With December holidays, Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our magnificent destinations that will make your festive season one to remember. A time for family, friends, fun, sun, surf and relaxation – sounds about right doesn’t it? – and what better way to enjoy this time than by taking a much need family vacation to a tropical paradise and spending most of your days lazing around on the beach and soaking up that summer sun!
Well, let’s not waste any time, here are our top picks for your festive season break.
Firstly, Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort (Doesn’t the name just say it all?)
Situated close to the Quirimbas National Park, Diamonds Mequfi Beach is a luxury 5 Star resort that has been built on the sandy dunes of Mequfi Bay – said to be one of the most unspoilt corners or the country – and is the perfect choice of destination when it comes to unwinding in style.
Featuring white beach bungalows that each host large private verandas, ocean views and open air outdoor showers, Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is one of our favourites for sure!
Discover the unspoilt natural beauty that this new up-and-coming destination had to offer, all thanks to its natural landscapes, beaches, unexplored parks and its culture, making it a precious jewel that is waiting to be discovered.
Take a stroll on the unspoilt beach, sit and relax near the rock formations and enjoy a romantic picnic that is packed with some incredible Mozambican delights, or, visit the Mvua African Rain Spa, a balanced oasis to calm the body and the senses. If you’re up for more of an adventurous holiday, snorkelling, scuba diving, whale watching, big game fishing, kitesurfing and quad biking are just a few of the activities available to you.
Sounds like a complete dream, right?
Up next, Dugong Beach Lodge.
Situated within the boundaries of the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary – the first Privately Managed Specially Protected National Park in Mozambique – Dugong Beach Lodge provides a unique Beach and Wilderness Experience in a hidden corner of sub-tropical Africa.
This diverse eco-system of wilderness and wetland is set on and surrounded by white beaches and crystal-clear water that plays host to a magnificent array of fish, dolphin and most importantly the nearly extinct, “Atlantic Dugong”, resembling a sea lion which gives the lodge its uniqueness.
Dugong Beach Lodge offers 12 luxurious chalets that have direct access to the beach via individual walkways. All rooms have outdoor showers which add to the rustic nature of the lodge itself. Each chalet has their own private deck that is furnished with day beds for you to really embrace the relaxing atmosphere! However, if you’re wanting something a little bit more exciting and adventurous, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling and sundowner cruises are just a few of the activities available to you at Dugong Beach Lodge.
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa is next on our list, and for good reason!
Located on Bazaruto Archipelago, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa is the archetypical tropical island paradise that is surrounded by dreamy palm trees, white sands and the majestic turquoise waters of the Indian ocean.
Fulfil your escapist dreams on the private island that is Bazaruto. The luxurious collection of 44 beach, sea and pool villas have all been designed in natural harmony with the unspoiled island surrounds.
Enjoy lazy days by the pool (there is an adults only pool as well as a family pool meaning it’s a great way to take a break from the kids if you wish) or head over to the spa for a complete pamper that is guaranteed to leave you feeling revitalised to the core. If you’re feeling a bit more energetic there are some of the world’s best scuba-diving destinations surrounding the resort. You can also experience some deep-sea fishing, wake boarding, or dolphin viewing if those tickle your fancy a bit more.
In a nutshell, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is the perfect place to experience a bit of everything, go and enjoy this fun piece of paradise!
Have you heard of Serena Polana Hotel? This beauty is next on our list.
Serena Polana Hotel, considered one of Africa’s finest hotels and boy what a beauty she is.
Situated in the very heart of Maputo, on one of the city’s most prestigious avenues, the Serena Polana Hotel offers 142 rooms that are mostly spacious suites as well as several restaurants for you to enjoy. Furthermore, Serena Polana Hotel offers the ‘Maisha” Mind Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa, a stunning swimming pool, extensive gardens, an exclusive resident’ lounge, a business centre, a beauty salon and three gift shops – plenty things to enjoy!
As you can see, there is plenty for everyone from all walks of like to enjoy.
Lastly, we have the Cardoso Hotel.
Situated in Maputo and deemed on of Mozambique’s National Treasures, the Cardoso Hotel features a large outdoor pool that is surrounded by spectacular, spacious gardens and a terrace that enjoys picturesque views over the bay and the city itself.
Refresh with a swim or just relax and take in the surroundings. It’s as simple as that.
The Cardoso Hotel has been successfully tailoring its service to meet the needs of international and local guests for almost 100 years and strives to be an active participant in the local community – which makes it a great place to dive right into the local culture and experience the heart of Maputo as it is.
They all sound amazing, right? Get in touch with us today to make a booking and we’ll provide you with all the information you need!