Fodor's Expert Review Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon, Pemba Island, , Tanzania

Fundu is the type of place that begs you to just kick off your shoes and indulge in some restful jungle lounging—but from the balcony of your private luxury tent. The well-appointed makuti-thatched tented rooms of various sizes are set into the hillside, amid the jungle or peeping out onto the lagoon. The spectacular horizon pool is well worth the amount of steps you have to climb to get to it. Here you'll while away the days sipping cocktails, taking in sunsets from the jetty, or, for a premium, basking in the privacy of your own Swiss Family Robinson–style seafront villas that feel more like a private home than part of a resort.

PROS

  • jungle setting is exquisite and unique
  • the jetty bar is the perfect sundowner spot for romantics
  • superior rooms have their own private plunge pools

CONS

  • mosquitoes are a nuisance
  • not much of a sunbathing beach at the resort—a 15-minute boat ride to the nearest bathing beach
  • not all drinks are included

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 255-07774–38–668

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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