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If you’ve always loved the laid-back vibe of simple beach lodges, but are ready for something a little more sophisticated, then Fundu Lagoon is the perfect choice. It’d be difficult to properly convey how absolutely horizontally relaxed we felt here. Fundu is the sort of spot where drinks appear effortlessly in your hand and you don’t see your phone or shoes for the duration of your stay.
What’s Fundu Lagoon really like?
What’s Fundu like? Well, if Robinson Crusoe had built his house on the east coast of Africa, pretty much that. The eighteen rooms are canvas walled and thatched roofed, scattered on the hillside in the mangrove forest and on the beach. They’re utterly natural completely open fronted- magical for waking to early morning birdsong. They’re all slightly different, so just ask us to recommend our favourite for you. If you bag a suite you’ll also get a plunge pool and the superior suites are so large we’d be tempted never to leave. If you can haul yourselves away though, a gentle potter over the wooden walkways to Fundu’s main lodge will reward you with cocktails, excellent seafood and a lovely pool to dip your toes into.
What can I do at Fundu Lagoon?
If you’re not relaxed enough when you arrive, Fundu Lagoon is the sort of place where you really have to have a massage. Or three. If you want to get out the water there are kayaks and windsurfers and a gorgeous creaking dhow to potter out on, while speed demons can try water-skiing and wakeboarding. There’s also snorkelling and diving nearby, deep sea fishing, and fascinating tours over on the main island of Pemba, which remains incredibly unspoilt.
Giving back at Fundu Lagoon:
Fundu works closely with the nearby community, and has helped with building local schools and wells, as well as helping to fund raise for medical operations required by the local children. If you want to get involved during your stay, Fundu are also involved with the excellent Pack for a Purpose scheme, which is a brilliant way for guests to bring things that are most needed by the local community.
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