Qalansiyah Beach, Socotra Island

5.0
#1 of 8 in Parks in Yemen
Surrounded by jagged limestone mountains, Qalansiyah Beach offers white sand and turquoise water. You can choose to hike here or arrive by a short boat ride. Enjoy a dip in the clear water or don a snorkeling mask to notice an array of tropical fish swimming just below the surface. Look for tourist amenities and a campsite near Detwah Lagoon. Qalansiyah Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Socotra Island Edition.
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  • October 22, 2016
    In our opinion, the best beach on the island. white sand, blue water and it is poorly populated. stayed overnight at the camp. Not far from the town, where in the morning visited the local fish market, and later went to sea to observe dolphins!
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  • March 26, 2016
    Featuring wide area beach with spotless white sand surrounded by mountains And the beach is very safe for swimming is a natural swimming pool and the water is very pure to the extent not imagine  more »
  • July 6, 2015
    Simply the best place I've been in the world. This might not help you with going on a holiday but it's is what it is and it is the BEST!  more »

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Where to stay in Socotra Island

Accommodations on Socotra Island remain quite limited, as the island stays true to its eco-tourism identity. A handful of hotels cluster around the capital Hadibo's 20 Street--air-conditioning, private bathrooms, and electrical generators are standard, along with various other amenities, such as onsite restaurants. To immerse yourself in Socotra's astounding nature, consider the eco-lodges or eco-campsites, run by local families and scattered around the island.
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