La Gemma Dell 'Est 4 star pemba island
La Gemma Dell 'Est

The hotel is based on a modern European style and it is by far the largest in Zanzibar. This would explain why guests are transported in golf carts in and around the resort! The beauty of this side of the island is that it is not as affected by the tidal fluctuations so you are able to swim in low and high tide. The restaurant area is beautifully decorated using glass windows and water features. One of the most amazing features of the resort is the large entertainment area built on a pontile out in the ocean.

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La Gemma Dell’ Est is located on the North West coast of Zanzibar, near to Kendwa Rocks. An hour’s drive from Stonetown.

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La Gemma Dell 'Est Bedroom


La Gemma Dell 'Est Suites


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La Gemma Dell 'Est Wharf


La Gemma Dell 'Est Canoeing


La Gemma Dell 'Est Beach



The rooms have all the modern conveniences which include satellite television, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bar, safe and telephone. The bathroom includes a great shower, bidet, hair dryer, bath robes and hotel personalised toiletries. All rooms are fitted with French doors which open out on to a landscaped garden. The rooms also have a small balcony where guests can sit and enjoy the view of the ocean.

· 97 Standard Rooms
· 17 Junior Suites
· 23 Executive Villa Guest Rooms – Includes a personal butler just for you!
· 1 Presidential Villa - 5 bedrooms


· Swimming pool
· 24 Hour reception and concierge
· Small gift shop
· Limited room service
· Conference facilities
· Currency exchange
· Internet access
· International credit cards accepted
· Laundry/valet service (7 days a week)
· Pressing service 24 hours
· Connecting rooms
· Club rooms with butler service
· Baby sitter on request at an extra charge
· First aid & in-house clinic with doctor on call
· Animals on request with prior reservation

Special Features
· Boutique and drugstore
· Extensive and immaculate gardens and
..landscaped areas for relaxation
· Large wharf built on the waters of the Indian
..Ocean Sea and sunset view from all rooms
..and areas of the resort
· Handicap facilities available with easy access ground-floor rooms
· Multilingual management team
· Hairdresser


· Full watersports centre (snorkelling, water-skiing,
..windsurfing, kayaking)
· Big game fishing facilities
· Full PADI certified dive school
· Dhow cruises
· Masseuse
· The hotel also offers excursions to the
..surrounding areas.

Occasional live evening entertainment.

The hotel has one restaurant and 3 bars.

The cuisine is European, serving English and Continental breakfasts, and buffet for lunch and dinner. Snacks and pastries are served at the swimming pool bar throughout the day. There are plans of introducing an a la carte restaurant on the pontille.

The list of activities is endless, which makes this an ideal location for a wonderful family holiday, particularly when the kids are little older (+12 years). However, like most hotels on Zanzibar, one should not expect the type of children’s facilities that are on offer at Mauritian resorts.

Being a large resort, La Gemma Dell’ Est doesn’t lend its self to intimately romantic holidays or honeymoons. However, it is a beautiful hotel and honeymoon couples of ours who have stayed there have been very happy with their choice.

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