Thanda Private Island

Thanda Private Island emerged from a visionary quest to discover a petite, secluded, untouched Tropical Island nestled along the East African coastline. At present, it reigns as one of the globe's most opulent retreats, an idyllic haven where absolute seclusion harmonizes with sublime indulgence, beckoning families and companions to relish in the lap of unparalleled luxury.

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Thanda Private Island

Escape to the idyllic paradise of Thanda Private Island Villa, nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful Mafia Island off the coast of Tanzania. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and surprising marine life, Thanda Private Island Villa offers a luxurious and remarkable experience for the discerning traveler seeking quiet and ultimate relaxation.

Location in Mafia

Located on a private island within the Mafia Archipelago, Thanda Private Island Villa is surrounded by the warm Indian Ocean and boasts stunning views of the surrounding tropical landscape. This exclusive retreat is the faultless sanctuary for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse themselves in nature’s calm.

Thanda Island offers exclusive experiences tailored for families and friends seeking unparalleled privacy and luxury. These facilities can accommodate a maximum of 18 guests.

Thanda Private Villa
Thanda Private Island in Mafia
  • 1 Luxury Villa: This exquisite villa boasts 5 en-suite bedrooms, each designed with coastal tones of whites, greens, and blues to evoke the charm of a beachfront retreat. Offering a perfect setting for an idyllic East African summer, its lavish living and sleeping areas seamlessly connect to the outdoor pool and living space, overlooking the pristine turquoise seas and silky white sands.
    The villa is equipped with notable features including an indoor aquarium, a remarkable collection of musical instruments, a wonderful selection of wines, a glass rim-flow swimming pool, an air-conditioned gym, and a library adorned with an extensive collection of literature, including notable works by Ernest Hemingway. To captivate your senses, a wraparound dining area provides a breathtaking 180-degree view of the ocean.
    In addition, each suite offers unparalleled comfort with indoor showers, outdoor baths, individual air-conditioning, and private patio spaces.
  • 2 Tanzanian Banda Style accommodations – exquisite double-story Bandas meticulously crafted to cater to your utmost comfort, all while preserving their genuine island ambiance enhanced by refreshing ocean breezes. These remarkable Bandas offer an extra 4 en-suite bedrooms, allowing ample space for relaxation and privacy. Immerse yourself in the pleasures of a glass rim-flow swimming pool, a tennis court, a fitness center, and a serene yoga pavilion, all thoughtfully provided to enhance your experience

Activities at Thanda Private Island

Embrace the serenity of Thanda Private Island Villa and indulge in a variety of activities designed to restore your mind, body, and soul. Whether you prefer to explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, embark on a thrilling game fishing excursion, or simply relax by the pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand, Thanda Private Island Villa offers something for everyone.

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Discover the underwater wonders of Mafia Island as you snorkel or dive into the magnificent marine reserve surrounding the villa. Get up close and personal with colorful coral formations, tropical fish, sea turtles, and even the majestic whale sharks.
  • Island Excursions: Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine beaches, explore the lush mangrove forests, or embark on a touring adventure to discover the hidden gems of the Mafia Archipelago. Immerse yourself in the ironic culture and traditions of the local communities as you visit traditional fishing villages and learn about their way of life.
  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in a spoiling spa treatment or rejuvenate your senses with a yoga session overlooking the turquoise waters. Let the skilled therapists melt away your stress and restore balance to your body and mind.
  • Game Fishing: Set sail on a thrilling fishing expedition and try your hand at catching the elusive trophy fish that inhabit the waters around Mafia Island. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a newcomer to the sport, the experienced crew will ensure an unforgettable fishing experience.
  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions with authentic experiences such as Swahili cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and visits to local markets.

Rooms at Thanda Private Island

Thanda Private Island Villa offers exclusive and spacious accommodations designed to provide the greatest comfort and luxury. Each villa features a private terrace with stunning ocean views, a private plunge pool, and a personal butler service to cater to your every need. Relax in the elegantly furnished bedrooms, unwind in the lavish en-suite bathrooms, and enjoy the modern amenities and facilities offered in every villa.

snorkrling in Mafia Island
snorkrling in Thanda Private Island

Extra Information about Thanda Private Island

  • Getting There: Thanda Private Island Villa is easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, with regular domestic flights to Mafia Island. From there, a short boat transfer will whisk you away to paradise.
  • Season and Climate: The best time to visit Thanda Private Island Villa is during the dry season from June to October when the weather is pleasant and the sea is calm. However, the island can be visited year-round, and each season offers its own unique charm.
  • Reservations and Rates: To ensure an exclusive and personalized experience, Thanda Private Island Villa only accommodates a limited number of guests at a time. Reservations can be made directly through the East Africa Safari Guides reservations team. Rates may vary depending on the season and availability.

Experience the quintessence of luxury and seclusion at Thanda Private Island Villa on Mafia Island. Indulge in a range of activities, relax in exquisite villas, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of this tropical paradise.

Book your escape today and create lasting memories in one of Africa’s most exclusive and captivating destinations. You can also check out our 6-day sample itinerary for Thanda Island

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