Rating: Deluxe Price from: £325-£360 pp full board
On a remote and beautiful beach on the south western side of Pemba Island, Fundu Lagoon offers an escape from holiday crowds and is particularly popular with divers looking for some of the best diving in the world.
The 18 tented rooms and suites offer spacious accommodation inside and out with wooden decks overlooking the ocean. Each room has a bathroom with walk- in shower with hot and cold running water. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are no less than 3 bars where guests can enjoy a cooling drink, including one on the jetty. The infinity pool is in a secluded location and has a bar serving drinks and snacks. Fundu's spa offers massages and body treatments and there is a yoga platform overlooking the sea. Other facilities include a TV room and a games room.
There are many water based activities including catamaran and dhow cruises, windsurfing, canoeing and snorkelling. Fundu has a PADI dive centre and there are some excellent diving sites. Nature trails enable guests to explore the island near the hotel and excursions can be arranged to places of interest further afield.
Open: Fundu Lagoon is open from 15 June to 8 April.
Location: Fundu Lagoon is in the south west of Pemba Island, about 70kms north of Zanzibar. The island’s airport is at Chake Chake and caters for charter and scheduled flights.
Rooms: There are 18 thatched tented rooms and suites, all with views of the ocean. There are 3 categories of room: standard, suite and superior suite. All have fans, mosquito netting, minibar, safe and en-suite shower room. Suites have a private deck and plunge pool, superior suites have two decks, a large plunge pool and indoor and outdoor minibars.
Activities: Swimming, snorkelling and diving, there is a diving centre and the instructors have many years of diving experience. Divers and non-divers can visit Mesali Island, a beautiful coral reef and Pemba’s only marine sanctuary. Waterskiing, windsurfing and fishing are available. Guest can explore the mangroves by canoe and the island on foot. Sunset dhow cruises and catamaran cruises to other beaches and islands can be arranged. Fundu oranises excursions to places of interest on the island, such as the ruins of the old capital Jambangone and Ngezi Forest. At the hotel guests can relax with a spa treatment or yoga session.
Facilities: Fundu Lagoon has its own private beach. The main guest areas are under thatch with open sides. There is a restaurant serving local and international cuisine and 3 bars including one by the pool which offers snacks as well as drinks throughout the day and a jetty bar built out over the ocean. Fundu has an infinity pool and a spa which offers massage, body scrubs, manicure and pedicure. There is a yoga platform. Additional facilities include a TV room, games room with pool table and dartboard and an internet area. There is a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access.
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"Fundu Lagoon is a relaxing paradise, where you can decide whether to spend your days enjoying the beautiful scenery or making the most of the surrounding sea life. All the staff are really friendly and keen to help, the accomodation is lovely and there is nothing better than watching the sunset with one of the cocktails on the jetty bar. It is impossible to go to Fundu Lagoon and to not come back rejuvenated. "
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499