Situ Island Resort at the southern entrance of the Quirimbas Archipelago, a short boat ride from Pemba, enjoys a superb setting when it becomes an island twice daily as the tide rises and fills the mangrove channels that surround the lodge.
Accommodation is very comfortable, in spacious bungalows with en-suite bathrooms. The central structure, which contains the dining area and lounge, and the en-suite sleeping units on either side open onto a white sand beach dotted with dramatic rocky outcrops. A large solar installation and desalination plant guarantee eco-friendly electricity and plentiful fresh water, which also supports the kitchen garden. Craig serves up generous, international-style meals, featuring delicious fresh seafood and tender meat grilled under the stars. Situ's style is relaxed, barefoot, and friendly, and is ideal for groups and families who can make the most of the communal areas, fully equipped with board games, books, wifi and DSTV.
Just a few metres offshore, easy to access by kayak or even swimming, years of careful management in partnership with the local community has created a fantastic reserve which teems with marine life, ideal for snorkelling at just a few metres deep. A little further afield, accessible by boat, Situ offers outstanding scuba diving for beginners to advanced divers and occasional encounters with dolphins a possibility. Migrating humpbacks also pass close by and may be heard on dives in season. Sport fishing is another popular activity at Situ. The lodge has several boats available for charter, equipped with a full complement Shimano 30, 50 and 80lb outfits available for guests to use. The most targeted billfish species are Black, Blue and Striped Marlin and Broadbill Swordfish. Dogtooth and Yellowfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Giant Trivially and other King fish species, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Amberjack, Tropical Yellowtail, Rainbow Runner and a number of Bonito and other baitfish species are found throughout the year.
An excellent complement to a visit to Ibo Island, where the Situ team can pick you up for a stunning boat transfer to the lodge.
$195 per person per night sharing including all meals. Drinks are extra
Single dive $40 per person and double dive $65 per person includes dive guide*, weights cylinders and airfill
Limited dive gear available at approximately $4,50 per piece per day
* Note that Situ Island Resort does not have a resident Dive Master - it is not a PADI dive center. You will be provided with an experienced dive guide.
Quirimbas National Park fee:
$10 per person, once off fee
Please contact us for SADC rates
Situ, at the most southern part of the Quirimba Archipelago, can be reached by boat from Pemba and takes between 1,5 - 2 hours, depending on conditions. Guests are picked up from the airport or hotel and taken to the boat.
Boat transfers to or from Ibo Island can also be arranged
Our office hours are:
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 - 15h00
Saturdays 09h00 - 12h00
Sundays - Closed
Mobile: +258 823096990
(Between 08h00 - 16h00, local time)
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