The rustic ‘Robinson Crusoe’ charm of Fundu Lagoon blends in with the natural beauty of the forest and coast of idyllic Pemba Island. Stylish accommodation, superb cuisine and meticulous attention-to-detail service is the order of the day. Beautiful bungalows boast ensuite bathrooms and breathtaking ocean views. Spacious suites include airy sitting rooms and plunge pools.
What we love about Fundu Lagoon
- Sail or motorboat to the ancient capital of Pemba, Jambangome, which has been reduced to beautiful and mysterious ruins.
- Join the local fishermen on an early-morning fishing trip in a small traditional dhow.
- Watch the incredible sunset on the beautiful Fundu dhow, with the wind in your sails and a delicious sundowner in hand.
The guest areas are open-sided, with thatch roofing. Three bars, an excellent restaurant, a sparkling infinity swimming pool and a soul-soothing spa add to guest delight. Adventures include snorkelling and diving in some of the world’s most pristine environments, sailing on the resort’s 30-foot catamaran, embarking on a dhow sunset cruise, trips to a natural rain forest or visiting historic ruins — there’s something for everyone!
Zanzibar is not just one island; it is an archipelago of many islands, large and small. Pemba is the second largest island in this group and very much a partner to Zanzibar politically. The difference between Pemba and Zanzibar, however, is enormous. Many would say that Pemba is far, far more beautiful than Zanzibar, and it’s true that its seas are some of the loveliest in the world. The network of islands that hangs like jewels in a necklace down its eastern coast creates an exciting and exotic coastline that looks like something from a child’s storybook, a place to dream of pirates, treasure and castaways.
Reached by plane or boat from Zanzibar.
Weather & climate
The weather can be humid, although sea breezes bring cooler air and relief from heat and humidity. The rainfall occurs in two seasons, from April to May and again in November. Average daytime temperatures are 26˚C / 79˚F from June to October and 28˚C / 82˚F from December to February. Average water temperature is from 25˚C / 77˚ to 29˚C / 84˚F The best months to visit are from June to March.
US dollar bills printed prior to 2000 are not accepted in Kenya or Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in East Africa during that time
Visas and documents
South African passport holders do not require a visa to enter Tanzania. Visitors must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport.