Off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar lies the private, 1.5 km (less than a mile) in circumference island
Zanzibar International Airport - a 1½-hour road trip followed by 10 – 15 minutes boat ride to the island
2 Bandas have a link to form a family suite
Private beach salas; WI-FI in bandas
PADI dive school; Beach Shop; Private beach dinners; complimentary laundry; private beach front salas with personal bar
Mnemba Island can accommodate a maximum of 2 children under 12 years
of age in-house at any given time
Childminders available (at an additional cost)
Swimming; snorkelling; diving; dhow cruises; birdwatching; fishing; water sports; walking; doing absolutely nothing at all
Suni antelope, Ader’s duiker, seasonal turtle hatchlings, dolphins and endemic Indian ocean species, rare coconut crabs
The spirit of &Beyond Mnemba Island
Be among just 24 guests at this romantic, private hideaway, where twelve beachside bandas overlook the Mnemba atoll (a scuba diver’s delight).
From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking, to massages on the beach, to doing nothing at all, Mnemba has something for everyone.
If you have ever harboured the secret wish of finding yourself the sole inhabitant of a beautiful tropical island, but without the effort of having to lift a finger to fend for yourself, &Beyond Mnemba Island is just the place for you! Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this private island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind in the exclusivity of your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest.
Why we love it
Private island getaway
PADI dive school
Variety of dive sites and easy availability of boats
Ideal for swimming and snorkelling
Beautiful beach walks
Ideal for romance and relaxation
House reef can be reached without a boat
&Beyond Mnemba Island is reached by a 90-minute drive from Stone Town through the lush spice plantations that cover main Zanzibar Island. Guests wade knee-deep in the balmy ocean waters to board a waiting boat for a 20-minute crossing to a warm island reception.
Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns sail into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Lunch is often served on large wooden carved Zanzibari platters heaped with delicious mezze. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Private beach picnics delight newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds alike.
Underwater enthusiasts can take advantage of the island’s PADI dive school, which offers incredible snorkelling and various scuba diving excursions.