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By Chris Boyle

A magnificent private sanctuary of 11 exclusive villas, each with its own plunge pool, a tastefully furnished terrace, a covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset.

The villas are named after 11 of the most precious gems in the world to match the contemporary African-style architecture. Personal butler service, a private beach and unrivaled all-inclusive services accommodate the most discerning traveler with ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury.

Clients can choose to dine at the exclusive à la carte Ocean Blue Restaurant, visit one of the restaurants at Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est or enjoy private breakfast, lunch and dinner directly in the room or on the private terrace outside the villa. During the day, finger food, snacks and refreshing drinks are offered around the pool at the Tiara Lounge with cocktails and canapés served at sunset for romantic aperitifs while you watch the sun dive into the Indian Ocean.

Literally everything and anything you could dream of is catered to at the very highest level of all-inclusive services including access to all facilities of Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est resort.



  • Square footage: 3,229
  • Number of rooms in suite: Two bedrooms
  • Number of entrances to suite: Two Number of baths: Two, both with large walk-in showers and one with an outdoor walk-in shower and Jacuzzi
  • Suite style: Contemporary African style

Key selling points: Guests of these exclusive villas enjoy expert butler service, private transport to the beach by golf cart, in-room dining, a laptop upon request, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD facilities.

Outdoors, you’ll find a 700-square-foot covered patio, a refreshing 430-square-foot private plunge pool and a lush 484-square-foot garden. Number of suites in hotel: 11 (nine one-bedroom and two two-bedroom)


Mvua African Rain Spa: Capturing the beauty and magic of African décor, Mvua African Rain Spa blends earth colors and dramatic images to evoke a sensory journey inviting guests to build a personal experience in its calming environment.

Signature treatment: Mvua Secret Massage



Ocean Blue Restaurant: This fine dining restaurant offers delicious international à la carte cuisine, alongside open views of stunning gardens and shimmering ocean. Sea Breeze: A spectacular à la carte restaurant located on a magnificent pier overlooking the ocean. Tiara Lounge: Tiara serves refreshing finger food snacks and a variety of international and local drinks.


  • PADI international dive center
  • Fully equipped water sports cenetr
  • Complementary laundry service
  • Fitness center and private in-villa pilates classes
  • Baby sitting services available on request


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Zanzibar sunset.

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