The first thing that strikes you as you arrive to Fundu Lagoon is that they have a long jetty that runs out from the shore line. The reason for this is that the stretch of shore that the lodge is located on is shelving and, as such, there is a hundred meters or so that is exposed at low tide. Another point worth noting is that this is not a coral sand beach and so is not the white that you find on Zanzibar…but, with all this being said, for most of the day this is a perfect and totally secluded beach, in comparison with many of the beaches on Zanzibar, this is a huge improvement! For those that are desperate for white sand then the nearby island of Mesali (20 mins by boat) is exactly that, with a perfectly untouched beach tapering off to a coral reef drop off.
As mentioned above, there are quite a few different room types to choose from in Fundu Lagoon. Our preference is for the standard beach front rooms, the beach suites or the superior suites. All of the rooms are well proportioned with a good space for the bathroom and bedroom and then a large decking area to the front with sun loungers and table and chairs. As far as facilities go, Fundu has also realized that there is a bit of distance to walk for a beer in the evening and so kindly put in a fridge with a selection of the favourites!
As alluded to above, due to the sheer size of the rooms and the jungle like nature of Fundu Lagoon, the rooms are well spaced apart from one another. What this means is that there is a bit of a walk to get to the main dining areas and the jetty…but they have cleverly located the pool centrally to all of the rooms and so, with this also having a restaurant, many guests will simply spend their time here, and then head over to Fundu's sunset bar for a few drinks before supper. It is true that it might not be the best destination for those will mobility issues, but, otherwise, you don’t really notice it.