11 Stunning Photos of Zanzibar’s Beaches and Architecture – Cond Nast Traveler

The Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar is paradise defined: there are powdery white sand beaches, swaying palms, and the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean, begging a dip. But the semi-autonomous region, which has long lured curious travelers, has a depth in its history and culture that are the true reason for repeat visits.

Also known as Spice Island, Zanzibar was once an important trading hub for traders from mainland Africa, India, and the Arab Peninsula, and that unique mix of influences can now be seen in everything from the food served, to the islands religious beliefs and architecture. In recent years, the pairing of that cultural strongholdwhich is so notably different from that of Tanzania properwith a new swath of chic, barefoot resorts has brought the destination even more buzz than in the past. As Zanzibar evolves, a new volume from Assouline celebrates the many reasons to fawn over the archipelago, with vintage photos, a look inside pilgrimage-worthy stays, and dazzling portraits of the Zanzibaris who make it the place that it is. Below are some of the images, pulled from the book, that are inspiring our future trips.

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