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La Gemma dell Est
A large all inclusive popular with Italian package holiday makers.

This is a comfortable large boutique property which does lose the personal touches common in the smaller guest houses but overall represents some of the best accommodation on the island.

La Gemma dell Est is well suited to those who prefer to arrive and relax or have people in the party that will need entertaining. Everything is on site and the all-inclusive price plan means you don’t have to worry about running up a bar bill.

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This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£22007 Nights at La Gemma dell Est for 2 people in a Deluxe Room.
Includes transfers and all meals and drinks each day.
Valid: 26th August to 22nd December

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.


  • More restaurants and facilities than you could need.
  • Excellent for families.
  • Fantastic pool and public spaces.
  • Huge wide beach.

Right for you?

  • This is not a small traditional resort.
  • Perhaps not the 'real' Zanzibar experience.

? What is the food like and how long would you recommend I stay?
La Gemma dell Est has a choice of several restaurants all of which serve some of the best food on Zanzibar.
We would recommend a stay of up to a week. Our average client books for 7 nights.

€€€€Prices for La Gemma start at: €93 per person per night, including breakfast and evening meal, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to €393 per person per night during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.


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Rooms & Facilities

  • Rooms Descriptions

  • Restaurants & Bars

  • Services & Facilities

  • Baobab Congress Centre

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Room & Facilities

La Gemma dell Est Deluxe Seaview Rooms

La Gemma dell Est is considered to be a large resort by Zanzibari standards and has the following:

  • 93 Deluxe Sea View rooms with private terrace and garden access.
  • 16 Sea View Suites with separate living room and kitchenette.
  • 1 Family Suite with living room, kitchenette and 2 bedrooms.
  • 23 Villa Club Rooms; sea view rooms with free room service, butler service and free laundry.
  • 1 Presidential Suite; sea view with 5 bedrooms and large communal living area, office, butler quarters
    and private pool with terrace.
La Gemma dell Est Presidential Suite

All rooms have king size or European beds with mosquito net, modern large en suite bathrooms with Plan Hotel fine toiletries as well as the following:

  • Individual climate control and ceiling fan.
  • TV with satellite channels.
  • Stocked mini bar.
  • Coffee and tea making facilities.
  • La Gemma dell Est Suites
  • Digital in room personal safe.
  • Telephone via operator.
  • Smoke detector and sprinkler.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Shaver plug point.
  • Electricity 220V 50 Hz.
La Gemma dell Est Villa Club Rooms

Restaurants & Bars

La Gemma dell Est Restaurants

Pavilion Restaurant

With indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining facilities the Pavilion offers lavish buffets of light and tasty Mediterranean cuisine together with favourite local dishes. Special theme nights are organised on a weekly basis.

Sea Breeze a la carte restaurant

Located on the magnificent pier, serves fresh seafood in an exceptional and romantic atmosphere.

Coral Cove

All inclusive pizzeria restaurant located on the beach open for dinner serves fresh pizzas, salads, aperitifs, selected wine and refreshing drinks.

Beach Grill

Serves excellent sea food menus in a unique setting on the beach, ideal for romantic dinners directly under the starry sky.

Cafe Moresco

Located on the magnificent pier and open only in the evening. Cafè Moresco serves oriental coffee and tea, shisha, oriental snacks and pastries.

Lounge bar

A wide selection of local and international cocktails and drinks with live entertainment and African shows.

Beach Bar

Located near the Coral Cove, serves cool drinks and snacks throughout the day, afternoon tea and a variety of cocktails in the evening. Open from 9 am to 10:30 pm.

Lobby Lounge

Located near the reception, the Lobby Lounge offers refreshing drinks in a calm and peaceful environment during the day and early evening. Open from 7:30 am to 11 pm. Wi-Fi facilities available.

Services & Facilities


La Gemma Dell Est is probably the best equipped property on Zanzibar with a vast choice of restaurants and things to do, so many in fact that you might never leave the resort.

  • 24 hours reception.
  • Currency exchange.
  • Business centre with Wifi internet access at the lobby area.
  • Concierge and luggage storeroom.
  • Laundry with valet service (7 days a week).
  • Pressing service (24 hours).
  • First aid in house clinic and doctor on call (24 hours).
  • Swimming pool.
  • Babysitter service on request against payment.
  • MVUA African Rain Spa.
  • Spherique fashion boutique with drugstore.
  • Baobab congress centre.
  • Tennis court with flood light.
  • Daily recreation and fitness activities with open air gym.
  • Water sports centre.
  • PADI diving centre.
  • All major credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard.

Baobab Congress Centre

Congress Centre The convention centre is named after two monumental and ageless baobab trees around which it has been designed. The centre caters to all conference, meeting and banqueting requirements. Organising and catering services are available along with premium table settings, meeting amenities and audio-video equipment. The Baobab meeting rooms accommodate up to 160 people for sit down functions and 300 for cocktail receptions. The grand ballroom divides into three separate rooms fitted with soundproof walls and has a boardroom offering the latest facilities.


La Gemma D’ell Est is part of the largest chain of hotels in Zanzibar – owned and operated by an international group with a polished western service and every mod con you would expect from an all-inclusive family resort. Their ethos is to ensure interactive service adds to the experience of the beautifully maintained properties and gardens and the all-inclusive plan is fantastic for those wanting to arrive and simply relax and soak up the sunshine without a thought of where and what shall we eat this evening!

The all-inclusive service includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks, wine, beer, cocktails, local spirits, coffee and tea, snacks throughout the day, afternoon tea, coffee and pastries, use of the canoes (available at the water sports centre) and use of the gym.

The design of the hotel ensures each guest has an ocean view from their private terrace, whilst the huge free form pool sits between the beach front loungers and the accommodation nestled amongst the lush gardens. There are 4 restaurants including a beach grill serving up fresh seafood and a beach front pizzeria perfect for children and adults alike. The main buffets are huge and varied using the freshest of local ingredients and the richness of imported luxuries such as cheeses and chocolate.

The low rise, low environmental impact property is undoubtedly Nungwi’s best ‘all singing all dancing’ resort and offers the most comprehensive accommodation to all: from conferencing to kids clubs; catamaran sailing to banana boat bobbing; and spa treatments to tennis tournaments.


Leisure Activities

  • Water Sports

  • Tours & Excursions

Water Sports

  • Catamaran, laser boat, windsurfing and canoe
  • Sailing and windsurfing courses
  • Water-ski, wake-boarding and banana tube riding
  • Speedboat trips and local boat sunset trips and full days
  • Deep sea fishing

Tours & Excursions

  • Shuttle service from and to Stone Town
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Spice tours
  • Safaris to Tanzania


Community & Conservation

On 23rd July 2011 Diamonds la Gemma dell’Est launched the Spherique Indian Ocean Art Project giving art lovers the chance to admire paintings created by some of the most talented artists from the Indian Ocean region. The project is an ambitious initiative that plans to involve all 26 countries from around the Indian Ocean by 2015 and organise travelling exhibitions which will culminate in a final event in Malé, in the Republic of Maldives. La Gemma is proud to sponsor and support the synergy between art and hospitality as they feel their guest have a strong appreciation of the regions art. This winter season will host Kenyan Artists performing live in dynamic, interactive and innovative performances.

La Gemma dell Est - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our staff plus some genuine feedback from our clients below.

La Gemma is one of the best known and more established of the larger hotels on the Island. It was once considered to be one of the highest quality offerings in Zanzibar but over recent years it has been surpassed by other newer properties, offering more. The hotel does have a particularly good Jetty where live music is performed in the evening.



We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 0843 634 2258.

Check prices & availability for your dates:

Need more info?

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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About Us

Pure Zanzibar Ltd
Registered in the UK
Company No. 5905581
ATOL Protected: No. 10212

Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

We favor smaller more intimate lodges and camps and know the island better than anyone else.

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