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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.

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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: Parks; Gardens
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Shakti Temple
Shakti Temple
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
The Beautiful Eyes
The Beautiful Eyes
Owner description: We start more than three year ago, a fine art photo gallery in the centre of Stone Town in the former tourist shop of Zakia.The idea to initiate The Beautiful Eyes as a place to... more Owner description: We start more than three year ago, a fine art photo gallery in the centre of Stone Town in the former tourist shop of Zakia.The idea to initiate The Beautiful Eyes as a place to present art photography started in May 2008 when three photographers visited Zanzibar for a week of photography. They missed a place to talk, present and even to buy photography.In September 2008 Hans Agterdenbos, one of the three, came back to stone town and started investigations to open a gallery. He met Zakia Abdullah they married in march 2009 and they founded The Beautiful Eyes place to talk about photography, find inspiration and maybe good ideas. Up to the present time ±4500 visitors found the way into there gallery.Some take an original photograph home, others attend one of the workshops the Photowalk© the Shambawalk© the Pembasafari. Most caught some inspiration and all of them left the gallery with a good feeling and positive words less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tea House Restaurant
Tea House Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $6 - $30
Cuisines: African, Vegetarian Friendly, Persian, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $8 - $45
Cuisines: African, Seafood, International, Fusion
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: Cafe, International
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
House of Spices
House of Spices
Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
The Silk Route
The Silk Route
Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Jambo Guest House
Jambo Guest House
$20 - $25
Ranked #6 of 30 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Haven Guest House
Haven Guest House
$18 - $20
Ranked #16 of 30 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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Annex of Abdallah
$34 - $43
Ranked #18 of 30 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hiliki House
3.0 of 5
Hiliki House
$64 - $95
Ranked #1 of 30 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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Al Minar
3.5 of 5
Al Minar
$61 - $85
Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Stone Town
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Zenji Hotel
Zenji Hotel
$48 - $88
Ranked #2 of 30 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Mashariki Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5
Mashariki Palace Hotel
$177 - $232 (€157 - €205)
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Stone Town
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Park Hyatt Zanzibar
5.0 of 5
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
$310 - $529
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Stone Town
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
4.0 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
$98 - $168
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Stone Town
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