The mainland Tanzanian coast has a few spots that are well worth visiting, the beaches south from Tanga offer soft white sands and some good dive and snorkel locations. A 15-minute flight south of Dar es Salaam is one of the best beach hideaways in Tanzania and one of our absolute top favorite properties, Ras Kutani. This is a barefoot luxury at its very best, a beautiful spot to really relax and recharge.
The islands of Pemba and Mafia just off the coast of Tanzania are less well-known than Zanzibar but offer some fantastic unspoiled reefs for diving and snorkeling – although their beaches are arguably not as good as Zanzibar’s. Much more remote and less visited than Zanzibar, these are real tropical islands with thick undergrowth and great reefs and sand spits making these islands ideal for diving and snorkeling away from the crowds.