We stayed at Star of the East for 4 nights. Definitely one of the most incredible hotel experiences we've ever had - not to mention the most luxurious! The 11 exclusive villas are all massive and have their own private sea view terrace and plunge pool. Everything is meticulously designed for comfort and utmost luxury.
The four course meals at the 5* exclusive restaurants were delicious and offered impressive variety. The all inclusive wine selection was also excellent, particularly given how difficult it is to get good wine in East Africa. And for ultimate privacy you can choose to have meals served on your private terrace!
The best thing about the place is the service. A personal butler is on call 24 hours a day to cater for your every need. All the butlers we had were great but a particular shout out to Abdallah, who was charming and warm as well as extremely efficient! In fact all the staff were really friendly and very professional - a fair few notches above anywhere else we've been in East Africa.
And finally, Nungwi is the only beach in Zanzibar which is great for swimming regardless of whether it's high or low tide.
Overall, definitely the place to go when you're looking for a trip of a lifetime.
- 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/Nungwi