La Gemma Del Est Resort is located on the North West coast of Zanzibar, near to Kendwa Rocks, on a magnificent stretch of beach.
The beauty of this side of the island is that it is not as affected as the East by the tidal fluctuations.
One is able to swim during low and high tide.
Even though there is a great beach, the Hotel has built the most massive swimming pool on the island with a sunken bar on the northern end where one is able to enjoy cocktails.
La Gemma Del Est Resort has been styled on a modern European style, ignoring the Zanzibar style, in which most other resorts have been built.
Large white plastic tarpaulins greet you as you enter the main gate.
The restaurant area is beautifully decorated using glass windows and water features, all very chic and modern.
The resort boasts an impressive 138 rooms, including 17 Junior suites, 23 executive villa guest rooms and a presidential villa which consists of 5 bedrooms.
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.
The rooms have all the modern conveniences which include satellite television, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bar, safe and telephone.
The hotel has blended the room in a terracota and brown colour scheme.
The bathroom includes a great shower, bidet, hair dryer, bath robes and hotel personalised toiletries.
The executive villas also include a personal butler.
The hotel only has one restaurant and 3 bars. The restaurant is situated on the hilltop.
A large entertainment area is built on a pontile out in the ocean.
The jetty is just out some 100m into the ocean and provides a stunning place to enjoy cocktails during the day, sundowners at sunset or a late night drink.
From the deck in the evening, one can watch the fish swimming in the floodlit ocean.