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Located on Pemba Island, just to the north of Zanzibar, Fundu Lagoon is the essence of ‘barefoot luxury’ and a secluded and peaceful retreat with over two miles of private beach and stunning ocean views.
Designed to be eco-friendly, the Fundu Lagoon lodge blends into the natural environment and is only accessible by boat. Hidden away on the west coast of Pemba Island, this lodge was carved out of the jungle by a group led by enterprising British fashion designer Ellis Flyte. In 2001 they stumbled on the location almost by mistake, and they then took a gamble on an unknown South African architect for the design. The risk has paid off: the result is a truly unique resort, now finally complete with the recent addition of a stunning double infinity pool.
There are 16 bungalows at Fundu Lagoon, consisting of spacious tents built on wooden decks and set under thatched roofs, each with an en-suite bathroom and veranda - you never forget you are in Africa. The resort offers two bars, an excellent restaurant serving local and international cuisine and a massage and treatment room.
Just off the jetty of Fundu Lagoon, the incredibly well-run dive centre is the focus of all the resort's water-based activities. Whether you want to snorkel, dive or spend a day on a deserted beach, this operation will make your dreams come true. While the centre is quite large - there is a school room and freshwater rinse-down tank - the groups are kept small, and it's up to you to set your own pace.
Alternative itineraries include day-trip dive safaris to the north or south of Pemba Island, complete with lunch on deserted white sand beaches.