Thanda Island

Thanda Island lies within a private marine reserve off the southern coast of Tanzania, surrounded by its own coral reefs. It is one of the few truly exclusive private islands in the world. Featuring a luxurious five-suite “Kennedy-style” villa as well as two rustic Tanzanian bandas (beach chalets), this Island is an ideal paradise getaway for friends and multi-generational families.

Guests can swim in the turquoise, tropical waters, as well as enjoy a multitude of activities like deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, sailing and wakeboarding. Thanda Island has its own floodlit tennis court and indoor gym. This is a perfect retreat, an island where you can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s many pleasures.

Why we like it here

During the months of October to March, enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of an up-close encounter with the gentlest giants of the ocean, the Whale Sharks that feed just south of Thanda Island.

Thanda Island, being aware of its carbon footprint, is 100% self-sufficient, off-the-grid and solar-powered, with its own desalination plant providing water to the entire island.

An exclusive-use island, sole use for your privacy and enjoyment within its own private marine reserve.

Crystal clear waters with clean white beaches.

An incredible choice of water activities on hand, floodlit tennis court and fully equipped indoor gymnasium.

Your own Private Chef offering excellent, locally-sourced food.

Deeply committed to the conservation of the region’s marine life, including the preservation and rehabilitation of the coral reef in the Shungimbili Marine Reserve, Thanda Island has partnered with the Tanzanian Marine Parks and the leading NGO, Sea Sense, on a range of education programmes in the region.

Things to be aware of

As it is an exclusive use property, they accept children of all ages – they have even had to cater for newly born babies, so they are super family friendly!

Where we are situated