Romantic beach walks and private dinners, your own slice of sugary sand beach, colourful reefs full of tropical marine life…you’ll certainly feel the romance at andBeyond Mnemba Island. Nestled just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, there’s only 20 guests staying here at one time, so you’ll enjoy a truly remote and tranquil experience just steps away from the vibrant Mnemba Atoll.
The 10 palm-frond bandas overlook the azure waters, only footsteps away from the warm, powdery white sands. The décor here is luxurious yet unpretentious, opting for an airy feel with traditional wood carved furnishings and a soft, light colour palette. We love the ‘barazas’ (Swahili for ‘meeting place’) that are spread out onto the private outdoor verandas – it’s such a peaceful place to unwind and listen to the waves lap on the shore.
The main lodge area is just as tranquil, with open thatched dining and sitting areas offering a comfy spot to sip a G&T and watch the beautiful sunset. The food is deliciously fresh too, served on wooden carved platters whilst sitting on the pristine sand beach. It’s easy to completely unwind here, enjoying an exclusive experience apart from the curious suni antelopes who regularly make an appearance.
Your days here can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. There are a variety of unforgettable diving sites around the island that you won’t want to miss, and there’s two diving boats that will take you out a little further to sea. The snorkelling, swimming and kayaking opportunities are worthwhile too, or you could simply lie on the sand and soak up the sun.
- All bandas have a king size bed
- Three meals, plus soft drinks, house wines, and local brand spirits and beers
- Water sports, including two scuba dives per day, snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking
- Sundowner dhow cruise
- Return transfers between Zanzibar and Mnemba Island
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This accommodation can be booked on its own or as part of a tailor-made vacation with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £905/€1025/$1165.