Upon arrival, Thanda Island instantly becomes your Indian Ocean home. This storied place is located off the coast of Tanzania and was inspired by the traditions of iconic properties where family generations reconnect and spend precious time together. Shared by a generous European family who, with the team, are the attentive custodians of this sanctuary and the marine reserve surrounding it. It is natural, pristine, and magical, and entirely for you and your family. Less is more and here, during your private island holiday, you are embraced by simplicity as far as the eye can see. You will feel a sense of adventure, that salt of the earth feeling, as trade wind explorers might have as they embarked on their next voyage. The journey for us thus far has undoubtedly been an adventure we would love to share with you...

The Villa

When you first set eyes on the Villa, you know you will have the most beautiful time. This luxury villa accommodation surrounds you in coastal whites, greens, and blues for a perfect East African summer, with sublime living and sleeping areas leading directly onto the outdoor pool and living area, surrounded by turquoise seas and silken white sands.

Tanzanian Bandas

Thanda Island also features two traditional open-air Tanzanian Bandas, making the island a nine-bedroom destination entirely for you. Each Banda has an en-suite master bedroom on the ground floor and two single beds with an en-suite bathroom on the first floor. Each story of the Bandas is 72 square meters with intelligent use of the space to maximize the indoor-outdoor flow. Beautiful, locally hand-carved furniture and fabrics from Mafia Island in soft, natural colours enhance the stylish, authentic feel.


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