Pemba Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Fundu Lagoon is a barefoot luxury lodge lying on the remote and unspoiled island of Pemba, part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the Tanzanian coast. Fundu Lagoon is only accessible by boat and with its relaxed atmosphere, it is the epitome of shabby chic.
At a Glance
Relax by the infinity swimming pool with fabulous views out to sea
Dive off Misali Island
Epitome of barefoot luxury
Snorkel by the jetty
Cocktails at the Jetty bar
Ben's Mohitos at the beach bar are worth the stay at Fundu on their own.Scott Dunn team
Diving around Masali Island was amazing and we had a lovely picnic on the island between dives.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Fundu Lagoon
Fundu Lagoon lies on a wild and beautiful beach on Pemba Island, in the Zanzibar archipelago. There are 18 spacious thatched and tented rooms, including six suites with private plunge pools, set on a raised wooden deck with wonderful ocean views. At high tide, the white sand beach is perfect for swimming, while at low tide the reef is exposed and one can explore miles of unspoiled seashore, with its unique marine and bird life. Nearby lies Misali Island, an idyllic sand atoll surrounded by some of Africa’s best diving and snorkeling.
The rarely dived waters around Pemba are among the richest and most exciting in the world. Walls of pristine coral stretching for mile upon mile are home to a vast range of marine life and provide some of the most exhilarating drift diving in East Africa. The team of PADI instructors provide expert training and insider knowledge on all aspects of diving. The two dive boats can take up to eight divers each and are capable of the necessary speed to bring every dive site on Pemba within easy reach of Fundu Lagoon. All dives are guided either by an instructor or Divemaster and group numbers are kept small making the safety record second to none.
If guests prefer just to relax around the resort the Spa is the best place to head for. Fundu's own range of beautifully blended infusions are used in relaxing massages and a range of different therapies. There is a peaceful yoga platform overlooking the ocean for the ultimate sun salutations.
Accommodation is in 18 makuti thatched tented rooms and suites, all large and discreetly private with fantastic ocean views. There are eight Ocean View Rooms, four Beachside Rooms, one Jungle Suite, one Beach Suite, four Superior Suites. Suites have private chill out areas and plunge pools and Superior suites are generally larger with a choice of outdoor areas, as well as their own super-sized plunge pools.
There are 8 hillside rooms and 4 beachfront rooms. All are en-suite with private verandah.
Suites have more space inside and outside as well as their own private plunge pool
Superior suites are large spacious rooms with plenty of outside private space and a large plunge pool.
There are no specific child care facilities available at Fundu Lagoon, however, children over the age of 12 years are welcome to come and stay at the resort. There's plenty to keep teenagers active and occupied here, too - trying their first bubble dive in the pool, kayaking, fishing, forest hikes and more.
All the main areas are open sided with thatch roofing there are three bars, an excellent restaurant, a beautiful infinity swimming pool as well as the calming massage and treatment room. There is a snug satellite TV room tucked away in the heart of the lodge as well as a games balcony with both pool and darts and Wi-Fi in the reception area and bar.
Activities revolve mainly around the ocean and Fundu is surrounded by some of the world's leading dive sites. The resort has a fully equipped PADI dive center offering a fleet of boats as well as snorkel equipment, water skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing and fishing. The nearby mangroves can be explored by canoe or take a sunset cruise for a more relaxing view of the coastline.
Deep Sea fishing is growing in popularity at Fundu Lagoon: Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Yellow Fin Tuna are regular catches. The Pemba Channel is also well know for its Bill Fish with Marlin and Sailfish regularly hooked. The latter congregate in huge numbers in January and it is not uncommon for over ten to be hooked in a days fishing.
Location & Directions
Pemba Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Fundu Lagoon is on Pemba Island, in the Zanzibar archipelago, lying across the Pemba Channel to the north. The hotel is situated on a remote and beautiful beach on the south western side of the island and is only accessible by boat.
When to go
Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal vacation weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.
There are 2 rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.