• andBeyond Mnemba Island is an exclusive barefoot island paradise and romantic beach retreat in Tanzania offering elegant interiors, excellent service, rooms with sea views and private verandas, a watersports centre, spa and restaurant, near Zanzibar.
  • Each of the 12 pretty, open-sided, thatched wooden suites, floored in rattan and cooled with whirring fans, has its own private shaded veranda and a beach sala on the creamy powder sand.
  • Exuding the essence of Zanzibar’s richness, history and soul; fresh, locally-produced, wholesome and natural, the overall food theme is one of barefoot beach simplicity. Each culinary experience is prepared according to individual tastes, served at a time and location that suits each guest perfectly.
  • The watersports centre offers windsurfing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and diving, and has six boats for excursions from dolphin-swimming and fly-fishing to dhow sundowner trips. There is a small spa and a shop selling chic jewellery and crafts from across Africa.
  • The sandy beaches and calm turquoise seas surrounding the island offer irresistible snorkelling and swimming directly from the beach, at all tides. For the more adventurous, the best snorkelling spots island are accessible by a 10-minute motorboat journey


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Scuba diving

Mnemba Island has a fully stocked dive centre, and offers a full range of diving activities. If you are experienced, our Dive Instructor will guide you on fantastic dives around the Mnemba Atoll. If you are a beginner, our Instructor is waiting to introduce you to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty!
Additional costs apply


Pick up the elegant rhythm of the fly-fisherman as you enjoy the challenge of targeting a multitude of fish species off the soft, white beaches of andBeyond Mnemba Island. Fishing is usually done from the northern point of the island and fishermen are encouraged to release their quarry once they have savoured the thrill of the fight. Our instructors can give you pointers on your casting, while fly rods and tackle are available on the island.


Snorkelling is ideal for those who do not wish to do a scuba diving accreditation but who want to confidently explore the shallower coral reefs, situated off Mnemba Island, with the help of a snorkel. A guided snorkelling course is also available at an additional cost, offered by andBeyond’s Mnemba Island specialist dive masters, and covers safety procedures, equipment, currents and suggested snorkelling spots.

Sea kayaking

Explore the warm Indian Ocean waves in utter tranquillity in a deep sea kayak built for two. Ask one of Mnemba’s Dive Instructors for a quick tutorial session or set off with your partner on the quiet waters protected by the island’s surrounding reefs. Paddle along the beach to admire the changing features of the shoreline or head out into deeper waters in the hope of encountering a pod of dolphin or some sea turtles.

Stand up paddle boarding

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the calm Indian Ocean waters on a stand up paddle board. Get a few tips from our expert instructors before grabbing paddle in hand and mounting the board to head out into the waves. Ideal for the calm waters off Mnemba Island, this activity allows you to glide effortlessly through the waves while enjoying exceptional views of the ocean waters and the Mnemba horizon. Watch as dolphin frolic nearby, play in the waves and guide yourself through graceful turns.

Deep sea fishing

It’s a battle of wills as guests test their strength against barracuda, mackerel, king fish and marlin on a full day, deep sea fishing adventure.
Additional costs apply

Bubblemaker course

Ideal for younger children who would like to enjoy a taste of the dive experience, this course is similar in structure to the Discover Scuba course but is restricted to swimming pool depth. The course is offered to children above the age of eight.
Additional costs apply.

Luxury yacht transfers and excursions

Guests can now opt to board a private, luxury yacht for a leisurely transfer cruise between Stone Town and &Beyond Mnemba Island or Dar es Salaam and the island. This exceptional excursion will allow guests to avoid the bustling roads and make the most of the flawless blue waters lapping these destinations. Refreshing beverages and a delicious light snack will also be provided, for the duration of the journey. This exclusive transfer can be booked return or one-way and is subject to availability and weather-dependent.
Guests staying at &Beyond Mnemba Island also have the opportunity to enjoy a range of fun-filled adventures on the yacht such as beach excursions, an adventure to starfish bank, fishing safaris or champagne sundowners.
Additional costs apply

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

Call: +852 9465 4577


andBeyond Mnemba Island Banda

Steeped in culture and history, Zanzibar enticed adventurers, seafarers and traders from far and wide. Known as the spice island, from the centuries old trade of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, today the Zanzibar Archipelago is still bathed in the heady scents of spices and traditional dhows still drift across the horizon. A romantic hideaway, Mnemba Island is an exclusive paradise featuring twelve rustically chic beachside bandas, for just 24 guests, connected to the breathtaking Mnemba atoll. Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this exclusive island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind on your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest. Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond.

Late breakfast trays teeming with tropical fruit, freshly-squeezed juice and Tanzanian coffee can be delivered to the beach banda for those wanting to indulge in a lie-in. Fresh sushi and chilled champagne can appear discreetly at the guests’ beach loungers should they wish to celebrate the magnificent sunset in privacy. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Allow yourself to relax and take a break with yoga and massages in the tranquil retreat of your banda. Seize the opportunity to rejuvenate in true African style. Just escaping to this barefoot paradise is soul soothing, with the open style design, the natural world is integrated into the lodge. Creating a holistic connection, engage in a wide range of wellness and spiritually awakening activities.

The Lodge consists of 12 Zanzibari bandas, with direct access to the beach. Each banda is built of indigenous materials, mostly woven and thatched with palm leaves. The bandas have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, double-basins, separate w.c., fresh water (obtained from a desalination plant), ceiling fans, personal bar and a spacious outdoor veranda. Each banda also has a private beach sala with traditional Zanzibari sunbeds.

AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge banda
AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge room


andBeyond Mnemba Island offers an unpretentious paradise where just ten rustic palm-frond bandas are tucked into a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. Each banda at andBeyond Mnemba Island has direct access to the beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom with a huge glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the veranda are perfect for afternoon siestas and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers ideal for languid hours spent on the beach.

AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge family banda
andBeyond Mnemba Island Banda

Family Banda

Mnemba Island has a family banda where two bandas are situated within close proximity to one another and can accommodate a family of four (two adults and two children).

Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns sail into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Lunch is often served on large wooden carved Zanzibari platters heaped with delicious mezze. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Private beach picnics delight newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds alike.

AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge dining
AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge beach dining
AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge Dining
AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge Dining


Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach, with the waves lapping gently at guests’ feet. Private beach picnics delight newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds alike.

AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge bar


From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking, to massages on the beach, to doing nothing at all, Mnemba has something for everyone.

AndBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge spa


Area & Location

Area, Country
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Nearest Airport
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Zanzibar
Local Currency
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Time Change
GMT +3:00
Best time to go
July through October.

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