Although this may seem quite obvious I'd love to share a story of one of the many reasons I know this is true.
Though our accommodation in Zanzibar is quite acceptable, it was not as nice or as luxurious as the internet had made it seem. Go figure. But, there are very nice hotels along the beach, we just weren't really staying at one of them. But, Seth and I happily ate our breakfast of fruit and instant coffee, glad to be out of Stone Town, and happy to be spending our second anniversary as a married couple in such an exotic place.
After breakfast, we went for a leisurely stroll down the beach. We checked out the little pools of water to see if anything was alive in them. Tons of sea stars and quite a few crustaceans. We eventually made it to the super nice hotel at the top of the island and Seth decided to use the restroom there. We wandered from the beach in through the hotel to reception to find the bathroom. I stayed back as Seth went around the corner. When he came back a moment later, he was accompanied by a staff member and said, "Surprise! We're staying here for the night!" I was utterly confused. I didn't know what was happening. But it turned out that the evening before when Seth "went to get pictures of the sunset while the light was still good" he was really booking it down the beach to make a reservation at the nice hotel for our anniversary night. Amazing. I have the best husband ever, hands down.
So, we spent the day and evening lounging around the super fancy resort. Having drinks at the pool, lunch on the jetty out in the water, and a four course dinner, which had an added bonus of a rowdy kiswahili song and cake which, I think was their version of 'happy anniversary' or something like that.
This morning we had a beautiful breakfast with delicious coffee, charcuterie, fruit, and steak and eggs. And it was an amazing surprise of an anniversary that I will definitely remember.