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Located off the beaten track in Zanzibar’s most southern west corner, Fumba Beach Lodge is set in 40 acres of lush wilderness and is the understated luxury that we love.
The 26 rooms are all extremely comfortable, but not showy - huge beds, high ceilings, white washed walls and private terraces are the norm, although we recommend the suites for the outdoor shower, additional roof top terrace, and steps leading down onto the beach.
The beachside location means fresh seafood is a given, and it is delicious. The restaurant comes alive at night with a fantastic atmosphere, however if peace and quiet is desired Fumba Beach Lodge can arrange supper under a canopy on the beach. There is also a dhow bar on the beach serving tapas and cocktails.
The Blue World dive centre is on site so guests can snorkel and dive whenever they want, and is the perfect place for beginners to learn to dive in Zanzibar and get their PADI. The Ukombe coral reef is also just 30 minutes away. Other excursions such as trips to Stone Town, the Mangrove Lagoon and Prison Island can all be arranged.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool right next to the beach, a Baobab spa and rooftop Jacuzzi.