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Thanda Island - Private Island Retreat

Time: 15:20 / Sunrise: 06:23 / Sunset: 18:16

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Thanda Island is a tropical island with a single luxurious villa and two traditional Tanzanian Bandas, surrounded by a 1.1 km / 0.7 mile private beach in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Tanzania.

Thanda Island is deeply committed to the conservation of the region’s sea turtles, dugongs, dolphins and whale sharks, as well as the preservation and rehabilitation of the Shungimbili coral reef.

To meet the low-carbon footprint requirements of today’s earth-conscious traveller, Thanda Island is powered by solar energy, while rainwater tanks maximise water storage and use of this precious natural resource. An on-site desalination plant provides water for the entire Island, whilst grey water is recycled for the rehabilitation of the Island's vegetation.


Wow Factor

Privacy. Nature. Paradise!




8 hectares / 20 acres


Beach, ocean, sky





Living Rooms

Wrap-around dining area with 180-degree view of the ocean.


1 - Glass Rim-Flow Pool


Dining by design. Al Fresco/Outdoor BBQ & Cocktail Bar. Bonfire Pits. Breakfast Boma (outdoors). Traditional Pizza Oven. Arabian Beduin Tent & Furnishings. Treatment Spa Beds. Sea Fish Aquarium. Steinway Grand Piano & Guitars. Mobile Phone Network. Air-conditioned Gym. Floodlit Tennis Court. Table Tennis. Yoga Sala. Stargazer. Outdoor and Indoor Games for Children. Bird Walk. Helicopter Pad.

Complimentary Amenities

Executive Head Chef, Butlers, Hostess, Housekeepers, Cocktail Barman, Boatmen, Snorkelling Guide, Dive Instructor, Fishing Guide and Spa Therapist. Snorkelling Equipment (scuba diving on request). Sailing Boats. Reef/Snorkelling Boat. Jet Skis. Kayaks / Stand-up Pedal Boards. Wakeboards / Tubes / Water Skis. Beach Volleyball and Tennis Equipment.

Cruise around Thanda Island and the surrounding islands in Thanda's boat, beautifully appointed with a luxurious cabin, cocktail bar, dedicated waiter and a music system with a wide range of song choice.

Explore nearby Chole Island, Mafia Island and the Spice Island of Zanzibar.


Nestling within Tanzania’s Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island is 1,1 km / 0.68 miles in circumference and 350 m / 1,148 ft wide. Thanda Island is 16 nautical miles or 30 km / 18.6 miles east of the mainland of Tanzania, opposite the Rufiji River Delta. It is accessible by boat or helicopter.

Thanda Island is located between the mainland of Tanzania and Mafia Island. It is surrounded by coral reefs, which protect Thanda Island from massive waves and heavy seas.


USD 10,000

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