*** New-Look Mnemba Island coming soon ***
Closed for extensive refurbishment from 11 January to 01 October 2024
Mnemba Island Lodge is situated on an exclusive island just 4.5 kilometres off the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar in the azure Indian Ocean. Surrounded by an atoll of breath-taking coral reefs, it boasts some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.
Renowned for its unpretentious exclusivity, where simple pleasures evolve into cherished memories, the entire lodge will undergo a comprehensive transformation. This will include upgrading all Guest Areas and Bandas, renovating the island’s dive centres, the inclusion of a brand-new Wellness Banda, and the implementation of solar power throughout. Inspired by its unparalleled beach setting, your guests can expect the same barefoot luxury, now re-imagined, ensuring Mnemba’s intimate and relaxed island charm remains, along with some exciting new improvements.
The lodge’s 12 Banda’s redesigned to resemble nautilus shells, will increase in size, while the Family Banda will include an adjoining room ideal for young families. A personal bar, hanging daybed, and private ocean-front Beach Lounge complete the space. The New Wellness Banda will be equipped with two spa treatment rooms plus an outdoor yoga deck offering all-inclusive classes, the new Wellness Banda will host a range of therapeutic practices providing guests with a holistic healing approach. In line with the increasing focus on wellness, the Wellness Banda will offer two treatment rooms and an outdoor yoga deck with daily classes now included in the offering. Mnemba’s popular menu of Healing Earth wellness treatments will be supplemented with a range of ever- changing alternative therapies that will include reiki, reflexology, singing bowls, sound bath, meditation and more.
A brand-new Dive Centre will be expanded to offer the opportunity for even more island activities, some of which will include all-day dhow cruises, hydrofoil bikes, catch-and-release fishing, kayaking, a selection of beach games and more. A dive propulsion vehicle will enable scuba diving guests to explore even more of the coral reefs surrounding the island, while GoPro cameras will be available to anyone wanting to capture underwater memories.
Adjacent to the Dive Centre will be an interpretive centre showcasing the conservation and community programmes run by Oceans without Borders, a collaboration between &Beyond and Africa Foundation that is dedicated to marine conservation and community development. Many of the activities on the island, especially those aimed at Children, will promote awareness of Zanzibar’s exceptional marine environment and the need to protect it. For example, young guests will be invited to join the island’s turtle monitors on morning walks to check for evidence and turtle nests being dug and eggs laid. They can also accompany the island’s chefs as they inspect the daily catch and educate local fishermen to ensure that no rare or endangered species are caught. Older children can even assist with land-based activities carried out by the team responsible for Mnemba’s coral reef restoration project. Guests of all ages will also be able to take part in community visits on mainland Zanzibar or join in conservation lessons taught at local schools.