Fumba Beach Lodge

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hotel

A return to the simple life, the Fumba Beach Lodge skims a secluded beach and is scattered with just 26 garden and ocean view cottages. A sense of escapism prevails among its palm and baobab trees – with this tropical patch dotted with private decks, verandas, and hidey-holes. You can dine in romantic spots around the resort, or in the open-air restaurant, on a menu featuring island spices, fruits, and seafood – and sip sundowners in a bar made from an old Swahili dhow. If you’re after a little more life, you can head to the ocean-skirting swimming pool, the water sport centre (which is all geared up for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers, and kayakers), or Baobab Spa, which hugs an historic baobab tree with a sunken Jacuzzi in its deck. If that still doesn’t satisfy your thirst for company, you’re also just 30 minutes from the buzz of Stone Town.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

Southwest side of Zanzibar, 30 minutes from Stone Town. Transfer time from Zanzibar Airport: 30 minutes

Hotel information

26 rooms and suites, privately located and within walking distance from the main buildings. All with fans, tea/coffee-making facilities, in room libraries and safe. Large Garden View Bungalows have a private terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Full Board includes: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sea View Bungalows are located along a stretch a beach with hammocks and sun loungers, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Suites overlook the ocean and have direct beach access, private roof terrace, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Adding a special touch these suites feature a private deck with hammock to enjoy the sea views.

Baobab Suites are sea facing and are cradled around a 900 year old baobab tree, they also have direct beach access, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Open-air restaurant (international and local cuisine) and lounge bar. Dhow beach bar. Cliff top swimming pool. Baobab Spa*. Wind surfing. Kayaks. Dive centre*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating What an amazing place to stay and relax!

May 3, 2020 376katrinm Veitsbronn, Germany

We were a group of 6 people and came to Zanzibar to relax after a safari. I have never stayed at a place where the host was as caring and attentive as here (and I travel a lot). The food is amazing, the staff couldn't be better trained, the sunsets were beautiful so the cocktails tasted even better and there are short nature walks with the chance… Read more
We were a group of 6 people and came to Zanzibar to relax after a safari. I have never stayed at a place where the host was as caring and attentive as here (and I travel a lot). The food is amazing, the staff couldn't be better trained, the sunsets were beautiful so the cocktails tasted even better and there are short nature walks with the chance of spotting elephant shrews. The cottages are massive and very quiet with seating opportunities on the patio. We booked a diving excursion and the spice tour as well, which was great fun. Only the transfer to StoneTown we did not book via the lodge, as it it was about double the price than booking a transfer online. But you also gotta take into account that the lodge is very remote and it took quite a while to get there. Swimming in the ocean always involves walking quite a fair bit in the water, since it gets deep(er) very slowly. (Water shoes definitely a MUST - sharp corals and sea urchins). But to sum it up: For us it was the perfect end to our trip. Should I ever be travelling close by, I will definitely come back in a heartbeat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place, nice people, great service

Apr 5, 2020 pigeon_forge66 Göttingen

If you are looking for a nice get-away, this is the place. It has direct beach access, but also its own pool. It is very spacious, so everybody can have their own privacy. The people are super friendly and hospitable. I would come back anytime.
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Apr 3, 2020 Reemo1962

We spent five nights at Fumba. It was absolutely perfect for us - quiet, friendly and very well-run. The lodges are rustic but well equipped and very spacious. The staff are wonderful, and can’t do enough for you. Excellent dive centre and beautiful beach. Plus, great entertainment from the monkeys who barrel through on a daily basis.
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Mar 13, 2020 Robbieburns02

AMAZING! Accommodations, staff, food are all wonderful in a beautiful beach setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. So many activities you may choose- snorkeling is fantastic. No request is too much here. Everyone, from the General Manager to his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Chui, ensures that your stay is above and beyond. A beautiful pool, totally… Read more
AMAZING! Accommodations, staff, food are all wonderful in a beautiful beach setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. So many activities you may choose- snorkeling is fantastic. No request is too much here. Everyone, from the General Manager to his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Chui, ensures that your stay is above and beyond. A beautiful pool, totally relaxing massage available on-site. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Happy, smiling staff to accommodate your every whim. Just go and enjoy Paradise in Fumba. Read less
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Feb 25, 2020 nfkvillage

If you are looking for a break in natural habitat , away from WIFI , TV , Radio , newspapers etc , with excellent food and real quiet time this could be for you . HOWEVER if you are looking for 5 star shiny all mods coms holiday do not go here.