Set on Zanizbar's north-west coast, Diamonds Star of the East is an exquisitely picturesque sanctuary of tropical gardens and private beachfront, offering the ultimate in comfort, privacy and luxury on the Spice Island. Relax in your exclusive modern villa as you gaze out over the Indian Ocean, contemplating the day ahead.

Enjoy lazy days on white-sand beaches, scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, and sundowners on a traditional sailing dhow, best enjoyed to the backdrop of a spectacular Zanzibar sunset. For adventures further afield, explore the island on day tours to spice farms, the Dolphin Coast and Stone Town, the island's historical capital.


  • Set on Zanzibar's beautiful north coast
  • Ideal for a romantic & luxurious holiday
  • Personal, all-inclusive service & facilities
  • Spectacular diving excursions from PADI Centre
  • Island tours, Stone Town & day trips arranged
  • Both modern & traditional spa treatments
  • Access to La Gemma dell'Est's restaurants  
  • Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Shop for exquisite gifts - local handicrafts, handwoven silks, stone artefacts and other products - for the family or yourself at the Spherique Boutique. Wireless internet access is available, and there is an in-house medical clinic and laundry service plus a child-minding/baby-sitting service available on request.

Book a daily water activity - windsurfing, sailing, banana boat ride or deep-sea fishing - at the Water Sports Centre. Land-based excursions to Prison Island or Stone Town can be arranged at the Safaris Office.

Rejuvenate your mind and body at the exquisite Mvua African Rain Spa which utilises moisture and other natural ingredients to take you on a sensory journey while the hands-on approach of your personal butler ensures all your needs are taken care of.

General Facilities

    Tennis Court
    Babysitting service available
    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available


Enjoy fine dining and great views at the Ocean Blue Restaurant with its variety of international a la carte dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Alternatively, for no extra charge you can indulge in any of the restaurants at the Star of the East's sister resort - La Gemma dell'Est - where there is a wide range of dining options.

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

For dinner you may choose to have a pizza at Coral Cave - an alfresco pizzeria on the beach.

The Makuti Wharf is built over the ocean and houses the following dining venues: the Sunset Lounge and Bar, which also has live entertainment; the a la carte Sea Breeze restaurant; and the Cafe Moressco which serves oriental snacks, tea and coffee.

One Bedroom Villa

Diamonds Star of the East has 11 exclusive villas each with their own plunge pool, furnished terrace, covered patio and tropical garden. All the villas have access to a private beach and boast a personal butler to take care of your needs.

Seven of the villas are a modern and African-styled one-bedroom accommodation with a king-size bed and air conditioning, as well as an entertainment system that includes a flat-screen TV and Wifi internet. All villas have an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, indoor and outdoor showers and a private toilet.

One Bedroom Villa AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Outdoor shower
    Private pool
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

There are two one-bedroom villas with the same amenities as the standard one-bedroom villas but with an additional in-room Jaccuzi.

The spacious two-bedroom villas include many of the amenities found in the one-bedroom villas but on a larger scale: they have a larger plunge pool, larger terrace and of course, a second bedroom. Each room has either a king-size bed or twin beds, an entertainment console with a flat-screen satellite TV, a laptop with Wifi access, and an en suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, dual basins, Jacuzzi and a private toilet.


  • Beach activities
  • Day tours
  • Local village visits
  • Boat excursions
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sailing lessons
  • Scuba diving
  • Sunset cruises
  • Water-skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $645 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 $685 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 28 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018 $895 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 08 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $685 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $645 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $450 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $645 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Two Bedroom Villa 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

  • We enjoyed Zanzibar and the beautiful beaches. The Diamond Star of the East was ok, but felt a bit out of date. The beach, the grounds, and food were very good, but the service though at times good, but at other times a bit frustrating. Also, it was a little awkward that there were two different price points going on at the same resort.. We would go to Zanzibar again, but wouldn’t want to stay at the Diamond Star of the East. The next door property looked very nice (smaller and wasn’t a combination of two different price points), and we heard their restaurant was very good. I would suggest you guys have a look at the “Hide Away Resort” as an alternative to the Diamond Star of the East. To be clear, we had a good time, but this hotel was a bit lacking for the price, in our opinion.

    Travis McDermott, December 2016
  • Zanzibar was amazing. Staff at Star of the East were amazingly efficient. Service, accommodation, butlers and chef went out of their way to be as helpful as possible to us. Star of the East was a perfect ending to a well needed rest after Safari.

    Sandra Hoeffner, July 2015

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"This is perfect if you are looking for exclusivity but close to restaurants & activities. Everything and anything is catered for at the very highest level of all-inclusive services, plus your stay includes access to all facilities, restaurants and bars of the Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est resort next door."



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