If barefoot luxury is your idea of the perfect holiday, you might want to consider booking your place in the sun at the gorgeous Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort off the northern coast of Mozambique. This private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago ticks all the right boxes – including powdery white beaches, a turquoise ocean and super-stylish accommodation in luxury villas. The entire resort recently reopened after a soft refurbishment and is looking better than ever, with a few additional excursions and activities thrown into the mix for good measure.
The 12 luxury villas feature fresh new decor elements in a glorious beach-inspired setting. The theme is decidedly “African island” with dashes of bold colour to reflect the continent and shades of blue depicting the Indian Ocean. Featured artworks were sourced from local markets and, while luxury is the order of the day, the laid-back island feel is ever-present. The villas’ private splash pools have built-in a Champagne step to sip cocktails (or bubbles) while admiring views of the ocean and sky.
Although one might be inspired to remain forever in the pool admiring the view, you’ll also be tempted to take part in a number of activities. Quirimbas National Park is a marine wonderland and one of the finest diving and snorkelling destinations in Africa. In addition to snorkelling and scuba diving, there are also boat trips to go and view the whales and dolphins, as well as the option to take a dhow journey and enjoy a delicious picnic on a deserted island. In addition, dhow sailing boat lessons are on offer for guests. Once you’ve mastered the art of the dhow, more energetic types can opt for water skiing to wake- and knee-boarding or taking lovely long walks on the pristine beach.
When it comes to romance, guests may opt for the Champagne cruise or the opportunity to book the all new Robinson Crusoe-style star bed experience where couples get to sleep under the night sky in a four-poster bed. There’s no surprise that this lodge is a favourite spot for honeymooners.
The resort also celebrates a dedicated green philosophy and will soon be one of the only African island resorts to make use of 100% solar energy.
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort certainly has all the ingredients for that perfect “feet in the sand, head in the stars” beach holiday you’ve always dreamt of.
How to Get There:
Airlink – the Regional Feeder Airline, offers a wide network of regional and domestic flights within southern Africa and operates as a franchisee to SAA
Route Specific Information: Direct scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Pemba, Northern Mozambique.
Connectivity: Through our alliance with SAA travellers connect conveniently with SAA, their Partner airlines and other carriers throughout Southern Africa and the world.
Frequent Flyer Programme: Airlink is a member of South African Airways Loyalty programme -Voyager.
Flight Bookings: Online, booking agent or SAA Central Reservations on +27 11 978 1111.