Zanzibar Beach & Watersports Festival
Coral Rock Hotel was originally responsible for creating and organizing the Zanzibar Beach & Watersports Festival back in 2010. Now, in conjunction with Red Monkey Lodge, this annual event is hosted on Mfumbwi Beach in Jambiani and draws over 1000 people over a 3 day period. This year (2013) the festival will take place over the days of 14, 15 and 16 June and will feature events that encourage interaction between locals, expats and tourists including: dhow racing, kite-surfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, beach Football (Soccer), Touch Rugby, Goat Racing, Bike Races and Cross Country Running amoungst others. The Festival also includes party nights with international bands and DJs as well as auxiliary events such as competitions aimed at identifying the best chefs and barmen on the island at the time.