Luxury Accommodation on Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Pemba Island lies about 80km to the North East of Zanzibar Island, and about the same distance from the Tanzanian mainland. It is just 67km long and boasts long, empty beaches and great diving and snorkelling possibilities. The largest town on Pemba is Chake Chake – the island’s capital and administrative centre.

Pemba attracts relatively few tourists, but those that do venture to this lush island are rewarded with magnificent, unspoilt natural beauty.


getting there…

The only sensible way to visit Pemba is with the scheduled charter flights, which are available daily in the mornings and afternoons, and which we will arrange for you.

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Fundu Lagoon

18 Suites
Fundu Lagoon is the epitome of a “shabby chic paradise” with a distinct Robinson Crusoe air. The lodge is set in a remote and peaceful location on the south western side of Pemba Island, and is only accessible by boat.

One of our absolute favourite places to relax and unwind in casual, yet stylish surroundings!


  • Low Season from US$335 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)
  • High Season from US$390 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)

Manta Resort

17 Rooms
Situated on a fabulous white beach overlooking the Pemba Channel, Manta Resort is not only a diver’s paradise, but it has one of the best swimming beaches in the Zanzibar Archipelago.

Excellent value accommodation in a magical setting!


  • Low Season from US$175 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)
  • High Season from US$225 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)

The Aiyana

30 Villas
The Aiyana is a new 5 star resort set on a beautiful beach in the north-west of Pemba Island. The Aiyana has been designed and built around the concept of “simple materiality and consummate craftsmanship”.

Pure luxury on a paradise island!


  • Low Season from US$195 pp/pn (Full Board)
  • High Season from US$235 pp/pn (Full Board)

more about Pemba…

Pemba Island is an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. The mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons, is scattered with the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest – sites that date back to Arab domination when Pemba Island was seized by the Sultan of Muscat (Oman) in the 17th century.

Pemba is still the predominant global producer of cloves yielding around 70% of all the world’s cloves, but now plays its more traditional role of being an island paradise with small inter-island trade.

Pemba Island also has a strong reputation as a ‘magic’ island, a centre for ju-ju traditions of medicine and wizardry.

On an island with a population of around 300,000 there are rarely more than a couple of dozen foreigners. It is as though the people of Pemba have a secret that they refuse to share. Traveling in Pemba is discovering untouched territory. Villagers are eager to talk to anyone who passes and small children will give you their biggest and whites smiles as they yell “bye-bye!” as you pass them by.

Unlike Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba is hilly. Gentle, undulating hills and deep verdant valleys are all covered with a dense cover of clove, coconut, mango and other fruit and crop plantations. A more fertile land is difficult to imagine!


Pemba is located very close to the equator, resulting in a very stable temperature and climate. 

Light rains occur around November / December, characterised by brief showers inbetween long stretches of sunshine. The heavy rains fall around the month of March. The warmest temperatures are reached between January and March, but there is usually a refreshing sea breeze. Daytime temperatures average around 26 degrees centigrade.

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