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Fundu Lagoon, Pemba Island 

Pemba Island , Zanzibar
Tel: 255 77 743 8668
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Fundu Lagoon is nothing if not remote: You'll have to take a plane, car, and boat from Stone Town just to reach its secluded stretch of sand on Pemba Island. All the better for the A-list types drawn to British fashion designer Ellis Flyte's eco-chic vibe. The 18 hill- and beachside bungalows are well spaced for maximum privacy, linked by a network of sandy paths winding through the jungle. Rooms are stylish but understated, with dark hardwood floors, crisp white linens, and cushy king-size beds. The four massive superior suites, with private plunge pools and split-level, open-air common areas, are the perfect honeymoon hideaways. But despite all the canoodling couples, the vibe around Fundu stays lively. Most guests are happy to mingle on the jetty bar—or sip cocktails by the hilltop infinity pool—before retiring to their evening seclusion. Decadent seafood dinners are served in the breezy, thatched-roof restaurant. You're likely to work up an appetite through the range of activities on offer, from sailing to fishing to kayaking. In addition, Pemba lies at the heart of some of the world's top dive sites. The on-site PADI-certified dive shop offers a range of courses and excursions to help you explore them.

Closed mid-April through mid-June.

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Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon was one of the most magical, lovely, sublime places I've ever visited. It is brilliantly and very thoughtfully run - and carefully taken care of.... more