In the northern Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, thereâ€™s an ancient port town of Pemba, known for its traditional art- silver-vending souk and reef-filled waters off its shores. This is precisely where contemporary resort group Avani (the sister brand of Anantara) has opened its latest property and first in Africa: Avani Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa. Complete with four dining venues, four swimming pools, and a spa, it pairs everything guests need with all the exoticism of a far-flung locale.
A 15-minute drive from Pemba International Airport, the resort is in a dream location for water-enthusiasts and land-lubbers alike. Accessible from hubs such as Nairobi and Johannesburg, itâ€™s a ideal base for accessing the nearby Quirimbas Archipelago of tropical islands with its abundant marine life still in a pristine state as well as the Niassa Reserve, where four of the â€śbig fiveâ€ť animals are known to roam. And itâ€™s a beautiful base at that; designed with African and Arabian influences, 185 guest rooms, suites, villas, and apartments overlook the Indian Ocean from their balconies and terracesâ€”plush abodes to return to after days spent doing water sports, taking excursions into town, or enjoying romantic evening cruises.
For more information, visit Avani Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa.