It’s almost all about the exclusive pool villas at this superb luxury resort-within-a-resort.
Set back from the ocean in pristine tropical gardens, this is a premium all inclusive choice. As part of the larger Diamonds Gemma dell’ Est resort, there’s the option to enjoy use of all facilities, or keep yourself to yourself with the private amenities at Star of the East.
Ocean Blue is the hotel’s international à la carte restaurant and offers beautiful ocean views from its elevated setting, though guests also have access to all Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est restaurants and bars. On the lower level of Ocean Blue there’s the chic Tiara Lounge Bar, reached by a small bridge over the pool, which leads through to a more traditional thatched area with high ceilings.
The private pool villas are the real highlight here. Individually named after 11 of the world’s most precious gems, these exclusive thatched-roof villas are spacious and luxurious, with spiral-shaped private plunge pool with Jacuzzi, butler service, four-poster bed draped in white linen, indoor/outdoor bathroom and contemporary African architecture. Each sits in its own tropical garden walled by a foliage border for a secluded feel and comes with one or two bedrooms.
On the north-western tip of Zanzibar
Good to know
Minimum stay: 3 nights 23 Dec-06 Jan.
11 pool villas
• Arrange a pampering treatment at the spa or in the privacy of your villa* • Book a trip to Stone Town*.
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Ocean Blue Restaurant or in-villa • Selected drinks • Use of facilities at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est • Butler service • Minibar • Fitness centre, canoes, water gym, beach volleyball, table tennis, tennis court • Wi-Fi • Private in-villa Pilates lessons
*Denotes local charge