The Aiyana, Pemba

luxury resort on pemba island

The Aiyana Resort nestles on the northern-most edge of Pemba Island, just 30 minutes (light aircraft) flight from Zanzibar.

Pure chic, The Aiyana has been designed and built around the concept of “simple materiality and consummate craftsmanship”.

Property Type
luxury beach resort
30 suites & villas
kids welcome
dive centre offsite


Stay 7 Nights, Pay for 6
Stay 12 Nights, Pay for 10

Not valid over festive season

The Aiyana lies in a breathtaking, secluded location... with a fabulous beach

A lovely spa - inspired by the natural elements - that offers a range of classic massages, facials and other body treatments

Fantastic diving around Pemba Island

The resort is beautifully designed, with amazing attention to detail. Ceilings are high, villas are spacious...

Dinner locations change, and there are often themed dinners such as Beach BBQ or African Night

We get consistently amazing feedback from our guests who stay here, amongst the best!

Pemba is more remote than Zanzibar and can take a few extra hours to get to. The drive from the airport can take up to 75 minutes... but the scenery is stunning as you drive through forests and villages

There is only WIFI in the restaurant and the pool area, and not in the Rooms and Villas

The Aiyana Pemba offers 4 categories of rooms, all beach front.

All 30 villas enjoy wonderful views over the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon, the coral reef and the Indian Ocean beyond.

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Aiyana has designed their bedrooms with aspects of quietude and contemplation in mind, and the ever-present rhythmic sound of sea will enhance the atmosphere. The bathrooms are extensions of the gardens, with showers open to the sky.

  • 200 m2 gross floor area
  • 80 m2 of living space
  • king size bedroom
  • greeting pavilion
  • outdoor sala and pavilion
  • shower & separate bathtub
  • outside shower
  • expansive front and rear gardens
  • his & hers vanity areas

  • 265 m2 gross floor area
  • 90 m2 of living space
  • king size bedroom
  • welcome pavilion
  • lounge
  • outdoor sala and dining area
  • shower & separate bathtub
  • outside shower
  • expansive front and rear gardens
  • his & hers vanity areas

  • 350 m2 gross floor area
  • 230 m2 of living space
  • 2 king size bedrooms
  • welcome pavilion
  • indoor living / dining area
  • outside decking area with seating
  • 30m2 private infinity swimming pool
  • 20m2 of covered verandah
  • shower & separate bathtubs
  • outside showers
  • expansive front and rear gardens

Farm to table, The Aiyana’s cooking is all about bringing out the big flavors.

Dinner is set up in a different, private setting each night… from the resort’s restaurant to a beach setting under a makuti umbrella… or even on the island in front of the resort.

NB: Specials meals and set-ups organized on the beach and in privatized areas within the resort are not included in the All-inclusive package, and will carry extra costs.


Inspired by the natural elements, and reflecting it’s picturesque island setting, Aiyana’s spa offers pure pampering relaxation!

The diving around Pemba Island is nothing short of breathtaking. The untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world.

The sandbank protrudes to offer a walk on the purest white coral sand, surrounded by azure blue waters. After lunch, relax on the sandbank listening to the bird life around you and the splash of waves lapping against the shore!

The Aiyana resort is your outpost into the first steps of the wildness and tranquility of Pemba. Reconnect with nature and experience a land rich in life and uninhabited space. The Aiyana is an ideal place to discover mother nature at its purest state with the blend of local culture and heritage.

You’ll leave feeling dazed by this pure African getaway!

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