Our Rating
7.8
Overall

Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est

Zanzibar & Tanzania, Zanzibar

from $ 210 per person sharing

Our Rating
7.8
Overall

Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est

Zanzibar & Tanzania, Zanzibar

from $ 210 per person sharing

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Our Verdict

Arguably the best All-Inclusive resort on Zanzibar, a stylish 138 room property located on a stunning white sand beach in the north of the island - the huge swimming pool and gorgeous jetty are stand-out features!

Our Ratings

7.8
Overall
8.0
Luxury & Style
8.0
Setting
8.5
Activities
7.0
Chill-Out Factor

Our Ratings

7.8
Overall
8.0
Luxury & Style
8.0
Setting
8.5
Activities
7.0
Chill-Out Factor

What's Hot

  • Swim up to the sunken bar in the huge lagoon-style swimming pool overlooking the ocean and start working your way through all the cocktails included as part of the resort's All Inclusive package!
  • The picturesque jetty is the perfect place to enjoy sundowners whilst seated over the ocean before heading to dinner at the romantic (extra cost) Sea Breeze restaurant
  • The resort looks out over one of the very finest beaches on the entire island - lined with white coral sand and boasting aquamarine water straight out of old cigarette advertisements, it also allows swimming at low tide (unlike the beaches on the east coast of the island)
  • Loads of activities on offer including diving from the PADI dive centre as well as waterskiing and wake boarding (quite unusual offerings for Zanzibar)

What's Not

  • The northern location doesn't boast the gorgeous palm-lined beauty that's in evidence all along the island's east coast - this is a more stark type of beauty
  • Obviously at 138 rooms La Gemma is quite large and cannot deliver the intimacy and charm of smaller upmarket lodges on the island
Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Diamonds La Gemma dell’Estthe gorgeous jetty stretches 100 metres out into the ocean in very picturesque style and is the perfect spot for sundowners and evening cocktails!

Lodge Profile

Arguably the best All-Inclusive resort on Zanzibar, a stylish 138 room property located on a stunning white sand beach in the north of the island - the huge swimming pool and gorgeous jetty are stand-out features!

Quick Overview

Rooms
138 - 23 Villa Club, 93 Deluxe, 17 Suites, 6 Ocean Suites and 1 Presidential Suite
Distance to Beach
50m
Air Conditioning
Yes
Pool
Yes
Recommended Stay
7 nights

Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est is a large All Inclusive resort located above one of the best beaches on the island, an excellent white sand strip fringed with aquamarine water on the north-western tip of the island. La Gemma is in many ways the perfect blend of local and international design, with traditional thatched facilities sitting easily alongside stylish canopies and smart decks. The effect overall is chic and modern with the resort boasting a couple of stunning features – these include the very large lagoon style swimming pool with its swim-up sunken bar, as well as a gorgeous jetty that stretches 100 metres out into the ocean in very picturesque style and is the perfect spot for sundowners and evening cocktails!

La Gemma is a large resort, featuring 138 rooms, all with a sea view and surrounded by luxuriant tropical gardens. Deluxe Rooms have a sea facing terrace whilst the Villa Club rooms are in villas housing three to four rooms with a shared living room, butler service and free laundry – an innovative arrangement that would really suit a group of friends or families. The Suites meanwhile are larger, with separate lounge area and kitchenette. As you would expect of a luxurious international style resort, rooms are pretty luxurious and include such mod-cons as air-conditioning and international satellite TV channels.

As mentioned before, Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est is exclusively All Inclusive – a massive favourite amongst South Africans as it avoids those nightmare settling-the-drinks-bill-on-check-out situations! The Pavilion is the resort’s main buffet restaurant, and where dining is included as part of the All-Inclusive package – here you can dine on Mediterranean fusion dishes inside in the air-conditioned dining room, or al fresco on the deck. You’ll also have the option to enjoy dinner at the Coral Cove Pizzeria, but will need to pay a supplement to sample the delights of Sea Breeze – the resort’s romantic à la carte seafood restaurant, perched on stilts on the jetty over the ocean. Also overwater you’ll find the Sunset Lounge & Bar with live entertainment, which opens daily in time for sunset, and the beautiful Café Moresco for shisha and specialty teas and coffees. The Beach Grill is another special extra cost restaurant option with tables set up on the beach behind bamboo screens and drapes, with fresh seafood the speciality.

As you would expect, apart from swimming at the stunning white sand beach with its aquamarine water (and which unlike the beaches on the island’s east coast still allows you the chance to swim at low tide) there are a host of watersports on offer including a PADI certified dive school, kayaks, windsurfing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. Other on site facilities include a tennis court with flood lights, daily recreation and fitness activities and open air gym. Otherwise you can head out to explore the rest of the island on an excursion to the spice plantations, Jozani Forest or the atmospheric old Stone Town. But if that all sounds too much like hard work, then head instead for a session of pampering at the resort’s Mvua African Rain Spa – ahhh, sheer bliss!

Pricing

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Booking Notes

  • Please note that this website displays 2 different versions of pricing based on where you are viewing it:
  • SOUTH AFRICANS: the package prices you see including flights from Johannesburg, accommodation and transfers are INDICATIVE prices based on mid-season airfares and mid-season room rates - these fluctuate throughout the year as do exchange rates, so please enquire with us for an accurate price based on your specific dates of travel
  • INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS: the prices you see are per person per night prices for accommodation only based on the normal public prices for the property in question - note that in many instances we are able to provide better prices to our clients, so please enquire with us

Child Policy

  • Children aged 0-2: stay free of charge
  • 1 child aged 3-12 stays free of charge if sharing with 1 adult
  • Children aged 3-12: 55% of adult rate