Stone Town, Zanzibar
Zanzibar is not yet a mainstream destination – which means the Southern-Hemisphere Island’s sunny summers and coral reefs dotted with dolphins are fresh sights you haven’t seen before on Instagram. Stone Town, the 19th-century hub of clove trade and a Unesco World Heritage site is the best place to discover all of Zanzibar’s cultural wonders – the House of Wonders museum, 17th-century Omani palace Old Fort, sea-facing Forodhani Gardens and old bazaars.
In the Seyyida hotel – the Zanzibar royal family’s former residence – every room has its own canopied four-poster and the rooftop restaurant – Lulu Lounge – offers panoramic vistas of the harbour.
☞ From Dh500 per night. Call 00255 24223 8352 email email@example.com.