• a sunset over a body of water

Fundu Lagoon

The ultimate in barefoot luxury

Effortlessly chic, Fundu Lagoon is one of the most remote island resorts in the Indian Ocean, only accessible by boat. A small privately owned boutique resort, here you can enjoy barefoot luxury in a tropical Tanzanian setting, close to spectacular dive sites. The rustic 'Robinson Crusoe' charm of Fundu Lagoon blends perfectly with the surrounding forest and the coastline and guests soon find themselves living their own island adventure with rooms that feature ocean views.

A fully equipped dive centre means that guests can explore some of the world's leading dive sites whilst sea fishing is also available. Alternatively, relax in the infinity edge swimming pool and take in your tropical surroundings, indulge in a treatment at the spa or sip a drink at one of the three bars available for a rejuvenating stay.

Offering a beautiful location and facilities, this award winning resort is perfect for a luxurious holiday experience or special honeymoon and will fill you with a lifetime of precious memories. The resort is suitable for guests 12 years and over.

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Hotel highlights

  • Excellent coral reef for diving and snorkelling.
  • Dive centre
  • Wooden walkways and sandy paths create a 'Robinson Crusoe' feeling
  • Set on a beautiful beachfront

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 18 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. one hour and 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport (flight, road transfer & boat transfer)
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Fundu Lagoon

  • Beach
  • approx. one hour and 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport (flight, road transfer & boat transfer)
401 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 329
  • Very Good 45
  • Average 10
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

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  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 30, 2020

Solo travelers welcome!

First-class resort on a still yet "undiscovered" island off Zanzibar/Tanzania. Your flight will drop off passengers on Zanzibar before taking you to Pemba Island. A long, bumpy ride to the harbor before you are picked up by the Resorts motorboat and taken on a 15-minute ride across the bay to the jetty at Fundu where you are met with a welcoming smile from the managers and the most welcome cool drink and cold facecloth ever! If you are self-drive, you don't want to take the road to the resort, but I believe you can make arrangements at the harbor to park your vehicle there (for a fee). Being a solo traveler can make you stand out, but at this beautiful place, you feel very much at home. I stayed here for 2 nights and wished that I had booked to stay for longer. The resort is going for that Robinson Crusoe type effect, and they have it right, except you don't need to scrounge around for food (OMW, the food is divine!), there is the inclusive bar fridge in your room, and one of the most comfortable beds on a platform tent. Oh, and wonderful sunset drinks at the jetty bar... Plus it's one of the few times you get to see the other guests sharing Fundu with you. Accommodation set back amongst the overgrown forest, with the ever-present bushbaby. Relaxing activities on offer with a well-equipped dive center. Sunset dhow sailing trip with musicians and snacks, dolphin safari, snorkeling off Misali Island. Unfortunately, I arrived a day too late to experience the musical evening on the beach. Lovely swimming pool to cool off in if swimming off the beach is not your thing. Try to book an early morning trip to have breakfast and snorkel at Misali Island so that you can get there before the noisy hordes from other lodges arrive. That way once they arrive, you can leave or retreat to a quieter part of the island. Ablution facilities very basic on the Island, so remember to take toilet paper or tissues with you. Definitely request a walk to the village behind the resort and go on a guided walk through the Spice Garden that one of the villagers is developing, then stop and buy a fresh coconut! Support the locals!
Jan 29, 2020

The highlight of our honeymoon

London, United Kingdom

Fundu Lagoon was the final stop of our honeymoon and we certainly finished on a high! We were very kindly upgraded to a beach suite room, which really did add a special touch to our stay. The hotel is spotless and each member of staff so kind and accommodating. The surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful and sipping a margarita on the jetty as the sunset, before dinner on the beach, was heaven! A huge thank you to the whole team for looking after us. From start to finish our entire stay was a dream. If you want to ditch the wifi and walk straight into the Indian Ocean from your room, we highly recommend Fundu Lagoon.
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PADI Dive Center

The resort features a fully equipped PADI dive centre allowing you to explore some spectacular dive sites found close by.

Fusion Spa

Fundu Fusion Spa embraces the ancient healing philosophies of African and Asian culture. A variety of treatments can be enjoyed such as: massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures.

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Infinity Pool

Fringed by natural forest, the infinity pool is set on the hillside above the hotel and offers stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Sea Fishing

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the Reception Area

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Room Types

Hillside Room

The standard rooms at Fundu Lagoon are situated on the hillside. The rooms offer glorious ocean views and an indoor and outdoor seating area from where you can enjoy the perfect sunset or sunrise over Pemba Island. In addition these rooms feature a mosquito net, ceiling fan and a hardwood panelled bathroom fitted with a hot water shower.


Suites are located on the hillside or by the beach from where you can enjoy the stunning ocean views from the comfort of your own private chill out area with private plunge pool and sundeck. Each suite also houses an open plan lounge, stone walled bathroom with walk in shower, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a minibar.

Superior Suite

The superior Suites are located directly on the beach and feature two private terraces and a private chill out area with plunge pool which overlooks the ocean. Each suite also houses a large queen size bed, open plan lounge, stone walled bathroom with walk in shower, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a minibar.

Beachfront Room

Beachfront Rooms are set on the beachfront offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean. All feature a mosquito net, ceiling fan, hardwood panelled bathroom fitted with a hot water shower and a private sundeck with beach beds.

  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

The Jetty Bar

Enjoy lounging around, watching the afternoon pass you by; or listen to the ocean beneath your feet as you sip on some evening sun-downers. The Jetty Bar, as its name might suggest, is situated on the 'jetty', one third of the way out to sea, and is the perfect spot to relax day or night.

Main Restaurant

The Main Restaurant is set under a thatched roof, open to the sky and sea, and serves up some of the best cuisine in East Africa. With a fusion of Arabic, Indian and Swahili influences, the daily fisherman's catch and unusual fruits add an exotic twist to traditional dishes. Restrictions: No swimwear can be worn inside the Main Restaurant.The Main Restaurant will close periodically throughout the day for breakfast (7.30am - 10.30am), lunch (12.30pm - 2.45pm) and dinner (7.30pm - 9.45pm).

The Pool Bar

The poolside bar is set alongside the infinity pool. Enjoy cooling drinks and light snacks here throughout the day. Restrictions: Children under the age of 12yrs are not permitted in The Pool Bar.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

All meals, soft drinks,beer and wineare included in the all inclusive package. Additionalcocktails andspirits are at an additional charge.

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