Thanda Island


Thanda Island is located on a remote island between Tanzania mainland and Mafia Island. It is a private marine reserve which is only accessible by helicopter or boat. You receive an exclusive tranquil environment within this seaside paradise where you explore marine life and unwind.


The accommodation is ideal for families and groups of friends as it is a large villa and additional two bandas. There is only room for one guest group at a time to be accommodated at this island providing an incredibly personalized royal vacation. This romantic island offers incredible adventures at its eco-ocean which is home to massive whale sharks and sea turtles of five different species. Boating adventures and marine activities are common. This is also an incredible residence for birdwatchers as loads of exciting bird species reside here. The overall island experience along with all the accommodation’s facilities are incredible and you are free to use them as your very own.


  • Private island retreat in marine reserve
  • Perfect for families or groups of friends
  • Tennis court, gym, spa & extensive support team
  • Phenomenal waterlife for snorkelling & diving including turtles & whale sharks in season
  • 100% off-grid with solar energy & rainwater harvestin

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Tanzania, Mafia Island

Type of Accommodation


Comfort Level



The incredible Thanda Island villa offers a little bit for everyone. Both children and adults can enjoy equally. The villa is equipped with beach bathtubs, infinity swimming pool, a tennis court on an artificial lawn, beach volleyball court, helipad, yoga sala and a telescope. The indoor features musical instruments including piano and guitar and an incredible music system can be connected to personal mobile playlists or iPods. The villa also has its own library, table tennis facility, aquarium, cigar humidor and a gym. The gym is equipped with weights, cycling, boxing and running equipment. The villa also facilitates a spa with healing earth facilities, treatment beds and hydrating Kalahari Melon. The island also offers various water sports activities including snorkeling, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. The villa provides all staff required including a hostess, housekeeper, butler, chef, babysitter, boat crew, guides, barman, coaches, PADI instructor and masseuse. The villa also has Wi-Fi internet connection.

General Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi available


You are offered all meals and delights offered within a tropical setting. Fruits include, watermelons, papayas, coconuts and pineapples which are most famous in any tropical setting. Your personal chef ensures all meals are served with care and offer the best possible taste. You are served, freshly made ice creams, yogurt which is handmade, sorbets and muesli. The island features restaurants which are traditional pizza oven, Swahili grills and curries and Bedouin tent. The first offers Italian food while the other two are famous for African flavors. The villa has its own cocktail bar, outside breakfast area, fire-pit and a barbecue area to make evenings special.



There are two bandas which are individual standing cottages each hosting king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. These are ideal for honeymoon couples, teenage groups or old couples who prefer a private and intimate time.


Each of the five bedrooms in the main villa is spacious and beautifully furnished in cool tones of white, stone and sand. The king-sized 4-poster beds with romantic netting face the Indian Ocean while hand-picked art graces the walls. The bathrooms are en-suite and have deep free-standing tubs, some with a view of the beach, as well as outdoor tubs and showers. Extra beds for children can be arranged on request.


Private Villa

The main villa hosts five bedrooms, each furnished with four poster king size beds, netted curtains that can be unfolded to see the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, selective wall hangings and availability of extra beds for children. The bathrooms feature tubs which are free standing and also host outdoor tubs and showers.

Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fan
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor shower
  • Safe in room
  • Telephone


  • Day tours
  • Spa treatments

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
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