&Beyond Mnemba Island

An exclusive barefoot island paradise off the North-East coast of Zanzibar

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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.

Why we love it


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.


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.


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.


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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