Piece for Balance Magazine | The Spice of Life

Zanzibar was one of the favourite places I visited in Africa. This was thanks partly to the beautiful Zawadi Hotel where we spent a few days relaxing on the east coast and thanks largely to the colourful culture we discovered in Stone Town.

The wellbeing travel industry is now bigger than ever before and interestingly, Africa is a key contender, with – you guessed it – Zanzibar shooting high up on the radar for wellness travellers.

I was commissioned to write about ‘the Spice Island’ for Balance magazine, an excellent magazine which is distributed, for free, to 200,000 Londoners and is well worth picking up if you’re interested in mindfulness and wellbeing. My travel feature for Balance focused on the wellness experiences you can explore in Zanzibar, the history of their spice industry and the many Swahili healing experiences you can find while you are here. My top tip is to visit the Mrembo Spa while you’re in Stone Town where I experienced an invigorating Singo Scrub, a traditional ceremony practiced on Swahili brides before their big day.

If you’re interested in reading more about this destination, feel free to check out my blog archives. Some of my top posts include A Paradise Stay at Zawadi, Zanzibar Doors – Intriguing pieces of history in Stone Town and Reasons to Fall in Love with Zanzibar.

Otherwise, you can read my feature The Spice of Life, over on the Balance website here.

The Spice of Life | Wellbeing in Zanzibar

PDF of Spice of Life article, Balance magazine

This post is part of the collection of features that I’ve had published in the press across a variety of magazines and websites. If you’re interested to see my full journalism portfolio, visit the summary of articles section of this website. If you would like to get in touch regarding my food, lifestyle and travel writing, please email Lucy_McGuire@hotmail.co.uk

This is a summary of an article which first appeared in Balance magazine. For the full feature, visit their website.