by Matthew Sterne on June 3, 2014
3 min read

Where honeymoons are concerned it’s not about the location, it’s about the couple. Harrison Ford’s character in Six Days, Seven Nights agreed. He was referring to romance when he declared,

It’s an island, babe. If you didn’t bring it here, you won’t find it here.”

All I need to rebut this argument is three words: Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique. Send me to the White Pearl Resorts’ hideaway – with practically anyone – and I’m pretty sure I’d fall deeply, deeply, in love. If at any moment, I felt a niggling of incompatibility with my allocated hubby, I’d take one long look at the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the freshly prepared cocktail in my hand or the sun-soaked day lounger and I’d recover my senses, “Of course,” I’d think, amazed at how easily I’d forgotten the obvious, “we’re perfect for each other.”

A recipe for soulmates

A recipe for soulmates

Match-makers

The White Pearl Matchmakers

The newlywed Mr and Mrs Daniel do not bolster my theory because they were in love long before they headed to Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast (South of Maputo and close to the South African border). Along with their costumes, sunscreen, sun hats and sarongs, they carried with them a natural affinity for one another. And so it was that they enjoyed the best of both worlds: genuine affection and the uninterrupted luxury on Mozambique’s South East coast. Jealousy – bordering on hatred – prevents me from describing the details of just how wonderful a time was had and so it is with a forced smile that I hand over to the Daniels for a personal account of their Ponta Mamoli experience…

"On arrival we were immediately made to feel at home with a tour and guidance to the various activities (which include swimming with dolphins and turtles, snorkeling, horse riding on the beach and town visits)."

“On arrival we were immediately made to feel at home with a tour and guidance to the various activities (which include swimming with dolphins and turtles, snorkeling, horse riding on the beach and town visits).”

"The rooms are very well appointed to an international 5* standard, the views and location of all the rooms is unsurpassed (I would recommend one of the upper rooms which an incredible view of the coast line, but there are also rooms with your own direct access to the beach) and each room has its own personal butler."

“The rooms are very well appointed to an international 5 star standard. The views and location of all the rooms is unsurpassed (I would recommend one of the upper rooms which an incredible view of the coastline, but there are also rooms with your own direct access to the beach) and each room has its own personal butler.”

"During our stay we did the Ocean Safari, which involved swimming with dolphins and turtles. We were given an introductory/safety talk and after only 10 minutes on the water the first dolphins were spotted. The experience was safe and swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat will be a lifetime memory."

“During our stay we did the Ocean Safari, which involved swimming with dolphins and turtles. We were given an introductory/safety talk and after only 10 minutes on the water the first dolphins were spotted. The experience was safe and swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat will be a lifetime memory.”

It was my birthday while we were there and we were treated to the chef’s special, a delicious crab curry and even my own birthday cake! Our personal butler and waiter were friendly, efficient and accommodating and really went out of their way to make us feel special."

“It was my birthday while we were there and we were treated to the chef’s special, a delicious crab curry and even my own birthday cake! Our personal butler and waiter were friendly, efficient and accommodating and really went out of their way to make us feel special.”

"What sets Pearl apart is not only the location but the staff and all the little things that are done so exceptionally well. Everyone knows you by name and nothing is too much trouble. It was my birthday while we were there and we were treated to the chef’s special, a delicious crab curry and even my own birthday cake! Our personal butler and waiter were friendly, efficient and accommodating and really went out of their way to make us feel special."

“What sets White Pearl apart is not only the location but the staff and all the little things that are done so exceptionally well. Everyone knows you by name and nothing is too much trouble.”

"White Pearl offers the perfect getaway – remote and unspoilt surroundings with delicious food and every luxury taken care of. We can’t wait to return!"

“White Pearl offers the perfect getaway – remote and unspoilt surroundings with delicious food and every luxury taken care of. We can’t wait to return!”


Searching for the ultimate beach escape? Look no further. Contact one of our travel experts to start planning your romantic getaway. If you need any more convincing have a look at the photographs from our last blog on Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique.