Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests, a little piece of paradise. From your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, the resort is a meandering 45-minute journey through un-spoilt scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years. At Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, you will be greeted by a blaze of colours as you sweep down the imposing driveway passing through the entrance gate.
Built in a stunning Afro-Arabic design with all the splendour of a Sultans’ Palace sitting on the lap of the beautiful Indian Ocean, boasting flawless white sandy beaches and waves breaking over coral reefs and sand bars offshore – perfect for the ultimate, sun-kissed African get-away. Set amidst the lush gardens and overlooking the Indian Ocean are a total of 138 stylish rooms and suites.
Expansive ocean views and balmy sunsets invite guests to lose themselves in complete tranquillity. Located on the very edge of the Unguja Island where the Indian Ocean reaches the shore, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is the most voguish property to grace Zanzibar’s west coast and the embodiment of a utopian beach escape. The lodge is set on the west coast of Zanzibar, twelve kilometres north of Stone Town, and its bungalows are spread out over a 1.5-hectare area, allowing for excellent privacy. Palm trees embellish the grounds and magnificent, panoramic sea views can be soaked in from each unit, a taste of perfection.
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.
It is for the dedicated, true explorers with an urge to find a home where there is heart and purpose. It is for those who will endure the extra bumpy mile to discover a haven of non-polluted serenity, of silence, solitude and inclusion. Where you are greeted as family, not as a stranger or a tourist. A different reality, closer to nature, closer to the true you. A home of friendliness, sunshine, natural food, superior service, fresh air, diving in crystal clear waters and timeless existence. A five-star retreat at the end of the road you are about to take.
Fundu Lagoon is a small privately-owned boutique hotel on Pemba Island, just off the Zanzibar Island offering natural barefoot luxury in a unique Tanzanian setting and reached by plane or boat from Zanzibar. There are eighteen tented safari-style bungalows, some on the beach and some on the hillside, but all with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Fundu has some of the best diving in the world and was recently voted Best Marine Safari Property in Africa.
*** Fundu Lagoon is not suitable for children under 12 years of age