Diamonds star of the east

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.

ALSO CHECK : Ocean paradise – 7 nights all inclusive


Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa is situated on a beautiful white sandy beach near Kiwengwa on the eastern coast of Zanzibar. This resort is set in 30 acres of landscaped tropical gardens and features a distinctly Swahili theme with the use of natural building materials, wooden furnishings and colourful fabrics.

The resort boasts stylish guest rooms, a diverse selection of dining options and an excellent range of leisure facilities including the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar. Active guests can enjoy a wide range of activities from water sports to beach games, while those seeking pure relaxation can spend lazy days by the pool or soak up the sun on the beautiful beach.

For pure indulgence, the Coconut Spa offers a range of holistic treatments in a haven of tranquillity and rejuvenation. Escape to Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa for an unforgettable holiday in Zanzibar.

ALSO CHECK : Diamonds mapenzi beach – 7 nights all inclusive

With each sunrise over glorious sea view of Dream of Zanzibar, a new dream begins, as you choose from a myriad of leisure and dining options.

Dream of Zanzibar has nine restaurants and bars; so you can lunch at the beachfront Sushi Bar, then dine out at the Italian Andiamo; the next day drop into the Shark Club on the sand, then prepare for a sensational night of entertainment with an exotic African or Arabian themed dinner.

Fill your days with refreshing water sports and new experiences; learn to kitesurf, dive on the reefs or swim with dolphins. Fall asleep with the hush of the sea breeze to dream of another exciting new day in your Zanzibar.


ALSO CHECK : Royal Zanzibar beach resort – 7 nights all inclusive

Set on the white sands of Zanzibar’s beautiful north coast, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort offers a paradise setting for a luxurious holiday escape. The hotel’s spacious rooms and suites overlook the tropical gardens, swimming pools and Indian Ocean beyond and feature opulent fittings and African elements. Relax in the beautiful infinity edge swimming pool and admire the views with a drink from the swim up Upepo pool bar. Alternatively, enjoy a cool drink at the Baraza Beach Bar as the sun sets.

For those that enjoy activities, a range can be enjoyed at the resort including beach volleyball, beach tennis, kayaking, paddleboats and more. After you can relax with a pampering treatment at the spa for total rejuvenation. But don’t forget two restaurants await offering everything from Italian to Seafood dishes.

Living up to its name, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort is a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent winner and ideal for those that want breath-taking surrounds and refined facilities and accommodation.

ALSO CHECK : Sultan sands island resort – 7 nights all inclusive

Sultan sands island resort Zanzibar
A magical African resort with a choice of single-storey African style rondavel cottages nestled on the beachfront in wonderfully landscaped tropical gardens.
The hotel offers a wide range of facilities, in addition to those of its sister property, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa, next door.