THANDA PRIVATE ISLAND
Private island can be booked only on an exclusive basis with the rate of $ 25,000 / day.
A secluded island with a single luxurious villa and two traditional bandas (beach chalets) in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Tanzania. Situated in your own marine reserve, you can swim with the gentlest giant of the ocean, the whale shark, and watch sea turtles nesting. Here, you can rest, rejuvenate and enjoy adventure sports in a world where shades of turquoise infuse your days and tropical spices your nights.
The Thanda Island Villa is a discreet, luxurious retreat creating the ultimate island living experience. As you step off the helicopter or boat, the luxury villa is right there, exclusively yours to enjoy. It’s your home, with a paradise-inspired living area and five exquisite bedroom suites that lead directly onto the beach. On the other side of the Island, the additional Bandas or Beach Chalets, also for your exclusive use, are built on the warm silken sands and offer a very traditional Tanzanian experience.
Infuse your being with the warmth of the sunshine, the glitter on the water and the character of the people. Swim with the gentle whale shark; dive in the largest marine protected reserve in the Indian Ocean; ride the trade winds on a traditional Arab dhow; explore the region in our 1930s classic cruise yacht; indulge in a Swahili or Arabian feast; have a massage or copper bath on the beach.
LOCATION & ACCESS
Thanda Island is located in the Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, between the mainland of Tanzania and Mafia Island. To get to Thanda Island, international guests fly directly into Dar es Salaam, where the Thanda Island team will meet you and accompany you through customs, ensuring a smooth, quick entry into this beautiful country. From Dar es Salaam, you can either go directly to the Island by helicopter, or fly to Mafia Island by fixed-wing plane, from where you can reach the Island by boat.
• Exclusive use of the whole property including all amenities and facilities
• Accommodation in the private Villa and Bandas
• Return helicopter transfers for eight guests from Dar es Salaam, or return transfers from Mafia Island
• All meals and drinks, including Thanda’s selection of wines, spirits, champagnes and cocktails
All activities and excursions, including:
- Spa treatments
- Outsourced dive charters
- Swimming with whale sharks (October - 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
• Laundry (no dry-cleaning available)
• Local tax at 18%
Thanda island is more than just an incredible place!