Set on a white beach on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, Diamonds La Gemma Dell'Est is a 5-star luxury resort designed to blend in with its surroundings and the contours of the landscape. Packed with amenities, this environmentally-friendly resort overlooks the warm Indian Ocean and is the perfect retreat in which to relax, discover and explore.

And explore you will: there is plenty to keep you busy both on and in the water with swimming, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing on offer not to mention the area's excellent diving. The resort's international PADI centre will equip you with all you need to discover Zanzibar's underwater paradise and you can also explore the island's capital - Stone Town - which is only an hour's drive from the resort. Other exciting excursions include Spice Tours and dhow cruises.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel Awards - Tanzania's Leading Hotel Suite (Presidential Suite) 2014-2015
  •  World Travel Awards - Zanzibar's Leading Resort 2015


  • Extensive resort activities & facilities - diving, watersports, gym & spa 
  • Relaxed, tropical beach resort
  • Enjoy a private terrace with seaviews
  • Fully-inclusive for a great value holiday

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Diamonds La Gemma Dell'Est has a wide range of resort facilities and guest services to make a stay here exceptionally comfortable.

The hotel has an in-house clinic, a boutique with pharmacy and a doctor on call, a business centre and laundry service as well as an open-air gym, floodlit tennis court, PADI dive centre and water sports centre.

Stay connected with the resort's Wi-Fi access in the lobby or enjoy a bit of satellite television. More relaxing facilities include the Mvua African Rain Spa as well as a hair and beauty salon. Babysitters are available on request.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Court


The Pavillon offers indoor and outdoor restaurant dining where lavish buffets are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special theme nights are organised on a weekly basis.

For dinner you may choose to have a pizza and salad at Coral Cove - an alfresco pizzeria on the beach - whereas the Sea Breeze a la carte restaurant specialises in seafood dishes served in a romantic atmosphere.

The Beach Grill needs little in the way of introduction - seafood meals are cooked and served right on the beach. You can enjoy a traditional cocktail at the Beach Bar or the Lobby Lounge while Cafe Moressco serves oriental snacks, tea and coffee.

The Makuti Wharf is built over the ocean and houses the Sunset Lounge and Bar, a venue offering fine cocktails and other drinks served up with live entertainment.

Deluxe Sea View Room

Diamonds La Gemma Dell'Est comprises 138 rooms set in the resort's colourful gardens. Options available are Deluxe Rooms, Suites, Club Villa Rooms and a five-bedroomed Presidential Suite.

All rooms have a terrace with sea views and standard room facilities include air-conditioning, remote control satellite TV, a room safe, mini bar, a king-size or twin bed with mosquito net and ceiling fan. The en suite bathrooms are marble tiled with double hand basins, walk-in showers and complimentary toiletries.

Deluxe Sea View Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

The 23 Villa Club Rooms have a communal living room, butler service between 08:00 and 20:00 and a free laundry service while the 16 Suites have a separate living room and kitchenette.

There is also a Family Suite that has an extra bedroom.

For guests who prefer complete privacy, the 5-bedroomed Presidential Suite is ideal as it offers a personal butler service, a private pool and office plus the choice of dining on your terrace or in the villa lounge.


  • Beach activities
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Water-skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Tennis
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $270 Fully Inclusive
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 $315 Fully Inclusive
  • 28 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018 $490 Fully Inclusive
  • 08 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $315 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $270 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $225 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $270 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite,Villa Club Room,Presidential Villa,Ocean Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Serena and Diamond resort fitted us to a tee and the resort didn’t skimp on anything!

    Brian Seed, January 2015
  • La Gemma Dell'Est - what a beautiful property, it was stunning, The beach was really beautiful with warm clean water. Our suite was perfect, plenty of room for everyone and we had a pack-and-play with a mosquito net but I didn't notice any problem with mosquitos here too. The food was "ok" is my only complaint - repetitive and not impressive but we did enjoy the Pizza place. This was a wonderful relaxing break after the safari - laying around the pool and enjoying the ocean was heaven.

    Catherine Carroll, January 2015
  • The resort was great. Food exceptionally nice. We had never done an all inclusive, but it was great. We also were put in a big "villa", had 4 bedrooms and a big open area we could all meet. Private and a great way to stay with friends. We would go back again. Mike got to renew his diving and did 3 dives, I got to snorkel and it was BEAUTIFUL water everyday.

    Kristen Tierney, November 2013
  • Regarding, Zanzibar - La Gemma del Est - the facilities, the staff, the quality of the service, the people were excellent. What we feel about it could be summarized in one phrase "we are in love with the Indian ocean"

    Medardo Camacaro, April 2012
  • Gemma Dell Est at Zanzibar was really a beautiful place. I felt like we were living in a tropical garden with the best view over the turquise ocean. The service and food was very, very good. Since it was low season there were very few guests so even if it is a big place we hardly saw any other people.

    Ragnar Jonell, December 2010
  • The hotel itself was spectacular, and the food, drinks, beach, rooms. It was all just perfect. I was so worried about getting an all inclusive deal, but it really was just ideal. I cant wait to go back, and have already sent your details and recommended it to a bunch of people.

    Lena Naris, December 2008

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

Africa Safari Expert

"The friendly staff at both the resort and dive centre completely made my stay! Excellent diving facilities, relaxing atmosphere, gorgeous rooms too and limited tide!"



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Regarding, Zanzibar - La Gemma del Est - the facilities, the staff, the quality of the service, the people were excellent. What we feel about it could be summarized in one phrase "we are in love with the Indian ocean"

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