Dining Island-Style

Thanda Island not only offers the greatest exclusive family island holiday but also the most luxurious dining experience. Ocean-fresh fish and shellfish, vegan and vegetarian meals, steak, game, and chicken; crisp seasonal vegetables and tropical fruits; and a selection of beautiful desserts are all available. Breakfasts on the beach, choosing from a nice tropical island cuisine, romantic evenings and bonfires, picnics on a sandbank in the ocean or on a neighboring island, and spicy Tanzanian cuisine are all options.
Depending on the weather, you can choose to have your meals and teas indoors or al fresco. At night, because there is no light pollution on Thanda Island, you’ll be dining under a canopy of stars.

Everything is fresh

Our chefs set a high value on healthy food. Every meal they prepare is fresh, from herbs freshly picked from the Island herb garden to papayas, coconuts, watermelons and pineapples. They make their own coconut milk for the curries, and they handmake the ice cream, sorbet, yoghurt and muesli.

Fish and Seafood Paradise

If you enjoy fish and seafood, this is paradise, and our chefs are fish and seafood masters: the menu includes fish cooked to perfection, fish carpaccio, sashimi, sushi, prawn curries, lobsters freshly caught off Mafia Island, mangrove crabs, tuna, red snappers and a choice of other sea-fresh fish, caught by you or our team, as well as seasonal oysters freshly-picked from Thanda Island.

Thanda Island Pizza

Pizza-making on our private island resort is part of the entertainment. Everyone gets involved at the alfresco dining area, where there is a traditional hand-built Italian pizza oven. Here you can help make the pizzas with a choice of delicious ingredients, including flour from Italy, delicious cheeses, original prosciutto di Parma, cured hams and meats, artichokes, fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs from the island herb garden.

Swahili Feasts

You can experience a Swahili feast dedicated to the flavours and aromas of Tanzania, tickled with the spices from Zanzibar. Swahili curries, rice dishes, grills, local desserts, chai and more. Ancient Arabian culture is infused in East Arica, and we offer your friends and family an exotic experience of Arabian nights with a themed evening of indulgence, with chiffon drapes, incense, Afghan rugs, low tables, Arabian music and culinary delights.


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