andBeyond Mnemba Island

andBeyond Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

andBeyond Mnemba Island

Zanzibar, Tanzania

If you’ve ever wanted to fulfill that fantasy of escaping to a pristine, private island, then a stay at andBeyond Mnemba Island should definitely be on your bucket list. Where do we begin? This is a little slice of unpretentious paradise, which is situated a boat’s ride away from the historic spice island of Zanzibar. 

Flanked by a forest that is home to rare wildlife, 12 simple yet luxurious bandas face azure waters and pristine white sand beaches. Just a few feet away is the Mnemba Atoll, which means you can literally climb out of bed and snorkel exotic, fish-filled reefs. Each banda is beautifully furnished with famous Zanzibari woodcarvings and scrolled headboards, and boasts an oh-so comfortable four-poster bed, a sitting area, and a covered walkway that leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom. Just off the banda is your private beach sala and sun loungers. 

Nearby is the main guest area, which consists of thatched dining, sitting and bar areas that offer views of the beach and vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Enjoy yoga and massage sessions in the privacy of your banda and sala.

Amenities and Activities:

ROOMS: 12 bandas

BEST FOR:  honeymooners and couples


  • Snorkeling

  • PADI Dive Center

  • Dhow Cruises

  • Sea Kayaking

  • Yoga and Wellness Program

Why We Love It:

This small island has made a huge impact in terms of nature conservation and local community initiatives. One such victory is andBeyond’s and Africa Foundation’s Oceans Without Borders program, which is dedicated to protecting over 1,864 miles of Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. Between May and September, there is also a chance to witness sea turtles hatching.

Insiders Tip: brew yourself a wonderful coffee and take a walk around the island. We did during our stay and it was a magical moment for us!

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