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Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

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1438 Reviews
Guide Price £1,309 per person
Based on 22 April 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Kenya Airways, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Club Villa (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A luxurious getaway in an enchanting setting

Set along a stunning white sandy beach, within beautiful tropical gardens on the north west coast of Zanzibar, the Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est is an idyllic retreat.

If you're feeling active, make the most of the outdoor gym, tennis court and water sports centre. Or, if relaxation is your thing, visit the Mvua Africa Rain Spa for an invigorating treatment. The enticing lagoon-inspired pool is the perfect place to make the most of the all-inclusive cocktails – or head to the overwater Sunset Lounge & Bar and sip on a chilled beer or cocktail for golden hour. 

Dining at the resort is taken care of, with a number of fantastic restaurants to choose from. On the all-inclusive plan meals can be enjoyed at the Pavilion restaurant, which serves local and Mediterranean dishes and Terra e Mare – an Italian and seafood restaurant. Sea Breeze – a romantic over-water à la carte restaurant and the Beach Grill – for grilled seafood and meat on the beach are available at an additional cost.  

Ideal for couples and families, with its children’s swimming pool, Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est is perfect if you're looking for a beautiful beachfront resort with an array of dining options and leisure activities to enjoy.

  • Stunning overwater bar and restaurant
  • Keep active with kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and beach volleyball
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Enjoy a relaxing treatment in the Mvua African Rain Spa
  • Arrange a trip to historic Stone Town

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

  • Beach
  • Approx. one hour from Zanzibar Airport
  • Daily activities
  • Water sports centre
  • Windsurfing lessons
  • Amazing white sand beach
1438 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 951
  • Very Good 332
  • Average 100
  • Poor 32
  • Terrible 23

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 18, 2018

Beautiful resort & attentive staff

Abbotsford, Canada

The staff cannot do enough for you from finding you a seat on the beach to making you a special drink. The food was good but repetitive. After day 3 I was pretty tired of the buffet menu. The ala carte restaurants were good but same menu every night also. Mini bar was not restocked our last 2 days. The resort itself is beautiful.
Sep 16, 2018

Totally idyllic in the Indian Ocean

Mansfield, United Kingdom

I am sat writing this review on the beach of the hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean. The moment you drive through the gates of the Diamond you appreciate you have arrived at one of Zanzibar’s quality hotels. The most striking feature are the staff. They are exceptional in every way, clearly very professionally trained, polite and welcoming. From the restaurant to the beach you are sure of a warm “Jambo”welcome. We have eaten incredibly well and there is so much choice that surely suits everyone culinary taste. I am certain if there was nothing you liked they would go out of their way to provide you with your chosen dish. The hotel is set in vast gardens all beautifully presented and maintained. The beach walks are fine. Yes the locals will try and sell you either a coconut or a Dhow sunset ride. But a polite no will ensure you are not hassled. To summarise we have been fortunate to have travelled all over the world and stayed in wonderful hotels all very similar to the Gemma. However this hotel is certainly idyllic and deserving of a five star rating. Asante Sana to all the staff.
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Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool. There is also a dedicated children's area for kids to enjoy.

Diving and Water Sports

Diving services are operated and payable locally to Scuba Do Dive Centre – with a wide variety of activities organised daily including: catamaran, laser boats, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing courses, water-ski, wake boarding, banana boat and tube riding, deep sea fishing, speedboat trips and local boat sunset trips.

Mvua African Rain Spa

The Mvua African Rain Spa invites guests to experience its calming space and relax with treatments using natural ingredients – sourced from plants, flowers, spices, salts, and wild honey – based on ancient African, Asian and European traditions to soothe mind and body.

Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

Room Types

Deluxe room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms offer a sea view with private terrace and garden access. A king-sized bed, or European twin canopy beds, with mosquito net provide the comfort you need for a relaxing night’s sleep.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Suite

All suites come equipped with either a king-sized or European twin canopy bed with mosquito net, have a separate living room, kitchenette and offer stunning sea views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite has five bedrooms, a large living area, butler service and private pool with sea view terrace. The main bedroom features a Jacuzzi bathtub and a walk-in closet – this is a truly luxurious experience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Villa Club

The 23 Villa Club rooms are equipped with either a wide double bed or two singles with mosquito nets. The rooms come with a large communal living room and garden view.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

Food & Drink

Tropicana Pool Bar

The Tropicana Pool Bar serves a selection of drinks and light meals and snacks throughout the day for guests to enjoy.

The Pavilion

The Pavilion restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating areas and serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking stations, a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine and favourite local dishes. Themed nights are organised on a weekly basis. This is the main restaurant for the all-inclusive plan, opening hours : Breakfast 07:30 - 10.30 hrs Lunch 13.00 - 15.00 hrs Dinner 19.30 - 22.00 hrs

The Beach Grill

The Beach Grill serves excellent seafood in a unique setting on the beach. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the starry sky.

Sea Breeze

Located on the jetty over looking the Indian Ocean waters, Sea Breeze serves an a la carte menu featuring fresh seafood and fish specialities. Ideal for romantic dinners.

Sunset Lounge & Bar

Sunset Lounge & Bar opens just before sunset and serves a wide selection of drinks, cocktails and water pipes (shisha). Live entertainment and local shows can be enjoyed here. After midnight all drinks are at an extra charge.

The Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge is located near to reception offering a selection of drinks including tea,coffee, soft drinks and beers. The Lobby Lounge has a calm and peaceful setting during the day and early evening.

Terra e Mare

Located on the beach and close to the swimming pool, Terra e Mare serves meat and seafood in the Italian classic style, along with pasta and pizza.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, Pavilion. A reservation is required for dinner at Terra E Mare the Italian restaurant. Snacks and light lunches are available from the snack bar at Tropicana Pool Bar.
Drinks: soft drinks, tea & coffee, juices, water, local beer and house wines are served until midnight. Stocked minibar in room stocked with water, local beer and soft drinks. 
Activities: Canoeing, aqua-gym, beach volleyball, table tennis, tennis court and access to the gym.
Extras: Welcome drink and chilled face towels to all arrival. Beach towels, sunbeds and beach umbrellas. Selection of board and card games. Laptops, DVD players, Wii, Ipod / Ipad docking stations upon request. Christmas & New Year Dinners are included in the rates.

Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on accommodation

Please speak to one of our Destination Specialists for further details and conditions. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions.

Free nights

Stay 7, pay 6

Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive:

– Flowers, fruit basket and bottle of wine in room on arrival

– 20% discount at the Mvua African Rain Spa

This must be requested at time of booking and your marriage certificate must be produced at check-in.

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