I am an island boy at heart. There is nothing better than taking a dip in the ocean or lying lazily on a lounger while I escape to faraway lands with a good book.
Pomene Island, an unspoilt area just 170km south of Vilanculos and 600km from Mozambique’s capital Maputo, had been just the place to catch some vitamin sea when the MSC Musica docked on a bright Wednesday morning.
The destination was launched in 2017 by MSC Cruises for their 5-day cruises. Here one can sunbathe at their pristine beach or explore Pomene through a range of exciting, and educational, tours.
The first boat disembarks at 7 am allowing travellers enough time to enjoy the facilities and take in a new destination.
After a slather of sun lotion, I was ready to explore. While I was quite thrilled to walk through the hotel ruins, the excursion had exceeded its capacity.
The tours should be booked a few weeks ahead of your cruise if you want to qualify for a discount and not have FOMO as I did. Other activities include ocean safari, mangrove estuary trip and kayaking.
If you have time, visit Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location.