The idea of being on an island all your own isn’t new, but Thanda Island off of southern Tanzania is taking that a little step further. Instead of there being numerous lodges, there’s just one. And it’s not just a lodge, it’s a villa for you and your guests alone.
The two extremes of pampering (there’s a spa, your own chef) play off against an awareness of being sustainable. The villa is solar-powered and uses a water desalination plant, and Thanda Island works in tandem with the local marine conservation body Seasense.
The Oloffsons apparently had a hand in choosing chose the design and furnishings.
The price isn’t for everyone, of course. The island costs about $10,000 a night, for a minimum of 3-7 nights, depending on the season. Then again, exclusivity rarely comes cheap.