Mnemba Guest Stories
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback on how the &Beyond experience has touched our guests. For many of them, a life-long love affair with Africa's wide open spaces and its incredible wildlife has started at one of our lodges across the continent. Others have formed lasting friendships with the warm and welcoming &Beyonders they have met on safari. Here is just a sample of the incredible comments we have been receiving from our guests staying at Mnemba Island Lodge.
Laurie & Julien, Vallon - Paradise exists
LAURIE & JULIEN, VALLON
"After 24 hours on flight transit, we just come back home. As soon as we open our luggages we found a little shell from mnemba island. During 5 or 6 minutes we stand together just looking this little piece of paradise and thinking of the incredible journey we had made."
So lots of pictures remind how much we get relax and "dolce vita" way of life we had spent on mnemba. We can't explain how it was fabulous, it just has to be lived like the full moon light on the beach, or meeting with turttle, or the different bleu colors the sea is changed all day long. But what is mnemba different of the other island, only &Beyonders can make the difference. So thank you very much, our honneymoon wouldn't has been the same without you!!!
Jonathan Fisher - Paradise Island
"After dreaming about this destination for years, I finally spent six glorious days there. It was paradise on earth."
I could fault nothing, only to say that six days was too short. The food, the staff and, of course, the scuba diving was unbelievable. I've dived all over the world and have never been pampered and look after by such a professional team of dive instructors. Absolutely brilliant.
Frank Addison - Renewal and rededication in paradise
RENEWAL AND REDEDICATION IN PARADISE
"We could have gone anywhere and spent any amount. We chose &Beyond because of their focus on doing it right, their quality and support of the local community. We found an organization with a sense of graciousness and familial charm. We chose Mnemba because of our love of the sea - it floats sparkling and heart shaped like a jewel at the end of a diamond sea, surrounded by raging hoards of life, and it evokes Robinson Crusoe-like images in our soul."
We were not disappointed. We were enthralled. Wrapped in relaxation and bathed in exhilaration, we were refreshed and unwillingly left, rededicated to our family, nature and our friends (new and old). We were led to see the wonders of the atoll, we were lavished with privacy, cuisine and relaxation. We were challenged to see the titanic struggle between the fight for protein and the preservation of a pristine reef system. We remain touched and changed. We are grateful. We wish only to slip back beneath the silver seas and visit our aquatic friends again. Make it so captain, my captain ...
Corne Terblanche - Wedding on Mnemba Island
WEDDING ON MNEMBA ISLAND
"We got married on Mnemba Island on 1 October 2005; it was the most romantic day of my life ..."
Everybody at Mnemba made it the best day ever; there were red roses wherever you looked, the gazebo on the beach, the white beaches, it was unbelievable.