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.
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 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.
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Ben's Mohitos at the beach bar are worth the stay at Fundu on their own.
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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.
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.
Diving at Fundu Lagoon
The Indian Ocean surrounding Pemba offers some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world. There is a huge diversity of marine life in these shallow coral lagoons that drop off to incredible depths.
Diving in Zanzibar
Located off the eastern coast of Africa, in the warm and clear Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is home to some great diving locations. Head to the tiny atolls off the north coast of Zanzibar, or take a trip to its neighboring island of Pemba.
Fishing at Fundu Lagoon
Whether you're looking to lie back with a beer and dangle a rod off the edge of the boat, or go after some more challenging and exhilarating quarry, the fishing at Fundu Lagoon, Pemba has something to offer everybody.
Shopping in Stone Town
Stone Town, Zanzibar Town's old quarter, has an abundance of local shops selling a wide variety of antiques, textiles, and jewelry. Spend a whole day wondering through the narrow streets and pick up some truly unique finds.
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.