The incredible Fundu Lagoon on Pemba Island epitomises castaway island holidays in Zanzibar, highlighting chic accommodation and privacy on white beaches so Voyage2Africa rates this destination as one of Zanzibar’s top lodges for good reason.
Find the magical Fundu Lagoon in one of the world’s top 10 diving destinations on Pemba Island, offering a delightful blend of exhilarating water sports, beach activities and invigorating spa treatments. This remote, serene and awe-inspiring setting makes for an idyllic location for couples on their Zanzibar honeymoon.
Classical rustic chic island-style chalets with typical palm tree roofs and thatch embrace all island holidaymakers to this mind-blowing Pemba Island in the Indian Ocean off Zanzibar. Few visitors have heard of this remote destination which thankfully remains mostly unimpacted by human activities. The only way to get there is by boat and Fundu lies hidden on a long sugary beach fringed with lush forests and where small villages are dotted around. Guests may be lucky to see vervet monkeys, bush babies and dolphins, as well as diverse birds.
Outdoor activities connect guests to nature and the marine environment – rest beside the sparkling infinity swimming pool, take long walks along the beaches watching local women pick seaweed for the beauty industry or kayak peacefully into pristine mangroves. Snorkel into untouched coral gardens in the clear ocean waters around the tiny nearby Misali Island – it’s no wonder that Fundu Lagoon has won the Good Safari Guide award for “Best Marine Safari”. Here guests can experience a bush-beach safari all in one, a marine and island escape where silence is golden and the crowds don’t exist.
Come and switch off in the 18 rooms and suites at Fundu Lagoon comprising canvas tents with thatched roofs on private wooden decks facing the shimmering Indian Ocean. Plush interiors include large double or twin beds, mosquito nets, fans, seating areas and en suite showers. Two of the suites feature personal decks and plunge pools while 4 superior suites offer spacious indoor and outdoor lounge areas and a mezzanine platform.
Wander along gorgeous rustic wooden boardwalks or indigenous forest pathways to the rooms on hills or on white sands and central guest areas. This is Pemba Island, Zanzibar!
Located on a secluded and picturesque beach on the southwestern side of the rustic island of Pemba, Fundu Lagoon is the picture of tranquillity and elegance, a delightful Pemba Island getaway far from anywhere yet in a prime island position of luxury and environmental bliss.
Pemba Island floats a short 35-minute flight north of Zanzibar and this magnificent Zanzibar holiday resort offers all-inclusive accommodation to visitors who want to escape the crowds to a remote and wild island destination close enough to Zanzibar for a discovery of this main island too.
Pop into the pampering treatment room at the Fundu Lagoon Spa and choose from an array of massage and beauty therapies. Enjoy the main lodge under thatch with plenty of sun and air, facing the sea. Three meals a day are served in the main dining area or at the jetty bar, with international flavours balanced with a spicy Zanzibar undertone. Three bars toast the sunset every day and make guests all feel right at home.
Fundu Lagoon is set in one of the world’s top 10 diving destinations and offers a delightful blend of exhilarating water sports, activities and invigorating spa treatments. This serenity, remoteness and spectacular setting make for an idyllic location for couples on their Zanzibar honeymoon. Voyage2Africa can package your romantic honeymoon into a week in Pemba’s Fundu Lagoon so chat to us about the ultimate Zanzibar beach bush escape together.
Pemba accommodation is encompassed in 18 bungalows that are similarly designed but vary in size and feature canvas walls under Makuti thatch – all set on wooden decks with sweeping views of the azure ocean. Each tent boasts a small lounge, en-suite bathroom and gorgeous local yet quality décor.
The dark wooden floors, huge beds and crisp cotton sheets give the interiors a more stylish and comfortable ambience that is evocative of a tented safari lodge on the beach and superior suites boast 2 private verandas and plunge pools each.
The focal gusts areas of Fundu Lagoon are created from wood with a thatched roof, elevated on the natural incline of the coastline. A funky restaurant and bar offer 3-course meals here or at the jetty bar, one of three attractive drinking holes facing the sunset.
Fundu Lagoon also offers guests to Pemba Island an infinity swimming pool complete with a pool bar and loungers. Appreciate the welcoming spa, TV room, billiards room, internet connectivity and a well-equipped PADI gold dive centre. Pick a water sport that appeals to you from an array which includes sailing, canoeing and lots more and spend the day just splashing around in the warm Indian Ocean waters.