Fundu Lagoon is a barefoot luxury lodge lying on the remote and unspoilt 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.
Relax by the infinity swimming pool with fabulous views out to sea
Dive off Misali Island
Epitome of barefoot luxury
Snorkel by the jetty
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 unspoilt 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 snorkelling.
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.
When to visit
Ben's Mohitos at the beach bar are worth the stay at Fundu on their own.
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.
Guests may fly to Pemba from Dar-es-Salaam or Zanzibar daily with the normal scheduled flights. Following your flight you will arrive at Pemba’s airport in Chake Chake, which is located at the centre of the Island. Fundu Lagoon staff will be waiting to greet you and transfer you by vehicle to Mkoani harbour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. Then its a private boat (20-25 minutes) which cruises from Mkoani Port around the peninsular to Fundu Lagoon.
Fall into the romance of the African bush on this stylish Tanzanian journey that steps away from the crowds. Expect the extraordinary at these handpicked and owner-run luxury boutique lodges that break with convention. Venture through towering baobab trees in the golden evening light while elephants graze lazily in the distance. Dive into the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean where jewel bright fish flash before your eyes and powder white sands beckon.
A dhow trip on the coast of Zanzibar
Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar, is the best way to view the island's coastline. Sailing in the late evening to watch the sun set is the best time of day and is wonderfully romantic.
A historic walk through Stone Town
Visit Zanzibar Towns old quarter, Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. Here you will find beautiful architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century, revealing the complex history of Zanzibar and its links with the slave trade.
With the Spice Islands named as they are you cannot visit this particular part of the world and not delve into its history by taking a Spice Tour on the island.