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andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed at Mnemba island for 3 nights at the end of May. Firstly, we'd highly recommend doing the safari part of your trip first and then ending with beach. We'd also recommend wearing shorts the day you arrive because you'll be walking through a bit of ocean to get to the transfer bout. Just thigh deep. The island itself... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Mnemba Island Lodge is SPECTACULAR. The accommodations, the staff and the location are unmatched. I couldn't take this place in fast enough, I found myself pacing around just trying to take in every second of this incredible lodge and surroundings. If you've ever wanted to be marooned on a private island of white sand and calm surf, this is the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was traveling alone to andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge for 3 nights after a safari with friends. I never felt alone here, the staff was so welcoming and friendly. I went to dive but felt every aspect of this place was wonderful. From the greeting for me on arrival to the delicious creative food that is prepared based on each... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful island, crystal clear waters, an okay house reef, stunning bungalows and reception area. The problem here is service, its not bad , but it doesn't go along with the high nightly rate ($2000 PN). The driver taking me there rushed me me and drove too fast so he could make it on time to pickup other guests to take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We returned yesterday from 3 nights in Mnemba, and it was a trip of a life-time. I wish we could have stayed longer. The water is a turquoise colour I didn't even know existed. The diving is amazing : beautiful reef, so many different fish, clear water, warm water, no current. Snorkelling is impressive - you can simply walk off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We spent here 4 nights,. We had visited Zanzibar before, and hadn't been impressed at all. But Mnemba Island Lodge is very different, out of this world... Wonderful and very personalised service... Gorgeous island, with powdery white sand, gorgeous beach and beautiful sea...Only a few bandas (bungalows), therefore a lot of seclusion and privacy. Great staff. Every morning at 7.30... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's hard to put into words what awaits you at this &Beyond Lodge on tiny Mnemba Island. There is a certain atmosphere and feeling on the island that is hard to describe but words like magic, paradise and dreamy come close. The island itself is beautiful - white sand, turquoise waters, pine trees offering welcome shade - but what we... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Mnemba offers the perfect ballance of take your shoes off Robinson Carusoe meets luxury lodgings with excellent food and fantastic staff. We just returned from 4 nights after a 10 day safari and as stated Mnemba offers the perfect post safari beach retreat, and frankly is a destination unto its own. THe one hassle, is of course, getting there.... even... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Ok, from the states, prepare for a long voyage. Plan and take the time needed to fully enjoy this remote, isolated spot on the planet. For us, it was LAX, London, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar as the first part! Stay the night in Zanzibar. Rest up for the rather long overland dirt road ride to the other side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service in a very relaxed atmosphere. The food, the rooms, the sunsets and the scuba diving are very good. You are on bare feet the whole time. One of our best vacations! The staff makes the difference!

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