Island Vacations In Africa's Tropical Destinations
By Aimee C. Barnard
When it comes to island vacations, Africa is one great destination for some of the most luxurious hideaways.
This is no surprise. Blessed with pristine white sand beaches, private islands, and rich marine life, many resorts already have the perfect setting for great tropical island getaways.
If you want to stay in one of the most luxurious tropical resorts in Africa during your island holidays, you might be interested in checking out the following hotels which offer great amenities, romantic villas and suites, and 5 star world class service fit for the perfect island vacations.
St Anne Resort, Seychelles
St Anne Resort is luxury accommodation on its own island which is surrounded by a protected marine park. It is only about 15 minutes by boat from Mahe, the capital.
This tropical resort in the Indian ocean belongs to Beachcomber hotels which is one of the leading providers for luxury accommodation in Africa.
St Anne's Resort has 87 villas set amidst tropical surroundings. It has its own private garden that leads to the beach and its own gazebo to lounge in and spend romantic evenings and days at. It is also well known for its exceptional Spa by Clarins.
With a protected marine park around it, it is not only great for swimming and lazing by the beach but there's also excellent underwater marine life to explore. The island itself is also host to a range of flora and fauna which you can see if you've had enough of the white sand beach and the clean aquamarine sea.
Fundu Lagoon Luxury Resort, on Pemba Island (Zanzibar's sister island)
With only sixteen bungalows, this tropical island resort is one of Africa's most exclusive accommodation made for romantic and quiet holidays.
Set on an idyllic beach on Pemba island, 40 kilometers north of Zanzibar, it is accessible by boat or chartered flights from Zanzibar or Dar Es Salaam.
Simple yet elegant, all the bungalows have thatched roofs and have either an ocean view, or are oceanfront. There are also bungalows set in a very secluded tropical jungle setting for those who want time and space only for themselves. For even more luxurious accommodation, some of these bungalows have a private plunge pool.
Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
If tropical resorts can be breathtaking, Le Prince Maurice accurately fits the bill. From its lush gardens to its impeccable architecture and charm, staying in this resort is an experience in itself.
Overlooking a lagoon and barrier reef, the resort is set on 60 acres of land. There are over 89 suites which are artistically set over it's very private resort setting. Choose from the one-bedroom junior suites to the senior and princely suites which have private swimming pools.
Le Prince Maurice is undoubtedly one of Mauritius's best 5 star luxury resorts for great island vacations, not only for its great setting and elegant accommodation, but also for the various activities which you can enjoy here.
It has very easy access to two world class golf courses and there are also many land and water sport opportunities for more active guests.
The Residence Tunisia
If you're looking for luxury resort accommodation in Tunisia, The Residence, which is the country's first 5 star hotel is the only place to go.
The rooms are designed in rather dramatic North African architecture and have marble floors, dome ceilings and an elegant d"cor.
The Residence easily fits the needs of all kinds of guests. From couples on holidays, to people who want to get away, and even for families spending a vacation together.
This is best exemplified by its wide range of facilities ranging from a relaxing massage centre and spa to a children's playground and swimming pool.
About The Author
Aimee C. Barnard lives for tropical holidays under the sun. To read more about her travel experiences and island getaway tips, go to http://www.tropical-island-vacation.net/index.html