Selected by Conde Naste as one of the three most romantic ocean destinations in the world, Mnemba Island shelters just ten "banda" cottages, hand-woven from traditional Zanzibarian palm-matting. Hidden in the dappled shade of Mnemba's tropical beach forest, each banda has an en suite bathroom and private veranda and is completely secluded within its green habitat, spilling onto the soft coral-sand beach.
Baskets of fresh fruit, fish and lobsters are brought under sail on traditional ngalawa outriggers to Mnemba's shore, to be prepared as exquisite and exotic delicacies. With staff and guests as the only human inhabitants on the island, Mnemba offers a privacy and exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.
You may want to just laze in the sun or perhaps fill your sun-drenched days with rambling strolls and swims around the unbroken beaches that halo the island.Or indulge in other irresistible pursuits on these gloriously warm waters such as windsurfing, fly- and deep-sea fishing. Boasting some of the world's most wonderful dive sites, where the coral reefs drop off into the deep open sea just fifteen minutes boat ride from the island, Mnemba offers magnificent scuba-diving and even a professional dive school for beginners.
Access to Mnemba is by road and then boat so remember to wear shorts or a kikoi on your days of arrival and departure.