Zanzibar Serena Hotel | Stone Town
Idyllically situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence among the bustle of one of Africa's ancient and enchanting towns. The hotel has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.
After the heat and dust of Stone Town, the accommodations in the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of cool and shade. With high ceilings, shuttered windows and cool white walls, the rooms are constructed in the traditional Swahili manner. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps, and featuring traditionally carved furniture with basket weave and ceramic inlay, the rooms are predominantly royal blue and white. Four poster, net draped beds dominate, offset by delicate side tables, vanity units and louver doors with access to balconies, some of which feature massive free standing hammocks.
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Mnemba Island Lodge | Mnemba Island
Exclusive yet unpretentious, Mnemba Island is an award-winning private beach paradise just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Ten beachside bandas overlook a pristine coral reef (a scuba diver’s delight) at this romantic, private hideaway. From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking to massages on the beach and simply doing nothing at all, andBeyond Mnemba has something for everyone.
andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge
andBeyond Mnemba Island offers an unpretentious paradise where just ten rustic palm-frond bandas are tucked into a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. Each banda at andBeyond Mnemba Island has direct access to the beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom with a huge glass-beaded shower curtain. Built-in barazas on the veranda are perfect for afternoon siestas and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers ideal for languid hours spent on the beach.
Mnemba Island has a family banda where two bandas are situated within close proximity to one another and can accommodate a family of four (two adults and two children).
24-hour Security, Bar, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Restaurant
Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Sala, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours)
Snorkelling is ideal for those who do not wish to do a scuba diving accreditation but who want to confidently explore the shallower coral reefs, situated off Mnemba Island, with the help of a snorkel. A guided snorkelling course is also available at an additional cost, offered by andBeyond’s Mnemba Island specialist dive masters, and covers safety procedures, equipment, currents and suggested snorkelling spots.
Mnemba Island has a fully stocked dive centre, and offers a full range of diving activities. If you are experienced, our Dive Instructor will guide you on fantastic dives around the Mnemba Atoll. If you are a beginner, our Instructor is waiting to introduce you to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty!
Explore the warm Indian Ocean waves in utter tranquillity in a deep sea kayak built for two. Ask one of Mnemba’s Dive Instructors for a quick tutorial session or set off with your partner on the quiet waters protected by the island’s surrounding reefs. Paddle along the beach to admire the changing features of the shoreline or head out into deeper waters in the hope of encountering a pod of dolphin or some sea turtles.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the calm Indian Ocean waters on a stand up paddle board. Get a few tips from our expert instructors before grabbing paddle in hand and mounting the board to head out into the waves. Ideal for the calm waters off Mnemba Island, this activity allows you to glide effortlessly through the waves while enjoying exceptional views of the ocean waters and the Mnemba horizon. Watch as dolphin frolic nearby, play in the waves and guide yourself through graceful turns.
Add another extraordinary element to your beach holidays, gaining insight into a vast underwater world by learning to scuba dive. With the great variety of dive sites close to the island, and calm waters it is the perfect island to learn how to scuba dive or improve your skills and become a master scuba diver. There are over 14 dive sights, some just a 10 minute up to 60 minute boat ride from the island. For more experienced divers certain dive sites descend to depths of more than 150m. With a fully certified PADI diver center, there are a variety of courses offered- including refresher courses and a three day Open Water course for beginners. For those with open water certification, advanced and specialised classes, all with proper international certification are on offer.
Ideal for younger children who would like to enjoy a taste of the dive experience, this course is similar in structure to the Discover Scuba course but is restricted to swimming pool depth. The course is offered to children above the age of eight.
Additional costs apply.
Give in to the lure of total isolation and pretend that you are marooned on a deserted island, albeit one where your personal butler is perpetually on hand to cater to your every desire! You may catch a fleeting glimpse of your fellow guests as you lounge in the tropical sunshine in your private beach sala or take a leisurely walk around the island. But you can also choose to make the most of your solitude with a private dinner in a secluded forest clearing or enjoy the light-hearted intimacy of a sandcastle dinner set to the sound of the waves gently sighing on the shore.
Healing Earth Signature Massage
Melt away your worries & float away into island bliss. This holistic massage will release tension & toxins from your aching muscles and assist your body to restore its wellbeing. Choose from a selection of nourishing & balancing Healing Earth oils.
30min | 60min
45min | 90min
The Zanzi-Spice Journey
Experience Aromatherapy with a powerful blend of coffee, cinnamon, cloves, and orange floats you through a memorable Zanzi-spice journey. Beginning with an energizing body polish, followed by blissful spice oil massage that will delight your skin, body, mind and soul.
30min | 60min
45min | 90min
Healing Earth After-Sun Treatment
After a long day in the sun, the soothing Aloe Vera Gel body mask will cool you down. Then African Potato Balm will be applied to nourish and repair the skin, assisting in its recovery.
30min | 60min
45min | 90min
Head, Neck & Shoulder Relief
For headaches, neck tension, stiff shoulders and stubborn stress, allow this pressure point and tension release massage to melt away all your worries magically.
30min | 60min
45min | 90min
Please chat to your therapist to find out more. This treatment also needs to be booked in advance
Channel your energy and increase your self-awareness with a yoga class placed against the background of a clear ocean. Classes are plentiful and can be accommodated to fit all levels of experiences and preferred style. The island has an internationally qualified yoga instructor, who is able to take private or group classes, which can be booked in advance or once you arrive on the island.
Private Yoga classes tailored to your needs, accommodating beginners to advanced levels in a dynamic Vinyasa Flow or Yin based practise and enjoyed in the comfort of your banda.
Therapeutic Bliss Yoga Massage
Bliss out to the sound of the sea with a restorative yin yoga class & relaxing massage. This session includes a gentle stretch, restorative yoga poses held for long durations, therapeutic massage, acupressure & meditation.
A soul-nourishing experience that will leave you feeling Zen.
It’s a battle of wills as guests test their strength against barracuda, mackerel, king fish and marlin on a full day, deep sea fishing adventure.
Additional costs apply
andBeyond’s WILDchild programme, designed especially for children visiting our safari lodges and camps in Africa, is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. Deeply rooted in the love for the African bush, it not only creates a series of unforgettable moments for the whole family but forges strong bonds between our young guests, our planet and its people.
Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
All Drinks (excl Premium Brands) Included
Spoken Languages: English
No. Rooms: 12
Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Fishing, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wildlife