The Aiyana

Pemba Island, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • Each of the 30 magnificent villas which vary in size look out over the stunning turquoise Indian Ocean

  • Diving around Pemba island in nothing but impressive. If you are an avid diver this is certainly a must

  • Relax in the indulgent spa. Inspired by the natural elements this spa offers a range of classic massages, facials and other body treatments

  • For those wanting to try something different, The Aiyana has its very own shisha lounge area that also offers a variety of delicious cocktails

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Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal holiday 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”.

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Enjoy dinner on the beach where you will enjoy the sun setting and candles lighting your way

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Unwind at The Aiyana nestled on the stunning white sands of Pemba Island, Tanzania. With 30 magnificent villas that all look out over the stunning turquoise Pemba Ocean and a tranquil spa, this is the perfect African beach retreat.

The Aiyana is a stunning beach property nestled in between fragrant tropical gardens and the white powdery beaches of Pemba Island. The property is host to 30 stunning villas all facing the sparkling Indian Ocean, inspired by African architecture with high ceilings, a pastel pallet and built using locally sourced materials such as coconut brooms and limestone.

Entry level rooms come in the form of 26 beach villas which offer direct access to the silky beach with only one bedroom. The four other rooms are Villas with two Ambassador Villas which have two bedrooms with a private infinity pool, a Royal Villa which houses three bedrooms, again with a private infinity pool and the cream of the crop is the two bedroom Presidential villa which has its own private infinity pool as well as breathtaking views of the ocean. 

Meals are provided at the main restaurant which is just set back from the beach and looks out over the ocean. The cuisine is all about bringing out the authentic African flavours and is a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international dishes. Seafood is of course a big influence with fresh delicious fish available every day. 

Guests staying in a villa without a private infinity pool can of course cool off in the resorts main swimming pool and those wanting to indulge completely can enjoy a host of amazing spa treatments using aromatic natural products inspired by plants from the Indian Ocean in the incredible Maji Spa.

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The Aiyana is host to thirty villas that fall into five different categories based on the number of rooms and the size of the living space. Villas have been designed with neutral tones and a sense of minimalist beach vibe throughout. Locally sourced materials such as wood have been used to create Zanzibari-style doors with lush well-kept gardens throughout. Each villa has been built to face the sea, and all come with a lounge area for relaxing as well as large en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Each villa has all the modern amenities to make any stay comfortable and relaxing.


The Aiyana is host to a main large swimming pool which looks out over the white sand beach and stunning Indian Ocean, as well as a restaurant with a shisha lounge, two shops selling local souvenirs and art work, as well as an impressive gym and wellness spa offering a range of indulgent treatments.


Guests staying at The Aiyana can enjoy a selection of free watersports, from kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding, to being able to rent bicycles and explore the local area. Other activities that are payable when at the resort range from scuba diving, fishing trips, yoga lessons, island visits and spice plantation tours. The Maji Spa should not be missed where guests can choose from a range of relaxing treatments to sooth stress and rejuvenate the soul.

Location & directions

Pemba Island, Tanzania

The Aiyana is situated on the extreme northern edge part of Pemba Island on the Ras Kigomasha peninsula.

How to get there

An hour flights from Dar es Salaam International airport. Followed by a thirty minute light aircraft flight from Zanzibar. you will then have a one hour and 15 minutes transfer from Pemba airport to The Aiyana.
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