Facing west, the majority of the bungalows, suites and villas offer stunning views over the Indian Ocean, whilst a few of the bungalows offer a partial ocean view or are located amongst the tranquil tropical gardens. Well-known designers Jestico + Whiles have elegantly combined 21st century tourism requirements with environmentally friendly architecture and the unique atmosphere of the Zanzibar islands. Designed to provide the ultimate in coziness, equipped with a mix of contemporary and curated local furniture and decorated with African artwork, with their outside showers and generous private terraces the bungalows provide the unique experience of inside/outside living. As the history and culture of Zanzibar is influenced by many different cultures, its cuisine follows suit. Persians, Arabs, Chinese, Indians, Portuguese and others have brought new tastes, flavours and smells to the islands, from Chinese glass noodles, to sweetmeats from the Middle East, to spices from India.