South African Lodges

Thanda Island Private Marine Reserve

Address
Shungi Mbili Island
District of Mafia Island
Tanzania
East Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Beach, Spa, Villa
US $13320.00SINGLE RATE
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Situated within the Island Marine Reserve of Tanzania in East Africa, Thanda Island stretches over 4.5 hectares of tropical paradise.  With its 1.1km in circumference and being 351m wide, this magnificent private island can be found 30km east of the mainland, opposite the Rufiji River Delta.  Accessible by boat or helicopter, coral reefs surround this exclusive island retreat. The Villa Beach House features elegance and luxury in each of its five rooms which offer comfortable, king size beds. Perfect summer holidays in coastal white, green and blue colours, the air-conditioned suites lead directly to the sandy beach. Additional beds for a maximum of nine kids can be added to the bedrooms.

The villa provides a welcoming living area including an indoor aquarium, a Steinway grand piano, a wine collection, a cigar humidor, as well as the glass rim-flow swimming pool and wrap-around dining area.  The romantic copper beach baths and the al fresco outdoor barbeque area, the cocktail bar and pizza oven are also beautiful features guests enjoy.  WiFi Internet access and mobile phone reception are available here. A dedicated team looks after guests which include a private Executive Chef, a Hostess, a Housekeeper as well as a Boatman. Booked on an exclusive basis by only one group of guests & friends, Thanda Island is your Private Island, Coral Reef and Villa.

Facilities:

  • Large glass rim-flow swimming pool
  • Outdoor baths and showers
  • Copper Beach bathrooms (outdoors)
  • Private beach
  • Outdoor Barbeque and Cocktail Bar
  • Outdoor breakfast Boma
  • Pizza Oven
  • Fireplaces
  • Party pavilion tent
  • Cigar Humidor
  • Spa treatment beds
  • Aquarium with ocean fish
  • Steinway grand piano
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile phone network
  • Laundry.

Activities & Excursions

Fantastic activities are available for adults as well as children from exciting water sports such as deep-sea fishing, jet skiing and wakeboarding to fun kids games and relaxing health and spa treatments. Rejuvenating body massages, facials and other treatments are available according to guests requirements. The spa therapists come from nearby Mafia Island who use an excellent spa range of non-allergic products to pamper the body. Enjoying the absolute privacy on the island, guests may enjoy beauty and spa treatments either on the beach, in the suite, or other locations.

Water activities such as diving, swimming, sailing and fishing can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular and friendly whale shark can be encountered in these waters from October to March either from a boat or by swimming alongside them. The sea turtles at Thanda lay their eggs on the island's beaches at night during May. They hatch in August when leaving to the ocean. Between August and September, whales can be seen in this part of the Indian Ocean making for exciting and remarkable experiences.

Activities:

  • Snorkelling
  • Sailing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking / stand-up pedal boarding
  • Wakeboarding/tubing/water skiing
  • Beach volleyball 
  • Outdoor and indoor games for kids
  • Treadmill
  • Table tennis
  • Spa treatments.

Excursions:

  • Safaris to the Selous Reserve
  • Travel the romantic spice island of Zanzibar
  • Day trip to Dar es Salaam
  • Traverse Mafia Island.

Big Game Fishing

The island offers guests a fully equipped 28-foot reef runner cat, a perfect deep-sea boat for guests who wish to enjoy big game fishing nearby Mafia Island. Iconic species are caught on a 'catch and release' basis while other fish can be brought back to The Villa for the chef to prepare for lunch or dinner.

Dining

Dining on this private island retreat is an exclusive affair with a great selection of fresh and delicious meals and treats. Ahead of a visit, special dietary requests, as well as menus, are discussed to ensure personal preferences are met. Ranging from fish and seafood to vegetarian meals, game, beef and poultry combined with seasonal vegetables and tropical fruits, guests end of their meals with perfect desserts. 

On offer as well are local dishes for guests who wish to experience the best of Tanzanian cuisine. Various dining options are available to meet the needs of guests.  Breakfasts on the beach, romantic dinners and bonfires as well as picnics on one of the vast sandbanks in the ocean can all be arranged.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Butler service
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • King size bed
  • Viewing Deck
  • WIFI

Activities
  • Snorkelling
  • Sailing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking / stand-up pedal boarding
  • Wakeboarding / tubing / water skiing
  • Beach volleyball 
  • Outdoor and indoor games for kids
  • Treadmill
  • Table tennis.
Excursions
  • Safaris in the Selous Game Reserve
  • Explore the legendary spice island of Zanzibar
  • Explore Dar es Salaam
  • Explore Mafia Island.
Spa treatments

Relaxing massages, facials and body treatments can be booked according to guests needs.  The spa  therapists come from nearby Mafia Island who use an exquisite spa range of non-allergic products to pamper the body.  Enjoying the absolute privacy on the island, guests may enjoy beauty and spa treatments either on the beach, in the suite, or other locations.

Big Game Fishing

The island offers guests a fully equipped 28-foot reef runner cat, a perfect deep-sea boat for guests who wish to enjoy big game fishing nearby Mafia Island.  Iconic species are caught on a 'catch and release' basis while other fish can be brought back to The Villa for the chef to prepare for lunch or dinner.

Scuba diving

With the accredited dive partners at Chole Bay, Mafia Island, guests with or without scuba diving experience have the unique opportunity to scuba dive in the tropical waters around the island.  A memorable diving experience awaits in the Mafia Island Marine Park, which is knowns as one of the most spectacular reefs for diving and snorkelling in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kinasi Pass

  • Average depth: 17m
  • Maximum depth: 27m
  • Average visibility: 15m.

Milimani Coral Gardens

  • Average depth: 11m
  • Maximum depth: 18m
  • Average visibility: 15m.

Chole Wall

  • Average depth: 15m
  • Maximum depth: 18m
  • Average visibility: 15m.

  • Aquarium
  • Boma
  • Breakfast boma
  • Cigar humidor
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor patio
  • Outdoor shower
  • Piano
  • Pizza oven
  • Sea Views
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Butler service
  • Cellphone reception
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Room service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Villa

# Rooms:
5

This exclusive Beach Villa off the coast from Tanzania features five suites each of which offers a king size beds.  Additional beds can be placed into the bedrooms for smaller children who wish to share the rooms with parents.  Facing the ocean and opening to a beautiful deck area, the rooms provide convenient amenities and features to ensure a most relaxing beach holiday.

Single Room US $13320
Double Room US $13320

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -7.618833

Longitude: 39.682491

Directions

Thanda Island is located within the Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve in the District of the Mafia Island of Tanzania in East Africa. It is about 30 km away from the mainland and is accessed by boat or helicopter.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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