Situated next to the hotel, the Azam Water Park with its array of water slides and Lazy River promises a fun outing for the whole family. Various food and beverage outlets throughout the park provide sustenance throughout the day.
If you thrive on water sports, head to our marina and dive centre, offering a range of snorkelling and diving experiences allowing you to explore coral reefs and marvel in the beauty of Zanzibar’s sea life. We also offer jet skis and wakeboarding for the more adventurous.
Zanzibar has a rich and diverse history, with evidence that humans have lived here for 20 000 years, since the Later Stone Age. An interesting stop is the historic Palace Museum, or Beit al-Sahel, the palace of Zanzibar’s sultans until the last one was overthrown in 1964. The Emerson on Hurumzi is a beautifully restored merchant’s mansion with a famous teahouse. It is also worth while to visit Prison Island, half an hour by boat from Zanzibar, for a glimpse into the island’s darker past. Don’t forget to schedule some time for Beit-el-Ajaib, also known as the House of Wonders, which is the grandest and tallest building in Stone Town and offers brilliant insight into Zanzibari and Swahili culture.
No trip to Zanzibar is complete without a shopping expedition to a local market. Whether you’re looking for textiles, spices or Zanzibari delicacies, don’t forget to pick up a souvenir. Darajani Bazaar is Stone Town’s commercial hub, with traders selling a wide range of products, from meat and fish to spices and other produce, as well as fabrics, crafts and more. Several stands offer keepsakes to take home as mementos of your time in Stone Town. Forodhani Park is a spectacular night-time food market with great buzz and energy and the best fresh local produce.
Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic centre, is a must-see. Shop at the markets, explore the museums and gaze at the fascinating architecture. Don’t miss the area’s oldest building, the Old Fort, originally built in the 17th century to defend the island from attacks by the Portuguese, who had occupied Zanzibar for nearly two centuries. Today, the Old Fort is one of Stone Town’s main sights. Another attraction is the Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery, an empowering cooperative where women create paintings and prints based on traditional henna body art. If you’re interested in history and religion, visit Malindi Mosque, one of three mosques in East Africa with a cone-shaped minaret on a square platform.