Pemba Island Holidays

  • Twenty minutes north of Zanzibar
  • Primarily a diving location
  • Home to one famous beach lodge – Fundu Lagoon
  • Amazing beaches on islands off the coast
When To Visit Pemba Island:
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pemba is the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Located north of Zanzibar itself, Pemba has only a scattering of top properties but a wonderfully off the beaten track feel and laid back approach to island life.

It is not a classic beach destination, as the beaches are not nearly as good as on Zanzibar. However, the diving is world-class and there are some beautiful offshore islands with powder-white beaches.

This is a good place for the active. Untouched coral and an abundance of marine life make Pemba perfect for snorkelling, diving and fishing, while boat trips can be taken to explore some of the offshore islands.

There are very few lodges on the island and we use only one –the adventurous (and expensive!) Fundu Lagoon. It is one of the most famous lodges in Tanzania.