Mnemba Island is an exclusive barefoot paradise off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, owned by &Beyond (a luxury safari company). A triangular shaped reef – part of the Marine Protected Area – surrounds this island with its beautiful scuba dive sites, corals, fish and stunning ocean views.
This is how you stay!
The &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge provides nothing less than top notch, high class luxury for guests with a larger budget. The lodge offers exquisite, yet unpretentious rustic-chic bandas on the beach. There are only twelve bandas accommodating to a maximum of 24 guests. Two of which are family bandas, linked by a walkway. From your banda, you look out from the Casuarina pine forest onto the immaculate sandy beach. And here, you get to relax on your very own stretch of beachfront!
From the dining and bar area, you’ll have a wonderful view of the beach and spectacular views of nearby Zanzibar. Each banda has an appointed private butler, who will serve you a late breakfast of tropical fruits, freshly squeezed juice, and Tanzanian coffee on your beachfront veranda. And if you want to celebrate the glorious sunset – fresh sushi and chilled champagne can also be discreetly served to you on the beach loungers. Or maybe you’re in the mood for a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach? That is also possible! Just as yoga sessions, massages or a wide range of water sports activities.
A diverse ocean life
Occasionally, you can sight larger ocean species here, such as three different species of dolphin, humpback whales (from July to September) and whale sharks. And between February and March is the turtle nesting season, with nests hatching on the beach!