The East coast has a completely different appearance from the West Coast. Here white sandy beaches stretch for miles, lined by coconut palms and small fishing villages. There is little traffic on the gravel roads and they invite you to cycling. Visit the small villages with fish, fruit and vegetable markets and immerse yourself in the rural Zanzibari life.
A long coral reef protects the coastline from the surf of the Indian Ocean and provides good snorkeling and diving opportunities.
Many hotels are located in this tropical paradise; you will not find very big ones, but mostly medium and small resorts that fit almost unobtrusively into the landscape.