Fundu Lagoon

DestinationPemba Island
Enchanted, romantic and stylish, Fundu Lagoon is your quintessential far-flung island hideaway. It's impossible not to fall in love with Fundu Lagoon, situated way out on the isolated West Coast of Pemba Island. This exclusive resort was created by Scottish fashion designer Ellis Flyte and has something for everyone. We've always found the staff at Fundu Lagoon fantastic, from the management down to the cleaners. Everybody makes you feel welcome and relaxed. There's never any pressure to do things, so its the perfect place to just unwind and, in Fundu lingo, "chill out". The rates at Fundu include all meals, their in-house selection of drinks (including alcoholic drinks), laundry and selected activities (Canoe safari and dhow cruise). Rates do not include diving, non-motorised water sports, Mesali Island snorkelling trips or transfers from Chake Chake Airport (US$70 per vehicle one way for a maximum of five people). Needless to say, given its remote location, Fundu Lagoon is the only resort for miles around, so there are no other holidaymakers about. The local villagers, however, do use the ocean in front of the hotels beach to collect their food. More Zanzibar Holiday Packages More Zanzibar Holiday Specials

Fundu Lagoon Amenities

Two restaurants Two bars Lounge Fully-equipped dive centre Dhow for sunset cruises Games rooms with satellite television, darts and pool table Boutique Ceiling fan Mini-bar Bathrobes Mosquito nets Aromatic bathroom toiletries Laundry Limited room service

Directions To Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon is a remote lodge situated on Pemba Island, in the south-west, on the shores of the Wambaa Peninsula. Getting to Fundu Lagoon from Zanzibar is part of the adventure and requires all three modes of transport: planes, taxis and boats. It's quite a fun and scenic trip though, so don't let the distance put you off. On the 30-minute flight to Pemba Airport you'll get fantastic aerial views of Zanzibar and Pemba. The 20-minute taxi drive takes you through lush fruit plantations and thatched villages, where you can smell the rich aroma of cloves drying in the sun. Then it's a 30-minute speedboat trip to the lodge. With all these logistics to consider, you'll begin to understand why prices at Fundu Lagoon are so steep. The speedboat pulls up at a 200m-long jetty leading to a white beach and a thatched lodge hidden in-between the greenery. As you walk along the spectacular jetty to the lodge you leave behind your known reality and step into an exotic island dream. Well, that's how it feels for us, especially if you arrive just as the sun is about to melt into the ocean.

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Accommodation at Fundu Lagoon The 16 bungalows, reached via sandy walkways in the tropical vegetation, are the ultimate in sumptuous tented lodgings. They're built on hardwood, stilted decks under a makuti (palm-thatch) roof and have large, private balconies overlooking the sea. The interiors are spacious and stylishly decorated. You'll find mini-bars in your room and cotton bathrobes and aromatherapy products in the en-suite bathroom. The romantic, large beds are wrapped in flowing mosquito netting. It's the kind of room you don't really want to leave, except to laze about on the sandy beach. One of the advantages of the canvas walls is that you can hear the harmless forest creatures moving about in the shrubbery outside. Listen to the chatter of birds, shrieks of the bush babies and swoosh of the flying foxes sweeping through the branches. There are also four Beachside Suites with their own private plunge pools and chill-out lounges. Three of the suites are on the beach and 1 is set back from the beach in amongst all the trees. Dining at Fundu Lagoon The venue for dinner changes each evening. It's all part of keeping things interesting at Fundu. Sometimes dinner is served on the deck close to the jetty and illuminated by lanterns. At other times it's in the open-walled restaurant or on the beach under the stars with a fire crackling away. The fare varies each day, but is mainly international in style with some use of local ingredients. Seafood is regularly on the menu for dinner, as is fruit for breakfast and dessert. You'll also find chicken and meat, which isn't common in these parts. There's a choice of dishes and courses for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is usually a buffet with a variety of pastries, fruit and yoghurt. You can also order a cooked breakfast. Fundu Lagoon Activities: You can do as little or as much as you like at Fundu Lagoon. You can go on diving or snorkelling trips to Mesali Island, sunset cruises on a dhow, canoe trips to see the mangroves, or even an aroma therapy massage treatment at the resort itself. Some of the best game fishing lies in the Pemba Channel, so fishing is definitely an option at Fundu. Look out for the phosphorescence in the water, which occurs at certain times of the year. At night you can see the marine life under the water and watch the fish. You can also put your hand in the water and see it light up like a torch. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it’s incredibly special.

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Fundu Lagoon Reviews

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Current Reviews: 5

Title: Amazing place

Author: Robert Hart
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012, 16:34:07
Stayed at Fundu Lagoon for two nights, really beautiful room and great view! Hannes, William and Liz, have an effortless way of making you feel special. Food was simple and in keeping to East Africa, service was incredible and genuine. Enjoyed lazing at the pool and the different eating areas. Didnt do any diving, but had a great massage from the Balinese ladies. Very remote feel to the place, nice to see it hasnt been built up like Zanzibar yet.

Title: Paradise

Author: Lizelle Groenewalt
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012, 16:31:34
Remote. Quiet. Romantic. Beautifully designed. Great for snorkeling and diving or simply relaxing. Good food, nice staff. Easiest way is to fly to Pemba (probably from Zanzibar or Dar), and hotel picks you up and drives you to a motorboat. Half hour in the car then 15 minutes by motorboat. Highly recommend if you are looking for a peaceful tropical getaway.

Title: Barefoot Paradise

Author: Dyllan Addae
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012, 16:29:54
my wife and I spent 7 days here in january in a superior suite. It is indeed a fantastic resort, not the european 5* standard but made up for by the situation. All rooms and suites are basically a safari tent with over-arching thatch roof. Ours was well equipped plus mini bar, tea/coffee, mosquito net, coils and spray; 2 way radio for room service, hair dryer, ceiling fans, bath robes, umbrellas, torch, UK three pin sockets etc etc. Not all rooms are as well equipped. No TV, radio, phone or wifi but internet PC in the shop. We felt the extra for the superior suite was well worth as we had a plunge pool (with kingfishers)and direct access to the beach. Also large decking area and day rooms with an upstairs seating area in the jungle canopy with monkeys coming and going.

Title: Honneymoon bliss

Author: Wezley Muller
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012, 16:28:09
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon after a week’s safari across Tanzania. From the minute we stepped foot on the island we felt at home and completely relaxed and it was everything we wanted after a week of moving from camp to camp. Everything here was perfect from the food, walks on the beach, snorkelling, fishing the people and a to top it all a candle lit dinner for 2 under the stars on what felt like our beach!!!

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