Funzi Island is located on the southern coast of the Mombasa Island, accessed by first crossing the Indian Ocean channel by ferry and driving down 70 kilometers on tarmac roads, passing Diani beach on the left, to Bodo pier. From Bodo guests would travel via boat to Funzi Island.
The island has one accommodation, and is surrounded by the Indian Ocean waters with patches of mangroves trees, swaying palms and sparkling sand. You can also fly directly on a private charter from Mombasa Moi Airport to Funzi Island.
Funzi Island Mombasa, Kenya Hotels and Lodges include Funzi Keys Lodge, Funzi Chinwede House, Funzi Island Camp, Funzi Kwazi House, Funzi Mbuyuni House and Funzi Samawati House.
Funzi Keys Lodge - Funzi Island, Kenya
The Funzi Keys Funzi Keys hotel is located on Funzi Island 70 kilometers south of Mombasa, a couple of kilometers or so out to sea off the coast from the small village of Bodo. Funzi Keys Lodge is just 15 minutes flight from Mombasa or a 2 hour road and boat transfer.
The Funzi Keys' unique appeal is its luxurious seclusion and beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded by water and superbly located on a west-facing beach with glorious views of the African sunset, this remote and exclusive hideaway is the perfect place to escape from the outside world in style.
Funzi Keys lodge is the brainchild of a charming Swiss Alessandro Torriani, who imparts a wonderfully relaxed ambience to the place with his delightfully self-deprecating sense of humor and easy hospitality.
Funzi Keys hotel has 17 huge cottages and the best of them is the 9 Deluxe Beachfront rooms that lie sprinkled literally on the edge of the beach, with the sea at high tide almost reaching to your door allowing you to wake every morning to the gentle sound of the ocean.
The cottages themselves are enormous (possibly even too big!) with cool slate floors, a fan and open mesh covered windows allowing in the refreshing sea breezes and keeping things comfortable. Speaking of comfort, guests get to luxuriate in massive 4-poster double beds draped in white muslin.
The Funzi Keys life is relaxed and many guests do little more than unwind on the Mazeras stone deck of the 45m free-form pool with a drink while watching the local fishing dhows sail by.
For more energetic guests it is possible to enjoy sailing, creek fishing, windsurfing and canoeing or perhaps take a boat trip up the Ramisi River or Funzi Creek for an unforgettable glimpse of kingfishers, crocodiles and even dolphins! Funzi Keys hotel is an excellent base for deep-sea fishing and scuba diving in the Pemba Channel.