Thanda Island - Luxury Private Island - District of Mafia Island, Tanzania
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Luxury Villa & Tanzanian Bandas

5 En-suite Bedrooms & 2 Traditional Tanzanian Bandas
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Room Detail

Beach house romance, nostalgia and East African elegance personify the villa on Thanda Island, designed for a perfect summer in coastal whites, greens and blues. The owners of Thanda Island, Christin and Dan Olofsson of Sweden, built the villa as their own discreet, sumptuous retreat and private playground. It offers an expansive living area featuring everything you would want from an extravagant beach house, including an indoor aquarium, Steinway grand piano, wine collection, cigar humidor, glass rim-flow swimming pool and wrap-around dining area with its 180-degree view of the ocean. The Olofssons have included personal touches such as romantic copper beach baths as well as an al fresco/outdoor BBQ, cocktail bar and pizza oven. Whilst off-grid and 100% self-sufficient, the Island has Wifi Internet access and mobile phone reception.

Five air-conditioned bedroom suites with comfortable king-sized beds lead directly onto the beach with its silken white sands. If required, further beds for additional children can be set up in the bedroom suites.

In addition, Thanda Island has two traditional Tanzanian Bandas, making the Island a nine-bedroom destination. They each have a king-sized bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the first floor and two single beds and en-suite bathroom on the ground floor, with each floor being 72 square meters big. Beautiful, locally hand-carved furniture and fabrics from Mafia Island, in soft, natural colours were selected. The Bandas offer a wonderful feeling of Island living with exquisite views. It’s the Robinson Crusoe feeling.

If required, further beds for additional children can be set up in all the bedroom suites. For a bigger family, a suite in the Bandas can be divided into two bedrooms, divided by textile curtains.

Looking after your every need on Thanda Island is a select team dedicated entirely to you, including your own Executive Head Chef, Butlers, Hostess, Housekeepers, Cocktail Barman, Boatmen, Snorkelling Guide, Dive Instructor, Fishing Guide and Spa Therapist. It’s your Private Island, Coral Reef and Villa.

Amenities
  • Al Fresco/Outdoor BBQ & Cocktail Bar
  • Bonfire Pits
  • Breakfast Boma (outside area)
  • Traditional Pizza Oven
  • Arabian Beduin Tent & Furnishings
  • Cigar Humidor
  • Glass Rim-Flow Pool
  • Outdoor Baths & Showers
  • Copper Beach Baths
  • Treatment Spa Beds
  • Sea Fish Aquarium
  • Steinway Grand Piano & Guitars
  • Bose Music Amplifier (wireless to your phone)
  • Extensive Ernest Hemingway Book Collection
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone Network
  • Air-conditioned Gym
  • Floodlit Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Yoga Sala
  • Stargazer
  • Snorkelling Equipment (scuba diving on request)
  • Sailing Boats
  • Deep Sea Fishing Boat
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Reef/Snorkelling Boat
  • Jet Skis
  • Kayaks / Stand-up Pedal Boards
  • Wakeboards / Tubes / Water Skis
  • Beach Volleyball Equipment
  • Outdoor and Indoor Games for Children
  • Bird Walk
  • Helicopter Pad
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