Set on the white sand dunes of Mozambique’s untouched southern shores, the White Pearl is our favourite African hideaway. The setting, service and sunshine come together in perfect harmony to create this divine and luxurious Indian Ocean resort. Showcasing just 22 villas, exclusivity and seclusion rank high amongst our favourite features – alongside breath-taking views, private plunge pools, candlelit meals and the flourishing surrounding reefs. The White Pearl exemplifies the ideal beach retreat — see for yourself.
There are two ways of getting to the White Pearl Resort. The first is by arriving into Maputo airport, followed by a 2-hour private car transfer. The second is through Kasi Bay, on the South African border, from where it takes just 40 minutes to reach the resort, via a scenic drive through local markets and rich Mozambique biodiversity. If you’re looking to round off the perfect African safari, then this is the place to do it with a well-deserved beach break.
Open your sliding glass door, listen to the ocean waves, feel the sea breeze on your sun-kissed skin and marvel at the baby-blue Indian Ocean waters rolling in in-front of your suite. Both beachside and poolside suites are draped in elegant white furnishings and finished off with lavish outdoor showers and bathtubs. The beachside suites also boast private pools and meandering pathways that lead straight to the beach. Spend a night under the stars on your private balcony and wake to a deserted beach just steps from your front door.
Why we like it
The White Pearl Spa has a huge variety of treatments using numerous African practices known for balance and revitalization. The sounds of the waves, the smell of coconut and the ease of your muscles will lull you into a restful nirvana. If you’re craving an adventure instead, White Pearl also offers both ocean safaris and game drives. If you just can’t decide between whale sightings or elephant encounters, why not chose both?