Category | Socotra Islands

Beaches in Socotra Island

Qalansiyah Beach

Qalansiyah Beach is considered the most beautiful beach on Socotra island (some say on the planet)

Shoab Beach

Paradise to swim or dive, Sailing to Shouab beach in west Socotra is one of the most exciting trips on the island

Delisha Beach

The beach itself is not the best out there, but the camp sure is. Best place to stay in Socotra

Arher Beach

Giant white sand dunes, stream that comes from the mountain and run into the salty water of the Ocean, the crystal clear water of the ocean, all these features make Arher a perfect place for camping

Aomak Beach

Aomak beach is the longest beach in Socotra and the best one facing the Indian Ocean, given the fact that most of the others are located on the northern part of the island facing Arabic Sea

Caves in Socotra Islands

Hoq cave

Having breathtaking limestone formations , this 3Km long cave had no lights, footpaths or handrails inside the cave. It is dark and cold inside because the cave is still untouched by human hand

Dogub Cave

Located on the southern shore, this cave is the habitat of many different animals, especially bats and swifts

Other Islands in Socotra Archipelago

Samhah Island

Located between the island of Socotra and Somalia. Like the whole group, it belongs to Yemen, and is part of Socotra Governorate

Darsah Uninhabited Island

An uninhabited island, it is situated 17 Km to the west of Samhah Island. There's a dispute between Yemen and Somalia's government over the island's sovereignty

Abd al Kuri Island, Socotra

Lies about 105 km southwest of the island of Socotra. There's a dispute between Yemen and Somalia's government over the island's sovereignty

Other Places to Be

Diksam Plateau

Home of the Dragon Blood Tree, Diksam Plateau is an extensive area in the center of Socotra. Thick with dragon blood trees Have a look at the valley, majestic breath taking views that will stick in the memory

Wadi Dirhur Canyon

Wild limestone gorge cutting through the plateaus, Wadi Dirhur is among the place you would dream about before coming to Socotra. If you are a nature lover you will feel in paradise

Dragon Blood Trees of Socotra Island

Native to a single island in the Socotra archipelago, these trees and 37% of other plant species on this Island are found nowhere else in the world

Homhil Plateau

Home to a natural basin where you can enjoy a glorious view of the Arabian Sea

Dihamri Marine Reserve

Scenic red rocks reigning above the harbour and the pebbled beach covered with quirky coral remnants make this reserve breathtakingly beautiful

Hadiboh Coastal Town

Largest town of the small archipelago, Hadibu is also the capital of the larger eastern district of Socotra's two administrative districts

Socotra Airport

Opened in 1999, it is the only commercial airport that serves the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea and its capital town of Hadibu.