A seriously gorgeous 'beach chic' property on the shores of the Indian Ocean, in Southern Mozambique. White Pearl epitomises laid back luxury. There's a private plunge pool in each suite, well designed chill out areas and miles of fabulous, deserted sandy beaches. There's not much tidal difference, so all day beach swimming, but with quite wild waves at times... two swimming pools provide alternative options.
White Pearl - The Details
White Pearl sprawls across a lush woodland hillside, on a deserted swathe of sandy beach in southern Mozambique, south of Maputo just north of the border with South Africa. White Pearl Resorts has 22 individual suites each with their own plunge pool and private ocean views all connected by neat wooden walkways beyond a well designed central restaurant, sitting rooms, bar and swimming pools.
The food is light, health-conscious,plentiful and delicious. Fresh fruit and veg are abounding, freshly juiced at breakfast, neatly sliced at lunch and whizzed into cocktails in the bar each night. Each guest is appointed a personal butler, but also guests find that a particular waiter will also make it his business to look after your idiosyncratic requirements during your stay. The staff here are notably superb, ensuring all needs are met with charisma and charm. From spa to dive centre, restaurant to room, the staff at White Pearl are proudly running a seriously good show.
The resort is surrounded by natural beauty, from the incredibly unspoilt Indian Ocean to the east and the Maputo Elephant Reserve to the west. The coral reefs nearby are thriving, and pods of dolphin are regularly seen and unharried enough to want to swim with strangers. Turtles nest on the beach from September to early February, a great time to come and see them either lay or hatch. Horseriding is available for an hour in the morning or afternoon, along the beach or through the stunningly unspoilt bush behind.
The atmosphere here is superbly peaceful, enhanced by the immaculate, clean, whitewashed wood-style throughout, and a sophisticated, rocking cocktails edge. White Pearl is a fabulous addition to Mozambique’s coastline