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Fumba Beach Lodge is a small scale, peaceful hideaway set on one of Zanzibar's most secluded beaches. With only 26 free standing spacious cottages, the essence of Fumba Beach Lodge is privacy, space, relaxation, nature and attention to detail.
Fumba Beach Lodge offers well-designed elegance, with friendly first class service. At 30 minutes from Zanzibar's capital, Stone Town, the lodge is far away from all the busy tourist areas. This is a perfect venue to enjoy the tranquility, and dream, swim, dive, walk amongst tropical gardens, or have a special romantic occasion in one of the many secluded spots. On the property we've created several private decks, veranda's and little hide aways, to ensure a quiet and private environment for the ultimate romantic holiday.
The lodge is located on a the Fumba Beach peninsula, in the Menai Bay Conservation Area. This is both a large marine haven, and an eco-project. The Fumba peninsula is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty since 1998, by the World Wild Life Federation.
Fumba Beach Lodge is a small scale resort and offers only 26 spacious ensuite rooms. Twenty are deluxe 'bandas' with ensuite bathrooms, private terraces, stunning ocean and garden views, all suitable for families or couples. These are the so called Garden View Twin Bedded Rooms and the Sea View Twin Bedded Rooms. Four of our rooms are Luxury Suites, and finally there are two special Baobab Suites.
All of our rooms are privately located within walking distance from the main buildings.
All of them have king size double beds, tea/coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, room safes, in room libraries, desks, fans, top-quality bed linen and duvets for the very occasional chilly nights.
Our rooms can be booked with the following meal plans: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner).
These large, light rooms all have an ensuite bathroom, fans, king size beds and a private veranda. 12 of the Twin Bedded Rooms have a phenomenal view over the ocean, the so called Sea View Twin Bedded Rooms. In front of these rooms you will find a stretch of beach with sun loungers and hammocks with shade provided by the palm trees and umbrellas.
The other 8 Twin Bedded Rooms have a magnificent view on the lush gardens; these are the Garden View Twin Bedded Rooms. Some of the Twin Bedded Rooms are adjoining, which makes them a perfect option for small groups and families with children.
The four luxury suites all have an ensuite bathroom with a bath, a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired outside shower, overlooking the ocean with direct access to the beach, a private roof terrace and king size beds. A special feature is the private deck with hammock located in front of the rooms.
For the ultimate extravagance, spoil yourself in one of the two lodgings cradled around a 900 year old baobab tree. Their complete bathrooms are open to the elements and those two suites have direct access to the beach. The private deck with hammock is a nice feature that offers unlimited, private sunbathing. The Baobab Suites are also known as the Honeymoon Suites.
Our Heroes, the men and women in our kitchen, are renowned for the outstanding meals they serve to our Guests.
We are using only the best ingredients which flourish under the African sun, such as: fresh herbs, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini and carrots, and the most sun ripened succulent tomatoes you have ever tasted. Here on the Fumba Peninsula we have some of the most fertile soils on Zanzibar, giving us the most amazing, sweet, ripe tropical fruits: mangos, bananas, coconuts, jackfruits, passion fruit, and oranges.
Right on our doorstep from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, our neighbors, the fisherman catch the most succulent tunas, snappers, barracuda's, lobsters, prawns, and crabs. All of this fresh produce and seafood is delivered to us on a daily basis, and has been for many years now.
Always with a smile and a song our chefs start early in the morning chopping, grilling, baking, and cooking. Throughout the day, despite the searing heat of Africa, they provide us with one of the best meals on the island.
Zanzibar is synonymous with spices, brought to us by the wonderful women of Fumba Village who use them in their local dishes. Initially they showed us how to cook with spices and gave us inspiration for the mixture of African and Mediterranean cuisine that we provide, and in the process, gave us a respect for the ingredients.
We focus on elegant taste, combined with simple and clean presentations, to give you the best cuisine Zanzibar has to offer.
A wedding ceremony at Fumba Beach Lodge has been created for those couples who wish to celebrate their special day in tropical romance, simple yet elegant. While you relax and enjoy the serene surroundings, the lodge will arrange every detail of your wedding.
The ceremony takes place late afternoon on a deck overlooking the Menai Bay, under a tastefully decorated palm leave arch with fresh flowers from Fumba's beautiful garden facing the turquoise tropics of the Indian Ocean, hosted by a local Pastor or the Regional Commissioner of Zanzibar.
After the "I Do's", a honeymoon surprise awaits you in your room, including an arrangement of canapes and sparkling wine. In the evening a private and intimate dinner will be arranged on the beach, under the starry skies of East Africa. After dinner a wedding cake, prepared by our own Chef, will be presented to you.
The following day you are invited for a private spa evening, where the two of you can relax with a delightful couples massage followed by a Jacuzzi session while enjoying a bottle of sparkling wine. Then indulge in a 4-course honeymoon meal, privately set up on the terrace in the spa next to the magnificent Baobab tree.
Or set off late morning at leisure for an exquisite private honeymoon snorkelling trip on one of Fumba's local dhows, sailing over the Menai Bay, visiting various snorkelling sites or the secluded beaches of the Komando islands. Enjoy a picnic lunch accompanied by a bottle of light crispy wine while floating over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
If you have any special wishes or ideas you are most welcome to share them with us. Almost anything is possible.
Fumba Beach Lodge is located only 30 minutes from Stone Town, and is therefore an ideal starting point for excursions and day trips. We offer a wild variety from guided tours, which can all be booked in advance or at the lodge reception. A few of our excursions are highlighted below.
At Fumba we have our own spa and massage center, nestled between lush landscapes and protected by a majestic baobab tree. The 'Baobab spa' is designed to create an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility while you're pampered.
The spa offers a wide range of services, from massages and body scrubs to facials and pedicures. We even offer romantic spa dinners with exclusive use of our Jacuzzi which is built on the baobab tree.
A sample of our treatments:
For a full list of treatments and prices don't hesitate to contact us!
Experience the unique beauty of the Baobab Spa, leave the magic to us.
At Fumba Beach Lodge we have our own watersport center, for exclusive use of the guests. At the watersport center we offer a great range of activities, ranging from PADI Diving Courses to Kayak rental.
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