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Help! We need to switch islands for our honeymoon and don't know where to go!

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Mar 12th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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Help! We need to switch islands for our honeymoon and don't know where to go!

We've booked our honeymoon trip to Mauritius (Oberoi) and South Africa (Singita and Cape Grace) for this coming September. However, with the recent outbreak of Chikungunya fever, I'm thinking about switching the 4 night Mauritius portion of the trip. Can anyone reccommend an island desitination/hotel that we can get to from Johannesburg (keeping in mind our other destinations) besides the seychelles or Reunion (which have also been affected by the outbreak)??? We are looking for something very beautiful/exotic, romantic and luxurious. Our travel agent has suggested Mozambique islands, but we've heard mixed things (nothing special, not luxurious, etc.)
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Mar 13th, 2006, 01:50 AM
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Jessicaddc, congratulations. Zanzibar is a great place for honeymoon. You are right to avoid Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion until this mess goes away. You do not want to take any chances.
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Mar 13th, 2006, 02:17 AM
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Jessica try Vamizi island http://www.maluane.com/home.htm

you can get there from Joburg services with LAM Mozambiqian Airlines JNB- PEMBA

Daniel Brown of DMAfrica tells me it is really good value for money and well worth a visit.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 01:33 AM
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Have a look at Thonga Beach Lodge (Isibindi Africa) on the Natal north coast of South Africa. Vamizi is lovely but getting there might be a bit of a mission if you days aren't the same as those that LAM fly's on!

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Apr 10th, 2006, 06:59 AM
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I would definetely recommend The Palm in Zanzibar - it is the best place for a honeymoon! It was voted as #1 island destination in the world in 2005 by BBC Travel Show!
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Apr 10th, 2006, 09:19 AM
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You could go to one of the mozambique islands,easy flights from SA and looks amazing try http://www.mozambique-island.com

Perferct for honeymoon and not as exp as most island destinations.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 11:46 AM
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Go to Indigo Bay, in Mozambique, there may be more luxourious places but nothing can beat the pristine unspoilt beauty and lovely atmosphere of Barazuta
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