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Thanda Island

Tanzania

Thanda Island
  • Location Africa, Tanzania
  • Guests up to 19
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Rental period Daily
  • Price From 15,000 USD
  • More Standard service package price per night for up to 10 adults and 9 children. $600 per additional adult per night/$300 per additional child per night (16 years and under). Additional accommodation for up to 8 adults available in traditional Tanzanian Bandas (double-story beach chalets). All-inclusive and private yacht packages available on request. Minimum stays apply. Conservation levy of $120 per person not included in prices.
  • Summary
    • 8 hectares of reserve
    • 5 en-suite bedrooms
    • 2 traditional Tanzanian bandas (with 2 bedrooms each)
    • Swimming pool
    • Tennis court
    • Al-fresco dining
    • Cocktail bar
    • Barbeque
    • Gym
    • Yoga sala
    • Air conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
  • Collections Family Private Islands Super Lux

A private paradise offering unparalleled privacy and luxury

Located just off the east coast of Tanzania, the exclusive Thanda Island is one of the world’s most private and luxurious getaways, a heavenly marine reserve with infinite opportunities for relaxation and entertainment, and with plenty of fabulous things to discover.

Voted 2016’s World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island by the World Travel Awards, Thanda Island is the fruition of a decade’s worth of work, now inviting its guests to experience a once-in-a-lifetime private island holiday.

An exotic island with tropical greenery, surrounded by the bluest waters, Thanda Island awaits its guests with services and facilities of the most diverse and deluxe nature, including the glass-rim swimming pool and the floodlit tennis court.

With a beach house villa and two traditional Tanzanian bandas, Thanda Island is a heaven of relaxation, romance, elegance, and nostalgia: the perfect summer destination for guests who appreciate privacy and luxury.

The beach house villa is a sumptuous retreat, yet is utterly discreet; a veritable private playground for discerning guests. The luxury villa boasts an ample open plan living and dining area, comfortable yet sophisticated. For guests’ fascination, there is an indoor aquarium that children will admire for hours on end; next, there is a Steinway grand piano, a wine collection, and a cigar humidor for the adults’ delectable pastimes. The villa has the best outdoor facilities for al-fresco entertaining, including a cocktail bar, al-fresco dining area, barbecue, and pizza oven.

The beach house villa features five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and impressive king-sized beds. However, what makes these bedrooms utterly lavish and unique is their direct access to the silky white sandy beach.  

With its two traditional Tanzanian bandas, Thanda Island becomes a nine-bedroom accommodation. Each banda has a king-sized bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and an additional bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom. Each banda is exquisitely designed to offer the best feeling of island living. Featuring locally made furniture and soft furnishings from Mafia Island, in natural tones, each banda is a romantic hideaway for guests who wish to explore a more traditional way of living.

Thanda Island is the picture-perfect Indian Ocean getaway where discreet and unparalleled simplicity meets graceful service brilliance. In this peaceful oasis, guests can enjoy the pleasure and freedom of a completely private escape.

Thanda Island
from to Rate
01 Jan 31 Dec 15,000 USD

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Standard service package price per night for up to 10 adults and 9 children. $600 per additional adult per night/$300 per additional child per night (16 years and under). Additional accommodation for up to 8 adults available in traditional Tanzanian Bandas (double-story beach chalets). All-inclusive and private yacht packages available on request. Minimum stays apply. Conservation levy of $120 per person not included in prices.
Thanda Island

Bedrooms

Beach House Villa
5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, king-sized beds, and access to the beach

Tanzanian Bandas
2 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and king-sized bed
2 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and 2 single beds

Features

  • Steinway grand piano & guitars
  • Bose music amplifier (wireless to your phone)
  • Extensive Ernest Hemingway book collection
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mobile phone network
  • Air conditioning in the gym
  • Copper beach baths
  • Treatment spa beds
  • Yoga sala

Outside

  • Outdoor barbecue & cocktail bar
  • Bonfire pits
  • Breakfast boma (outside area)
  • Traditional pizza oven
  • Arabian Bedouin tent & furnishings
  • Glass-rim flow pool
  • Outdoor baths & showers
  • Sea fish aquarium
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Table tennis
  • Stargazer
  • Snorkelling equipment (scuba diving on request)
  • Sailing boats
  • Deep sea fishing boat
  • Fishing equipment
  • Reef / snorkelling boat
  • Jet skis
  • Kayaks / stand-up pedal boards
  • Wakeboards / tubes / water skis
  • Beach volleyball equipment
  • Outdoor and indoor games for children
  • Bird walk
  • Heli-pad

Services

  • Exclusive use of the whole property including all amenities and facilities
  • Accommodation in the private villa
  • Return boat transfers from Mafia Island
  • All meals and drinks, including Thanda’s selection of wine, spirits, Champagnes, and cocktails
  • Activities & facilities included:
  • - Swimming with whale sharks (October to March)
  • - Snorkelling and fishing
  • - Sailing and deep-sea fishing
  • - Jet skiing
  • - Kayaking, SUP boarding, wakeboarding, tubing, and water skiing
  • - Beach volleyball
  • - Floodlit tennis court
  • - Air-conditioned gym
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry (no dry cleaning available)
  • Local taxes
  • STAFF:
  • Executive Head Chef
  • Butlers
  • Hostess
  • Housekeepers
  • Cocktail Barman
  • Boatmen
  • Snorkeling Guide
  • Fishing Guide
  • Tennis Coach
  • Masseuse (treatments extra)

Extra Services

  • Curios
  • Premium wines and champagnes
  • Spa treatments
  • Outsourced dive charters, activities and excursions
  • Helicopter transfers
  • Private yacht
Thanda Island

Area

Thanda Island is a heavenly oasis covering eight hectares; it is 350 metres wide and has a 1.1 kilometre circumference. The island is part of Tanzania’s Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, and is surrounded by coral reefs, which shelter it from stormy waters.

Reaching the island is easy; guests only need to arrive to the international airport at Dar es Salaam, then they can either enjoy a helicopter ride straight to the island or a private charter flight to Mafia Island, where a boat will take them to the island.

Although secluded on a small private island, guests have a host of activities to keep them excited and entertained. From relaxed dining on the beach to more exhilarating water sports, everything has been created for guests’ ultimate indulgence.

A full team of staff will ensure that every activity on the island will not only be of the top quality, but will also be safe and entertaining. The executive chef can prepare upscale meals for guest to enjoy on the beach or on an Arab dhow. Guests can also enjoy a professional massage on the beach side.

If more exploratory activities are preferred, guests can go out cruising around the island, or embark on a fishing adventure on the fully equipped 28-foot reed runner cat deep-sea boat.

The more audacious of guests can explore the underwaters too with an incredible diving experience near Chole Bay in the Mafia Island Marine Par, the largest marine protected area, or go swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear tropical waters surrounding Thanda Island. A once-in-a-lifetime experience would be a swim with the gentle giants, anytime from October to February, when the whale sharks congregate just south of Thanda Island.

Other water sports that guests can engage in are sailing, paddling and kayaking, all possible thanks to the equipment with which Thanda Island is fitted.

A tailor-made Tanzanian adventure will allow guests to explore the spice fields of Zanzibar Island, or Africa’s largest game reserve and World Heritage Site Selous Game Park, both only an hour’s flight away.

Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.