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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
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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Attraction type: Islands
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Forodhani Park
Forodhani Park
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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Tangawizi Spice Farm
Tangawizi Spice Farm
Owner description: Tangawizi spicefarm is a community farm in the country side (Dole Village) out side stone town which grows a wide range of spices. It's a demonstration farm and we offer the... more Owner description: Tangawizi spicefarm is a community farm in the country side (Dole Village) out side stone town which grows a wide range of spices. It's a demonstration farm and we offer the following services: 1. Spice Tour 2. Spice Meals 3. Henna Painting 4. Selling Spices both Offline and Online less
Attraction type: Farms
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Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Churches & Cathedrals

All places to eat » Places to eat

Tea House Restaurant
Tea House Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $6 - $30
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern, Persian
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice
Ranked #2 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $8 - $45
Cuisines: African, Seafood, International, Fusion
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe
Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe
Ranked #3 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: Cafe, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lukmaan Restaurant
Lukmaan Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $2 - $17
Cuisines: African
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
6 Degrees South Grill and Wine Bar
6 Degrees South Grill and Wine Bar
Ranked #5 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: African, Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, Grill, Fusion
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lost & Found Hostel Zanzibar
Lost & Found Hostel Zanzibar
$24 - $48
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Jambo Guest House
Jambo Guest House
$20 - $25
Ranked #6 of 31 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Flamingo Guest House
Flamingo Guest House
$32 - $34
Ranked #12 of 31 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
4.0 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
$71 - $189
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
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Al Minar
3.5 of 5
Al Minar
$70 - $91
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
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Warere Town House
Warere Town House
$58 - $74
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
5.0 of 5
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
$294 - $548
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5
Zanzibar Palace Hotel
$165 - $326
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
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Zanzibar Serena Hotel
5.0 of 5
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
$342 - $443
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.