Staying at White Pearl Resort Mozambique • Romance in Africa

We’ve been dying to return since we traveled around Mozambique in 2016. We are frequently asked where our favorite place to travel is, and our answer is always Mozambique. So when we found ourselves back in Southern Africa, we knew we had to make a special trip to the country, even if it was just for a few days.

The southern coast of Mozambique is like something out of a dream. Blue water, white sand beaches, and absolutely no one around are what coastal Mozambique is all about. When we heard about White Pearl Resort, easily one of the most romantic resorts in Africa, we knew we had to check it out for ourselves.

Natasha Walks Along White Sand Beach Alone At White Pearl Resort in Mozambique

the White Pearl Resort

Most visitors to Mozambique and White Pearl Resort will enter the country at Maputo International Airport (MPM). Maputo Airport is a 1.5-2 hour drive from White Pearl Resort. The last 30 minutes are only accessible by four-wheel drive, as you must travel through thick sand. White Pearl is located right on the Mozambican coast. On a map, it would be near Ponta Mamoli, near Lake Mamoli. Essentially, there is absolutely nothing around the White Pearl except a few small and local villages.

The remoteness of White Pearl creates a private and exclusive experience. You won’t run into many other people besides the resort staff and other hotel guests. The first time you step onto the property, you will be in complete shock. The resort is poised along the sand dunes on timber stilts with round-the-clock views of the ocean. It truly is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. If you’re looking for a good honeymoon location, this is it.

Around White Pearl Resort

White Pearl has 22 suites, a bar, poolside bars, a restaurant, two infinity pools, and many other areas to explore. All buildings are painted white and blend naturally into the setting. The structures are on stilts, protecting the precious ecosystem around them. From the rooms to the common area, the resort’s look is beach modern and cool, with contemporary coastal design. It’s exactly what I would expect to find on the cover of a luxury beach magazine.

the Rooms at White Pearl Resort

The Bath Tub Amenities At White Pearl Resort

Each room at White Pearl is a pool suite. That means that at any time of the day, you can cool off in your own private plunge pool and relax afterward in the privacy and comfort of your own room. Afterward, it’s best to get clean in the beautiful outdoor shower.

Inside the room, you’ll find air conditioning (which can be a rarity in Mozambique), a luxurious bathtub, a comfortable bed, a living room area with a tea and coffee station, and reasonably fast WiFi. We loved relaxing in our room’s privacy when we wanted since the room had it all. Then, when it was time for the beach, it was only a couple of steps away.

White Pearl Activities

The glory of White Pearl Resort is that you can venture here and have an adventurous time embarking on a new excursion every day. Or it’s the perfect place to travel to and relax while doing nothing with your sweetie. If you are in the mood to do nothing, there are plenty of comfortable places to relax, read a book, have a cocktail in hand, and enjoy the ocean just steps away.

However, if you come for some experience, you can get just that. The coast of Mozambique is a world-renowned area for diving. The area is rich in sea life and is very close to a dive site called Pinnacles. The Pinnacles dive site is for advanced divers only, but you can often see sharks and big megafauna there.

If you don’t fancy going that far underwater, then White Pearl is also a great spot for snorkeling. Bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks, and many beautiful fish and coral are often seen here. For those who would rather stay dry, a safari in Maputo Special Reserve is a good option. Elephants have been reintroduced back into this reserve so there is a good chance of spotting them. It’s also teeming with birdlife, giraffes, and other safari animals. Other fun family-friendly activities are a Lake Mamoli Guided Exploration Walk, a Turtle Nesting experience (seasonal), or a romantic beach picnic!

The Staff

The staff at White Pearl is one of a kind. Most, if not all, the staff members are local Mozambicans with a lively amount of energy. We loved interacting with the staff, especially our butler, YES BUTLER. Every suite has its private butler to help you out with whatever you may need, whether that’s coffee in your room, breakfast by the pool, or just serving dinner at night in the dining room. Your butler is your main connection with the staff and is there to make your stay as wonderful as possible. I loved having this personal service from the butlers and managers!

Plan Your Trip To Mozambique

A Boy Steers A Dhow Along The Coast Of Mozambique

We’ve made several trips to Mozambique and spent weeks in the country. While we’re not experts, we do know a thing or two regarding expectations and the reality of what it’s like to travel in the country. By the way, it just so happens to be one of the favorite countries to visit in the world.

Check Out Some Other Lodges In Mozambique

Anvil Bay

Anvil Bay

Anvil Bay is a collection of casinhas, or little huts, nestled within the coastal forests of Mozambique. It is a secluded beach camp located along the Southern Mozambique coastline in the protected wilderness region of the Maputo Special Reserve.

Which is home to a collection of Africa’s last coastal elephants and various other wildlife as they are reintroduced to the reserve. The camp was built with the smallest footprint possible on the environment and is quite literally a camp.

Travessia Room

Travessia Beach Lodge

However, it adds to the destination’s exoticism, romance, and beauty, Travessia Beach Lodge. It was late in the day by the time we had arrived after snaking through the sandy roads to the main lodge. We were greeted by the amazing staff here who brave the Mozambican bush to maintain the remote beach destination.

Plan Your Trip to Africa

  • Travel Insurance: We don’t travel without travel insurance and neither should you. You never know what can happen while traveling so it’s best to be prepared. HeyMondo provides excellent short-term and long-term travel insurance plans. 
  • Travel Waterbottle: When we’re uncertain about the water supply we use our Grayl Purifier. It’s come in exceptionally handy around Africa.
  • Camera Gear: Chances are you’ll want a camera for your trip to Africa. We love the Sony RX100V for a pocket-size camera and the Fujifilm XT-4 for a professional camera. Check out our favorite cameras for Africa.
  • Safari Clothes: Lightweight, beige, and moisture-wicking clothing are great for traveling Africa. See our favorite safari clothing here.
  • Safari Hat: A good hat is both stylish and functional.
  • Safari Bag: A durable bag is ideal for traveling around Africa.
  • Safari Pants: We recommend neutral-colored pants as they’re great at hiding dirt and can match most shirt colors.
  • Safari Shirt: Shirts like these are lightweight and keep the bugs away!
  • Boots: While you don’t need to wear sturdy shoes every day, at least one pair of safari boots will make your trip nicer!
  • Travel Adapter: You’ll need a special travel adapter for traveling to Africa. Get one before you get there so you don’t pay a premium on the ground.
About Natasha Alden

Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

Learn more about Natasha Alden on The World Pursuit About Us Page.

1 thought on “Staying at White Pearl Resort Mozambique • Romance in Africa”

  1. This is so beautiful. nestled just within the shoreline and offers all that is needed for a perfect romantic holiday.

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