- beach shoes with rubber soles – sea urchins do exist!
- sun hat
- water bottle and small back pack for day trips
- waterproof bag for cameras and phones for dhow sailing trips / diving trips etc.
- insect repellent – Zanzibar is supposed to be malaria-free but there are still mosquitos
- bathing suit – should only be worn on the beach / hotel premises
- good book / e-reader