On the northern coast of Zanzibar there is a paradise spot called the Mnemba Atoll. A perfect romantic hideaway and a true barefoot beach paradise are ready to accommodate up to 20 guests in perfectly designed traditional “bandas”.
And Beyond Mnemba Island lodge is a true fantasy-island experience for the guests. From snorkeling, swimming and kayaking to massages on the beach or even doing nothing at all, Mnemba has something for everyone.
If you had ever the secret wish of being the sole inhabitant of a beautiful tropical island, without having to lift a finger to fend for yourself, &Beyond’s Mnemba Island is just the place for you! Discover a true, unpretentious paradise on this private island, where 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 local pine forest.
Mnemba Island has a fully equipped Dive Centre and offers a full range of diving activities. If you are experienced, the Diving Instructor will guide you on fantastic dives around Mnemba Atoll. If you are a beginner, the Instructor will introduce you to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty. Explore the warm Indian Ocean waves in utter tranquility in a deep sea kayak built for two. Ask one of Mnemba’s Diving Instructors for a quick tutorial session or set off with your partner on the quiet waters protected by the island’s surrounding reefs.
Spend a leisurely morning on the beach, snorkeling along nearby coral reefs or simply enjoying the sunshine. After a brief siesta, it’s time to meet the diving instructors and venture into the balmy ocean waters. A short boat ride takes you out to the reefs, where you can explore the colorful marine life. If you happen to spot a pod of dolphins, simply jump in and swim with these sociable sea creatures. When you get back from your dive, wash off the salt in the glass beaded shower. There’s time to relax before a succulent seafood dinner, served right on the beach, with your toes in the sand. Stroll along the ocean’s edge before you drift off to sleep with the haunting sound of the waves playing in your head.
Mnemba Island provides financial and accounting support to an experimental program that has introduced 6 Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) West of north-eastern Zanzibar. The hotel aspires that over time local fishermen will be able to obtain sufficient catches of tuna and other species from the FADs, and reduce impact on the fragile coral reefs. Mnemba Island provides a safe breeding refuge for green sea turtles that lay their eggs above the island’s high tide mark. Mnemba staff monitors and documents all turtle breeding activities and briefs local marine biologists. A number of individual turtles have been tagged under the auspices of Zanzibar Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources.
With Gratitude, T.