Anantara Medjumbe Island: Book in for a private sleepover under the stars
Silence in paradise
Call it the ultimate lovers' vacation: the chance to be whisked away to an uninhabited private island for a sleepover to remember. It's impossible to not fall for a ludicrously beautiful sunset, flame-lit torches and candles, and the waves basically crashing at your feet as you nod off into slumber.
This one-of-a-kind escape is part of Anantara Medjumbe Island's 'Star Bed Experience', located in Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique. Hop on a 15-minute voyage on a traditional dhow boat to get to your own idyllic island. The journey itself is indulgent — peer out into the Indian Ocean as it teems with colourful marine life. If you're sharp enough, you'll snap a video or two of turtles, dolphins, and even humpback whales in mating season.
Step off the boat onto Quissanga Island, where a balmy breeze and warm sand await. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, dinner is served — a choice of a formal table setting or relaxed on cushions. Prefer the smoky meats and feisty scent of a barbecue? Your very own personal chef can whip up a delightful feast of salads and sashimi, accompanied with super-fresh seafood and flame-grilled meats in a variety of marinades and sauces. Don't fret about going hungry at night; a gourmet picnic hamper is left for you to savour. Filled with classic Mediterranean salads, succulent kebabs, chocolate brownies, and fruit skewers, you're set like a kid in a massive candy store. Happy, sated, and in your own epicurean dream.
Best part? The adults-only island is free of mosquitoes, so you'll be reconnecting with nature and each other in comfort. When the sun rises, be sure to allocate some time for a leisurely dip — skinny or not — in your own private haven before heading back to the main resort for breakfast and a fresh start to your day.
For more information, visit Anantara Medjumbe Island.