Fundu Lagoon is on Pemba Island, which is part of the Zanzibar archipelago and lies to the north of its larger, better known sister island, Unguja. The hotel is situated on a remote and beautiful beach on the south western side of Pemba, and is only accessible by boat. There are sixteen rooms, consisting of canvas tents set under makuti (thatch) roofs on wooden decks, all with views over the sea. Two of the sixteen rooms are suites, with their own private chill out deck and plunge pool, and two are superior suites which also have an extensive indoor and outdoor lounge space and mezzanine platform.
Fundu is the epitome of a "bare foot paradise" with a distinct Robinson Crusoe air in a remote and peaceful location. It is a place for guests to relax and unwind in casual, yet stylish surroundings. The hotel has a fully equipped dive centre. Trips are available to nearby Misali Island with a pristine beach and superb snorkelling and diving. Dhow sunset cruises, canoe safaris through the mangroves, sailing trips on a catamaran or in the canoes of the local fishermen are also available. Excursions around Pemba Island can also be organised with some advanced notice. Fundu Lagoon has a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean as well as a spa treatment room where a variety of massages and beauty treatments are available.
Number of rooms: 16
Guide price: Double room from US$610 per night, full board