Tea House at Emerson Spice
Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tea House at Emerson SpiceThere are few finer ways to spend the evening than under the intricately carved wooden latticework on the rooftop of the Emerson Spice hotel. This 19th-century town house, one of three adjoining World Heritage buildings belonging to the hotel, is located in Stone Town's casbah. The Tea House serves a nightly five-course meal made from fresh local ingredients. Diners are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy cocktails during the best of the sunset, and to hear the calls to prayer echoing over the rooftops from the mosques all the way to the ocean. Closed Thursdays.