Azura Quilalea, Mozambique, Quirimbas Archipelago
Sleeps: 18 in nine villas
Style: Handcrafted, traditional Mozambique-style villas made from wood and bamboo with natural coral stone walls and makuti thatch. Think romantic flowing mosquito nets and handcrafted, oversized beds with designer beach-chic finishings and furnishings.
Amazing features: this eco boutique retreat focuses on protecting and preserving its pristine environment. Guests can control their own energy consumption through a wall switch in their villa. There is also Turtle Beach, a protected and natural nesting ground for dozens of turtles.
Activities: This is one of the few properties in the entire Archipelago to lie within a fully protected marine reserve, ensuring an abundance of marine life, and a spectacular snorkelling and diving experience off its beaches and headlands. There is also sport fishing, and guests can see Humpback whales in season, as well as over 140 different bird species.
Why we will love it: There is no telephone or Ipod docks, just an air con and a fridge full of your favourite beverages.