The Island


Situated in its own marine reserve, Thanda Island is home to one of the world's most exclusive villas. Thanda Island is a place to rest, rejuvenate, enjoy adventure sports and explore your private and pristine playground. Wade in the warm, crystal blue waters with the gentlest giant of the ocean, the whale shark, and swim ashore to watch sea turtles nesting.


The villa offers a sparkling infinity pool with glass sides so one never has to lose their amazing ocean view, an indoor aquarium, Steinway grand piano, wine collection and cigar humidor. The villa was designed with top notch luxury in mind and attention to every detail. Copper beach bath tubs, cocktail bar and pizza oven as well as an al fresco BBQ and rap around dining area allow the most time to spent outdoors, in the blanketing sunshine, as possible. Looking after your every need on Thanda Island is a select team dedicated entirely to you, including your own Executive Chef, Hostess, Massage Specialist, Housekeeper and Boatman. It’s your Private Island, Coral Reef and Villa.


The Bedroom Suites


Five air-conditioned bedroom suites with comfortable king-sized beds lead directly onto the beach with its silken white sands. In addition, Thanda Island has two charming 'Bandas', small chalets built in traditional Tanzanian style. Each of them has a master king-sized bedroom on the first floor and a king-sized bedroom on the ground floor with the possibility of adding two extra single beds.


The Activities


The Island invites you to enjoy simple, exquisite pleasures… strolling along your own private 1,1km beach or exploring the 8ha Island where the only sign of human habitation is the occasional, traditional fishing dhow in the distance. You have exclusive use of the Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve surrounding Thanda Island and a superb choice of water and marine activities. A boathouse full of equipment is yours to enjoy, and a boatman is dedicated to you as your personal guide for deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking, jet skis and water skiing are also great ways to enjoy the warm ocean water. If you feel up for a game or two, the villa has a full sized tennis court as well as beach volleyball equipment.


Safari day trips to the Selous Game Reserve, a visit to the legendary spice island of Zanzibar, tours of Dar es Salaam and excursions to explore the ruins of Mafia Island can also be arranged.


The Cuisine


Thanda Island’s cuisine is fresh, delicious and customized to your palate. The chef will be notified prior to your arrival as to all of your preference and favorite dishes. It can include ocean-fresh fish and seafood, vegetarian dishes, beef, game and poultry; crisp seasonal vegetables and tropical fruits as well as a choice of divine desserts. An offering of delicious local dishes is available if you would like to explore Tanzanian cuisine. From breakfasts on the beach to romantic dinners and bonfires to picnics on a sandbank in the ocean or on one of the neighboring island - whatever you desire, Thanda will make sure it is so.


Thanda Private Island


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