The brainchild of billionaire philanthropists and entrepreneurs Christin and Dan Olofsson, Thanda can’t be faulted for its ambition. The committed conservationists have developed this remote island into a marine conservation zone, 10 miles off the tropical coast of southern Tanzania, making for a ‘discreet, sumptuous retreat and exclusive playground’. For $15,000 per night, guests can enjoy Thanda as their own (apart from the 12 weeks of the year when the Olofssons are in residence), with full access to the villa, its eight staff and facilities (with zippy Wi-Fi and copper baths on the beach). The only accommodation on the island, sleeping 10, it is set along a winding stretch of white shell and sand beach.
Thanda Island, Tanzania