Sorry friends for the lack of communication. The start of the new year has got me living under a rock, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. Today I’m sharing a look and some information about our trip from Zanzibar a few weeks ago. It’s truly an amazing placed filled with amazing people! Yes – it’s extremely far from most places, but hopefully this post will help you find your way there. This Geometric Print Split Maxi Dress is a vacation favorite is gets packed for nearly every trip I go on – I love the ease of the dress and the pattern will always be in style!
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Geometric Print Split Maxi Dress (here) // This Geometric Print Split Maxi Dress is a great vacation dress and can be easily styled with a denim or moto jacket! At $24 you can’t beat it! It’s best worn with some spanx or slip – the slit can surprise you every now and then.
Woven Mules // If you are in need of a pair of mules for the spring season, you MUST pick these up! I didn’t want to over pack for this trip so I needed a shoe I could wear with just about everything. They add a nice contrast to the Geometric Print Split Maxi Dress.
Woven Baket Bag // Bought this bag last summer and I haven’t looked back. It really is a multi-seasonal bag and can be style so many different ways!
We made our way to Zanzibar by way of Abu Dhabi – it was a great way to break up the trip and allow you some time to recoup before getting on another long plane ride. The flight to Abu Dhabi was 15 hours – from there we flew to Dar es Salem, Tanzania which was close to six hours. Again, it’s a LONG way to go, but so worth it to be able to experience another part of the world.
Once we landed in Tanzania, we took a car to the ferry – Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania. The ride to the ferry was ok – it was roughly 30 minutes in a very hot vehicle. Once we got to the ferry station, that is when the madness set in – it’s a big port so there is A LOT of commotion. We finally boarded the boat and it was another two hours to the island. I’d recommend finding a local airline like ZanAir – they sell tickets for $45! We did this on the way home to avoid adding more travel time to our day.
Once the ferry docked in Zanzibar we had another hour car ride to the resort – the island is small and there are only a few main roads. The ferry and airport are on the west side of the island, but all the resorts are on the east side. Again….the travel is worth it. We pulled up to the Melia Zanzibar resort and were greeted with a cocktail and cold towel (one of my favorite things ever). We stayed in an ocean view bungalow – there is nothing like seclusion and an ocean view!
The hotel is all-inclusive since you there really isn’t anything to travel to once you are there – the main town is roughly one hour again and it’s very tourist. Some great day trip ideas – Old Stone Town and Prison Island. After all the traveling we did, we decided to sit pretty at the resort for the entire week. We bounced between the pool and beach area to switch it up. They also had a really cool cave on the property that you could walk through. The staff was extremely lovely and we cant wait to go back one day!