Mozambique’s seemingly endless stretches of beach and its island resorts make it an ideal destination for a romantic getaway.
1.Picnic on Inhaca Island
Guests can picnic on Inhaca Island, a two-minute boat ride from the nearest lodge, Machangulo Beach Lodge, with the lodge providing a picnic lunch that consists of a light meal. Guests can also snorkel in the marine reserve before or after their picnic.
There are also activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking at Inhaca Island and romantic morning walks along the beach.
2.Romantic dinners on secluded beaches
Guests are able to choose their own location for the dinner – either the beach adjacent to the lake in the rocky cove next to the platform, or in the complete isolation of their chalet veranda or private beach. The culinary experience includes fish served fresh from the lake and a variety of vegetables, salads and fruit from the Nkwichi organic farm.
The private dinner is, where possible, followed by marshmallow toasting round an open fire.
3.Southern Sun dinner under the fig tree
Southern Sun Maputo offers a private romantic three-course dinner under a fig tree. However, if more couples have requested the dinner on the same evening, other couples may also be present.
The dinner can be enjoyed as part of a package (valid till December 16) which also includes a sea-facing suite, welcome bottle of wine, romantic turndown, and champagne breakfast at the Evolve Restaurant.
4.Dhow cruise to Santa Maria
A dhow cruise to Santa Maria offered by Machangulo Beach Lodge, allows couples the chance to explore the cultural village. Beforehand, guests discuss snacks and drinks to take on board.
The cruise forms part of a five-night honeymoon package that also includes a honeymoon basket with Moet & Chandon Champagne, couples gift and snacks, and a dinner on their room’s patio or on the beach (weather permitting).
A sundowner cruise is also available.
5.Night under the stars
Nkwichi Lodge offers a night at the Lake of Stars bed, which is set up either on a deserted beach, private rock island, or high viewpoint.
Couples are left alone to enjoy each other’s company and nature, and awaken to panoramic views of the lake. Guests then canoe themselves back to Nkwichi for breakfast.
6.Picnic under a 2000-year-old baobab
Nkwichi Lodge also offers a picnic table set for lunch under a baobab tree. Set up with cushions and a white tablecloth, a pre-arranged lunch of mainly organic produce (mostly from the Nkwichi community farm) is served.
Couples can enjoy their meal with the sound of the Lake Malawi waves and the call of the Fish Eagle from a nearby forest.
7.Star bath by candlelight with a bottle of bubbly
At Nkwichi Lodge, couples can enjoy an outdoor bath lit by candles and paraffin lanterns.
The bath is moulded into primordial rocks. Guests are provided with champagne glasses accompanied by a chilled bottle of champagne to be enjoyed while stargazing.