An untouched Indian Ocean gem

Pemba Island is part of the Zanzibari archipelago and lies to the north of its larger, better-known sister island. While Zanzibar enjoys an international reputation, few have heard of Pemba Island, which remains largely undeveloped. Pemba is an untouched Indian Ocean gem and well worth a visit if you like off the beaten track paradises and something a little extraordinary.

What makes Pemba Island so extraordinary?

Fundu Lagoon

Only accessible by boat, Fundu Lagoon extends along a natural beach, where the lush jungle meets the sea. It is a lovely, homely lodge with oodles of barefoot luxury. With two pools, a brilliant spa and endless Indian Ocean activities, guests return year after year to this undiscovered paradise. The bar stretches out into the water, and at night the floodlights radiate off the lazy sea below. It is a lovely place just to relax in, and equally an exhilarating place to explore.

Untouched by tourism

Activities around Pemba are unique to only a handful of tourists who visit every year. You can enjoy a bike ride around the island, dolphin excursions, diving, snorkelling, fishing and every beach adventure which could possibly spring to mind. Importantly though, you can enjoy exploring this island and the various adventures it brings all to yourself. The atmosphere is one of discovery, adventure and belonging in this special part of the Indian Ocean.

Explore Zanzibar

The Zanzibar Archipelago is a stones throw away from mainland Tanzania and is home to East Africa’s finest beaches and quirky boutique hotels. Zanzibar Island attracts most visitors for its vast array of lovely beaches and its lazy Swahili coastal vibe. Pemba is truly authentic, with only one or two hotels on the island. Mnemba is a private island, and one of the best beach destinations Africa has to offer.