andBeyond Benguerra Island
Luxury resorts have been moving in to the Bazaruto Archipelago—a 550-square-mile protected marine park off the coast of southern Mozambique—and after a yearlong overhaul, andBeyond Benguerra Island has emerged as the best of the bunch. The 13 stand-alone, thatched-roof suites, which sit by the water’s edge, stylishly pay homage to the area’s Afro-Arabic-Portuguese roots with mahogany four-poster beds and hand-painted tiles depicting animal scenes. You can order up a private picnic or go diving at Two-Mile Reef. Just sitting with a cocktail at the beach bar—a converted dhow—is also perfectly acceptable.