This is the most amazing honeymoon you could ever dream of. With only 13 chalets on the island, you have the place pretty much to yourself. The plane ride taking you there is like an escort into another world with jaw-dropping views over coral reefs, scattered islands, whales and dolphins (if your eyesight is up to scratch). Upon arrival, your entourage (management and staff) welcome you as they would royalty. The winding path from the airstrip to the main building takes you from one side of the island to the other in fewer than 5 minutes. Don't dare to think this crowds your space though. With the exiting of the tide, you can walk dreamily to the edge of the earth or hang at the bungalow in your private salt water jacuzzi. We couldn't rate the service any lower than 8 stars (out of 5!!!) since we were treated with the utmost courtesy, friendliness, respect and dare I say, love. The food is spectacular though unpretencious. A taste of the sea with almost every meal makes you feel part of the atmosphere and surroundings as crayfish and daily fresh-caught sea food adorns the menu. While mostly a-la-carte, we did have 2 buffet dinners during our week-long stay at the pool under glorious African night-skies. (Honeymooners - You have to come up for air SOMEtime :D) The bungalows themselves were cosy, comfortable, appropriate to the setting and fitted with aircon and television (don't know why in a paradise such as this) and whatever you'd expect in a standard hotel room. The staff are friendly to the nth-degree and we especially enjoyed the company and service of Paolo (I do hope he is still there since it's been a few months since we went there) and Victor made sure that every need and request was tended to. Even those we did not even know we had! This was a spectacular honeymoon. My wife is ever grateful to me for the surprise and the experience. It's the perfect launchpad to start your married life and a place I'd go visit to relive the happy memories of those first days of a life joined together. It was a sad when when we left. It felt like leaving home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa is a small and remote 5 star and multi award winning Island resort. It is a 50 min flight from the nearest town Pemba. The island is 1km long and 300m wide at the widest point. It has no mobile phone reception due to its remoteness. It has some of the best diving in the world with pristine corals and a wide selection of fish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort Mozambique/Quirimbas Archipelago