Vamizi Island Lodge
Surrounded by sparkling water filled to the brim with a vast array of exotic marine life, and bathed by bright rays of sunlight, lies a 12km-long island embodying paradise itself. Vamizi Island represents a world of romance, tranquility and discovery suited to all tourists, whether they be fun-filled adventure seekers or experienced sunbathers.
Vamizi Island Lodge lies just off the coast of northern in the and is set on the edge of an indigenous tropical forest. Built by local villagers with materials sourced from local sustainable sources,
the lodge offers superb yet simple accommodation blending harmoniously into the beautiful natural environment.
Thirteen timber villas are spaciously separated, providing guests with their own stretch of private beach
. The villas contain either one or two bedrooms, enormous beds covered by luxurious sheets, a mini-bar, marble shower, and a furnished sundeck where guests can relax and enjoy the phenomenal ocean view. Three of the rooms are designed as family rooms with large double or triple bedrooms adjoining a central decked lounge area.
The lodge serves mouth-watering fresh food. Fresh fish is bought in by local boats whenever possible, one of the ways in which the island participates in conserving the environment
and helping the community. Guests can enjoy their meal while gazing out on the Indian Ocean breaking on the shore mere footsteps away. Whether you are seated in the open thatched dining room, Muntu Nkulu restaurant or enjoying a private picnic on a deserted stretch of beach, your meal time will be a fantastic experience of good food combined with amazing views. In the evening, guests can enjoy grills on the beach or romantic meals under lantern light in the dining room. Guests can sink their toes into the still-warm sand while sipping on a delicious cocktail and watching the sun set over the horizon at the sunset bar.
Vamizi Island is renowned for having some of the last unbleached coral reefs, not affected by the global rise in sea temperatures, and therefore offering visitors some of the healthiest reef systems in the world. As you can imagine, the diving opportunities are incredible! With an estimate of around 400 species of fish and 16 different dive sites, an underwater nirvana beckons divers from all over the world. There are shallow dives suitable for beginners and vertical dives for the more experienced. An aquatic paradise exists under water, where cool and warm currents sustain large amounts of plankton and krill, attracting a myriad of marine species, such as whales, dolphins, turtles, reef sharks, Gregorian corals, giant clams, tuna, barracuda and more. Enthusiastic divers will be overjoyed to explore a sheer walled canyon slipping 1 km below the water. Known as Neptune’s Arm, this has been named one of the top ten scuba sites in the world.
Other activities include kayaking excursions through mangroves and shallow reefs, deep sea fishing ten to thirty minutes from the lodge, mountain bike trails, whale watching expeditions, fly fishing, wandering miles along fine white sand, floating along and relaxing on a dhow
which can make drop offs at ideal snorkeling spots or for couples wishing to enjoy a private romantic picnic
. There are a variety of trails through the bushy interior of coastal forests where visitors can enjoy the diverse fauna and flora and explore secluded coves. The thick Acacia and Hibiscus forests, protected by an island project, serve as a refuge for Samango monkeys, Giant Coconut Crabs, four turtle species, over a hundred tropical bird species, countless butterflies and more.
After a full day of activities, guests can rest their weary heads on comfortable massage tables and allow capable hands to soothe tired limbs. The lodge’s health and wellness professionals take exceptional care of guests with treatments such as shiatsu, reiki and cranio-sacral therapy. There is also yoga, uniquely Vamizi beauty treatments
and a full range of massage therapies.
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