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May 24, 2018

The Ultimate Island Escape for Stargazing

By Chris Boyle

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.

If a private-island resort with only 12 beach villas isn’t private enough for you, spend an evening alone with your beloved on Quissanga Island. This tiny, deserted tropical island off the coast of Mozambique has no electricity, no structures and no running water. There’s just a decadent dinner that you’ve brought with you and a sumptuous bed under the stars. Far from light pollution, the stars will be among the most brilliant you have ever seen. As you gaze up from the comfort of your plush four-poster bed, the impossibly bright Milky Way fills the night sky, stretching from horizon to horizon, and constellations hang like diamonds from the inky blackness of space. The next morning, the resort will fetch you by speedboat and return you to your luxury island paradise. Star bed experience is complimentary for guests staying four nights at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort.

From $2,564 for four nights in beach villa. Exclusive resort rental from $12,900 per night. Contact Anri Myburgh, assistant reservations manager,, +27 100 038 979,

Illustration © Jia-yi Liu – Folio Art

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