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February means Romantic Valentine’s weekend breaks in Mozambique

Valentine’s Day falls conveniently over a weekend this year which will encourage couples to take a much-needed break in each others’ arms. Or will it? Maybe couples need some prodding? So why don’t you and your loved one take an early look at the special holiday deals offered by Mozambique Travel.com to unique beach destinations where romance and solitude are the key attractions? This way we can convince you that you need this weekend away to reconnect!

Newlyweds can also use this opportunity to double the love and remember why they got married in the first place. Maybe one way to do this is to hark back hundreds of years ago to the amazing legend of St Valentine?

There was a priest called Valentine who served during the third century in Rome. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families so he forbid young men to marry so that they would be his soldiers.

Valentine felt that this was unjust so he went against the orders of Claudius and continued to secretly perform marriages for young lovers. When he found this out, Claudius ordered that Valentine be put to death.

While he was in prison, Valentine fell in love with a young girl and before he died her wrote her a letter signed “from your Valentine”. We still use this expression today when we send Valentines cards to those we love as a surprise! Mozambique can be your special Valentine gift this year when you take your partner to a luxurious Maputo hotel where you can relax in comfort and still have time to explore the local beaches and nightlife.

Maputo is easy to get to with its international airport and good main roads. It is wise to book your Maputo hotel with care, ensuring it has a swimming pool and wonderful restaurants. Take my advice, pack that swimming costume and camera and head to the warm Indian Ocean coast of Maputo! You will be able to capture on film some of the romance celebrated by local Mozambicans.If you like elegance, choose one of the luxury hotels lining the streets of this vibrant city, offering top class service and facilities.

  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Swim with Dolphins

Try the Polana Serena Hotel, an institution in the heart of Maputo, which has survived years of civil war to remain one of the best Mozambique hotels in the country.

Find majestic buildings carefully restored to radiate a colonial air and Portuguese flavour.You can enjoy the magnificent gardens, the inviting swimming pool and tasteful food as you soak up exquisite views over the Bay of Maputo and Inhaca Island.

The Pestana Rovuma Hotel is another wonderful Maputo institution with its friendly African vibes and furnishings. Join international businessmen and global travellers at the huge swimming pool, in the sauna and around the dining table.

Valentine’s weekends are also perfect at the Blue Anchor Inn just outside Maputo – look for the grove of Blue Gum trees lining the main road then drive in to discover lovely comfortable rooms. Sip a sundowner at the fully licensed bar and dine together on fresh Mozambican fare like flat chicken, prawns, calamari and line fish. You will fall in love with this accommodation’s “Old Fashioned Hospitality”.

 

Whatever your pleasure, Maputo is the ideal short holiday destination in southern Maputo and we can get you there at a click of a button – contact us today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Record – Journey in Style, Published on:- February 3, 2015