Private paradise island

One of the world’s most exclusive island getaways, a paradise for you to enjoy in complete privacy with family and friends. A secluded island with a single luxurious villa and two traditional Bandas (beach chalets) in the Indian Ocean.

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It started with a dream

Thanda Island started with a dream to find a small, remote, uninhabited Tropical Island off the coast of East Africa.

Situated in your own marine reserve, you can swim with the gentlest giant of the ocean, the whale shark, and watch sea turtles nesting. Here, you can rest, rejuvenate and enjoy adventure sports in a world where shades of turquoise infuse your days and tropical spices your nights.


Upon arrival, Thanda Island instantly becomes your Indian Ocean home. This storied place is located off the coast of Tanzania and was inspired by the traditions of iconic properties where family generations reconnect and spend precious time together. Shared by a generous European family who, with the team, are the attentive custodians of this sanctuary and the marine reserve that surrounds it. It is natural, pristine and magical, and entirely for you and your family.

Here, less is more, and you are embraced by simplicity as far as the eye can see. You will feel a sense of adventure, that salt of the earth feeling, as trade wind explorers might have as they embarked on their next voyage. The journey for us thus far has undoubtedly been an adventure we would love to share with you…

Beautiful pool area

Amazing sealife


When you first set eyes on the Villa, you will know you are going to have the most beautiful time. The home surrounds you in coastal whites, greens and blues for a perfect East African summer, with sublime living and sleeping areas leading directly onto the outdoor pool and living area, surrounded by turquoise seas and silken white sands.

Villa and Bandas.

Thanda Island also features two traditional open-air Tanzanian Bandas, making the island a nine-bedroom destination entirely for you. Each Banda has an en-suite master bedroom on the ground floor and two single beds with en-suite bathroom on the first floor. Each story of the Bandas is 72 square metres with intelligent use of the space to maximise the indoor-outdoor flow. Beautiful, locally hand-carved furniture and fabrics from Mafia Island in soft, natural colours enhance the stylish, authentic feel.

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