My wife and I spent 5 nights at Fundu Lagoon after a week of safari in the Serengeti and it was the perfect ending to our August honeymoon. It’s a bit like Ewok Village meets Robinson Crusoe – extremely remote and ideal for unwinding. To get here requires another short flight from Zanzibar, a 45 minute cab ride and a 10-15 minute boat ride, but it was well worth it.
The service was terrific and the food was amazing. There’s fresh fruit, vegetables and fish at just about every meal. We spent most of our time in the spa and at the infinity pool, which was never crowded, most likely due to the fact that there are only 18 rooms, which seemed to be filled half by honeymooners and half by families with older children. Chris & Phil in the dive center were great and offer a number of activities. We opted for the sunset cruise in a dhow boat and a day at Misali Island, (which is an even more remote island ideal for snorkeling and picnic lunches) both of which were fantastic. Dinners seem to get moved around the resort, which is a great way to keep things fresh; we ate on the jetty, in the main dining area, and had a private dinner for two on the beach.
There’s a very cool story on the history of the resort and its relationship with the local villages, which I won’t ruin in this review. A big thank you to Hannes, Ellis, and Kris for making our stay in paradise so memorable.