Swimming off the beach
CHARMING DHOW CRUISE
Drift across the horizon
INTREPID WATER SPORTS
Exciting water sport activities
DIVERSE MARINE LIFE
Dolphins, endemic Indian ocean species and seasonal turtle nesting and hatching
Connect & re-awaken your soul
Private, barefoot island paradise
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
Off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar lies the private &Beyond Mnemba Island, inhabited only by guests and the staff taking care of them. Just 1.5 km (less than a mile) in circumference, Mnemba is surrounded by an atoll of breath-taking 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
Off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar lies the private &Beyond Mnemba Island, inhabited only by guests and the staff taking care of them. Just 1.5 km (less than a mile) in circumference, Mnemba is surrounded by an atoll of breath-taking coral reefs and boasts some of Africa’s most magnificent dive sites.
Getting to Mnemba Island:
The lodge collects guests at Zanzibar International Airport or Stone Town.
- 1½-hour road trip (the last 20 minutes are on an unpaved, bumpy road)
- 10 – 15 minutes boat ride in an open ski boat
As there are no jetties, departures and landings are directly to and from the beach and involve a little wading. Please note that boat transfers are weather dependent.
When dark, crossing the channel is not safe for our boatmen or guests. The road conditions are also not great, so best avoided at night. It is therefore important to adhere to the following transfer guidelines:
Summer: 06h00 Mnemba (06h15 Muyuni beach)
Winter: 06h30 Mnemba (06h45 Muyuni Beach)
For 08h30 or 09h00 flight (depending if summer / winter / domestic/ international flight).
Latest flight arrival at airport 16h00 for them to be transferred latest at 16h30 from Stone Town in winter and summer months.
12 spacious Bandas
SPACIOUS FAMILY BANDA
One Family Banda with an interleading passage
Private butlers to take care of your every whim
Fun, interactive activities to discover new experiences
Tranquil holistic massages in the quiet of your room
PRIVATE BEACH SALA
Unwind with a relaxing massage to the sound of gently crashing waves
Connect with the outside world with network throughout
PADI DIVE CENTER
Scuba diving and diving opportunities
Connect mind, body and spirit
2022: From USD 1,320 per person per night
2022: From USD 1,320 per person per night
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Welcome to Mnemba Island
Steeped in culture and history, Zanzibar enticed adventurers, seafarers and traders from far and wide. Known as the spice island, from the centuries old trade of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, today the Zanzibar Archipelago is still bathed in the heady scents of spices and traditional dhows still drift across the horizon.
A romantic hideaway, Mnemba Island is an exclusive paradise featuring twelve rustically chic beachside bandas, for just 24 guests, connected to the breathtaking Mnemba atoll.
Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this exclusive island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind on your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest. Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond.
Late breakfast trays teeming with tropical fruit, freshly-squeezed juice and Tanzanian coffee can be delivered to the beach banda for those wanting to indulge in a lie-in. Fresh sushi and chilled champagne can appear discreetly at the guests’ beach loungers should they wish to celebrate the magnificent sunset in privacy. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Allow yourself to relax and take a break with yoga and massages in the tranquil retreat of your banda.
LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Finding sustainable solutions to the pressure being placed on ocean
resources, we have eliminated plastic water bottles, create awareness
with conservation lessons, protect and monitor turtle nests,
nurture a tree nursery and execute beach waste clean-ups daily.
Why we love it
INTIMATE, EXCLUSIVE AND FLEXIBLE
Inhabited only by &Beyond guests and the staff taking care of them, the tiny island is just 1.5 km (less than a mile) and is the ultimate escape. The size of the island makes it intimate and relaxed. Choose exactly how and where you would like to spend your day and our team will make it happen.
SWIM AND SNORKEL ADVENTURES OFF THE BEACH
The sandy beaches and calm turquoise seas surrounding the island offer irresistible snorkelling and swimming directly from the beach, at all tides. For the more adventurous, the best snorkelling spots island are accessible by a 10-minute motorboat journey.
CONNECT & RE-AWAKEN YOUR SOUL
Seize the opportunity to rejuvenate in true African style. Just escaping to this barefoot paradise is soul soothing, with the open style design, the natural world is integrated into the lodge. Creating a holistic connection, engage in a wide range of wellness and spiritually awakening activities.
FRESH AND WHOLESOME FOOD EXPERIENCE
Exuding the essence of Zanzibar’s richness, history and soul; fresh, locally-produced, wholesome and natural, the overall food theme is one of barefoot beach simplicity. Each culinary experience is prepared according to individual tastes, served at a time and location that suits each guest perfectly.
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