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Stone Town
Former palaces and Arab mansions along the twisting streets of Stone Town hint at a grander age for this port city on the western coast of Zanzibar. The Old Fort, built in the 1700s to fend off the Portuguese, now hosts local performances, a café and an art gallery. Overstuffed bazaars lend an air of nonstop bustle. Mafia Island Marine Park sits just offshore, a haven for snorkeling the local reefs. Day tours visit working plantations where the island's legendary spices are grown.

All things to do » Things to do

Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Attraction type: Civic centers
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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Attraction type: Islands
Forodhani Park
Forodhani Park
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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Shakti Temple
Shakti Temple
Attraction type: Religious sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cafe at Emerson Spice
Cafe at Emerson Spice
Ranked #1 of 60 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
House of Spices
House of Spices
Ranked #2 of 60 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
The Silk Route
The Silk Route
Ranked #3 of 60 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant
Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 60 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
The Terrace of Mashariki
The Terrace of Mashariki
Ranked #5 of 60 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $15 - $40
Cuisines: African, Italian, Fusion
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Rumaisa Hotel
Rumaisa Hotel
$35 - $165
Ranked #6 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Jambo Guest House
Jambo Guest House
$32 - $47
Ranked #9 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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1001 Nights
1001 Nights
$35 - $40
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hiliki House
Hiliki House
$77 - $80
Ranked #1 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast
Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast
$80 - $93
Ranked #2 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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Warere Town House
Warere Town House
$58 - $75
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Mashariki Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5
Mashariki Palace Hotel
$228 - $342 (EUR 204 - 306)
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5
Zanzibar Palace Hotel
$167 - $341
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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Jafferji House & Spa
4.0 of 5
Jafferji House & Spa
$197 - $225
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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