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Thanda Island

Tanzania, South Africa


Thanda Island, off the east coast of Tanzania, is one of the world's most exclusive island getaways. Nestled within Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island offers 8 hectares of exquisite tropical privacy. Comprising of an expansive five-bedroom villa featuring an impressive glass-rimmed swimming pool and a huge indoor aquarium to rival its outdoor counterpart, the island combines casual beach-house living with exciting outdoor ocean adventures. 


The island is surrounded by its own private coral reef within an exclusive-use zone that can be explored with snorkel and mask straight from the beach. In close proximity are five main sites named for their characteristics attractions, such as "sponge city" or "coral gardens" and can be explored with the professionally trained Thanda aquatic guide. 
Map co-ordinates: -7.7035, 39.6816


Thanda Island's five-bedroom villa offers accommodation for 10 adults and additional children in fan-cooled, air-conditioned suites style with handpicked designer furniture and artwork. An impressive glass rim-flow swimming pool overlooking the sea, the Hemmingway stocked library and outdoor cocktail bar all make the villa like nothing you have seen before.  


  • All-inclusive rate includes the team of dedicated staff, boat transfer from Mafia Island and all activities offered on the Island, along with all meals and drinks including a handpicked selection of wines and champagnes.
  • The island's boathouse offers an array of sailboats, stand-up paddle-boards and single as well as double for active guests to enjoy . 
  • A powerboat zone, outside of the island's marine reserve  is perfect for water skiing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding and tubing.  
  • Spa treatments are also included. 

At A Glimpse

Off-grid and solar powered, Thanda Island offers guests and environmentally sensitive, fun and restorative Indian Ocean experience in total seclusion. Encouraging guests to slow down and soak up the relaxed tempo of island life, guests will enjoy long lunches under the veranda, have fun making pizza in the outdoor oven and laugh late into the starry night around the outdoor cocktail bar.

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