Wakwenda Retreat

Lodge, campground in Chizumulu Island

Sometimes known as Nick's Place, Wakwenda, smack bang on a postcard-perfect beach, is utter chill-out material. The bar occupies an outcrop of rocks by the water's edge with multilevel decks, featuring sunloungers and a plunge pool. The campsite is clustered around a massive, hollow baobab tree, which you can camp inside, and there are huts with verandas too.

The restaurant (mains US$2 to US$10) serves breakfast, lunch and communal set dinners, and the lazy activities on offer include snorkelling (free gear), card games and goat barbecues.