World's Greatest Places 2021
Located amongst dunes at the heart of Kisawa Sanctuary, Kisawa's Natural Wellness Center and Gym offers guests individual rituals rooted in the natural elements of Air, Fire, Water, Wind and Earth.
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July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

The second largest island of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago remains a low-key idyllic drop in the Indian Ocean—the island sits within a national marine reserve. It is about to see its tourist profile rise with the opening of the Kisawa Sanctuary, the world’s first 3-D-printed resort built with sand and seawater mortar. The ultra-exclusive 12-bungalow resort is a beautiful base from which to explore Benguerra Island’s flamingo beaches and pristine coral reefs, where dugongs, manta rays and tiger sharks dwell, with minimal human interaction. This one-of-a-kind experience comes with a hefty price tag, though: nightly rates for bungalows start at almost $6,000 and include a butler, meals crafted by private chefs, a sunset sail and a massage. —Travis Levius

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