Zanzibar, aka Spice Island, is lined with white sand beaches, offering a vibrant fusion of cultures. The island was colonized by the Portuguese, Arabs and English and tragically was the center of the East African slave trade in the 1800’s. While the predominant religion is Islam, large Hindu and Christian populations also reside on the island. Impressive architecture reflects Arab, Indian and African influences. This article covers how to spend one week in Zanzibar.