Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Mjini Magharibi Region is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Mjini Magharibi Region. This welcoming and walkable city is well known for its seaside, bars and beaches. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Mjini Magharibi Region

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Mjini Magharibi Region a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kariakoo Amusement Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Siso Spice Farm (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Jozani Forest National Park Mangrove Walk (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mjini Magharibi Region

Travellers enjoy Mjini Magharibi Region for its seaside and sunsets. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mjini Magharibi Region. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Forodhani Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Shangani Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Nakupenda Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Prison Island (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Kiwengwa Beach (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Mjini Magharibi Region

The nearest airport is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city centre.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in Mjini Magharibi Region?

Strapped for time but want to get away? A weekend break is what you need. Snap up one of these popular properties and get ready to feel worlds away from your working week:

  • "Vila Carolina - Bicuda Resort" - Situated in Lisbon District, this property offers amenities like a smart TV and a porch.
  • "A Cool 3 Bed Bungalow, A Hop Away From The Airport" - This is another top pick with all the extras that make up a delightful weekend away. Expect internet services and air conditioning at this Zanzibar Town property.

Can I find short term rentals in Mjini Magharibi Region?

With Vrbo's great selection of short-term rentals in Mjini Magharibi Region, you're bound to find a property to suit your needs. Whether you're looking for somewhere to kick back on your own or to get together with friends and family, these options are hard to beat:

  • Stay close to the centre of Lisbon District and spend your days exploring the sights from "Vila Carolina - Bicuda Resort". Along with its good location, this retreat has everything you need to make your visit nice and comfortable.
  • Alternatively, bunk down for day or two at "A Cool 3 Bed Bungalow, A Hop Away From The Airport" and explore the attractions of Zanzibar Town. This holiday rental also caters to short-stay guests and is a great choice if you like to be near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Mjini Magharibi Region?

Whether you've been with each other for a few months, a year or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're searching for somewhere idyllic to spend a couple of days with your significant other, check out these retreats:

  • Catch up on quality time and lots of cuddles at "Stonetown View Inn, A Minute Away To Ferry And City" in Stone Town. Beauty services and air conditioning are just two of the nice touches on offer here.
  • Another tempting option is "Unique Stone Town Retreat With Private Balcony" in Stone Town. Enjoy perks here including beauty services and a balcony, as well as each other's company.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in Mjini Magharibi Region?

If you're into the idea of sliding open the patio doors to stunning ocean vistas, stay at Shangani Beach in Zanzibar Town. Browse our beachfront rentals here and spend a few relaxing days soaking up the rays and drifting off to the sounds of lapping waves.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Mjini Magharibi Region?

If you're thinking about taking a getaway to remember, don't travel alone; bring everyone along. You'll have more fun sharing the adventure with the people you love. These holiday rentals in Mjini Magharibi Region are ideal for larger groups:

  • "Stonetown View Inn, A Minute Away To Ferry And City": With 25 bedrooms, everyone can join the fun at this exceptional retreat in Stone Town. A nearby beach and nearby museums are among the many amenities available here.
  • "Sulkhan Serviced Apartments": This retreat in Zanzibar Town has 5 bedrooms, so don't stress about leaving anybody off your guest list. A kitchen and a playground are some of its many highlights.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Mjini Magharibi Region?

There are plenty of houses with a pool in Mjini Magharibi Region, so pack your swimsuit and get set to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are some top-rated options to get you thinking:

  • The pool at "Suleiman Guest House" is guaranteed to add another dimension of fun to your holiday. Located in Ng'ambo, this rental house also comes with nearby ecotour services and childrens activities.
  • Relax by the water while the kids frolic about at "Flamingo Guest House Is Located In The Heart Of Stone Town". This property in Stone Town features a range of conveniences to keep your crew comfy, such as a porch and a balcony.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in Mjini Magharibi Region?

Quality time with family doesn't happen on its own — it takes care, love and an ideal setting. Vrbo can help with the last part. Check out these large family holiday rentals in Mjini Magharibi Region where love resides and memories are created:

  • Make your family break one to remember at "Stonetown View Inn, A Minute Away To Ferry And City". This Stone Town escape offers 25 bedrooms and can sleep up to 60 guests. Cable/satellite TV services and free toiletries are among the amenities you'll have use of.
  • Another top pick is "Salaam Letting Celebrity Villa" in Zanzibar Town. This sprawling rental accommodates up to 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Internet access and clothes washing facilities will help make your stay comfortable.

If you're eager to visit some fun family attractions in Mjini Magharibi Region, Palace Museum is one of the best.