Dreaming the day away on the beach can make one’s worries seamlessly vanish, especially if the sand is as brilliantly white and soft as it is on Benguerra. The small island, belonging to the Bazaruto Archipelago, is one of the world’s best-kept secrets, and home to one of the few submarine national parks in the world. The lodge is the ideal base to explore this fascinating underwater world with its abundance of flora and fauna. Divers and snorkelers are accompanied by employees, who pay attention to the preservation of the reef. The thatched-roof cabanas and villas are designed to reflect the colonial safari style of the mainland, yet provide the upmost in luxury.