Feel as if you’re the only person on the island at this bohemian retreat with romantic thatched-roof suites and ocean views.

Set on a remote, picturesque beach on Pemba Island, this rustic and boutique resort is paradise personified. Nicknamed the ‘The Spice Island’, Pemba is known for its aromatic clove harvests which perfume the ocean air with a sweet floral fragrance. It’s a great spot if you’re travelling as a couple. Fundu Lagoon oozes romance with its quaint African tented-style lodgings, cerulean sea and private dining by the shore.

The island and its surrounding waters are home to lots of exciting wildlife such as vervet monkeys, bush babies and dolphins. If you’re a watersports fan, take advantage of this world-class dive resort and learn a new skill on an instructed PADI course, where you can swim with tropical fish and see unspoilt coral reefs. There are many other ocean-related activities on offer if diving’s not for you; try your hand at wake boarding or game fishing and explore the local mangrove forests on a kayaking adventure. Back on dry land, you’ll find the retreat’s beachfront restaurant serving traditional Zanzibari specialities with an international touch, and there are three bars to choose from, too.

The small Fundu Fusion Spa offers a series of exotic treatments from organic facials to Balinese massages, or you can book in for a body scrub and be exfoliated with essential oils infused with natural herbs and spices grown in Zanzibar. Dotted along the beach and hillside is a collection of secluded rooms and suites, each featuring ocean views and spacious terraces. The traditional tented-style rooms are housed under an authentic thatched roof and designed with wooden furnishings. Upgrade to a suite and take a dip in your own plunge pool or drink in the dramatic Indian Ocean views from your private deck.

Boutique Hotel

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Key information

On a secluded rainforest-fringed beach in the south west of Pemba Island, only accessible by boat

Airport transfer time: 30-minute flight from Zanzibar to Pemba Island or 60-minutes from Dar Es Salaam, followed by a 1 hour car and private boat transfer to Fundu Lagoon
Rooms: 18

Good to know

Not suitable for children under 12. Not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

Accommodation information

18 rooms

Activities

• Discover the luscious spice plantations on a Pemba Island tour or ask the friendly resort staff take you on a local village trek* • Visit Misali Island and look out for coconut crabs and turtles on the pristine white beaches* • Book a PADI course at this fantastic dive resort to explore East Africa’s underwater world*

Dining

Restaurant, 3 bars

What's included

All inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant, with selected beverages included (excluding spirits and cocktails) • Unguided mangrove canoe safaris, snorkelling equipment, village treks

*Denotes local charge