Big space, big skies, big silences. You're guaranteed to find your balance in this unspoilt island paradise. Whatever stress I harbour evaporates the second my bare feet touch Pembele's pristine white sands and turquoise waters. Four luxury villas, blessed with their own private stretch of beach, accommodate ten adults and four children. Mine is the epitome of tropical romance with its massive canopied king-sized bed, indulgent outdoor shower and elegant living areas that flow to a series of outdoor decks where I dine, chill and read to the soothing sounds of gently lapping of waves.
The main lodge houses open and endlessly inviting spaces for socialising, dining and relaxing, the bright blue ocean always in view, particularly from the infinity edge pool that seems to disappear right into it. Being within one of Africa's top biodiversity and diving hotspots, there's plenty to do besides nothing. Snorkelling, diving, sailing, fishing or safari, anyone?