Thanda Island - Adams & Butler

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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.

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.

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