The hotel takes full-advantage of its island setting and offers many water sports. The Rising Sun Dive Center is the only PADI Five Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Experienced instructors teach all levels in scuba diving. In addition, there is also snorkeling, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing, biking, and volleyball available. Island tours explore the Jozani Forest, home of the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus. Dolphin tours even provide the opportunity to swim with these highly intelligent creatures. For some more culture, the hotel offers a Stone Town tour to see the House of Wonders, Sultan’s Palace, spice markets, and other historic sites.
A selection of fine dining restaurants is available at the resort. The Salami Dining Room offers generous buffet breakfasts, four course dinners and theme evenings. The Sultan’s Table is a fusion of delicious Indo-Swahili cuisine. Breakers Grill is the place for a beachfront lunch with barbecue and seafood catch of the day. And Tides uniquely offers intimate beachfront dining for two. Within the resort grounds there is a swimming pool with a poolside bar/restaurant, tennis courts, a fitness center, Frangipani Spa, and a kid’s club. The hotel has just won Trip Advisor’s Top 4 Luxury Hotels in Tanzania for 2017.