With dramatic white sand beaches, turquoise waters and fortunately few tourists, Mafia Island, part of the Tanzanian Zanzibar Archipelago, is one of the most scenic islands in the Indian Ocean. The name Mafia Island derives from the Swahili 'Mahali pa afya' which means 'healthy dwelling-place'. This island is one of the best diving areas of the country and a paradise for game fishing and people wishing for undisturbed beach relaxation. Enjoy a tropical island experience on Mafia by relaxing amid the coconut palms and diving into the crystal-clear waters to explore the magnificent colorful reefs and its myriad marine species. Dolphins, sharks and Humpback Whales can also be found in the deeper part of the waters off the island. Mafia Island truly makes for a wonderful escape from chaotic city-lifestyles where one can rejuvenate in the most uninterrupted ambience.