Situated on a tiny island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort—an adults-only retreat with 12 thatched beach pool villas that spill onto the Indian Ocean’s soft sandy beaches—has recently reopened after an extensive renovation. New highlights include outdoor four-poster star beds surrounded by lanterns, private splash pools, and an updated decor that combines African prints and patterns with deep shades of blue and aqua that mimic the sea.
During their stay, guests can scuba or snorkel in the surrounding Quirimbas National Park, which is home to an abundance of coral reefs; sail to deserted islands for lunch; embark on dolphin- and whale-watching cruises; or participate in 90-minute dhow sailing boat lessons led by experienced guides. (Starting from $595 per person per night, all inclusive.) (anantara.com)