Looking for a private island paradise? Mozambique is a favorite off-the-path destination for in-the-know travelers, and come December, Anantara will lay claim to a resort on Bazaruto Island, located 18 miles off the east coast of the country. Formerly called Indigo Bay Resort & Spa, the property is jointly owned by Minor Hotel Group and Rani Investment, and has been rebranded Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa. It’s a coveted piece of real estate—ringed by white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
The 44 villas were built with local materials (reed, thatch and wood), and come with four-poster beds covered in billowing white mosquito drapes. Some have private plunge pools and sea-facing terraces. As far as facilities go, the resort has kids entertainment, a swank spa with hydro facilities, a scuba diving and water sports center, and a number of different dining options including beach barbeques, professional cooking classes, and private tables on the beach. For more information, visit http://bazaruto.anantara.com.