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Mnemba Island


Mnemba Island
  • Location Africa, Zanzibar
  • Guests up to 24
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Rental period Weekly
  • Price From 181,440 USD
  • More Price per week for 24 guests. Rates for shorter stays on request.
    Island closed 8th April-20th May 2019.
  • Summary
    • 12 bandas
    • Private island getaway
    • PADI dive school
    • Variety of dive sites and easy availability of boats
    • Ideal for swimming and snorkelling
    • Beautiful beach walks
    • Ideal for romance and relaxation
    • House reef can be reached without a boat
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An exclusive luxury private island situated off the northeast coast of Zanzibar

One of the most exclusive private hideaways for a romantic island holiday, Mnemba island is the ultimate in barefoot luxury.

The tropical scenery dotted with palm trees offers the perfect backdrop for unwinding on the beachfront under the shade of the pine forest. Guests can take an afternoon nap in the traditional Zanzibari ‘beach beds’ situated halfway between the Indian Ocean and the bandas. 

The common areas are characterized by a relaxed informal atmosphere including the dining and sitting area which boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. There is a small library with a selection of wildlife books, games and magazines. 

The island can host 24 guests in the twelve spacious beachside bandas overlooking the Mnemba atoll (a scuba diver’s delight). Each of them offers direct access to the beach, an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fans and a large outdoor veranda. 

Mnemba island definitely ticks all the boxes striking the right balance between adventure and relaxation, from offering a variety of water sports (swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and scuba diving) and activities to the ultimate pampering and relaxation, there is something for every taste.

Mnemba Island
from to Rate
11 Jan 31 Mar 251,328 USD
01 Apr 07 Apr 181,440 USD
08 Apr 20 May Price on request
21 May 31 May 181,440 USD
01 Jun 30 Sep 251,328 USD
01 Oct 20 Dec 181,440 USD
21 Dec 10 Jan 251,328 USD


Price per week for 24 guests. Rates for shorter stays on request.
Island closed 8th April-20th May 2019.
Mnemba Island


12 beachside bandas (including a family banda – two rooms next to one another joined by a wooden walkway)


  • Gym-in-a-Basket
  • Yoga
  • Wi-Fi in guest area


  • Beach shop
  • PADI dive school
  • Open air living areas
  • Dining on the beach
  • Spacious verandas


  • Complimentary laundry
  • In-room massage
  • All meals
  • All Drinks (except premium brands)
  • Scuba diving (2 dives per day for guests holding a full PADI certificate only)
  • Snorkelling, kayaking, fly fishing, sundowner dhow cruise and windsurfing
Mnemba Island


Mnemba Island lies off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar being the ultimate paradise for beach lovers.

Guests staying on the Mnemba Island will enjoy a plethora of activities from swimming, snorkelling and diving to dhow cruises, birdwatching or fishing. 

Guests will be welcomed at Zanzibar International Airport or Stone Town. The journey to the island is made up of:

  • 1½-hour road trip (the last 20 minutes are on an unpaved road)
  • 10 – 15 minutes boat ride in an open ski boat

As there are no jetties, departures and landings are directly to and from the beach. 

Mnemba Island provides without doubt the ultimate in barefoot luxury.

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