You will have to share Suluwilo... with 100 resident turtles, 112 bird species and playful coconut crabs and samango monkeys.
Located within a hectare of unblemished beachside forest on Mozambique’s untouched Vamizi Island, Suluwilo consists of five double-volume kitalas or villas, each constructed from natural materials and designed to capture the cooling ocean breezes.
Forget all the ‘usual’ 5-star amenities and break away from the world of television and air conditioning; Suluwilo – which means ‘forest weaver’ in the local Kimwani language – is a world apart. Each villa opens onto a private terrace, mere paces from the deserted white-sand beach. Clamber up the lookout tower to take in the peacock-blue waters or play castaway with beach picnic.
Suluwilo offers true Crusoe-chic – a return to a simpler, less-harried era with endless sunny days to snorkel, scuba dive, drift romantically on a dhow or daydream on sun lounger under the gentle rustle and dappled shade of the acacia trees.