andBeyond Mnemba Island - Bluewater Dive Travel

andBeyond Mnemba Island

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Destination: zanzibar

Mnemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania| Full-board + 2 dives from $194/ppn

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&Beyond MNEMBA ISLAND Quick Pitch

Welcome to &Beyond Mnemba Island, a secluded haven where barefoot luxury meets ecological harmony. With 12 rustic and elegant beachside bandas serving only 24 guests, &Beyond Mnemba Island offers privacy sure to please the most discerning travelers. Indulge in personalized service and exquisite cuisine, and dive into the waters surrounding Mnemba Island to explore its vibrant marine life.

Note: &Beyond Mnemba Island will be closed for extensive refurbishment from January 11, 2024 to October 1, 2024. Contact us for bookings outside of these dates.


Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 12
  • Dive Center: 2 On-site
  • Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Library, Private Butler Service, In-Room Wellness & Yoga, Beach Shop, Laundry Service
  • WiFi: Yes, free
  • Nearest International Airport:  Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, free


How to Get There

Fly into Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ), where a member of the &Beyond team will greet you and escort you for 1.5 hours by land, followed by a 10–15-minute scenic boat ride to Mnemba Island.


Dive Overview

Dive into the crystal-clear waters around Mnemba Island to explore some of Tanzania’s best dive sites. With most dive sites within a 10-20-minute boat ride, plus a few accessible from shore, scuba diving is as effortless as every other experience at &Beyond Mnemba Island. Macro critters such as ghost pipefish, seahorses, and leaf scorpion fish can be spotted just off the sandy shoreline. Head further from shore for plunging coral walls teeming with life.

[Read More: Zanzibar, Tanzania & Kenya Dive Travel Guide]

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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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&BEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND Accommodation Overview

&Beyond Mnemba Island features 12 luxurious Bandas set 33-50 feet apart for a truly private island experience. All bandas are made of traditional materials and nestled into the island’s tropical forest. A private beach lounge and beach sala are a short 100 feet stroll from the banda.

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Banda: Enjoy the serenity of a private banda with sea and forest views. Expect quiet luxury with a king bed, closet, desk, covered walkway to the attached ensuite with shower and separate toilet, and a comfortable outdoor lounge area. Finishing touches include mosquito nets, ceiling fans, hairdryer, and personal bar.


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Family Banda: Keep the family together in this unique combination of one twin banda and one double banda connected by a wooden walkway. Accommodating two adults and two children, this pair of bandas features a covered walkway to the ensuite, closet, desk, and comfortable outdoor lounge area. Mosquito nets, ceiling fans, a hairdryer, and a personal bar round out the room amenities. 

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Resort Facilities

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Remotely located on a small private island, &Beyond Mnemba Island features Healing Earth treatments (in-room only), Gym-in-a-Basket (in-room), private yoga lessons, scuba diving, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and WIFI throughout the resort.




  • Restaurant
  • Private Dining
  • Private Butler Service
  • 2 Onsite Dive Centers
  • 24-hour Generator
  • WIFI
  • Oceanfront (no pool)
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Healing Earth Treatments



  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Sundowner Dhow Cruise
  • WILDchild Programme
  • Wellness and Massage Treatments ($)
  • Yoga Classes ($)
  • Scuba Diving Courses ($)


Indulge in exquisite culinary adventures prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Every meal is customized to suit your tastes and is served when and where you prefer for a truly bespoke dining experience.

&Beyond Mnemba Island can accommodate many special dietary requests including Halaal, however, Kosher meals are not available. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.




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Packages & Rates

&Beyond Mnemba Rates

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Diving & accommodation packages

&Beyond Mnemba Island offers all-inclusive packages including transfers, accommodation, all meals, and diving. Rates are for 3-night packages, in US Dollars and per person sharing per stay. 


3-Night Packages valid from 11 January '23 - 10 January '24.

3-Night PackagesAdult SharingChild SharingSingle Supplement

1 Oct - 20 Dec 2023


21 Dec 2023 - 10 Jan 2024



Note: &Beyond Mnemba Island will be closed for extensive refurbishment from January 11, 2024 to October 1, 2024. Contact us for bookings outside of these dates. 


3-Night Packages valid from 11 January '24 - 10 January '25.

3-Night PackagesAdult SharingChild SharingSingle Supplement

1 Oct - 20 Dec 2024


21 Dec 2024 - 10 Jan 2025




  • 3-nights accommodation in a beach banda
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, and refreshments during lodge activities
  • Scuba diving – 2 dives per day (for certified divers)
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sundowner dhow cruise
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Laundry service
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Return transfers between Zanzibar and Mnemba Island
  • WILDchild programme



  • Infrastructure tax (USD $1 per person per night)
  • Conservation levy (USD $100 per person per night)
  • Airport taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Diving instruction for guests under the age of 12 years and adults without a PADI certificate at Mnemba Island
  • Champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars


For information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation! 

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Dive Information

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Dive Overview

Make the most of your stay at &Beyond Mnemba Island by taking advantage of the daily 2-tank dives included in your package. With calm, warm waters, scuba diving Mnemba Island is perfect for both novice and experienced divers.

Explore the virtually untouched reefs surrounding Mnemba Island, each dive site with its own unique characteristics. This area of the Indian Ocean features a wide variety of topography, from sloping sandy bottoms covered in seagrass to plummeting walls and trenches.

Discover Rifu Bayena, a dive site covered in healthy corals and perfect for wide-angle underwater photography. Look for schooling snapper, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus, moray eels, and more. Advanced divers won’t want to miss Big Wall, where most of the diving takes place around 65-130 feet so you can take in the impressive scale of the plunging wall and its overhangs. Watch for larger animals such as Napolean wrasse or reef sharks, which make occasional appearances at Big Wall.

Witness &Beyond Mnemba Island’s commitment to marine conservation by visiting the Oceans Without Borders coral reef restoration project. The marine team maintains a coral garden where fragments are grown on tables and transplanted to damaged reefs.

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Dive Center Information

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&BEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND Dive Center Overview

&Beyond Mnemba Island boasts two dive centers located on opposite sides of the island to ensure an easy departure point in any weather conditions. The professionally run diving operation offers a range of scuba diving courses from initiation dives to advanced adventure dives. Additional diving experiences offered at &Beyond Mnemba Island include night dives, exploration dives, and private dives with your own boat and guide.

Please note that for your comfort and safety, a mandatory refresher course must be completed by any diver with fewer than 25 dives who has not logged a dive in the previous six months, or any diver with 26-100 dives who has not logged a dive in the previous year.



  • Rental equipment
  • Staging and briefing area
  • Dive boats


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Other Information

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&Beyond Mnemba Island prioritizes sustainability. As such, due to the potential impact on marine life and wildlife in the area, the use of drones is prohibited on the island.

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+3
  • Local Currency: USD is commonly used (notes dated before 2006 are not accepted)
  • Language Spoken: Swahili & English
  • Electricity: 220-240 volts & 50 Hz
  • Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa, and Cash

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Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us

And let us book your dream vacation!

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