We’re still waiting for spring to return to Chicago, which means I’m still thinking of exotic getaways. I’m guessing when most of you think of Africa, you immediately think safari, but did you know there are some amazing beach destinations to be found there, as well? Seychelles, Mauritius and Mozambique offer gorgeous, sandy white beaches and stunning, turquoise blue waters. They make a great ending to your African safari adventure, or can be a unique destination all on their own!
The Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, made up of 155 islands. Its capitol, Victoria, lies 1500 kilometers east of mainland Southeast Africa. Throughout these 155 islands, you’ll find talcum-powder white beaches, sparkling blue waters and lush jungles. Newlyweds and couples seeking romance are often drawn to the dreamy setting that the Seychelles has to offer. One of our favourites for your romantic holiday is Desroches Private Island Resort – a truly, off the grid bit of luxury.
The Seychelles boasts yearlong tropical climates and scenery only found in paradise. Not only will you lose your self in the wonders of your surroundings, but there are plenty of fun things to do on the islands as well. If you’re looking for something more than romance or sunbathing, not to fear! There are loads of jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, as well as diving and snorkeling to keep you on the move.
Located in Southeast Africa, facing the Indian Ocean, Mozambique boasts year-round sunshine, tropical nature reserves, historic sites, and some of the most beautiful coastlines you’ll find in Africa. Dotted along the coastline, you’ll find many luxury hotels and resorts, all inviting you to stay awhile…or forever.
If you love beaches, scuba diving, and fishing you’ll find you’re one of many; Mozambique attracts people from all over the world with it’s sandy white beaches and sparkling blue waters teaming with all sorts of marine life.
Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday. Here, you have the opportunity to experience unparalleled luxury – nestling between sugarcane fields and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice satisfies all the senses. With exotic gardens, pristine white sands, a sublime spa, spacious accommodation and restaurants brimming with fresh ideas, you’ll find a place, and people, devoted to pleasure.
For those who like to balance all of that amazing luxury and relaxation with some activity, Mauritius has plenty of options from which to choose. Snorkeling, diving, golf, and massages (that’s an activity, right?) are just a few of things that will keep you occupied.
For those of you who would like to include a few stops in Africa, we recommend a package that features visits to Cape Town – one of my favourite cities in the world – as well as safari at a private game reserve in Kruger National Park and of course, the conclusion in Seychelles. This truly is a bucket-list worthy holiday!