First, the light aircraft ride to Ibo Island Lodge is fabulous. Then you're picked up by a friendly face in a golf cart and driven down the sand roads to the gorgeous, colonial mansion that overlooks the bay. Take a hot shower and go up to the rooftop for an unrivaled sunset and a delicious caipirinha. Then you're served a four course meal of the freshest seafood by a delightful staff and can retire, bellies full, to your mahogany, four-poster canopy bed covered in bouganvillea flowers. I'm pretty sure it really doesn't get any more romantic.
The next morning you can take an included tour of the ghost-town that is Ibo Island or the old arabic dhow to the sandbank for snorkeling and a hot breakfast, then relax on the boat and have a beer on the way back. I don't think I've ever seen my husband so relaxed or happy.
The rooms were clean, the service was impeccable and the food delicious. It took us 25 hours and 5 flights to get to Ibo Island, but we'd both go back tomorrow if we could.More
- Breakfast included