I echo recent reviews amazed at some of the comments regarding the staff and food here.
Apart from the actual location, the staff and the food were the high points.
It really is a lovely place and the majority of the reviews have given a very good description of what's on offer.
I have a couple of points that are not meant to be negative but that i feel should be pointed out.
Firstly, the accomodation is not actually that luxurious. You are, in effect in a tent, rather like the tented camps on safari....there is no bath, just a shower...and the toilets are cut off from the bedroom with just a sheet. Very comfortable etc but don't be expecting well appointed five star luxury.
Secondly, I was there on honeymoon and had booked all the extras for a honeymoon couple..Massage, private beach dinner etc. There was no mention of it at all on our arrival or at any point during the 4 days we were there. I had to go to reception to order all the bits and pieces. It was no problem and maybe I was expecting some sort of fanfare but I just thought that as a place that seems to get a huge number of honeymooners, they would make more of a song and dance.
Thirdly and not a Fundu issue - Sand Flies....I had survived 8 days in Tanzania without any bites whatsoever but after one evening here I had 18 bites on one foot !! i don't know what the answer is - normal repellent did not seem to work with them.
Anyway...The positives far outweighted the negatives...fantastically nice people...great food. the ability to socialise or not, no pressure to do anything at all if you don't want to.
It could be a once in a lifetime sort of place...We may not be able to afford to go back but taking the three points above into account, I would higly recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Fundu Lagoon Pemba Island
- Fundu Lagoon Hotel Pemba Island