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Madagascar island, Morondava, Avenue of the Baobabs
Madagascar - African island in the Indian Ocean. It is the country of baobabs and lemurs, as well as excellent beaches. Keep in mind that sometimes people are attacked by sharks - especially on the east coast. There are no much tourists due to the remoteness of the island. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (841 votes)

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Mozambique, Bazaruto archipelago, aerial view
Bazaruto is an archipelago near the coast of Mozambique. It has excellent beaches, as well as sandbanks, high dunes and unique African flavor. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (164 votes)
Zanzibar island, Mapenzi Beach Club
Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, located near the mainland of Tanzania. Excellent white beaches are the main goal of the island. Stone Town old streets are also notable attraction and were included into UNESCO World Heritage Site. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (336 votes)
Tanzania, Mafia island, Lua Cheia beach
Mafia is a small island in the south of Tanzania. As well as on Pemba there are no good beaches, because the water is very shallow, making it impossible to swim even during the high tide. However, the coastal scenery is lovely with palms and white sand, - sometimes it's even more picturesque than on Zanzibar. The main attractions in Mafia island are diving and eco-tourism. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (12 votes)
Mozambique, Quirimbas, Vamizi Island
Quirimbas is an archipelago in the northern Mozambique. There are about a dozen islands with nice beaches, though not the best in the country. This region is for whose who looking for a place not spoiled by a mass tourism. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (34 votes)
Tanzania, Pemba island, beach
Pemba is an island in Tanzania located to the north of Zanzibar. Unlike Zanzibar, there are no good beaches. The main tourist attractions are excellent diving and snorkelling. The island is also good for those looking for places unspoiled by the mass tourism. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (25 votes)
Comoros, Grande Comore island, Chindini Beach
Grande Comore - is the largest of the Comoros islands. The island almost has no normal beaches, but there is the most dangerous volcano in the world (Karthala volcano). / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (328 votes)
Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome island, pico Cao Grande
Sao Tome - island near the west coast of Africa. There are some good beaches, but for a beach holiday it's better to visit the neighboring Principe island. The main island' attractions are Cao Grande peak and Equator monument, located directly on the equator. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (331 votes)
Cape Verde, Sal island, clear water
Sal - island with the best beaches in Cape Verde. In general, the island is flat with poor vegetation. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (503 votes)
Comoros, Anjouan island (Nzwani), ships in bay
Anjouan - is the second largest island of Comoros. There are no beaches at all, though it is possible to find small spots of coastline suitable for swimming. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (452 votes)
Sao Tome and Principe, Principe island, Praia Macaco beach
Principe - african island in the Atlantic ocean. There are no lots of attractions here, but beaches are the best in the country. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (104 votes)
Egypt, Hurghada, Grand Giftun island, Paradise beach
Grand Giftun - is a "Paradise island" located east of Hurghada in the Red Sea. The island is uninhabited, and used as a day trip destination. There are several main beaches, which are quite the same. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (128 votes)
Comoros, Moheli island (Mwali), aerial view
Moheli - is the smallest and the most undeveloped of the Comoros islands. The beaches are not the strongest feature of this place. The main thing here is about ecotourism, and it's not so bad. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (156 votes)
Cape Verde, Boa Vista island, Santa Maria beach, shipwreck
Boa Vista - island in Cape Verde with plenty of deserted beaches. However, the overall quality of beaches is rather mediocre. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (1429 votes)
Tunisia, Djerba island, Aguir le Phare beach
Djerba - luxury tourist island in Tunisia. However beaches and the sea on the island are rather mediocre. It makes sense to get here only in case if you happen to find a cheap package tour to a good hotel. / read more » /
Rating: 5.6 (198 votes)
Egypt, Tiran island, Jackson reef, Lara ship
Tiran - is an uninhabited island near Sharm el-Sheikh. There are no good beaches on the island. In addition, some areas of the island are mined. So you just can swim from the boat in different areas around the island. / read more » /
Rating: 4.8 (152 votes)
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