Activities at Bawe Tropical Island

Relax on the beach, pampering yourself with a massage and a delicious cocktail. Relax, forget about the madness of the day-to-day life. That is the main activity at Bawe Tropical Island.

Nearby the islands, discover mythical treasures:

Day trips to Zanzibar Stone Town are the perfect chance to discover the Swahili culture, a happy mix of Africa and Arabia. Explore the winding narrow streets of Stone Town, classified as World Cultural Heritage, with ancient buildings, superb balconies, amazing sculptured doors, mosques, palaces and Livingstone’s House, among many other remarkable features.

Spend a day at Bawe’s sister island, Prison Island, which is a contemporary style island resort for nature lovers, with a tortoise sanctuary for the Giant Aldabra Tortoises and artfully restored 19th Century colonial buildings.

This once upon a time Quarantine Island was formerly owned by an Arab and used as a private place of detention for slaves. It was bought by General Mathew's and the jail (recently fully restored) was built in 1893 as a central prison in Zanzibar. It was, however, never utilized as such. The island was later on the Quarantine Station for Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika territories. There are small gazelles in the bush and birds and fauna which are not to be seen in other parts of Zanzibar.