Thanda Island: A new private island retreat in the Indian Ocean
Thanda Island Private Marine Reserve, one of the few truly tropical private island retreats in the world, will be opening its doors from April 2016.
Step into a tropical paradise, just off the coast of Tanzania. Thanda Island Private Marine Reserve is the beach residence of the Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist couple, Christin and Dan Olofsson. Situated within southern Tanzania’s Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, this private island offers absolute exclusivity for families and friends to enjoy on a sole-use basis. As the sister property to the multi-award-winning private game reserve, Thanda Safari in Zululand South Africa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, you can expect the pinnacle of beachside bliss with a warm and personal style.
Thanda Private Island – Villa
Thanda Island is completely off the grid and solar powered for an environmentally conscious escape in the Indian Ocean that balances fun with restoration, and all in utter seclusion. Accommodation comprises an expansive five-bedroom villa, designed and decorated by the Olofssons themselves, decked in a palette of white mixed with natural shades and textiles, complemented by handpicked furniture and artwork.
The villa and its five suites (accommodating 10 adults, with the option of additional children sharing) lead straight to the sand beach, with an extra glass infinity-edge pool and an indoor aquarium to complete the private island beach-house vibe.
Thanda Private Island – Water & Island
Outside, the private island’s waters beckon you to discover the wonders of its coral reef, complete with a one-kilometre exclusive-use zone that is accessible straight from the beach. Sailing boats, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are all available for you to use, or hire a qualified instructor to help you catch sight of whale sharks nearby from October to February, or the endangered dugong while scuba diving. If you’d like to kick up the adrenaline, head outside the Marine Park to the powerboat zone and let rip with water skiing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding and tubing. At night, you can head back to your private island beach house to relax in style.
Exclusive use of Thanda Island is offered at US$10,000 per night, with a minimum stay of three to seven nights depending on the season. This is an all-inclusive rate that includes the team of dedicated staff, boat transfers from Mafia Island and all the activities offered on the Island, along with all meals and drinks including Thanda’s handpicked selection of wines and champagnes.