Diamonds La Gemma dell 'Este

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hotel

This European-style hotel is extremely chic and modern with some stunning features, including a very large swimming pool with a sunken bar and a jetty that stretches 100 metres out into the ocean - the perfect place for evening cocktails and sundowners. Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est also occupies a magnificent beach location, with soft white sand and clear turquoise water, arguably one of the best on Zanzibar!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the northwest coast of Zanzibar, with some of the best sunsets on the island. Transfer time from Zanzibar Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

138 rooms. All with sea views and french doors that open onto landscaped gardens, balcony, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, telephone, stocked mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. Villa Club Rooms are suitable for families with 3 or 4 rooms sharing a sitting room, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Plants and trees in front of the Villa Club may partially block the sea view from these rooms.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, served at the Pavilion Restaurant. Soft drinks, juices, beer, house wine, tea/coffee and selected spirits are served during meals and from the bars. Daily evening entertainment programme.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms have private terrace and direct access to the gardens, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Suites have separate living area and double bedroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Free nights: stay 7, pay 6 or stay 14, pay 12 for stays completed between 1 Jul–22 Dec '19 when booked between 4 Apr '18-30 May '19

    Terms and conitions apply.

  • Honeymooners: couples receive a fruit basket, flowers and bottle of wine in their room on arrival and 20% discount at the Mvua African Rain Spa. Marriage certificate required. Offers are may not be combinable.

  • 2020 Honeymooners: couples receive a fruit basket, flowers and bottle of wine in their room on arrival and 20% discount at the Mvua African Rain Spa. Marriage certificate required. Offers are may not be combinable.

6 restaurants; Pavilion Restaurant (serving buffet Mediterranean and local cuisine with live cooking stations), Terra e Mare (Italian restaurant, open for dinner: reservation only), The Beach Grill* (seafood – available at extra cost), Sea Breeze* (à la carte – available at extra cost), Wok on the beach* (Asian dishes, open for dinner: reservation only - available at extra cost), Tropicana pool and snack bar. 4 bars including; Lobby Bar, Rock Bar at the Pavilion Restaurant, Beach Bar and the Sunset Bar on the jetty. Salt water swimming pool. Mvua African Rain Spa*. Gym. Water sports centre*. PADI dive centre*. Tennis court and basketball hoop. Complimentary WiFi in all public areas and rooms. 24-hour reception. Large boutique and gift shop. Laundry service*.

3 nights between 23 Dec-7 Jan.

* Denotes local charge. 

Please note: this property may not suitable for people with walking difficulties due to its hillside location.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply amazing!

May 15, 2019 Culture816154

We travelled to Tanzania in Feb this year and spent 2 nights in La Gemma. The accommodation is truly exceptional with all the facilities that one could ask for. The service was absolutely amazing and the rooms were awesome! Everything about this place was amazing! There are so many restaurants that are included with the price of accommodation and… Read more
We travelled to Tanzania in Feb this year and spent 2 nights in La Gemma. The accommodation is truly exceptional with all the facilities that one could ask for. The service was absolutely amazing and the rooms were awesome! Everything about this place was amazing! There are so many restaurants that are included with the price of accommodation and everyone is super friendly. The rooms were clean and bug free! I loved my stay here and will be staying here whenever I visit Zanzibar 😊 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location 🌴🏖

May 11, 2019 mafasbapt07 Berchem, Luxembourg

Unique beach and location. A pitty it is a bit far away from the rest of the attractions of the rest of the island. If the aim is just beach vacation this would be the perfect spot. We totally recommend dinner at the Sea Breeze restaurant. Delicious and lovely experience having dinner over the Indic ocean.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice hotel with a good location and friendly staff.

May 10, 2019 Mariusz Ł Gdynia, Poland

One of the best hotels for holidays at the beach. Very friendly, helpful and nice staff. Always with a smile. The place is very clean and very well maintained. Beautiful gardens. Rooms are comfortable, however the furniture is worn out a little. Delicious food. I don't eat meat and milk products, and still a big variety of dishes suitable for me.… Read more
One of the best hotels for holidays at the beach. Very friendly, helpful and nice staff. Always with a smile. The place is very clean and very well maintained. Beautiful gardens. Rooms are comfortable, however the furniture is worn out a little. Delicious food. I don't eat meat and milk products, and still a big variety of dishes suitable for me. Very tasty. Deserts very good too. Hard to resist. Beach is very pleasant, clean and warm water in the ocean. The location of this hotel from the tides point of view is excellent. Other hotels, on the east coast of the island, are far far away from the ocean at low tide. At La Gemma's beach ocean withdraws may be 100 metres, so you can swim any time. I usually don't visit the same hotel twice, but if I would, I'd book this hotel again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing resort

May 9, 2019 LRau1

We stayed for 7 nights at this resort. Words cannot describe the level of service we received. The staff are absolutely fantastic. The beach and facilities allow for an unforgettable experience. We had treatments at the Spa and it was wonderful. The Sea Breeze restaurant is a must. I will definitely return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful 2nd Stay

May 8, 2019 B3029CZcathyb Johannesburg, South Africa

We again had a really stuning holiday and stay. Thr staff and experience are amazing and I still rate Zanzibar as the best Island experience. We just found that the food in the all inclusive at the main Pavilion Dining disappointing at night, and there has been a shift since our first stay. We were also a bit sad the although we brought this to… Read more
We again had a really stuning holiday and stay. Thr staff and experience are amazing and I still rate Zanzibar as the best Island experience. We just found that the food in the all inclusive at the main Pavilion Dining disappointing at night, and there has been a shift since our first stay. We were also a bit sad the although we brought this to management's attention, that there was no reponse. Read less