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The Aiyana nestles on the northern most edge of Pemba Island, a mere a 30 minutes mini-plane ride from Zanzibar, having the most beautiful natural beach.

Pure and chic, The Aiyana has been designed and built around the concept of “simple materiality and consummate craftsmanship”. The vernacular architecture, high ceilings, pastel white colours, fragrant gardens, natural forms and traditional African building materials come together perfectly and melt into the sublime natural décor of this little slice of heaven.

All the 30 villas range from 80 -160sqm and enjoy wonderful views over the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon, the coral reef and the Indian Ocean beyond.

The Aiyana is an idealistic place to discover mother nature at its purest state with the blend of local culture and heritage.

Farm to table, our cooking is all about bringing out the big flavors.

You’ll leave feeling dazed by this pure african getaway!


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Fundu Lagoon is a remote and peaceful resort, only accessible by boat. Set on a beautiful beach in the south west of Pemba Island, it is privately owned and run with a love for the natural environment that surrounds it; the epitome of shabby chic – stylish, cosseting and totally relaxed.

Wooden walkways and sandy paths lead to eighteen Makuti thatched tented rooms and suites – all of our accommodation has breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. Fundu Lagoon’s main areas are open sided with thatch roofing. There are three bars, an excellent restaurant, a beautiful infinity pool and a calming fusion spa.

Accommodation : Suites have private chill out areas and plunge pools and Superior Suites offer larger accommodation and a choice of outdoor areas as well as their own super sized plunge pools.

Hill Side accommodation enjoys fantastic views of the Indian Ocean as well as a cooling night time breeze – Standard Rooms or Jungle Suite. Beach Front accommodation is shaded by tropical trees and shurbs. The sandy beach is literally on your doorstep and the noise of the ocean will lull you to sleep – Standard Rooms, Beach Suits or Superior Suites.


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Manta Resort lies on the remote northwestern tip of Pemba Island, on a fabulous white beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Pemba Channel.

Romantic and very relaxing, Manta Resort has one of the best swimming beaches in the whole Zanzibar Archipelago, and the diving is world class.


Manta Resort offers 17 stylish and comfortable rooms in various price categories:
sea front villas

The 6 newly built sea front villas are all air- conditioned, spacious and private, with a king size bed and large en-suite bathroom. A secluded sun terrace faces a spectacular ocean sunset.
superior garden rooms

The 4 Superior Garden Rooms have views of the sea between the foliage. One pair of rooms has an interconnecting door which makes it an excellent choice for families or larger groups. The Superior Garden Rooms are all air conditioned with a king size fthe poster bed and private makuti thatch covered terrace.
garden rooms

The 7 newly built garden rooms are open plan makuti thatched rooms situated in the gardens. They all feature king size beds covered by mosquito nets, en-suite open plan bathroom, and a comfortable verandah to relax on. These rooms are not air-conditioned.

the underwater room

Imagine yourself encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swimming lazily by – sometimes in three or four layers of different species above the reef floor. This is the heart-stopping experience that awaits you in the underwater room!

The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels – those above the water clad in local hardwood, and each an experience in itself.

The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility. A ladder leads up to the roof which has a lounging area – for sun worshipping by day – and by night you can lie back in the starlight and wonder at the extraordinary clarity of the stars and planets – all seen without any light pollution. Sleep under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea.

Then there’s the underwater bedroom – and the magical feeling of lying on a soft double bed surrounded by panes of glass affording almost 360 degrees viewing – watching the shoals of reef fish and exquisite, often rarely seen individuals visiting your windows. Some have taken up residence around the room, which affords them some protection from predation. For instance, three bat fish and a trumpet fish called Nick who is always swimming around and seemingly looking in!

By night, the underwater spotlights beneath each window around the room attract the shyer and more unusual, for instance squid. Octopus and even spanish dancers have been seen attaching themselves to the glass panes, and the reef inhabitants simply can’t resist the attraction, which makes for exciting watching and a truly unique experience!

The Underwater Room is located in the Blue Hole – an anomaly in the coral reef clearly visible from The Manta Resort terrace. Approximately 250 meters off shore it falls to 12 meters deep at high tide and is roughly 50 meters wide in diameter. A circular hole inhabited by a number of large coral heads and abundant marine life. A perfectly protected spot for your floating underwater room.


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The Kervan Saray Beach is an adventures’ Lodge located to the North-West of the Island of Pemba.
This relatively simple lodge started construction back in 2008 as the new home for the new home for Swahili Divers, the longest established dive operation on the Island.
The Hotel houses the most experiencing and long standing recognizing dive center in Pemba.

Kervan Saray Beach is an adventurous project. It is the first new hotel to open in Pemba in 8 years.
The Lodge is an unpretentious dive resort where non divers are made very welcome. Each room has a double bed and a single bed and an attached washroom.
The room has a shower that provides lukewarm water that is solar heated using an African Village system. On cloudy days the water is cool. All the rooms are exceptionally simple, built using only local materials with thatched roofs.
The restaurant offers you a set four course nightly menu. This includes salads, fruits, desserts, and of course a daily vegetarian option.


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Pemba Misali Sunset Beach is located to the West of the Island of Pemba.
This simple lodge is an annexe of Amaan Bungalows, a large backpacker lodge on the Northern tip of Zanzibar.
The Lodge offers 20 newly built luxury Seafront Villas, all with sea view, spacious and private with a large en-suite bathroom.
A secluded sun terrace faces a spectacular Ocean sunset.
Each intimate en-suite Sea View Room at this peaceful boutique hotel is tastefully fitted with a combination of multi-functional shuttered, handcrafted, wooden louver doors, electric ceiling fans, air conditioning, hair dryer and a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.
Pemba Misali Sunset Beach Resort’s cuisine reflects the culture of Zanzibar, with a beautiful sunset view at the top. Enjoy the scenery and the fresh air while having a delicious fresh meal, cooked to order in a subtle fusion of Arabic, Indian, Swahili and Colonial influences, overlaying the more familiar vegetable, fish and meat choices.
The Lodge offers ideal meeting, conference and holiday destination package on Pemba Island. Seamlessly, Pemba Misali Sunset Beach Resort combines state-of-the-art conference and business facilities with the charm and sheer luxury of a boutique hotel.


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With only five cottages at Pemba Lodge, it’s very peaceful and relaxed. Although the rooms are simple, and not for those who like their creature comforts, they are attractive, a lot of thought has gone into their design.

Five of the rooms are identical – spacious and very simply made from palm and thatch, and retaining an authentic African appearance. They’re raised on stilts about a metre off the ground to help keep them cool and capture the breeze, while the small wooden deck in front of each is a nice shady spot to sit and relax with a drink.

Inside each room you’ll find a four-poster bed all with mosquito netting, a sofa, a huge desk with a chair, and a lovely bookshelf. All the furniture is made from reclaimed dhow wood so is very solid and chunky. Woven palm leaves line the walls, and the floors are of dark wood; although this makes the rooms quite dark, even during the day, it also means that they remain relatively cool. Colourful kangas, woven mats and some wall decorations lend character and a touch of individuality. Each room is also equipped with a safe and a full-length mirror.

A wooden door separates the bedroom from the en-suite bathroom, which houses a hot shower, and a composting toilet.
We now have the new larger family bungalow called “Jahazi”. It has three bedrooms and a seating area overlooking the beach on the first floor. Downstairs, there is a spacious bathroom and two additional rooms, where beds can be fitted for larger families/groups. ‘Jahazi’ also features a lovely veranda with hammocks and easy chairs – perfect for a relaxing holiday with loved ones.

Our green technology:
All bungalows have their private bathroom with state-of-the-art rainwater showers and compost toilets, an environmentally friendly alternative to water-consuming conventional toilets.
The lighting at Pemba Lodge is provided entirely by the sun: Solar powered lights are discreetly placed, and rechargeable reading lamps are also available.

Your privacy at Pemba Lodge:
The bungalows are spread out, with ample space of 35 – 40 m between them; all of them are facing the beach.
A maximum of fourteen guests will be on the island at any time, creating a feeling of solitude and calm in which you will be able to relax completely away from the stress, noise and pressure of everyday life.

The ‘Heart’ of Pemba Lodge
Is the combined restaurant, bar and lounge area which overlooks the tranquil bay on which the lodge is situated. While away the hours on our comfortable sofas or in a hammock with a book or simply enjoying the vista of countless shades of turquoise, blue and green against the silvery sand.

Our restaurant serves Swahili inspired meals using organic fruit and vegetables as well as freshly caught fish and seafood, all provided by the local farmers and fishermen. Fresh herbs and salad vegetables can even be harvested directly from our own garden.