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Shoab beach

Socotra Island, Yemen
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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

i have been there already a few times, but only at my last time i found out, that most agencies bring the tourists only at the beginning of shouab beach. last time when i used: http://unexplored-destinations.com/ (they have nice pics of the place there) they where driving further down where you have an lagoon and mangroves ! it is much... More

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Trieste, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Shoab beach must be among the ten best beaches in the world, possibly the best. The sand is like white powder, the azure waters are crystal clear, this beach seems really straight out of a dream. It's not very famous because Socotra is still not a mainstream tourist destination and also to reach this beach you need to rent a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Took a boat ride to this beautiful beach, saw many many dolphins en-route but make sure you take the boat early to get the best chance of seeing the dolphins, the ride to shaoub is very scenic with cucumber trees and birds along the cliffs, the beach itself is deserted, we were the only tourists there and maybe 3 locals,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Yes...Shouab is the best beach in Socotra.To make it more comfortable,the nearby villagers built up shelters for the tourist and they plan to open a restaurant there(something like in Dihamri).There were no one when we arrived in the morning,but a few people came in the afternoon.But the beach is big and you wont feel crowded besides,we were already "owned" the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I think Shoab beach is the most beautiful beach in Socotra, and it's actually one of the best beaches I've ever seen. In order to reach there, you need to take a boat from the coastal village Qalansiya, and on the way to Shoab you might be lucky enough to see a lot of dolphins jumping in the sea. The... More

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Kyiv
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284 reviews 284 reviews
116 attraction reviews
631 helpful votes 631 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Without a doubt, sailing to Shouab beach in west Socotra is one of the most exciting trips in the island. But there are few things I’d like to warn about in a hope to help the others to fully enjoy this experience. The sail starts from the large fishermen village of Qalansiyah, and your best bet is to leave for... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Shoab Beach is one of the most beautiful, remote and untouched beaches that I have ever visited. The waters and sand are pristine and you have the whole beach to yourself. You need to take a boat ride to Shoab from Qalansiyah and the trip is out of this world. We stopped to snorkel on the way to Shoab and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

From Qalansiyah most tour operators can book you a trip with a local fisherman who will take you on a boat journey to Shoab. By far the best option is to travel early in the morning when the dolphins are playing out on the edge of the bay. Bring your own snorkel mask and fins and you'll get the truly... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

It takes 45-50 minutes boat trip from Qalansiyah to get there but was not bored during the trip. The little boat glided very close to the rocks which ledging the shore and had time watch the birds and turtles and was shocked of the fantastic, crystal clear blue-green ocean - similar you can only find in Seychelles or Maldives. When... More

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Novara
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

It has always been the dream of my life. And Socotra, the island of many wonders made my dream come true. I have swam with dolphins!! I saw them during a boat trip to Shoab beach, often you can meet them on that part of the coast but they are always in a hurry. They jump, play, eat..but this time... More

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