We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Zanzibar and can honestly say, we could very happily have stayed there forever – we were there for 9 nights and would find it very difficult to knock it!
Our villa was very spacious and every detail had been considered, it was perfect. There was everything you could possibly need for relaxation in the sun by your own private plunge pool, in the shade on the most comfortable lounger or inside the villa in the cool of the air conditioning with a wonderful view or one of two huge plasma tv’s. That's not to mention the exclusive pool area for villa guests, the main pool and private beach area for villa guest!
The staff, they were just amazing! From Sabine in Guest Relations to our 24 hour Butlers Nassor and Hemza who catered to our every need. Our housekeeper Mosi created beautiful floral creations in the room every day, something which may seem very small, but really, the devil is most definitely in the detail.
While the villa’s offer in room dining we did venture out a few evenings and I have to say, we had great experiences. The Sea Breeze Restaurant which is located on stilts over the ocean is a 'must' for dinner particularly if you like seafood. The Pavilion offered buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner which we also enjoyed on occasion simply for an alternative to 4 course fine dining experiences. The Ocean Blue Restaurant was nice but we found the menu to be limited particularly as it seemed to be the same as the in rooming dining menu. Having said that, the staff were great Martin in Ocean Blue Restaurant and Fabian in the Restaurant's Bar we funny and friendly, the Bar was also well stocked with top shelf branded spirits which were all included within the package – so who can complain?!
Not sure we will ever better this holiday, it’ll be tough but we will continue to search!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magnificent private sanctuary of eleven exclusive villas with their own plunge pool and 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 eleven of the most precious gems in the world to match the modern and contemporary African style architecture. Personal butler service, a private beach and unmatched all-inclusive services accommodate the most discerning traveller with ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury. Literally everything and anything you could dream of is catered for at the very highest level of all-inclusive services including access to all facilities, restaurants and bars of Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est. Diamonds Star of the East is member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diamonds Star Of The East Zanzibar Island/Nungwi