Area Attractions

UNESCO Heritage site, Stone Town, lies at the cultural core of the idyllic island of Zanzibar. Little has changed in Stone Town over the last 200 years, the town’s unique blend of Arabic and African cultural influences originate from the 19th century.

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Shangani Street
Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania, 4255



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Turtle Conservation in Zanzibar

Want to connect with nature and make a positive impact during your vacation in Zanzibar? Help preserve endangered turtles and protect our oceans on International Volunteer HQ’s Turtle Conservation program in Nungwi! This is a unique opportunity to support the conservation of endangered sea turtles. By helping nurse and treat injured sea turtles, collecting food, feeding turtles and looking after their lagoon and pools, you’ll help boost populations of these beautiful at-risk creatures.

Hotel Activities on Land

Stone Town in Zanzibar

Stone Town Tour

Embark on an unforgettable experience with our local guides around the streets of Stone Town. This two-hour walking tour showcases the rich history of this magical island. It combines both history and culture and covers various aspects of both such as heritage buildings, old doors, dance, music and food. Please contact our Front Office team to assist you with your booking.

Spice Tour

Being one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the spice tour in a must-do for most of the tourists who visit the island. Discover the vibrant spices of this magical island through a visit to a local spice farm, where you can be educated on the different spices grown, as well as taste and purchase them. Please contact our Front Office team to assist you with your booking.

Jozani Forest Tour

This forest, located in the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the Red Colobus monkey. Jozani has an excellent nature trail. You can also visit the Mangrove swamp and walk around the Mangrove forest for a lovely day spent in the midst of nature. Please contact our Front Office team to assist you with your booking.

Historic Sites

Park Hyatt Zanzibar Things to see

Forodhani Garden

Forodhani Gardens, also known as Jubille Gardens, are situated along the main sea walk of Stone Town. They become truly alive at sunset when a nightly food market attracts locals and tourists alike to indulge in Zanzibari and Swahili delicacies. The atmosphere is vibrant and gives a fascinating insight into Zanzibari life.

Old Dispensary

The Old Dispensary, as its name would imply, served as an old dispensary in the first half of the 20th century. It is one of Stone Town's most finely decorated buildings, a symbol of the multicultural architecture and heritage of the town. There's also a small museum capturing the colorful history of Zanzibar.

The Palace Museum

No visit to Stone Town is complete without a visit to the Palace Museum, or Beit al-Sahel. Located on the seafront, the palace was built in the late 19th century to serve as a residence for the Sultan’s family. In 1994, it became a museum dedicated to showcasing the history and lives of the Zanzibari royal family.

The Old Fort

The Old Fort, also known as the Arab Fort, is the oldest building in Stone Town and a much-loved visitor attraction. It was built by the Omanis in the late 17th century to defend the island from the Portuguese. Within the fort is an inner courtyard that now serves as a cultural center with curio shops and local merchandise for sale.

Hotel Activities on the ocean

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The Sultan Cruise

Indulge in an exclusive 8 hour luxury cruise on a 27-year old refurbished traditional wooden dhow, Sur. On the Sultan Cruise, you will be treated to exciting water activities such as snorkeling, fishing, spear fishing, kayaking and swimming, under the supervision of a certified captain. You will then enjoy a gourmet lunch featuring a traditional Arabic menu, specially prepared by Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

Prison Island

Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, Prison Island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. The island offers a beautiful white sandy beach for swimming and snorkeling, a coral rag forest and a giant tortoise sanctuary. Please contact our Front Office team to assist you with your booking.

Safari Blue

Explore the azure Zanzibar seas and the Menai Bay conservation area, the ultimate tropical playground for underwater enthusiasts. Discover Zanzibar’s abundant sea life, marvel at tropical fish while snorkeling, perhaps even catching a glimpse of dolphins and enjoy a seafood picnic lunch on a small remote island.

Sandbank Visit

Nakupenda Sandbank, named one of the best eight secret beaches in the world, is just a 25-minute boat ride away. With its crystal clear waters and white sandy beach, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, play in the ocean and capture a stunning sunset. Please contact our Front Office team to assist you with your booking.