It is not every day that one stumbles across new product, in the era where we feel everything there is to discover has already been found. And yet, we came across Fanjove, a private island just off the southern coast of Tanzania, surrounded by pristine beaches and clear blue water.

Fanjove can be accessed via a 45 minute flight followed by a 1 hour boat ride. You can expect to be welcomed by the entire team with some fresh coconut water. The island is 1km long and the beach is untouched. The 6 villa’s, locally known as ‘bandas’ are spaciously spread out, each with a view of the ocean.

One will immediately notice the lighthouse adjacent to the lodge that was built by the Germans during the 19th century. This serves as the only remnants of previous human interaction with the island.

The sunrise and sunset landscapes are magical, and with the lack of any obstructive light pollution, the night sky beaming with stars will have you gazing upwards for hours.

Activities available on the island include snorkeling, diving, fishing, dhow sailing, kayaking, bird watching & yoga.

Starting at $265 per person per night on full board basis, Fanjove Island is the perfect barefoot detachment from life for those who enjoy a natural eco-friendly retreat. If no Wi-Fi, no widescreen TV’s, no luxury marble floors and no honking from inexperienced drivers sound heavenly, then Fanjove Island is the ultimate beach holiday destination. One can easily connect this with a beach holiday in Zanzibar or Mafia or with a safari product.