This simple but seriously stylish Indian
Ocean idyll, co-owned by Brit fashion designer Ellis Flyte, is set
in a remote corner of the clove-scented island of Pemba.
The 18 bungalows are on stilted platforms
with makuti (thatched) roofs; inside it's old-school
safari style, with mosquito nets, dark timber floors and ceiling
fans. The friendly local staff are supervised by former Groucho
Club manager Hannes Wolters.
There are few distractions here, though a
kayaking trip to nearby mangrove forests or an early-morning
dolphin safari may tempt you away from your sunlounger.
Alternatively, take a sunset cruise on a traditional dhow,
or sneak off for a beachside candlelit dinner for two.
Wow factor: Spend a morning
snorkelling or diving off the beautiful beaches on Misali, a desert
island just a short speedboat ride away.
Flight time: From 10 hours
10 minutes via Nairobi.
Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call
01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or
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