Fanjove Private Island
Island Banda

Fanjove Private Island

What if we told you: Take off your shoes and learn to live off your own wit and skills!
Ah, we would be joking, but here you could learn how life would be without shoes! Oh, so comfortable! The sun, the crystal blue water, fishes and birds and a whole island to yourself, what else do we need in life?

And here your contribution has allowed us to keep a fantastic 11 km of intact coral reef.

Thousands of migrant birds that rest and feed, green turtles that lay their eggs, hundreds of dolphins that roam the seas as well as humpback whales that pass through in their migrations have given the community an alternative to consumptive utilization of the resources.

Nobody lives on Fanjove, except you and our dedicated staff, as we have rented the whole island from the near-by village of Songosongo and also contribute 3% of our income to the social development of the community. We are proud of our achievement and we want to keep doing better and better and keep the island natural so that we can all learn what life is all about!

You will fly to Songosongo island, and you will be able to explore the community life of the fishermen from the time “long ago”, and then you will have a short boat ride to Fanjove Private Island, accompanied by a pod of Bottle Nosed dolphins, if you are lucky.



Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Kayak Safari, Snorkeling, Diving, Dhow sailing, Sand bank excursion, Fanjove Island Trail, Bird watching, Fishing, Dolphin excursion. Available Diving and Snorkeling equipment at the lodge.


The Banda’s path will lead you to the dining where delicious meals of Fusion Cousine will be served reflecting the multicultural influence from the historical past of the area.

During the day it will be possible to amuse one self with various water activities, including diving in the crystalline water to discover a yet unexplored parad


There are six Eco Bandas, each with an ensuite bathroom open to the sky for hot showers under the stars. The individual Bandas are distributed along the main beach to guarantee privacy, each with a view of the ocean. All have been designed with the environment in mind, specifically to have the lowest impact on the island and are powered singularly by solar power.


June through March

Children PolicyChild Policy

We welcome children age 6 and up

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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