Luxury Meets Raw Beauty
Nowadays, one does not often get the opportunity to spend time in a place of sublime, untouched beauty. why settle for a commercialised resort, oozing with tourist paraphernalia and as removed as can be from the natural beauty Africa has to offer? Doesn’t a secret slice of paradise tucked away in a secluded bay sound better? Now that’s an experience to remember.
what’s even more appealing is that this strip of secluded shoreline is situated right on south Africa’s doorstep – 25 km from the Kosi Bay border, or a quick 30-minute helicopter transfer from Maputo, Mozambique. Nestled among sand dunes and the lush evergreen bush of Ponta Mamoli is white Pearl Resorts – a five-star beach destination that has earned its status as “The Pearl of the Indian ocean”.
Due to the region’s status as a marine reserve area, White Pearl Resorts can offer guests once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to engage with marine animals in their natural habitat. Currently, it’s whale season. From July to November each year, majestic humpback whales pass by on their annual migration. From the comfort of white Pearl Resorts’ ocean safari boat, guests can observe the whales blowing, breaching, lob-tailing, and playing. In the later part of the season, you may be lucky enough to encounter the newborns as they find their fins. Outside of whale season, you may still be lucky enough to encounter pods of gregarious bottlenose dolphins during the regularly scheduled snorkelling trips.
A few months later, some equally magnificent visitors grace Ponta Mamoli’s shores. Between November and February, hundreds of loggerhead turtles return to the shores from which they first departed as hatchlings, to continue the cycle and lay eggs of their own. In partnership with the southern Mozambique Marine Turtle Nesting Monitoring, Tagging and Conservation Programme, the resort works to monitor and protect these endangered creatures, and guests can witness the amazing hatching process first-hand during the organised turtle walks.
one thing’s for sure, you won’t be able to tear yourself away from the temperate, glittering ocean – and you won’t have to. when you’re not on the boat searching for whales and dolphins, you can enjoy an afternoon of surfing, kayaking, and – from next year – stand-up paddling. when you return to the shoreline, there’ll be no wrestling with thousands of other holidaymakers for a small spot of sunbathing space – rather, you’ll have the option to enjoy a private beach picnic complemented by the sound of the gently crashing waves.
The atmosphere of serenity translates into the attractive guest areas and your elegant, air-conditioned suite. The guest areas have been designed with downtime in mind, and provide the perfect backdrop for opening up a good book, taking on the challenge of learning ntchuva (a.k.a “African chess”), or indulging in a pampering spa treatment. The 22 luxurious suites of white Pearl Resorts have been sensitively designed with the natural beauty of their surroundings in mind: think wooden stilts, outdoor showers, a secluded atmosphere, and, of course, panoramic ocean views from every single suite.
The tactfully placed suites and emphasis on privacy will ensure that you feel like the only guest in the resort, and your personal butler will ensure that your every need is catered to. All you’ll need to do is order a cocktail and bask in your private plunge pool.
It’s time to rethink everything you thought you knew about beach resorts. white Pearl Resorts strikes a rare balance between chic luxury and raw beauty, giving you the chance to relax in style and see the wonders of nature up close. Are you ready to book your next holiday yet?
For more information, please visit www.whitepearlresorts.com.