5 Days Zanzibar Beach and Stone Town
Welcome to Zanzibar! We are sure you have earned our trip to this magical island! With five nights on this piece of paradise, you can choose to do not much more than soak up the relaxation you deserve. Marvel at the soft lapping of the waves, as the beautiful clear waters of the Indian Ocean, meet the perfect white sands of Zanzibar. Add in an introduction to historic, atmospheric Stone Town and your perfect stay is complete.
Whatever you have been doing before you arrive in Zanzibar, you will surely appreciate the relaxed ambiance of this ‘Spice Island.’ With its sparkling sand and shimmering sea, it could have been designed by experts to be the ideal getaway. First of all, you’ll soak up the ambiance of characterful Stone Town, the island capital with its narrow streets and patchwork of architectural styles. After your two-night stay here, we will transfer you to your chosen beach hotel for three nights, where the chance to ‘chill out’ really begins.
Welcome to Zanzibar! On arrival at Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, you will be met by our driver guide who will take you on the short, 20-minute transfer to your hotel in Stone Town, the historic quarter of Zanzibar City.
A full 5-star experience, beachside by the Indian ocean – that’s what is offered at this sumptuous, elegant, medium-sized hotel in Stone Town. Park Hyatt Zanzibar offers Light and bright, with spacious bedrooms, generous outdoor spaces, and a stylish courtyard, the hotel references the island’s rich history in its modern architecture.
You can choose to swim in the stunning infinity pool, with views over the Indian Ocean, enjoy the spa (at extra cost), work out in the fitness room or simply kick back on a sun lounger and soak up the rays.
When it comes to dining, the hotel’s Zamani Residence concept truly excels, composed of a variety of terraced restaurants drawing on influences from Indian, Arabic and continental cuisine, as well as offering fish caught locally.
Dinner tonight will be served at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before meeting our expert local guide for a tour of fascinating Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, many cultures have left their impressions on Zanzibar and it is perhaps in Stone Town where you can most easily see their influences. Your guide will lead you first to the colourful market, awash with exotic smells and buzzing with bartering locals. Afterwards, you will visit the calm of the 19th C cathedral, built on the former site of the slave market after the 1873 abolition of slavery.
As you wander the narrow streets and alleys, you’ll pass the Arab houses with their inner courtyards, hidden behind heavy doors. You can compare their style with the Indian residences, adorned with balustrades and metal railings. Amongst the town’s historic sites are the ‘Tip Tip House,’ the Old Fort and the People’s Palace Museum. Lunch will be taken at the Silk Route Indian rooftop restaurant, with views to the ocean. The Silk Route is full of character, so enjoy the excellent cuisine, perhaps washing it down with a cocktail. In the evening, you will be guided back to your Stone Town hotel for dinner and an evening at leisure.
Accommodation Tonight, you will spend your second night in Park Hyatt Zanzibar.
Breakfast and Dinner today will be served at your Park Hyatt Zanzibar, while lunch is at the Silk Route Indian restaurant in Stone Town. (Note that the Silk Route is a rooftop restaurant, with access being by a lengthy staircase.
After breakfast, you can enjoy the morning at leisure. Your Stone Town hotel will provide you with an early lunch, before we transfer you to your chosen beach hotel for the next part of your stay in exotic, enticing Zanzibar. After the delightful chaos of Stone Town, it’s now time to relax and enjoy some real downtime.
AccommodationWhite sands, the turquoise ocean and lush vegetation define Zuri Zanzibar, situated in a fantastic location on Kendwa Beach at the northern tip of the island.
Guest accommodation here is in individual bungalows and villas, giving privacy to those who stay here. Accommodation units are decorated with locally crafted furnishings and African artworks. Lush, lovingly designed gardens add to the relaxed ambiance at a place justifiably proud of its eco-credentials.
Yoga, meditation, art therapy, and an outdoor fitness area are some of the facilities available to Zuri’s guests. A range of activities, including snorkeling, diving, sunset boat trips, and many others, are available here (at extra cost). Quieter moments can be spent with a book or DVD from the hotel library. Dining is a Zuri highlight, with a choice of restaurants wonderfully inspired by the culinary traditions of Africa, Arabia, India, and the ocean.
Breakfast is provided at Park Hyatt Zanzibar. Lunch will be a nutritious and balanced meal, also provided by the hotel. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Zuri Zanzibar.
Today, you are free to do exactly what you want – and to do as little as you want. After all, you can simply relax by your hotel pool or down on the beach, perhaps under a swaying palm tree. If a day of total inactivity is really not your thing, you can swim or take advantage of one of the activities on offer via your hotel reception.
AccommodationTonight, you will spend your second night at Zuri Zanzibar.
Breakfast is provided at Zuri Zanzibar. Lunch will also be a nutritious and balanced meal provided by the hotel. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Zuri Zanzibar.
Today is a second full day for you to relax at your oceanside hotel, have a gentle swim in the sea, or enjoy the more active facilities. Or, of course, you can set out to explore a little bit more of this beautiful island. The reception staff at your hotel will be happy to help arrange any activity or excursion that takes your interest.
AccommodationTonight, you will spend your third night at Zuri Zanzibar.
Meal plan breakfast is provided at Zuri Zanzibar. Lunch will be a nutritious and balanced meal, also provided by the hotel. Your dinner will be a full, cooked meal created by the team at Zuri Zanzibar.
- Hotel Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
- All Excursions shown in the package
- Pick up and drop off from your Hotel
- Experienced Professional Tour guide
- Boat Expenses & Entrance Fees
- All snorkeling and safety gears
- Transport waiting for charges •Bottled Mineral Water during Excursion
- Medical insurance
- International flights
- Local government tax to be paid at the Hotel $1 Per Person/Day
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Airport Taxes ▪︎Gratuities for guide/driver