Mawimbi Villa, an authentic oceanfront retreat on the east coast of Tanzania, launches this month. The exclusive villa overlooks Ushongo, an unspoilt curve of palm-fringed beach rated among the top secret beaches of the world. Offering sweeping vistas across the Indian Ocean, a secluded private pool and the azure ocean mere steps away, Mawimbi is the perfect place to unwind in an unspoilt setting.

Mawimbi has been designed as a two-storey home from home with six bright and airy bedrooms with locally-crafted furnishings sleeping up to 12 guests. The villa is fully staffed with a host, butler and private chef offering generous yet unobtrusive service. Dining is a real highlight wihthout any effort from guests required. Creative cuisine is crafted from locally sourced ingredients including fish caught daily and the freshest vegetables from the local village market.

This beautiful hideaway is the perfect spot from which to discover the riches of Tanzania from vibrant Zanzibar to the Serengeti. Guests can visit Pangani– one of the country's key nesting sites - less than a mile away with expert guides to watch baby turtles hatching. Snorkel untouched reefs from a nearby sand atoll, go dhow sailing or try scuba diving at Maziwe Island Marine Reserve.