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Effortlessly chic, Fundu Lagoon is one of the most remote island resorts in the Indian Ocean, only accessible by boat. A small privately owned boutique resort, here you can enjoy barefoot luxury in a tropical Tanzanian setting, close to spectacular dive sites. The rustic 'Robinson Crusoe' charm of Fundu Lagoon blends perfectly with the surrounding forest and the coastline and guests soon find themselves living their own island adventure with rooms that feature ocean views.

A fully equipped dive centre means that guests can explore some of the world's leading dive sites whilst sea fishing is also available. Alternatively, relax in the infinity edge swimming pool and take in your tropical surroundings, indulge in a treatment at the spa or sip a drink at one of the three bars available for a rejuvenating stay.

Location:    Pemba
Nearest Airport: Chake Chake
Prices: From $350.00 per person / night

Accommodation Insight

There are 18 rooms at Fundu Lagoon, consisting of canvas tents set under makuti (thatch) roofs on wooden decks, all with views over the sea. The rooms are equipped with large double or twin beds, mosquito nets, ceiling and standing fans, and indoor and outdoor seating areas. Each has an ensuite bathroom with fresh hot water shower, toilet and basin.

2 of the rooms are suites, with their own private chill out deck and plunge pool, and 4 are superior suites which also have an extensive indoor and outdoor lounge space and mezzanine platform.

The rooms are connected to the main buildings by wooden walkways or paths through indigenous forest. Some rooms are situated along the beachfront and the remaining on the hillside. All have amazing views, especially the ones on the hillside.

Fundu Lagoon offers 4 categories of rooms. All suites have private plunge pools. The superior suites offer more spacious accommodation, including 2 private terraces and a super-sized plunge pool.

Hillside rooms (standard bungalows)

These rooms are located on the hillside, and enjoy privacy, as well as panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and a cooling breeze.
Decks have recently been extended to accommodate two chairs and two sun loungers. There is a fridge and safe in the room.

Beachfront rooms (standard bungalows)

These rooms are allocated on the beach, so guests can stroll straight from their bungalow onto the beach. Each bungalow has two sun loungers at the front, on the beach – as well as a small private deck. There is a fridge and safe in the room.


Beach Suite

Situated right on the beach, this bungalow has extensive private deck with elevated seated area for relaxing /reading and a plunge pool. There is a fridge and safe in the room, as well as room service.

 Jungle Suite

Same as the Beach suite but slightly set back from the beach among the mangroves, with great privacy. The Jungle Suite has an extensive private deck with elevated seated area for relaxing /reading and plunge pool.There is a fridge and safe in the room, as well as room service.

Superior Suites

The ultimate! These extensive suites (9m x 6m) offer deluxe accommodation, incorporating a stylish bedroom and open plan lounge. The spacious outside deck area is perfect for intimate dining and you have the option of cooling down in the huge plunge pool. All suites have a stone walled bathroom with double sink and shower. There is a fridge and safe in the room, as well as room service.

The Lodge

Fundu Lagoon’s main lodge is built under thatch and is large and airy and overlooks the sea. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main dining area or at the jetty bar with a three course lunch and dinner, all with a choice of dishes of international standard. Some meals will be served on the white sandy beach. There are 3 bars, one of which is situated a third of the way along a long jetty which stretches way out into the sea.

Fundu Lagoon is the epitome of a “bare foot paradise” with a distinct Robinson Crusoe air in a remote and peaceful location. It is a place for guests to relax and unwind in casual, yet stylish surroundings. For the ultimate in relaxation and stress relief you can visit the treatment room where a variety of massage and beauty therapies are available.


There’s something rather special about gazing out over the Indian Ocean while savouring freshly picked fruit and vegetables from the nearby villages or fish from the surrounding waters. Fundu Lagoon aims to source as much as possible locally. Throw in a refreshing sea breeze to the mix and it’s akin to being shipwrecked on a tropical island – in a totally civilised manner.

The cuisine is a fusion of Swahili and international, with a choice of dishes. Meals are served in the main restaurant and the pool bar on a daily basis, with light bites or a three-course lunch and dinner. Each week there is a beach BBQ, with a bonfire under the stars and food cooked to order, as well as a Swahili-themed dinner on the jetty with a buffet and convivial atmosphere.

Dining and Activities

The lodge has a fully equipped dive centre, ‘Dive 7/10’. Trips are available to nearby Misali Island with a pristine beach and superb snorkelling and diving. Dhow sunset cruises and canoe safaristhrough the mangroves are also available. Excursions around Pemba island can also be organised with some advanced notice.

Fundu Lagoon also has a stunning infinity hillside swimming pool with a cocktail and snack bar overlooking the ocean!

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