The Water Club is our water sports center located approximately 300 meters from The Palms Zanzibar on the Bwejuu – Paje beach front. Featuring a great selection of new equipment and offering instruction in wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing, The Water Club is the perfect place to experience the very best of the Indian Ocean. Approved as the First BEST KITE SCHOOL IN ZANZIBAR our IKO certified instructor will have you flying in no time with our new 2008 Kites and Gear.
Low Tide Activities
Ride the island
Climb aboard one of our bikes; the ideal way to explore the lyrically beautiful northern coastline or discover the timeless villages of Bwejuu and Paje in the south. Alternatively, stay close and explore the renowned silver beaches of our own south-east coast. Ideal for families, perfect for couples… and great exercise too. To book your bike simply contact the Guest Relations Desk.
Beaches don’t come more beautiful than in Zanzibar – so why not make the most of them by joining with our activity teams for a game of football or volleyball? Alternatively take a walk around the silver sweep of the bay, build a sandcastle with the family, or observe the brilliance of the marine birdlife. Just contact our Guest Relations Desk to learn more.
Playtime at the Palms
If you’d like to take in some action whilst you’re with us – why not indulge in a little frisbee, beach-tennis or swimming-pool volleyball?
The right shoes for the job
There’s no better way of exploring the spectacular coral reef than to take a walk on it at low tide. But you need some tough shoes. Happily, we’ve got it covered and can supply reef shoes in all sizes. So… head out to discover the treasures of the reef and revel in the spectacular view of the coastline as you walk back. Just ask at the Guest Relations Desk.
The true magic of the coral gardens lies below the waves. To discover this hidden world, where impossibly colourful tropical fish swim through fantastically shaped coral, simply sign up for a snorkeling trip with a member of our watersports team. The guided tour takes around two-and-a-half hours … but the memories will last a lifetime. We’ll provide all the equipment you need.
Enjoy our water club on one of the top 30 island beaches in the world
High Tide Activities
The Zanzibar Kite Surfing Experience
This is the fastest growing water sport in the world. This is available for everyone, from just trying a trainer kite to tips and lessons on Accessible for everyone – young and old, experienced or not, kitesurfing is the fastest growing watersport in the world. It’s also the most rewarding, more especially against the stunning backdrop of our idyllic beach. Our experienced trainers can start you off with a ‘sample surf’ before moving you on to water-starts, jumps and other more ambitious tricks.
Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a novice, the calmly translucent waters of Zanzibar make the ideal sailing venue. We offer easy-to-learn Hobie Cat single-sail boats for daily lessons, self-charters or skippered expeditions.
Harness The Wind
It’s ideal – year-round warm waters, a constant breeze, the latest equipment and a team of experts waiting to teach you how – or wave you off if you’re already a pro. Whether you’re experienced or a novice, you’ll find the Zanzibar coastline the ideal surfer’s paradise. Daily lessons offered and rental of equipment easily arranged.
Why Not Kayak?
No skills needed. Just climb aboard and paddle your way down one of the most unspoilt and spectacular coastlines in Africa. Our professional sea kayaks are ideal for couples or family fun.
A form of water transport perfected by the ancient Hawaiians; stand-up paddle boarding is now the latest leisure craze. With good reason. Easy to master, perfect for a morning or afternoon of marine discovery; and ideal for families or couples alike. Try it – we promise you’ll be hooked.