101 Honeymoons

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    Jane's verdict:

    Mozambique is a honeymoon hotspot well worth getting married for! Africa’s Indian Ocean is at its most exotic here, with hideaway hotels, traditional sailing dhows, sand dune camping, exquisite seafood and all within reach of a full-on safari. In my mind, Mozambique satisfies that yearning for a new frontier with a generous helping of feet-in-the-sand chic.

    Recommended tour operator: Exsus

    Exsus says

    Mozambique is Africa’s answer to the busier Indian Ocean destinations of Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles. What’s more, unlike much of the Indian Ocean, the best weather is between May and November, so it’s perfect for a late spring or summer wedding.

    There are 2,000kms of stunning, often deserted Indian Ocean beaches plus adventure, relaxation and some great new hotels, many of which are particularly hot on responsible tourism – it’s honeymoon heaven.

    We can create a bespoke honeymoon to Mozambique to suit your timeframe, tastes and budget and can add on a safari on the African mainland – we especially recommend South Africa.

    For inspiration, check out our Coral Reefs and Culture Mozambique Island Hopping honeymoon.

    Kick off with some barefoot Crusoe-style escapism in the secluded, palm-fringed islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago. Sail out to sea aboard a traditional dhow, snorkel in turquoise waters, go fishing, explore the coastline in double canoes and watch the jewel-coloured birds swoop low.

    Exquisite seafood is a speciality here, whether it’s lunch on a deserted sandbank or dinner under the stars on the beach. Retire to your domed tent for the night on the powder-white sand.

    Four days later, we’ll transfer you to Ibo Island Lodge in the archipelago for a luxurious, authentic taste of days gone by. With just nine rooms set within three historic mansions, the cool calm interiors are the perfect contrast to your island adventures.

    The tropical gardens brim with bougainvillea, there are two pools, the cuisine is stunning – how do you fancy fresh crab and giant tiger prawns with fluffy coconut rice? – and you’ll be utterly pampered by the charming staff.

    We can add on a stay at the super-chic beachfront Vamizi Island Lodge, especially recommended for scuba-diving.

    Check out our honeymoons in Mozambique, the rest of Africa and worldwide.

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