by Matthew Sterne on April 7, 2014
3 min read

If you’re going to listen to Robert Frost and take the ‘road less travelled,’ then forget Thailand, forsake Greece, laugh off Hawaii and while you’re scratching off destinations that have been done, redone and then over-done, bypass Spain and Bali. As the great man said, it’ll make “all the difference.” We know what you’re wondering: it’s all fair and well ignoring those go-to beaches but what are you suppose to do with the insatiable craving for clear water and white sand?

The simple answer is Mozambique. Now that we’ve decided on a country, let’s hunker down and get into the details – you need to head for the South East coast. More specifically, the Lagoon Coast. Your final destination: Ponta Mamoli White Pearl of the Classic Portfolio.

White Pearl Resorts | Pool and Sea
White Pearl Resort | Deck and Sea

Since we’re making a habit of reading your mind – we’re going to hazard another guess at what you’re thinking: the road less travelled sure is pretty. We couldn’t agree more! How does a freshly mixed cocktail at the pool bar sound? Follow that convenience with a sneaky massage while you zone-out to the soundtrack of the Indian Ocean. As you leave the trouble of your 9 to 5 behind, you might find yourself hungering for some bubbly. No problem. There’s a flute waiting for you in your private plunge pool. Chase that swim with an indulgence that your hectic lifestyle so rarely affords: an afternoon nap. The extravagant day beds at the White Pearl promise to make it one to remember.

Ponta Mamoli White Pearl Resort | Drinks for two
White Pearl | Pool Bar
Ponta Mamoli White Pearl Resort | Massage

After all that downtime you’re probably going to need some sustenance. If you’ve fallen irreconcilably in love with your room – it happens – then the White Pearl will ensure the two of you needn’t separate, bringing the aromas and taste of the exotic country to your home-away-from-home. While we understand that cocooning in your private abode has its advantages, venturing out can be rewarding too. Try an al fresco lunch on the smooth sand of the Lagoon Coast. While you’re at it, pair a cold glass of wine with the flavours of your carefully prepared picnic basket and then mix things up in the evening with a candlelight dinner at the White Pearl Restaurant.

Ponta Mamoli White Pearl Resort | A taste of Mozambique

Florence Scoville Shinn said:

Nothing is too good to be true.

Nothing is too wonderful to happen.

Nothing is too good to last.”

At this point you might be doubting Florence, questioning whether Ponta Mamoli White Pearl is too good to be true. It’s not and we have the photographs to prove it…

White Pearl Resorts| Interiors
White Pearl | Dunes and Beach
White Pearl | Chair and Sea


By now you’re probably tired of simply imagining – you want to go and soon! As your travel experts, it’s our job to explain that if you’re going to venture to Mozambique’s pristine beaches, it makes sense to combine the beach getaway with a safari. To help make that happen, we’ve put together an 8 night special that combines the best of both. Presenting…

The Zulus and Pearls Special

Thanda Private Game Reserve | Lioness

Spend three nights at Thanda Private Game Reserve in Zululand (full board), where you’ll explore the bush in search of the Big 5, followed by five nights in Southern Mozambique at the White Pearl Resorts (half board) for only
$3408 (USD) | £2059 (GBP) | €2487 (EUR)  per person sharing.

The cost includes road transfers from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport to Thanda and from Thanda to the White Pearl Resorts as well as a flight from the White Pearl Resorts to Maputo. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Rates may vary according to fluctuations in exchange rates.

Valid for Travel: 1 April – 8 December 2014 (excluding 17 – 22 April 2014)

Turn the dream into a reality by contacting one of our expert travel consultants.

Spoilt for choice

As spectacular as the White Pearl is, it’s not the only gem worth discovering on the coast of Mozambique. We also highly recommend the two Azura properties – Azura at Quilalea, in the Quirimbas Archipelago in the northern reaches of Mozambique and Azura off the coast of Vilanculos on Benguerra Island. For more information and to start planning your island getaway, contact one of our skilled travel experts.