Exclusive elegance at Thanda Island
The Thanda Island Private Marine Reserve in Tanzania is a tropical paradise that is unmatched, world travellers and seekers of sensational holidays will discover a new world of possibilities. At this luxury retreat, your only neighbour is the Indian Ocean and the crystalline sands of the luminescent beaches.
Find Your Own Private Oasis
After ten years of planning and meticulous detail, the Thanda Villa has been created to offer pristine luxury and the purest of privacy. As the only residence on the island, guests are literally swept away from the congestion of the cities and transported to their own utopian oasis. East African elegance is on display in each guest space of the villa, a place that brims with romance and nostalgia.
With five individual bedroom suites, each with their own en suite bath, traveling groups will find a location that uniquely suits their desires. However, couples who are looking for romance will find that having the villa all to themselves opens the door to a more than memorable holiday.
There is no location more apt for relaxation than the island of Thanda. Without the distraction of daily routine, guests are welcome to stroll their private beach, rest by the infinity plunge pool, doze in a hammock, and revel in the feeling of sand between their toes.
For the Young and Young at Heart
When guests are ready to leave their villa and start exploring the vast Indian Ocean, Thanda Island provides every necessary amenity. Guests have access to a boathouse that is fully stocked with equipment and provisions, as well as a professional marine boat captain who is at your beck and call.
Some of the more popular water adventure activities in the area include big game fishing, Scuba diving, and snorkelling. Sailing, paddling, kayaking and swimming in the ocean are always enjoyable. For a special treat, visit the island in August when the marine turtles are hatching and whales are often spotted in the distance.
When surrounded by so much cerulean water and warm sands, it can be easy to forget that you are in Africa. However, guests should make a point of experiencing the many excursions offered through the property, including the iconic safari adventures. Many of the safaris scheduled take place in the magnificent Selous Game Reserve. Others may choose to spend an afternoon exploring the spice island of Zanzibar, Tanzania’s harbour port city of Dar es Salaam, or the nearby Mafia Island with its eleventh century ruins.
Indulge Your Natural Curiosities
Dining on Thanda Island is bespoke to each guest. Before arrival, the Head Chef will discuss your culinary preferences and plan accordingly. Guests may have any meal they wish at any time of the day. Your private chefs will display a number of local dishes that are each as aromatic and sensual as they are glorious to view.