Carolina Ramirez Herrera

Sussurro

  • Where:
  • Why:A surprise 35th birthday
  • When:May 2021
  • Who:Friends and family
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Sussurro Where shoes are frowned upon

Where shoes are frowned upon

Sussurro For someone obsessed with neutrals, this is bedroom goals

For someone obsessed with neutrals, this is bedroom goals

Sussurro Not pictured: 32,948 skincare products that ruin the

Not pictured: 32,948 skincare products that ruin the "less is more" perfection

Sussurro The open-air dining area with postcard views

The open-air dining area with postcard views

Sussurro The open-plan kitchen encourages guests to pop in and get curious. Every single dish Bianca and team whipped up was absolutely delicious

The open-plan kitchen encourages guests to pop in and get curious. Every single dish Bianca and team whipped up was absolutely delicious

Sussurro The open gallery has stunning pieces available for purchase — from Zimbabwe's Shona stone sculptures, to hand carved stools from Maputo

The open gallery has stunning pieces available for purchase — from Zimbabwe's Shona stone sculptures, to hand carved stools from Maputo

Sussurro The library — also perfect for sneaky afternoon siestas

The library — also perfect for sneaky afternoon siestas

Sussurro Handwoven lounge chairs decorate the pool area — and a special appearance by His Majesty, Lucca

Handwoven lounge chairs decorate the pool area — and a special appearance by His Majesty, Lucca

Sussurro We may or may not have jumped off the deck more than 10 times like a 12-year-old #islandliving

We may or may not have jumped off the deck more than 10 times like a 12-year-old #islandliving

Sussurro The sandbars at low tide provide the most surreal settings and dreamiest landscapes

The sandbars at low tide provide the most surreal settings and dreamiest landscapes

Sussurro The traditional dhow sail around the island is a must

The traditional dhow sail around the island is a must

Highs & Lows

  • The people — Owners Adam and Sarah are so inspiring. Sussurro is a true labor of love that trickles down to every single person on their team, who make you feel like family (and make it very hard to leave)!

  • Warm hospitality, but playing behind the scenes — it's like they could read my mind?!

  • Design — The way the vernacular design allows light to play with the Mozambican surroundings is nothing short of spectacular.

  • Dedication to being sustainable, beyond the glass water bottles most hotels settle for, while still maintaining a level of luxe.

  • You may or may not shed a tear when the time comes to put on shoes and bid adieu.

  • For those lucky enough to mix work and play, be sure to let them know ahead of time and they'll sort you out with a complimentary loaded SIM, as Wi-Fi isn’t really a thing in heaven.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A collection of 6 design-led bungalows

  • Vibe

    Textbook definition of barefoot, luxury, island living — no shoes are required at any point during this stay

  • Location

    Blissfully off the grid

  • Rooms

    6

  • Arrival Experience

    Surpassed all expectations — owners, Adam and Sarah, personally picked us up and greeted us with reusable canteens and ice cold, homemade ginger-beer, as we quickly kicked off our shoes and settled into island life

  • Future Forward

    A 10/10 for future forward. The property is run on solar energy, zero single-use plastics, ocean- and garden-to-table cuisine, local artisanal fishing, and even a mangrove reforestation project

  • Music

    You'll be shazamming from the second you step foot onto the property — the perfect soundtrack of Afrobeats + chill from across the continent

  • Year Opened

    2021

  • Designed By

    Zimbabwean-born owners Adam and Sarah dreamed, designed and physically built the property themselves with local tradesmen who are still part of the Sussurro family today. Championing local craft was of utmost importance, with every single item 100% African-made; including woven baskets from Zimbabwe, Senufo stools from Ivory Coast, and lounge chairs handwoven on site, to name a few

  • Health & Wellness

    Stunning saltwater lap pool, yoga deck, and SUP are available to all guests. Scuba and water sports can also be arranged

  • Food

    Ocean-to-fork complemented with produce grown on site — every single meal was better than the next, and the open-plan kitchen lets the foodies stroll in and see whats cooking

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    While the bar may look hidden and unassuming, be rest assured Obert and Jeremiah can serve quite a mean cocktail, all prepared from fresh produce and local superfoods. Be sure to try the "Mama S", infused with fresh basil from the garden or the Wild Granadilla martini

  • Minibar & Retail

    Not a minibar type of place. In terms of retail, almost all items on the property are available for purchase, and rumor has it a capsule collection of ethically sourced and breathable resort wear is underway as well

  • Accessibility

    Yes

  • Pet Friendly

    Definitely. The real stars of the welcoming committee are the couple's dashing dachshunds, Lucca and Kitu, whose hobbies include chasing the trespassing monkeys and visiting birds

  • Children

    Define allowed ...

  • Price

    Worth every Mozambican metical

  • Website

    Visit website

Sussurro

Sussurro

P4H6+22 Laisse, Mozambique

Dhow Safari-sail at sunset

Dhow Safari-sail at sunset

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Take advantage of the tides and adventure to the Nhamabue sandbars

Take advantage of the tides and adventure to the Nhamabue sandbars

Sussurro, Mozambique

Local artisanal fishing

Local artisanal fishing

Sussurro, Mozambique

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