If the posturing of the city has you all riled up, maybe it's time for a trip to Fundu Lagoon. Here, a seashell's throw from Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, the modus operandi is tradewinds on your face, a lapping sea, and the scent of fresh nutmeg. You're in the Spice Islands, marooned like Robinson Crusoe - if he had an infinity pool and world-class restaurant.
Accessible only by boat, Fundu Lagoon perches on sand at the corner of Pemba Island with 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean. The resort has wooden walkways, sand-covered paths, and thatched roofs that rustle in the breeze. Its tented rooms - 16 of them, each with mosquito netting and ocean views - seem to emerge naturally from the landscape. Indeed, Fundu Resort is run with great respect for the environment around it.
Among other amenities, Fundu Lagoon boasts three bars, a restaurant whose food fuses Arabic, Indian, Swahili, and colonial influences, and a healing spa - perfect for ending the day's activities.