Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and located within the grand beach residence of Swedish entrepreneurs and philanthropists Christin and Dan Olofsson, the pristine island offers a truly exclusive experience for discerning guests. The island villa is located in southern Tanzania’s Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve.

Interestingly, the island is off-grid and solar-powered offering environmentally friendly benefits. The property comprises a large 5-bedroom villa boasting a fabulous glass rim-flow swimming pool and a huge indoor aquarium with vibrant sea life. Comfortable accommodation for 10 adults is available, with the option of additional children sharing if required.

Thanda Island is amazing and around 20 acres in size, nearly three-quarters of a mile in circumference, and almost 400 yards wide. Even better, the island is surrounded by its own private coral reef, with an exclusive-use zone of over half a mile just waiting to be explored.

For guests requiring active activities sailboats, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are available to use. Challenging pursuits such as water skiing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding and tubing can be experienced in a powerboat zone, on the outskirts of the Marine Park. The more adventurous can catch sight of whale sharks that congregate just south of the Island from October to February, or spot endangered dugong while scuba diving with qualified instructors.

Thanda Island is available to hire at around £6997 per night. Please note that a minimum stay of 3-7 nights is required, depending on the season. The cost includes the services of a team of dedicated staff, boat transfers from Mafia Island and all activities offered on the Island, along with meals and drinks. Included is a fabulous selection of wines and champagnes. Spa treatments, diving, and exclusive wines and champagnes are available, at extra cost.

Find out more about this incredibly beautiful island by telephoning +27 71 611 5348 (South Africa), or visiting: