Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Zanzibar

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About Diamonds La Gemma Dell est

Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est, set within exotic tropical gardens and water features inviting guests to enjoy the pristine view over the Indian Ocean, is located on the north-western shores of the magical spice island of Zanzibar.
Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est, an enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly 5 star all inclusive resort is famous for its magnificent beach and large wharf built onto the open waters of the Indian Ocean and stretches out towards the sunset.
Take time away from the daily routine – Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est is the perfect 5 star resort to take a break for a perfect beach holiday, a romantic honeymoon or to reward and motivate your personnel, business partners and clients. Build everlasting memories on Zanzibar!

Why should you choose to stay at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est on your next trip to Zanzibar?

If you are looking for a truly all-inclusive beach resort, offering all meals and drinks during your stay, or a resort that is family friendly (offers room discount for up to 2 children under 12 years old sharing a room with parents), or a lastly a favorite choice for honeymooners wanting to make everlasting memories, then look no further than Diamonds La Gemma Dell est!

Why contact Dream World Adventures for a Zanzibar package deal for staying at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est?

Booking a Zanzibar package deal, that includes flights to and from Zanzibar Airport, your return airport to Diamonds La Gemma Dell est transfers and your accommodation on an all-inclusive meal plan, will be far more cost-effective and convenient than booking each of the package components separately.
At Dream World Adventures, we treat all of our valued clients as individuals. We present a detailed quote, including the various rooms options found at the resort you show interest in – with no hidden costs!
You will be treated as a VIP client with private transfers between the airport & the hotel, hence no shared coach transfers and waiting for other people at the airport or at the hotel. This not only extends your stay at the resort but also enhances your island experience by having a driver that doubles as a guide on your arrival on Zanzibar.
We are able to provide our valued clients with comprehensive travel insurance packages and although cost is a major factor for us all, the benefits of having comprehensive cover ensure your peace of mind.

We not only strive to provide our clients with competitive special packages deals, but we work hard to make your entire experience, from your first contact with Dream World Adventures until your return from Zanzibar, a memorable one that we hope will have you longing to return to Zanzibar.

 

Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est is located on the north-western shores of the magical spice island of Zanzibar.

Facilities available at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est

Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est offer guests the following guest services:

  • 24 hour reception.
  • Concierge service.
  • Porter and Left Luggage services.
  • Bureau de change.
  • Business centre.
  • Complimentary Free Wi-Fi in communal areas at the resort.
  • Medical clinic and on-call doctor.
  • Dry cleaning and ironing service.
  • Spherique fashion and accessories boutique.
  • MVUA African Rain Spa.
  • Childcare on request.
  • Baobab conference centre.
  • Floodlit tennis court.
  • Daily entertainment and outdoor exercise program.
  • Saline water swimming pool.
  • Sports centre.
  • PADI certified diving centre.
  • Internationally accepted credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  • Please note that services mentioned above will be at extra charge, if not specifically mentioned to be free.

Services included in the All Inclusive package at Diamonds La Gemma dell est are:

  • Welcome aperitif.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the main buffet Pavilion Restaurant.
  • Butler and room service included in stays at the Presidential Suite.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, local beer, fruit juices, water, tea and coffee served during the meal.
  • Buffet breakfast served from 07:30 to 10:30.
  • Buffet lunch served from 13:00 to 15:00.
  • Buffet dinner served from 19:30 to 22:00.
  • The Beach Bar serves non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, local beer, a selection of spirits and cocktails, fruit juices, water and tea. Premium brand spirits are subject to a surcharge. The bar is open from 9:00 to 22:30.
  • The Coral Cove Snack Bar serves canapés and non-alcoholic drinks and has a light lunch menu. The bar is open from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • The Coral Cove Pizzeria serves salads and pizzas. Booked is required. The pizzeria is open from 20:00 to 22:00.
  • The entrance bar serves drinks and beer and is open from 08:00 to 22:30.
  • The Sunset Bar serves non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, local beers, selected spirits and cocktails, fruit juices, water and tea. Imported spirits are subject to a surcharge. The bar is open from 17:00 to midnight.
  • Canoeing, aqua aerobics, stretching lessons, beach volleyball, table tennis, gym (from 08:00 to 22:00) and tennis courts are included in guest services.
  • Beach towels, sun loungers and parasols are available to guest.

The Spherique Boutique at Diamonds La Gemma dell est

The Spherique brand is distinguished by the elegance of its products which will make your shopping experience even more special.

Food and Beverage service facilities at Diamonds La Gemma dell est

  • Pavilion Restaurant (main buffet restaurant).
  • Coral Cove Pizzeria Restaurant.
  • Sea Breeze à la Carte Restaurant (Meals at extra charge).
  • Beach Grill ( Meals at extra charge).
  • Sunset Bar.
  • Rock Bar.
  • Beach Bar.
  • Lobby Bar.

The MVUA African Rain Spa at Diamonds La Gemma dell est

By capturing the beauty and magic of the African environment, the Mvua African Rain Spa offers guests at Diamonds La Gemma dell ’Est colours and images of the African landscape in a relaxing and welcoming environment savour a unique and precious experience.
Making use of all the ingredients you need to free body and mind, the Mvua African Rain Spa uses natural ingredients and resources such as plants, flowers, salt, cereals, spices, wild honey and unrefined sugar.
The treatments are based on ancient African, Asian and European traditions with the single aim of reinvigorating body and soul and enlightening the mind. After visiting the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Mvua African Rain Spa you will feel that this experience should never end, and you will return time and time again.

Water Sports from Diamonds La Gemma dell est

A variety of water activities are organized daily at the Water sport & diving center (run by Scuba Do Dive Center) as listed below:

  • Catamarans.
  • Laser Boats.
  • Canoes.
  • Windsurfs.
  • Sailing lessons (on request).
  • Windsurfing lessons (on request).
  • Water Skis.
  • Wakeboards.
  • Banana Boats.

Daily activities at Diamonds La Gemma dell est

Every night at La Gemma dell ’Est, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy music and shows at the Sunset Lounge from 22.00.
At La Gemma dell ’Est you will have the opportunity to take part at many different daily activities.

The activities include:

  • Stretching.
  • Beach Soccer.
  • Water Aerobics.
  • Table Tennis.
  • Beach Volley.
  • Swahili Lesson.
  • Bocce.
  • Water Polo.
  • African Line Dancing.

The Baobab Congress Centre at Diamonds La Gemma dell est

Built around 2 monumental and ageless baobab trees the Baobab Congress Centre can cater to all your conferencing, meetings an banqueting requirements. Event planning and catering services are available along with premium table settings,
meeting amenities and modern audio-video equipment. The meeting rooms accommodate up to 180 persons for sit down functions and 220 for cocktail receptions.

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Zanzibar room options

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Zanzibar room details

TThis upmarket resort offers guest 138 modern and comfortable rooms designed for the most discerning traveler.

Categories include:

  • 23 villa club rooms with large communal living room and garden view.
  • 93 deluxe sea view rooms with private terrace and garden access.
  • 10 sea view suites.
  • 6 ocean suites.
  • 1 family suite with living room and 2 bedrooms.
  • A 5 bedrooms Presidential Villa with large communal living area, small office, butler’s quarter and large sea view private swimming pool.

Villa Club rooms at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est

The Villa Club rooms are the entry level rooms at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est. The 23 rooms on offer are located in 7 individual villas with a common lounge, dining room and private terraces.
The Villa Club rooms are located on two rows higher than the deluxe rooms. Room pairs are interconnecting in each villa. Each room can accommodate maximum of 2 adults per room.

The positives of the rooms in this category are, they are the most cost effective rooms to stay in at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est. Also perfect for a group of friends, or families that do not have children under 12 travel with (no additional discount for children in these rooms). Each of the 7 individual villas share a common lounge/ dining room, but not ideal for couples wanting privacy.

Villa Club room features:

  • Each room can accommodate 1 or 2 people max.
  • Room are approximately 35m² in size.
  • All rooms offer a beautiful view of the tropical gardens.
  • Wide double bed or two singles with mosquito nets.
  • Climate control available by adjustable air conditioning & roof fan.
  • A room bar/mini fridge in each room that is restocked daily.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Satellite Television.
  • Digital safe.
  • Luggage rack.
  • Rooms fitted with a large bathroom with shower cabin, a washbasin, vanity mirror and a hairdryer.
  • Toilet and bidet in each bathroom.
  • Room service available (at extra charge).
  • All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Room check in at 14h00, room check out at 12h00.

Deluxe sea view rooms at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est

The Deluxe sea view rooms available to guest staying at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est are the most popular rooms. The 93 rooms in this category are built on three terraced rows on the lower side of the resort on the way to the beach. Each room has its own patio in front of the room that offers sea and sunset views. The Deluxe Sea View rooms can accommodate a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults plus 1 child per room. Children under the age of 12 years that shares the same room with parents stay for free. 12 of the Deluxe rooms are interconnecting, perfect for larger families with young children.

The positives of the rooms in this category are; the rooms offer a sea view, Inter leading rooms available for families traveling with more than 1 child.

Deluxe sea view room features:

  • Each room can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
  • Room are approximately 35m² in size.
  • Sea view available from your patio.
  • Wide double bed or two singles with mosquito nets. Sleeper couch available for the 3rd person sharing the room.
  • Climate control available by adjustable air conditioning & roof fan.
  • Telephone for room service or making international calls (at extra charge).
  • A room bar/mini fridge in each room that is restocked daily.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Flat screen satellite Television.
  • Digital safe.
  • Luggage rack.
  • Rooms fitted with a large bathroom with shower cabin, a washbasin, vanity mirror and a hairdryer.
  • Toilet and bidet in each bathroom.
  • Room service available (at extra charge).
  • All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Room check in at 14h00, room check out at 12h00.

Ocean Suites at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est

The Ocean Suites are the latest addition at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est. The chic and contemporary style offers guest a unique luxury experience with spectacular views overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean. Relaxed and comfortable, each Ocean Suite is superbly designed and completed with the highest quality Italian furnishings, a separate living area, spacious bathroom, granite vanity with twin vessel sinks, frosted glass rain shower and a generous walk-in closet. The private terrace allows guest to enjoy a cool breeze from your private terrace whilst admiring the breath-taking Zanzibar sunset. The 17 Ocean Suites can accommodate a maximum of 3 adults, with the third adult to sleep in a sofa bed or 2 adults and 2 children, with the children to share the sofa bed. Children under the age of 12 years that shares the same room with parents stay for free.

The positives of the rooms in this category are; all suites provide a sea view, families with 2 children under 12 years can share 1 room with the children staying for free, best room category available at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est.

Ocean Suites features:

  • The suites can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
  • Suites are approximately 70m² in size.
  • Sea view available from your bedroom and living area.
  • Key card key
  • King size 4 poster double bed with mosquito net.
  • Large Sofa bed in living area for the 3rd adult or children sharing the suite.
  • Climate control available by individually controlled air conditioning & roof fan.
  • A room bar/mini fridge in each room that is restocked daily.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Coffee table with armchair.
  • 2 Flat screen satellite televisions.
  • Large in room safe box.
  • Spacious writing desk.
  • Large walk in wardrobe.
  • Bathroom with frosted glass rain shower, two hand basin, face mirror, hair dryer, WC and bidet.
  • Exclusive choice of bathroom amenities.
  • All suites are non-smoking.
  • Suite check in at 14h00, Suite check out at 12h00.

Presidential Suite at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est

Unlike the other room categories available at Diamonds La Gemma Dell est, the Presidential Suite is made up of 5 bedrooms that can only be booked as a unit (not separate suites) that can accommodate 10 people. The Presidential Suite also include a large shared living room, an office, butler and a private pool overlooking the ocean. The main suites also feature a hydro-massage Jacuzzi bath and a walk-in wardrobe.

The positives of the Presidential Suite are; it’s a perfect choice for a large group of friends or couples that will be 10 people, as you will have private use of the entire Suite that includes the large living room, private pool and butler. The suite rooms cannot be booked as separate rooms so you will not have others sharing with you.

Presidential Suite features:

  • Can Accommodate up to 10 people, total of 5 suites.
  • Wide double bed or two singles with mosquito nets in the suites.
  • Climate control available by adjustable air conditioning & roof fan.
  • Telephone for room service or making international calls (at extra charge).
  • A room bar/mini fridge in each room that is restocked daily.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Flat screen satellite Television.
  • Digital safe.
  • Luggage rack.
  • Rooms fitted with a large bathroom with shower cabin, a washbasin, vanity mirror and a hairdryer.
  • Toilet and bidet in each bathroom.
  • All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Room check in at 14h00, room check out at 12h00.

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Zanzibar wining and dining

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Pavilion Restaurant 01

Pavilion Restaurant at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

A lively, vibrant and casual, yet comfortable All Day Dining Restaurant, the Pavilion Restaurant at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est offering a variety of international specialties and local favorites as well as unique Italian delicacies. Service from live cooking stations, integrated in the buffet counters add to an interactive dining experience. Diverse and interesting culinary events will contribute to make your dining experience an interesting and memorable one. With indoor and outdoor dining facilities serves lavish buffet with fusion of Mediterranean cuisine and favourite local dishes. Serves all inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Pavilion Restaurant details

Chef Leonardo

Service Hours | Daily Breakfast | 07:30 – 10:00 Lunch | 13:00 – 15:00 Dinner | 18:30 – 21:30 Thursday African Village Dinner | 18:30 – 21.30

Seating Capacity 170 Seats Outdoor Main Area 20 Seats Outdoor Smoking Area 80 Seats Indoor

Special Features Italian Night Dinner Buffet on Mondays.

Dining Code ‘All Inclusive Food’ ‘All Inclusive Beverages’

Dress Code Casual

 

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Coral Cove Pizzeria

Coral Cove Pizzeria Restaurant at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

The outdoor pizza restaurant is located on the beach, next to the pool and serves every day light snacks for lunch. For dinner salads, soups and homemade pizza are served to guests from the show kitchen.

The Coral Cove Pizzeria Restaurant details

Service Hours | Daily Lunch | 12:00 – 14:00 Included for guests with All Inclusive Lunch | 14:00 – 18:00 A’ la Carte at extra cost Dinner | 19:00 – 22:00 Included for guests with All Inclusive Seating Capacity 30 Seats. Outdoor Restaurant Area.

Special Features Light snacks available throughout the day 10:00 – 18:00 Included for guests with All Inclusive

Dining Code Casual

More information *Premium food and beverage are served as extra cost for Guests of All Inclusive package.

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Sea Breeze a la Carte Restaurant

Sea Breeze à la Carte Restaurant (Not part of all inclusive concept) at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

The Sea Breeze à la Carte Restaurant at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est is located on the Jetty over the Indian Ocean waters. Sea Breeze welcomes you to experience exquisite fish and seafood creations cooked and served to perfection This à la carte restaurant, is the perfect location to live a unique culinary experience.

Sea Breeze à la Carte Restaurant details

Chef Misunu Service Hours | Daily Dinner | 19:00 – 22:00 Monday | Closed

Seating Capacity 24 Seat

Special Features Watermelon punch @ Sunset 17:30 – 19:00

Dining Code Seafood A la Carte Non inclusive food and beverages

Dress Code Smart Casual

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Beach Grill


Beach Grill (Not part of all inclusive concept) at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

Located directly on the private beach at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est, the Beach Grill restaurant has a rich seafood menu – open for dinner only. For a modern dinner with the traditional grill, The Beach Grill restaurant is the right choice for you. The minimalist décor restaurant offers a spectacular selection of fish dishes on the grill. The exceptional location, on the beach under the stars of Zanzibar sky, completes the atmosphere. For a romantic candlelight dinner, as well as an elegant dinner with friends or family, this restaurant is perfect for a special evening.

Beach Grill restaurant details

Service Hours | Daily Dinner | 19:00 – 22:00

Seating Capacity 24 Seats Beach Area

Special Features Watermelon punch @ Sunset 17:30 – 19:00

Dining Code A la Carte Non inclusive food and beverages

Dress Code Smart Casual

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Sunset Bar

Sunset Bar at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

Located on the magnificent wharf at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est and open just before sunset serves a wide selection of local and international cocktails and drinks with live entertainment and local shows. The Sunset Bar at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est will be the ideal venue for pre and/or post – dinner drinks, or simply for lounging with friends, while enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail from the best listing on Zanzibar during the sunset. Well selected background and live music combined with mood setting lighting levels will compliment an overall energetic ambiance, further elevating the dining and drinking experience.

Service Hours | Daily Daily | 17:00 – 1:00

Seating Capacity 8 Seats Bar Counter 60 Seats Main Floor 24 Seats Lounge

Special Features Watermelon punch @ Sunset | 17:30 – 19:00

Dining Code ‘All Inclusive Beverages’ Premium beverages available with surcharge

Dress Code Casual Food and premium beverages at extra cost.

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Rock Bar

Rock Bar at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

Located near the Pavilion restaurant at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est serves all inclusive drinks during meals time with live music in the evening. The Pavilion’s Rock Bar & Lounge will be one of your favorite places to either start or end your eventful day. The venue will impress you with its breathtaking view over the resort and Zanzibar ocean coast line and its cozy Makuti huts hosting the lounge seating are the perfect place to spend time with friends and family. Live entertainment at lunch and dinner rounding up your experience. ‘All Inclusive Beverages’ served.

Service Hours | Daily All Day | 07:30 – 23:00 Thursday Dinner Closed

Seating Capacity 10 Seats Bar Area 20 Seats Lounge / Makuti Area

Special Features Panoramic view over the entire resort and shoreline

Dining Code ‘All Inclusive Beverages’

Dress Code Casual

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Coral Cove Beach Bar

Coral Cove Beach Bar at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

The Coral Cove Beach Bar at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est serves you all you could ever desire with white endless beaches, palm trees and crystal clear turquoise blue sea. A wide variety of beers, wines, spirits and local fresh fruit juices and cocktails will leave an everlasting impression.

Service Hours | Daily All Day | 9:00 – 22:30

Seating Capacity 6 Seats Bar Counter 20 Seats Outdoor Bar Area

Special Features Watermelon punch @ Sunset | 17:30 – 19:00

Dining Code All Inclusive Food All Inclusive Beverages

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est

The Lobby Cafe at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est is the center point of all activities during the arrival and departure experience, a stylish and comfortable venue located in the entrance area of the resort overviewing the entire landscape. The Lobby is created to provide a social venue where guests can be connected to the local heritage, as well as the global interactivity of the modern digital world. Serves all inclusive soft drinks and beers.

Dress Code Casual

Service Hours | Daily Daily | 7:30 – 22:00

Seating Capacity 24 Seats

Special Features An exclusive assortment of freshly baked pastries, homemade cakes, chocolates and savories as well as coffees, teas, chocolates, jams to name just a few, are on offer in our retail range.

Dining Code Snacks & Retail All Inclusive Food All Inclusive Beverages Non inclusive food and beverage products available at extra charge.

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Please note that the information on Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Zanzibar was correct at the time of being published. While all efforts are taken to update this information as regularly as possible, changes can occur due to hotel offers, services and facilities.

What our clients have to say about there stay at Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est Zanzibar

Joline Erasmus stayed at Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘est Zanzibar in August 2017.

Joline was kind to share some photos of their stay at Diamonds La Gemma del ‘Est…just to make us wonder why we are not sitting on Zanzibar sipping cocktails ????, or snorkelling in warm azure waters or being adventurous and parasailing ..better make a plan!!

Michelle McKie stayed at Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘est Zanzibar in August 2017

“Woke up to this amazing view everyday.
What an awesome experience we had at La Gemma in Zanzibar!!!
Thanks Rose for going above & beyond!

Michelle & Chris McKie”

Keith stayed at Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘est Zanzibar in September 2016.

“Hi Rose
Just wanting to thank you for your services, we had a magic time in Zanzibar at Diamonds La Gemma del ‘Est and can’t stop talking about our holiday. Thank you so much!

Regards
Keith”

Diamonds La Gemma Dell est Zanzibar packages that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and selected drinks.

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About Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar, Unguja, The capital, Stone Town, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 and is an eclectic mix of cultures, architecture and languages. What was once a small fishing village is now a thriving town with an extraordinary history and past. The impact of the different cultures can be seen on the buildings and in the faces of the locals while walking around Stone Town. Coral and stone houses boast imposing wooden Zanzibar doors, set with brass studs to defend against charging elephants, intricately carved with scripts from the Qu’ran. Indian houses have courtyards behind the shop fronts and delicate and beautiful carved balconies. Arab homes are characterized by their white washed walls, flat terraces and small windows. The reason for this window style is solely to preserve the modesty of the women. Zanzibar does not have tribes. Local traditions are a fusion of different ethnic groups that have settled on the island. Although Zanzibar benefits from Tourism, the majority of the population still makes their living from subsistence farming and fishing. Zanzibar is a unique destination filled with history and character, beautiful beaches and wonderful people.

Short history on Zanzibar Island

The islands were likely to have been visited at an even earlier date by traders and sailors from Arabia. From around the 8th century Shirazi traders from Persia also began to make their way to East Africa, where they established settlements on Pemba and probably also at Zanzibar’s Unguja Ukuu. Zanzibar became a powerful city-state, supplying slaves, gold, ivory and wood to places as distant as Indian and Asia, while importing spices, glassware and textiles. Along with the trade from the east came Islam and the Arabic architecture that still characterizes the archipelago today. The Sultan of Zanzibar controlled a substantial portion of the East African coast, known as Zanj, as well as extensive inland trading routes. Over time the abolition of the slave trade came about when the British Empire took control. In 1890 Zanzibar became a British protectorate. The death of one sultan and the succession of another of whom the British did not approve, led to the Anglo-Zanzibar War, also known as The Shortest War in History. The islands gained independence from Britain in December 1963 as a constitutional monarchy. A month later, the bloody Zanzibar Revolution caused the death of many Arabs and Indians, and even thousands more expelled and expropriated. This led to the founding of the Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba. That April, the Republic merged with the mainland Tanganyika, or more accurately, was subsumed into Tanzania, of which Zanzibar still remains a semi-autonomous region. it has been influenced by many different cultures, including the great Orientals like China, Arabia and Persia. The history and cultures have also been strongly influenced by both traders and invaders over the centuries, from the Portuguese and Omani Arabs to the English, thus creating a very unique history and diverse culture. Another major trade good was ivory from the tusks of elephants killed in mainland Africa. The third pillar of the economy was slaves, giving Zanzibar an important place in the Arab slave trade.

Cultural Considerations

Zanzibar is a very religious country and consists 95% of Muslim people. To show respect towards Zanzibar’s culture, visitors are requested to dress modestly and refrain from public displays of affection. When walking through towns or villages, women should wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees and men should not walk bare-chested or in swimming trunks. Swimwear is acceptable on the beaches but topless sunbathing is not. Visitors are advised not to take pictures of people unless you’ve asked their permission. During the fast of Ramadan, it is considered the height of bad manners to drink and eat in public places or while walking down the street. Non-Muslims should also not enter Mosques unless specifically invited to do so.

Tips for planning and for saving for your Zanzibar holiday staying at Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘est

Zanzibar is truly a great destination to consider for your next tropical Island beach holiday. Not only is it much more affordable compared to other Island destinations, it will take you less than 3,5 hours to fly to Zanzibar, if opting for the direct flights departing from Johannesburg. While it is more affordable than most destination, it is not cheap and planning is needed to make your dream of a relaxing holiday become a reality.

Packages that we offer includes your return airfare, airport to hotel transfers, accommodation with meals (variety of options available) and day activities can also be arranged.

Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘est is highly recommended for a great beach resort that offers a truly all inclusive stay.

Open a holiday savings account, just like budgeting for other expenses, is part of any well-thought-out expense budget. You need to start planning as far in advance as possible.

How to get your hands on those elusive special packages. Travel off-season (outside of school & or public holidays), your travel packages will be much more affordable as flight fares & room rates will be less. Understand that if holiday times are the only time you can travel bookings must be made well in advance (around 6 months if possible).

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