Fundu was the third and final destination of our honeymoon and we're so glad we spent our last five days there (not that the other two lodges - Pongwe and Ras Mbisi - weren't great either!). We were very lucky to meet one of the owners on the trip from the airport to the hotel and so learnt a great deal about the place before we arrived. When you first arrive in the boat at the jetty it's hard not to be blown away by how beautiful it is - a wide open beach, shallow turquoise water and a few huts hidden away amongst the trees on the beachfront. The best way to describe Fundu is a network of tree houses spread along the sea front. We stayed in one of the beachfront huts which looked straight out over the sea, had it's own terrace and steps down to sunbeds and what felt like our own private beach.
We took up the opportunity to take the canoes out for a paddle but didn't get very far as we realised the sea outside of the vicinity of the hotel is a bit choppy! We did however go snorkelling for a half day and really enjoyed it. We are not divers so didn't take up the opportunity to do this but snorkelling the reef was definitely recommended. Otherwise we were not the resort's most active occupants and sun-worshipped for most of our stay. The food was superb, some of the best we had in Zanzibar which is saying something after our stay at Pongwe beach resort where the food was very special indeed.
Fundu was a fabulous place to stay, the staff were extremely nice and helpful, and we would happily recommend to anyone. Even more so if you like monkeys!
- Also Known As:
- Fundu Lagoon Pemba Island
- Fundu Lagoon Hotel Pemba Island