Fundu Lagoon, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
This barefoot bohemian island hideaway off the coast of Zanzibar (on unspoilt Pemba Island, Zanzibar's little known sister to the north) is the epitome of twenty-first century Robinson Crusoe shabby chic! Its laid-back charm is perfect for a post-safari chill-out – and what’s more, a stay at Fundu is all-inclusive ….as well as meals, soft drinks, house wines, local beers and use of snorkelling equipment, you can enjoy unguided mangrove canoe safaris and village treks. Pemba is known for its frequent sightings of migrating humpback whales between August and November and a resident pod of dolphins live in the waters offshore - pop out to see them on an early morning boat trip and then return for breakfast. Fundu is a top dive location too. Only accessible by boat (getting there is all part of the experience), Fundu Lagoon is spread along a natural beach where the jungle meets the sea.
Fundu Lagoon, Pemba Island
Fundu is one of the most romantic retreats on the East African coastline. Wooden walkways and sandy paths lead to the 18 makuti-thatched tented rooms and suites - all of which enjoy breathtaking ocean views from their wooden deck. Some rooms are situated along the beachfront whilst others are on the hillside and catch the cooling sea breezes. There are two Suites - the Jungle Suite and Beachfront Suite, both of which have a private deck and plunge pool – plus four Superior Suites with more extensive indoor and outdoor living space, a larger plunge pool and a mezzanine viewing platform. Peace, calm and discreet privacy are paramount here.
Despite its remote location, the dining experience is exceptional. Meals are served in the open-sided, palm-thatched restaurant which takes full advantage of the ocean views. A daily fisherman's catch and unusual tropical fruits add an exotic twist to the Zanzibari menu. Delicious picnics and romantic candlelit dinners under the stars can be arranged. There is also a weekly beach barbecue and on Sunday nights, the jetty plays host to a feast of Swahili cuisine and music!
Fundu’s softly curved infinity pool is set on the hillside with incredible sea views and fringed by natural forest. Just steps away, the Fusion Spa combines the ancient healing philosophies of both Africa and Asia with Fundu Lagoon’s own blended infusions. Watersports include sunset dhow cruises, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, mangrove canoe safaris and superb fishing. A few miles west, green and hawksbill turtles nest on neighbouring Misali Island’s pure white beaches while coconut crabs live in the coral rock. A jewel in Pemba's crown with a rich ecosystem, pristine Misali has great fishing, snorkelling and diving and an excursion here is always a highlight. Fundu Lagoon has a fully equipped PADI dive centre too - so you can be Crusoe and Cousteau on the same day!
Fundu Lagoon - a Castaway Honeymoon
Fundu Lagoon is one of the most romantic retreats on the East African coastline and its laid-back charm also makes it perfect for a post-safari chill-out!
Fundu Lagoon offers desert island romance in abundance. A Robinson Crusoe 'couples only' idyll, Fundu's secluded location on little known Pemba island, makes it all the more captivating. Getting there is all part of the romantic adventure! Board a small plane in Zanzibar for the short hop to Pemba's bougainvillea strewn Chake Chake airport - then transfer by road through small local villages to Mkoani harbour. At the jetty, an awaiting speedboat will whisk you away on the 20 minute ride around the peninsula to Fundu Lagoon. Owners Marcus Lewis and fashion designer Ellis Flyte, combed the coastlines of Africa in search of the perfect beach and as soon as they set eyes on Fundu's pristine white sands, they knew they had found the perfect place!
- Honeymooners to Fundu enjoy up to two free nights, a further 10% honeymoon discount, a couple's massage, a romantic beach dinner and a bottle of Prosecco in your thatched refuge on arrival - this really is Robinson Crusoe barefoot paradise at its romantic best!
- The all-inclusive price enables you to budget for the important extras such as indulgent spa treatments, dhow cruises, motorised watersports, diving and excursions to nearby Misali Island
- Top honeyoon tip - if budget permits, opt for a Suite. The Jungle Suite and Beachfront Suite both have a private deck and plunge pool while the Superior Suites have more extensive indoor and outdoor living space and a larger plunge pool.
Fundu Lagoon defines barefoot luxury ......honeymooners will love being castaway on its shores!
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