Situated about 28km off the Tanzanian coast, and 13km north of the laid-back island of Mafia, the tropical Thanda Island (also known by its original name, Shungi Mbili) measures just 250m x 200m, and is fringed by exquisite white beaches. Offshore, sandbanks and coral reefs lie under the turquoise waters of the surrounding Indian Ocean. Nobody has ever lived here, but in April 2016 an opulent five-bedroom villa opened on Thanda Island, catering to only one group at a time. So this island is always private: an exclusive retreat that you won’t have to share with anyone else.
Our view of Thanda Island
Thanda Private Island is simply outstanding: a picture-perfect tropical island that’s stylishly designed and provides impeccable levels of service. It is a fantastic option for parties of 10–15 people travelling together looking for an all-inclusive, luxurious retreat. In our view, a stay on Thanda Island ranks among the best beach holidays available anywhere in East Africa.
Thanda Island from the air!