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Zanzibar is one of the world’s greatest cultural gems, rich with history spanning thousands of years since the Later Stone Age and popular for its picturesque beaches and abundant spices and architecture.

The hotel is situated about 4km from the popular and ever-developing Stone Town and within walking distance to the beach. Here’s our guide to Zanzibar attractions.

Coming soon – Azam Water Park and Hotel Verde Zanzibar marina

Guests at Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa will soon have access to a marina and fully kitted water park on adjacent land.

The Azam Water Park with its array of water activities, from jet skis to water slides, offer a fun outing for the whole family.

Coming soon – Azam Water Park and Hotel Verde Zanzibar marina

Guests at Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa will soon have access to a marina and fully kitted water park on adjacent land.

The Azam Water Park with its array of water activities, from jet skis to water slides, offer a fun outing for the whole family.

Stone Town

A prime example of a Swahili trading town and an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town is awash with history and a must-see. A mere 2km from the hotel, Stone Town is home to several incredible landmarks.

Stone Town

A prime example of a Swahili trading town and an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town is awash with history and a must-see. A mere 2km from the hotel, Stone Town is home to several incredible landmarks.

Spices and markets

Darajani Bazaar is Stone Town’s commercial hub, with traders selling a wide range of products, from meat and fish to spices and fabrics. Forodhani Park is a spectacular night-time food market with great buzz.

Spices and markets

Darajani Bazaar is Stone Town’s commercial hub, with traders selling a wide range of products, from meat and fish to spices and fabrics. Forodhani Park is a spectacular night-time food market with great buzz.

Malindi Mosque

Malindi Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Stone Town and one of three in East Africa with a cone-shaped minaret on a square platform. (Image: Missy)

Malindi Mosque

Malindi Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Stone Town and one of three in East Africa with a cone-shaped minaret on a square platform. (Image: Missy)

Hamamni Persian Baths

Built between 1870 and 1888, the Hamamni Persian Baths were Zanzibar's first public baths, and were used for this purpose until 1920. You can see many of the chambers for a small fee. (Image: Marco Zanferrari)

Hamamni Persian Baths

Built between 1870 and 1888, the Hamamni Persian Baths were Zanzibar's first public baths, and were used for this purpose until 1920. You can see many of the chambers for a small fee. (Image: Marco Zanferrari)

Maruhubi Palace

This once-imposing palace, 4km north of Zanzibar town, was built by ruler of Zanzibar Sultan Barghash in 1882 to house his large harem. In 1899, it was almost completely destroyed by fire. (Image: Jonathan Stonehouse)

Maruhubi Palace

This once-imposing palace, 4km north of Zanzibar town, was built by ruler of Zanzibar Sultan Barghash in 1882 to house his large harem. In 1899, it was almost completely destroyed by fire. (Image: Jonathan Stonehouse)

Nakupenda Beach

Snorkel and swim with dolphins at Nakupenda Beach, a wide stretch of white sand gently sloping into turquoise waters. Rent equipment from the beach’s dive centre.

Nakupenda Beach

Snorkel and swim with dolphins at Nakupenda Beach, a wide stretch of white sand gently sloping into turquoise waters. Rent equipment from the beach’s dive centre.

Prison Island

A half-hour boat trip from Zanzibar, Prison Island – or Changuu private island – provides a glimpse into Zanzibar’s darker past. The small island was once used to detain slaves. (Image: Justin Raycraft)

Prison Island

A half-hour boat trip from Zanzibar, Prison Island – or Changuu private island – provides a glimpse into Zanzibar’s darker past. The small island was once used to detain slaves. (Image: Justin Raycraft)