Video: Experience Thanda Island, Africa’s leading private island and marine reserve

By Rebecca Bradbury   31 January 2018

Perfectly capturing the essence of the Indian Ocean’s best-kept secret, Thanda Island, a new video provides a glimpse into what can be expected in this tropical island retreat and marine reserve.

Encircled by flourishing marine life below dazzling blue seas and icing-sugar sand beaches, Thanda Island is the incarnation of an untouched oasis. Its beauty alone is enough to entice anyone to visit but it also excels in barefoot luxury, eco-friendly sustainability and unique experiences.

Well and truly off the grid, the remote islet is located 40 kilometres away from Tanzania on the coast of mainland East Africa. But, accessibility need not be a problem thanks to an on-site helipad.

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When you touch down in the tropical paradise, no other land mass is visible from the horizon. Instead, you’ll have eight hectares and a panorama of inviting turquoise waters all to yourself.

Indeed, it will be incredibly tempting to spend all day lounging shore-side, but it is well worth pulling yourself away from your sun lounger to experience the island’s activities. Water toys such as jet-skis, kayaks, paddle boards and water-skis are sure to keep you entertained for hours.

Divers, meanwhile, will be in their element with the nearby diving sites. Snorkelers will have lots to discover too and one of the most memorable moments of any escape here will no doubt be the opportunity to swim with mesmerising whale sharks.

It's incredibly tempting to spend all day lounging shore-side, but it is well worth pulling yourself away from your sun lounger to experience the island’s activities

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Those more active guests will be pleased to hear there is a tennis and volleyball court and air-conditioned gym on site and poolside yoga is possible too. And after you’ve worked up a sweat, there is always the chance to indulge in a spa treatment, such as a massage, facial or body treatment.

The villa offers everything needed for luxurious beach-side living. Features include an indoor aquarium, a magnificent wine collection, a glass-rimmed swimming pool, a library and a wrap-around dining area with 180-degree views of the ocean.

Guests can enjoy cutting-edge gourmet cuisine here or opt for a romantic meal on the beach looked over by the setting sun. Five-star service can be expected at any time of day.

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Another highlight is the chance to incorporate your stay with a cruise on board the 35m/115ft classic yacht ‘Over the Rainbow’. For further information, talk to your preferred charter broker.


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