It was an incredible experience to be in Fanjove Island for 6 nights. When we came to the island our initial feeling was "is this real?" the pictures of this island is truly spectacular but the beautiful colors, the peaceful setting and the remote feeling of this island was almost unreal to take in. One of the outher guests welcomed us with "welcome to paradise"....
But actually for several nights we vere the only guests and to say that it felt special and unique to be the only guests is the understatement of the year. It was amazing!
This is a newly opened island for tourism so word of mouth or the advertisments/reviews has not been spread enough yet. But it will ! If you want to have peace and quiet, snorkel, kayaking and just relax in an almost untouched island why go elsewhere? Also great bird life on the island. To combine Fanjove with Safari in Tanzania must be the optimal mix especially if you have aleady been to Mafia or Zanzibar.
The bandas are rustic and beautfully crafted but still feels very nice and spacious (ecoluxury...), no aircondition and please bring a flashligth to make it easier to navigate the island after dinner so you dont step on any giant Cocnut Crabs....
IF you get the good weather like we did we cant imagine any place better to chill out and just relax from the stress of smartphones etc
You can take a snorkel tour or kayak at any time you want. The service and the friendliness from the staff and Giorgia and Pietro that manages the island was great. The food was good also with 3-course both for dinner and lunch
At one night Pietro asked us to come for a swim with the dolphins outside the island and it was a perfect ending to our stay in Fanjove I think we stayed with the dolphins for nearly an hour.
We will never forget it and we dream about returning to Fanjove!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The wonderful uncontaminated nature of a tropical island, 20 miles from the coast, is an unexplored tourist destination. There are six Eco Bandas, each with an en-suite bathroom open to the sky for hot showers under the stars; distributed along the main beach to guarantee privacy, each with a view of the ocean. During the day it will be possible to amuse oneself with the various activities..more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fanjove Private Island Tanzania/Kilwa Masoko