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Fundu Lagoon

Incomparable to any other lodge in the Zanzibar archipelago

The architecture and style can only be described as jungle chic and the canvas safari style tented accommodation is inspired. From the luscious, rich greens of the jungle and mangroves, Fundu sits nestled among canopies of natural flora and hand woven thatch. Sandy pathways give way to decking and stairways opening out onto the beach. All the public spaces are open to the elements with panoramic views across the Indian Ocean and a symphony of orchestral birds and chattering mammals playing softly into the breeze.


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Highlights

  • Excellent remote location for snorkelling and diving.
  • Popular with honeymooners and divers.
  • Pemba Island is full of wildlife and Fundu sits effortlessly immersed in its surroundings.

Right for you?

  • Although clearly luxurious, this is a rustic style resort.
  • Fundu Lagoon is a little 'off the track' and as such is slightly more difficult to get to than other properties.


? What types of dives can I do and long would you recommend I stay?
Fundu Lagoon is an absolute haven for wildlife and is arguably one of the best spots anywhere along the East African Coast for diving. We would recommend coming with at least a basic level to get the best from Fundu although tuition can be provided at any level. We would recommend you stay as long as you can. Our average client books for 8 nights.



$$$$Prices for Fundu Lagoon start at: $375 per person per night, including all meals and most drinks, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to $750 per person per night during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.


This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£2100SPECIAL PRICE: 7 Nights at Fundu Lagoon for 2 people in a Hillside Room.
Includes 3 free nights and all meals and drinks each day.
Excludes domestic flights and transfers - available at extra cost.
Valid: 15-30 June, November to 23 December and March to 5 April

£2350SPECIAL PRICE: 7 Nights at Fundu Lagoon for 2 people in a Beachfront Room.
Includes 3 free nights and all meals and drinks each day.
Excludes domestic flights and transfers - available at extra cost.
Valid: 15-30 June, November to 23 December and March to 5 April

Subject to availability. International and domestic flights to be quoted separately.
 

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Fundu Lagoon - The Details

Whether you are arriving straight from an international flight, a safari or even a few days in Zanzibar, the very passage from Chake Chake Airport to the port at Mkoani and on to Fundu by boat feels like your outer shell, piece by piece, is softly blown away by the wind to leave you reborn to the wilds where you’ll relax in harmony with nature. The vivid colours are in such contrast to our day-to-day lives that you can’t help but feel all your senses are heightened. Fundu Lagoon is the perfect antidote to the technological modern world.


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Room Descriptions & Facilities

Room and Suites

All the rooms at Fundu are built from canvas, wood and stone with ocean views. The Hillside rooms are elevated overlooking the bay whilst the beach front rooms have direct access to the beach. There are three categories of rooms as follows:

  • Standard Rooms

  • Suites

  • Ocean Front Suite

Hillside or Beach

Standard rooms are either Hillside or Beach Front. The Hillside rooms are set above the pathways linking the public areas, beach and restaurant, whilst the Beach Front rooms are set amongst the foliage at beach level. Each room offers either a double or twin configuration with indoor and outdoor seating areas, mosquito nets and fans, mini bar and a hardwood bathroom to the rear of the main canvas living space. The bathrooms are spacious with walk in shower, basin and toilet.

Beach or Jungle

Suites are beach front or set back in a private bit of jungle. In addition to features of the standard rooms, they have a plunge pool on a sun deck and chill out lounge beneath a large framed structure.

Ocean Front Suite

Superior Suites are beach front only and have much a larger plunge pool on extensive decking with an outdoor lounge and ‘chill out’ on a mezzanine level. These are huge suites and almost like having your own private Robinson Crusoe Villa!
 


Resort Service & Facilities

The Jetty Bar is your first taste of the Fundu experience when landing by speedboat and greeted by your hosts. Located a third of the way along the jetty, its ambient atmosphere makes it the best spot for sun downers or to while away the day gazing out to sea.

Fundu’s freeform infinity pool is built up a hillside flanked on three sides by natural forest with stunning views across the bays. A bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day makes this a perfect spot for lazing after a morning’s diving or spa treatments.

The main restaurant is located between the jetty and pool, built on stilts beneath a thatch canopy. In this same area are spaces for lounging and taking in the lovely pieces of art and sculpture displayed throughout the resort. There is an additional pre and post dinner bar and menus are chalked up daily, ever changing and influenced by the local catch of the day.

The Fusion Spa is located up on the hillside with the pool and offers a blend of African and Asian treatments. Thai and Balinese massages, body scrubs made from local spices and infused oils, after sun treatments and hot stone therapies can be enjoyed alongside traditional beauty treatments.

Diving the waters surrounding Pemba Island is like being the only guest of the Louvre. There are miles upon miles of pristine coral in aquamarine waters teaming with colour and a feast for all divers from the beginner to the advanced. Fundu Lagoon’s dive centre is fully equipped and waiting to open your eyes to the Aladdin’s cave of riches below the water. The snorkelling opportunities are just as impressive with shallow reefs waiting to be discovered.

Fishing under the IGFA guidelines offers keen anglers the chance to catch some of Pemba’s six species of bill fish with Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna and Giant Trevally featuring in catches too. Various fishing styles are available including trolling, popping, jigging and live baiting. There are deep drop-offs around the small barrier islands, perfect for the novice and experienced angler alike.

Mangrove canoe trips, sunset dhow cruises and visits to local islands and historical sites are all available for you, so at Fundu Lagoon you can be as adventurous overland as you can underwater. This, we are sure, is why so many guests return time and time again.



Community & Conservation

From the very beginning, Fundu’s philosophy has been to support the community of the six Wambaa villages surrounding the hotel. The local people are all free to use the boats that transfer guests and supplies form Mkoani port to the jetty at Fundu, a transportation system that has enhanced the villagers lives not just on a daily basis, but in giving them access to the mainland in medical emergencies. The hotel welfare fund redistributes donations from guests by working with the village committee and Sheha (chief) to see where the money is best spent to benefit the whole community. Past projects have brought the villages a fresh water supply, built a primary school and specialist care for children with congenital malformations. Farming has also been encouraged and developed with the intention of selling to the kitchens at Fundu.



Fundu Lagoon - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our staff plus some genuine feedback from our clients below.

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 0843 634 2258.


Check prices & availability for your dates:

Need more info?


We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180


Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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