An African Wedding Destination At Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort


Fancy having your own private island to celebrate your nuptials, or planning a mini-moon with some close friends? How about heading out a little further to an African hideaway in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique? Measuring just 1km and 300m wide, this pristine piece of land sits pretty on the Indian Ocean and is home to Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort.

Booking out the entire island, which has 12 sea-facing villas each with its own plunge pool, will fetch you back S$17,562 per night – roughly the same amount you would pay for a standard hotel banquet in Singapore. The only exception is that the resort can only take about 24 guests and there’s a minimum stay of three nights.

The idea of a tying the knot overseas at an African island hideaway filled with untouched vegetation, white powdery sands and azure waves is simply priceless. Better still, you can continue your adventure in-land on a safari adventure to neighbouring cities like Zimbabwe or Botswana.

This luxurious beach escape is the perfect paradise for family gatherings, weddings and other special occasions. Dining is completely full board with three square meals prepared by personal chefs, plus a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, house wines, beers and spirits. Complimentary activities include a sunset cruise, sailing lessons and various non-motorised water sport activities. For a little spa indulgence, there’s Anantara Spa – a beachfront spa villa with a detailed menu of pampering treatments, where the bride can also prep herself for her moment in the spotlight.

Medjumbe Island is part of Quirimbas National Park, renowned for its immaculate coral reefs, and whale, dolphin and dugong populations, as well as mangrove-covered colonial-era ruins. To reach this coastal getaway, you take a 45-minute helicopter transfer from Pemba International Airport, reached with a comfortable three-hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport.

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