Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge: Information from the owner

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For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 11
Last updated 6-Oct-2017

Main description of Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Available services Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Kayaking, Massages, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks (Self Guided), Whale Watching, Beach, Boat Cruises, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Kayaking / Paddling, Windsurfing

Room types at Mnemba Island Lodge

Banda

Banda

andBeyond Mnemba Island offers an unpretentious paradise where just ten rustic palm-frond bandas are tucked into a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. Each banda at andBeyond Mnemba Island has direct access to the beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom with a huge glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the veranda are perfect for afternoon siestas and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers ideal for languid hours spent on the beach.

Family Banda

Family Banda

Mnemba Island has a family banda where two bandas are situated within close proximity to one another and can accommodate a family of four (two adults and two children).

Activities at Mnemba Island Lodge

Bubblemaker course

Bubblemaker course

Ideal for younger children who would like to enjoy a taste of the dive experience, this course is similar in structure to the Discover Scuba course but is restricted to swimming pool depth. The course is offered to children above the age of eight.

Additional costs apply.

Deep sea fishing

Deep sea fishing

It’s a battle of wills as guests test their strength against barracuda, mackerel, king fish and marlin on a full day, deep sea fishing adventure.

Additional costs apply

Fly-fishing

Fly-fishing

Pick up the elegant rhythm of the fly-fisherman as you enjoy the challenge of targeting a multitude of fish species off the soft, white beaches of andBeyond Mnemba Island. Fishing is usually done from the northern point of the island and fishermen are encouraged to release their quarry once they have savoured the thrill of the fight. Our instructors can give you pointers on your casting, while fly rods and tackle are available on the island.

Luxury yacht transfers and excursions

Luxury yacht transfers and excursions

Guests can now opt to board a private, luxury yacht for a leisurely transfer cruise between Stone Town and &Beyond Mnemba Island or Dar es Salaam and the island. This exceptional excursion will allow guests to avoid the bustling roads and make the most of the flawless blue waters lapping these destinations. Refreshing beverages and a delicious light snack will also be provided, for the duration of the journey. This exclusive transfer can be booked return or one-way and is subject to availability and weather-dependent.

Guests staying at &Beyond Mnemba Island also have the opportunity to enjoy a range of fun-filled adventures on the yacht such as beach excursions, an adventure to starfish bank, fishing safaris or champagne sundowners.

Additional costs apply

Massage Treatment: Deep Tissue Therapeutic

Massage Treatment: Deep Tissue Therapeutic

Neuromuscular and myofascial release techniques are used to alleviate pain, improve postural discomforts and muscular tension. For ultimate relief of aching muscles!

30min | 60min
45min | 90min

Massage Treatment: Detox

Massage Treatment: Detox

Healing Earth Pinotage Detox Oil applied with rhythmic strokes and pressure to stimulate the circulatory system and enhance the elimination of toxins.

30min | 60min
45min | 90min

Massage Treatment: Healing earth after-sun treatment

Massage Treatment: Healing earth after-sun treatment

After a long day in the sun, the soothing Aloe Vera Gel body mask will cool you down, followed by nourishing African Potato Balm to nourish and repair the skin, assisting in its recovery.

30min | 60min
45min | 90min

Massage Treatment: Healing earth body and hydrating treatment

Massage Treatment: Healing earth body and hydrating treatment

Using a body brush to increase circulation, whilst stimulating and preparing the skin for the deeply hydrating and nourishing Kalahari Melon Body Balm.

30min | 60min
45min | 90min

Massage Treatment: Healing earth stillness foot massage

Massage Treatment: Healing earth stillness foot massage

Rest, rejuvenate and hydrate your tired island feet with this soothing foot massage.

30min
45min

Massage Treatment: Mnemba-style Ka-Huna

Massage Treatment: Mnemba-style Ka-Huna

Huna means “sacred knowledge” I invite you to experience the sacred spirit of Aloha, through this unique flowing and rolling massage technique that emulates the rhythm of the ocean over the body. Grounding and uplifting.

Please chat to your therapist to find out more. This treatment also needs to be booked in advance

60min

Massage Treatment: Rest and Relax

Massage Treatment: Rest and Relax

A soothing treatment using the Healing Earth Pinotage Relax Oil. to restore and rejuvenate body and mind. Bringing relief to tired, aching muscles allowing the body and soul to return to perfect equilibrium.

30min | 60min
45min | 90min

Massage Treatment: The Zanzi-Spice Journey

Massage Treatment: The Zanzi-Spice Journey

Healing Earth have created a powerful aromatherapy combination of coffee, cinnamon, cloves and orange which will take you to a memorable Zanzi- spice experience.
Starting with an energizing and detoxing body polish which will leave your skin silky and fresh. Followed by blissful massage with our cinnamon, coffee and orange oil that will firm and energize the skin. A unique and indulgent experience.

30min | 60min
45min | 90min

Private beach activities

Private beach activities

Give in to the lure of total isolation and pretend that you are marooned on a deserted island, albeit one where your personal butler is perpetually on hand to cater to your every desire! You may catch a fleeting glimpse of your fellow guests as you lounge in the tropical sunshine in your private beach sala or take a leisurely walk around the island. But you can also choose to make the most of your solitude with a private dinner in a secluded forest clearing or enjoy the light-hearted intimacy of a sandcastle dinner set to the sound of the waves gently sighing on the shore.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Mnemba Island has a fully stocked dive centre, and offers a full range of diving activities. If you are experienced, our Dive Instructor will guide you on fantastic dives around the Mnemba Atoll. If you are a beginner, our Instructor is waiting to introduce you to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty!

Additional costs apply

Sea kayaking

Sea kayaking

Explore the warm Indian Ocean waves in utter tranquillity in a deep sea kayak built for two. Ask one of Mnemba’s Dive Instructors for a quick tutorial session or set off with your partner on the quiet waters protected by the island’s surrounding reefs. Paddle along the beach to admire the changing features of the shoreline or head out into deeper waters in the hope of encountering a pod of dolphin or some sea turtles.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Snorkelling is ideal for those who do not wish to do a scuba diving accreditation but who want to confidently explore the shallower coral reefs, situated off Mnemba Island, with the help of a snorkel. A guided snorkelling course is also available at an additional cost, offered by andBeyond’s Mnemba Island specialist dive masters, and covers safety procedures, equipment, currents and suggested snorkelling spots.

Stand up paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the calm Indian Ocean waters on a stand up paddle board. Get a few tips from our expert instructors before grabbing paddle in hand and mounting the board to head out into the waves. Ideal for the calm waters off Mnemba Island, this activity allows you to glide effortlessly through the waves while enjoying exceptional views of the ocean waters and the Mnemba horizon. Watch as dolphin frolic nearby, play in the waves and guide yourself through graceful turns.

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