10 for an average dinner in inexpensive cafes and €17-20 in more expensive establishments.
Paradise Beach, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
South Africa is the “beach jewel” of the African continent and offers both active holidays (such as diving, surfing, kite surfing or snorkelling) and relaxing holidays with beautiful scenery. For the latter, we recommend one of the most picturesque beaches in South Africa – Paradise Beach. Quiet, tranquility and snow-white sand against the background of the azure ocean… What more do you need to enjoy life to the fullest?
Your budget for a vacation in South Africa is as follows: a week in a 5* hotel from €658 for two, 3* from €399. Food: A three-course dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant costs about €17-24. There is no direct flight connection to Jeffreys Bay: you have to book tickets from Kiev to Port Elizabeth and from there take a cab to your destination.
Once you are in South Africa don’t miss a chance to visit one of the most beautiful places in South Africa – Cape of Good Hope associated with the name of Vasco da Gama and the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Along the way you will learn all about South Africa’s history, explore the unique African nature and watch the raging waters of two oceans. A picturesque lighthouse atop a cape, cozy coastal towns and surfers’ favorite beaches, seals and African penguins – prepare to be amazed, friends!
Trou d’Argent beach, Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
Mauritius is your choice if you prefer small beaches, like Trou d’Argent beach on Rodrigues Island. A very beautiful and small beach in a lagoon, surrounded by cliffs, with many rare birds that you won’t see anywhere else. Just turquoise ocean, silky sand and you are a beauty!
Average prices for a holiday for two in Rodrigues (for a week): 4* hotel from €500, budget double room from €130, apartment from €225. Food: The average price for lunch at street vendors is €3-4 (for two people). In the snackbar, an order for two will cost €5-6, a dinner in a restaurant from €22 up to €80.
Round-trip flight from Kiev to Mauritius costs from €750, direct flights of Air Mauritius to Rodriguez Island 2-3 times a day (starting from €200).
Anse Soleil, Mahe, Seychelles
This beach is a real treasure of the Seychelles archipelago and one of the most romantic beaches in the world, with delightful sunrises, sunsets and heavenly scenery. Surrounded by glistening boulders from the waves and emerald jungle, Anse Soleil is a must-visit for everyone!
Accommodation on Mahe per week (for two people): 3* from €531, but can be found for €400; 5* from €1375, villa rentals from €428. Nutrition: Lunch in street eateries costs from €4-7, a visit to a restaurant costs from €10-15 for two.
Grand Anse, La Digue, Seychelles
Another beautiful place in the Seychelles, worthy of the epithet “paradise”. Grand Anse Beach is everything we associate with exotic and tropical bliss: slender palm trees, 500 meters of white coral sand and gentle waves of the azure ocean.
Another undoubted advantage – a minimum of tourists, which is the best way to have a good rest. Staying in La Digue for a week for two people costs: 3* hotel from € 428, 4* hotel from € 560, bungalow from € 400.
Flight: Kiev-Mahe from €650 and Mahe to La Digue with daily evening ferry (adult economy class ticket in the main cabin costs €63, children €31, upper deck fare €68 for adults and €34 for children). Prices are one way. Children’s ages range from 2 to 12.
Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
This beach is ideal: no pesky seaweed to get tangled in and no sharp corals. The waves are perfectly stunning, the depths are perfectly deep. And the beach is free. What more do you need? Plus, you can find a secluded spot among the boulders, if the neighbors are too annoying.
You can get to this piece of paradise by plane from the island of Mahe (the flight lasts about 20 minutes and costs €190). For accommodation in Praslin (for two people for a week) you’ll spend from €320 (for an apartment or 3* hotel) and from €780 (4* hotel).
Nosy Be, Madagascar
Located on the island of the same name, this beach boasts a developed tourist infrastructure and excellent condition of the beach area, which together with the stunning scenery creates all conditions for a comfortable holiday.
You can get to Nusi-Be by plane – first from Kiev to Antananarivo airport (roundtrip flight from €900) and then to Nusi-Be airport (roundtrip flight from €536).
You can find accommodation at Nusi-Be for a large variety of budgets: the price for an inexpensive double room per week starts at €115, a 3* hotel for a week starts at €540. But you can also find accommodation for €90 (all depends on the season).
Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde
Santa Maria is considered the best beach in Cape Verde, and this opinion is reasonable: crystal clear azure of the ocean and a marvelous beach beckons to lounge in the sun, and water areas are ideal for surfing, windsurfing and diving (near the island is a wreck site of ancient ships).
From Kiev to the International Airport Sal there are flights of different companies (there are also low-cost airlines, but with long layovers). Prices start at €620 return trip. From the island of Sal to the beach of Santa Maria you will need to take a cab.
The cost of accommodation in Cape Verde is as follows: a week in a 4* hotel costs from €550 for two people, apartments from €151, a room in a cheap hotel from €130.
Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Here you will find everything for a good rest: white sand, warm ocean waves and the opportunity to do water sports. But be careful not to step on a sea urchin at low tide.
Roundtrip flight from Kiev to Nairobi costs from €400, and from there you can get to Ukunda on domestic airlines (from € 160 roundtrip). A room for two in a cheap hotel (per week) costs from €140, for a 4* hotel you will have to pay from €380.
But you can get the full experience of Kenya only if you go on an African safari! This trip is a portal to the cartoon “The Lion King”! Remember the endless expanses of savannah, scarlet dawn, misty mirages, proud lions, frolicking antelope, numerous birds, water lakes reflecting the sun, majestic mountains and hills? All this awaits you on a journey through Kenya’s national parks.
Nakupenda Beach, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Nakupenda Beach is the epitome of a vacation paradise: azure ocean, soft sand, sparseness and vibrant beauty of the underwater world give you a lot of impressions and a desire to return here again!
Hotel 4* in Zanzibar costs from €680 per week for two persons, 3* – from €285.
Flight from Ukraine: from Kiev to Zanzibar (Dar es Salaam) to Kiev from €540, from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar airport (Kisauni) – €150.