3 Remote Private Islands in Africa for a luxury secluded beach break

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 23/06/2020
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  • If what you want is utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone but the resort staff and a few other guests, then a luxury remote private island is the only place to go. Here are three of our favourite toes-in-the-sand destinations in Africa.

    &Beyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

    Dusk at &Beyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

    Photo credit: &Beyond

    The pristine white beaches of Mnemba is the perfect setting for travellers looking to enjoy a luxurious, exclusive and secluded island experience. This exquisite private island with its white coral sand beaches and spectacular reefs is renowned as one of the world’s most romantic ocean destinations, offering seclusion and rustic exclusivity.

    The accommodation at &Beyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

    Photo credit: &Beyond

    Accommodation is in one of 10 romantic beachside bandas with an en suite bathroom, overhead fan and a verandah.
    Set back into the fringes of the pine forest at the island centre, and built onto wooden platforms over the sand, Mnemba’s rooms are carefully located to ensure absolute privacy. Detailed woodcarvings and the scrolled headboards adorning the beds are created by some of Zanzibar’s most skilled artisans.

    Travellers to &Beyond Mnemba Island can look forward to enjoying fresh seafood and fruit under thatched dining areas with incredible views of the beach and ocean. With your own stretch of beachfront, you can enjoy the unblemished sands and balmy waters in this unpretentious island paradise to your heart’s content.

    Find out more: https://www.somak.com/tanzania/zanzibar-islands/&beyond_mnemba_island_lodge

    Anantara Medjumbe Private Island, Mozambique

    The beach at Anantara Medjumbe Private Island, Mozambique

    Photo credit: Anantara

    Set like a jewel within the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, Northern Mozambique, true hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island. The Island is only 800 metres in length and 350 metres wide and a perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerises all who visit.

    Accommodation is in newly renovated Thatched Villas with en suite bathrooms a relaxing deck and lounge with private pools set apart from the central area, where you can dine on succulent local seafood, relax at the swimming pool and sip on refreshing cocktails at the bar.
    Scuba diving at Medjumbe is exceptional, with the diversity of marine life literally breath taking.
    Pole Pole Resort, Zanzibar

    Pole Pole

    Pole Pole means slowly or ‘take it easy’ in Swahili. This relaxing haven of rustic African charm, overlooks a beautiful marine reserve, which is home to a rich array of marine life. It is located in the Chloe Bay area, on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park.
    Pole Pole is considered to be one of the most eco-friendly resorts in the world and is renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere and warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment, it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wonders of Mafia Island.
    Accommodation at Pole Pole Island Resort

    Photo credit: Pole Pole Island Resort

    Accommodation is from a choice of 7 bungalow rooms, that perfectly blend with the surrounding tropical garden, overlooking the infinite hues of blue of Chloe Bay. All rooms are furnished with carved and antique pieces. The large private verandahs are furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and an armchair.

    Inspired to visit one of these stunning destinations for a luxurious secluded beach break?

    Call us on 020 8423 3000 or complete an enquiry form to receive a quotation from our booking experts.

    You can also find out more on our website: https://www.somak.com

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