Calm waters and year-round winds have made the southeast coast of Zanzibar a hot spot for kite surfing. To mix the action with some pampering, book a stay at White Sand, an 11 villa resort with its own kite-surfing school. (June to September and December to March bring the best conditions.) When your muscles get weary, the spa can help with products made with local seaweed and coconut. Spice-farm tours and village visits provide a taste of Zanzibar’s culture. For a token of your trip, keep an eye out for the baskets and bags woven from strips of date palms called ukili. From $700.
This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.