The richness of its cultural heritage and the lure of the exotic spices and beaches make Zanzibar one of the most sought after holiday destinations. The main attraction of Zanzibar is Stone Town with its winding alleys, white washed old buildings, bustling bazaars, mosques, exotic architecture and influences of different cultures. Stone Town derives its name from the fact that it was the first stone town in Zanzibar and probably in East Africa.