Exclusive yet unpretentious, AndBeyond Mnemba Island is an award-winning private beach paradise just off the north-east coast of Zanzibar.
Just 1.5 km (less than a mile) in circumference, Mnemba is surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs and boasts some of Africa’s most magnificent dive sites.The calm azure seas surrounding the island offer irresistible snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and permanent swimming directly from the beach.
This exquisite private island, with its white coral beaches, is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.
Thatched dining, sitting and bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Lunch is often served on large wooden carved Zanibari platters while romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach.
The turtle season peaks between April and August (however, laying can occur year round) and these prehistoric creatures can be seen laying their eggs on the beaches. Within 9 weeks, the beaches are filled with tiny turtle hatchlings, ready to start their incredible journey.
The 10 beachside bandas overlook a pristine coral reef, and all have direct access to the beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered en-suite bathroom with a huge glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the verandas are the perfect spot for afternoon siestas, and the private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers, ideal for many hours spent on the beach.
In addition, Mnemba Island has one family banda consisting of 2 bandas situated within close proximity to one another and can accommodate a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
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All meals; tea/coffee, soft drinks, house wines and local beer; water sports at Mnemba island (scuba diving, 2 dives per day, full PADI certificate, snorkelling, kayaking, fly fishing, sundowners, dhow cruise and wind surfing); emergency evacuation insurance; return transfers between Zanzibar shore meeting point/Mnemba Island; and a laundry service are included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the USD 5.00 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel IN CASH upon check out.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request
General Information For Guests
All the rooms are en-suite and have overhead fans, mosquito nets, a hairdryer and a gym in a basket.
The property consists of the dining area, bar, library, safari shop, and the north and south dive centres. Wi-Fi is available in all guest areas and bandas.
Activities available include swimming, snorkelling, diving, dhow cruises, water sports and walking.
Deep sea fishing is also available (fishing equipment can be rented with sufficient prior notice and at an additional charge).
Private beach and banda dinners are available.
In-room massages are available (additional cost).
A laundry service is included (complimentary).
Babysitting services are also available (additional cost).
As there are no jetties, departures and landings are directly to and from the beach and involve a little wading.
Drones are not permitted at AndBeyond reserves, lodges, camps and villas.
MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards are accepted.
Tanzania has a large Muslim population on the island of Zanzibar. Modesty of dress is expected when outside the hotel's grounds. Trousers are entirely acceptable, but short skirts and bare arms should be avoided. Scarves must be worn over the head (and shoes removed) when entering a mosque.