Mnemba Island

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‘A True Island Paradise’

Mnemba Island is an idyllic getaway found just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Only ten rustic bandas are set amid a tropical forest and fringed by a white coral sand beach, with each boasting its own private beach sala with traditional Zanzibari loungers. Days here may be spent doing as much or as little as you please; wake up to a sumptuous breakfast delivered directly to your room and enjoy a stroll along the pristine beach, retreat under shade for a light lunch and then head out to explore the warm waters with a scuba dive or snorkelling course. Savour fresh seafood and find moments of romance with intimate candlelit dinners served on the beach. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive boards basis.



In Our Opinion

‘Pure barefoot bliss is the main attraction to Mnemba Island, where exclusive bandas are placed in an idyllic setting with views out towards the inviting Indian Ocean.’

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  • Overhead fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Indoor shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate WC
  • 220v AC (plug points in rooms)
  • WiFi
  • Gym in a basket

Bandas room

Situated with direct access to the beach, each room features a private beach sala with traditional Zanzibari loungers, a table, ceiling fan, personal bar, two day beds and a shower. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered en-suite bathroom with a glass-beaded shower curtain.

FEATURES

  • One double bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Veranda with built-in baraza
  • Direct beach access
  • Private beach sala

Family Suite

The family suite consists of two bandas placed within close proximity and can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children.

FEATURES

  • Two bandas within close proximity
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children

  • Overhead fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Indoor shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate WC
  • 220v AC (plug points in rooms)
  • WiFi
  • Gym in a basket

Mnemba Island operates on an all-inclusive basis and offers the following:

Food & Beverages
• Three meals daily
• House wines
• Local brand spirits and beers
• Soft drinks
• Teas & coffees
• Refreshments on lodge activities

Leisure
• 2 scuba dives per day (full PADI certification required)
• Snorkelling
• Kayaing
• Flyfishing
• Sundowner dhow cruise
• Stand-up paddle boarding – subject to availability

Other
• Laundry
• Emergency evacuation insurance
• Return transfers between Zanzibar and Mnemba Island

Not included
• Telephone calls
• Safari shop purchases
• Gratuities
• All items of a personal nature
• Champagne
• Cognac
• Fine wines
• Premium brand spirits and cigars
• Tourism development levy of USD 1.50
• Park and conservancy fees
• Diving instruction for guests under the age of 12 years and adults without a PADI certificate at Mnemba Island
• Administration fee

Scuba Diving


The dive centre offers a range of diving activities for beginners and experienced divers alike. Beginners with learn the basics with the instructor, whilst experienced divers can discover magnificent dives around the Mnemba Atoll with the instructor. Additional costs apply.

Snorkelling


This guided course takes you along the shallower coral reefs and is offered by Mnemba’s specialist dive masters, covers safety procedures, equipment, currents and suggested snorkelling spots. Additional costs apply.

Sea Kayaking


A kayak for two offers an idyllic way to explore the warm Indian Ocean. You can ask one of the dive instructors for a short tutorial or set off with your partner on the quiet waters protected by the island’s surrounding reefs. No additional cost.

Fly Fishing


Fishing usually takes place on the northern part of the island. Instructors can give you tips on your casting and fly rods as well as tackle are available on the island. No additional cost.

Deep Sea Paddle Boarding


Ideal for the calm waters off Mnemba Island, stand-up paddle boarding allows you to glide across the waves whilst simultaneously enjoying magnificent panoramic views. No additional cost.

Deep Sea Fishing Trip

This thrilling experience offers you the chance to test your strength against barracuda, mackerel, king fish and marlin on a full day, deep sea fishing excursion. Rate charged per boat. Additional costs apply.

Services:

• Beach shop
• WiFi in guest areas

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
This hotel operates an all-inclusive board basis and full details may be found in our All Inclusive section.

Breakfast

A friendly knock on your door will deliver tea and coffee at a pre-arranged time. Following this, you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast delivered directly to your room; with a selection of fruits and cheeses, toast, jam and hot dishes cooked to order.

Lunch

Following a morning spent walking on the beach, snorkelling the nearby coral reefs or relaxing in the sun, you can enjoy a light lunch under a shaded area.

Dinner

After returning from a dive into the ocean waters you can wash off the salt in the glass beaded shower and savour a delicious seafood dinner served on the beach.

The lodge collects guests at Zanzibar International Airport or Stone Town. As there are no jetties, departures and landings are directly to and from the beach and involve a little wading. Please note that boat transfers are weather dependent.

• 1½-hour road trip
• 10 to 15 minutes boat ride in an open ski boat

Mnemba Island welcomes families and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay:

Accommodation
• Family banda can accommodate 2 children

&Beyond’s Wildchild Programme
• Interactive activities
• WILDchild branded bag with logbook, crayons, pencils & a pawprint tattoo
• Personalised welcome note
• African-themed soft toy – for those under 3

Childminding
• Available at an additional cost

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