andBeyond Mnemba Island
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.