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What Are Africa’s Best Beach Resorts?

It’s hard to find better sun than you can find in Africa. That’s why it’s not surprising that some of the best resorts around can be found in Africa. But the beauty of Africa isn’t just locked in its beaches. Boasting some of the most magnificent landscapes you’re ever likely to see, it’s a great place to explore, especially when taking in the majestic sight of Africa’s wild game. Visiting Africa needn’t be as expensive as it might seem and there are plenty of cheap holidays offers online.

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde, an island nation around 500km off the coast off Senegal, is one of Africa’s fastest rising tourist destinations. The sea that surrounds it means that temperatures are moderate; keeping the heat from becoming unbearable without hindering that tan you’re looking for.

The island is outlined by some of the most beautiful beaches you’re likely to find in Africa, boasting porcelain white sand and sapphire blue water. On these you’ll find some of Africa’s best beach resorts.

Melia Tortuga Beach is a luxurious, five star resort in the Santa Maria area of Cape Verde. It provides all you need for that perfect, relaxing holiday in the sun, including a gourmet selection of fine dining, a Beach Bar & Grill and two onsite pools. Stay in one of their 286 luxurious suites, villas or apartments, with packages to suit every budget.


As Africa’s smallest country, it’s easy to miss the tiny nation of Gambia. However, its 80km of idyllic beach front has tempted sun-and-sand hungry tourists for many years. Gambia’s vibrant, including traditional wrestling matches and bustling markets, culture is surely never to be forgotten once experienced.

Laico Atlantic is the perfect base to experience this amazing country from; offering beautiful, relaxing surroundings, such as the Rose Garden and Bird Sanctuary. There are a wide variety of activities and sports to keep you occupied during the day and there are the indoor pool and private beach for swimming. When you’re done, cap your day off in one of their bars or restaurants, or even the resort’s own nightclub.


Most famous for its stunning safaris, Kenya is renowned for its wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Boasting rolling grasslands, lush rainforests, towering mountains and heavenly beaches, these are just some of the reasons to visit this majestic country.

An ideal base for your Kenyan experience is the Amani Tiwi Beach Resort, which offers the best of both adventure and relaxation. You can book Safari trips through the resort, seeing Africa’s big game up close in one of Kenya’s beautiful national parks. Afterwards, enjoy all the comforts of this modern resort, including pools, restaurants, bars and tranquil beaches.


Beautiful beaches, misty slopes, moss-covered ruins of ancient Swahili city-states and Africa’s largest protected areas – there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Tanzania. A favourite destination for serious safari goers, it’s the perfect place to see chimpanzees in the wild.

Set next to the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort provides a great base to explore wider Tanzania. If you just want to relax on the beach for the day, the resort provides bars and restaurants that serve you on the sand.  They also offer a variety of water sports and activities to keep guests entertained.