Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 133
Where to stay and how to see Mozambique.
STAY Kayak, snorkel, and pursue island adventures at Azura Benguerra Island, a boutique
resort where 20 sea-facing thatched villas
with contemporary African decor and infinity
plunge pools stand over the beach. Guests
can donate to Azura's Rainbow Fund, which
supports conservation projects and the local
school. Beach villas from $1,350, including
breakfast daily and a complimentary 50minute massage.
Occupying an uninhabited island in Quirimbas
Archipelago Marine National Park, Azura
Quilalea Private Island is both a honeymoon
getaway and popular with families. Four
beaches dissolve into bathtub-warm waters,
with a reef so close you can snorkel to it from
the resort's nine thatched villas with African
beach-chic styling. It has water sports, a saltwater swimming pool, and an open lounge bar
filled with regional crafts. Kaskazi villas from
$1,650, including breakfast daily and one
snorkeling safari or a $100 shop credit.
CRUISE Silversea's 16-day Zanzibar-to-Durban,
South Africa, expedition cruise aboard the
120-passenger Silver Discoverer gives travelers a full Indian Ocean overview, with calls
along the coast of Mozambique (Ibo Island
in the Quirimbas Archipelago, the Island of
Mozambique) and Madagascar stops (Morondava, home of the Avenue of the Baobabs,
among others). The ship calls in Maputo
before heading to South Africa. Departure:
November 27; from $15,480.
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