Mozambique set to open world’s first 3D-printed luxury island retreat

Off the coast of Mozambique on the Benguerra Island, Kisawa Sanctuary, the world’s first 3D-printed luxury island retreat is set to open this year.

The resort will be the first of its kind, treating guests to a luxurious travel experience that truly makes the most of modern-day sustainable architecture solutions.

Kisawa Sanctuary Living Place

Accommodations on the island is a combination of 12 one, two and three bedroom bungalows set across 300-hectares of private sanctuary beach, forest and sand dunes on Benguerra Island, Mozambique. Kisawa has a light touch on the land but a deep engagement with nature.

Each 230sqm bungalow is set within one acre of private accommodation and includes personal beachfront, swimming pool with open dark space, shaded day area, outdoor kitchen, massage hut and personal e-bikes as well mini mokes.

After completing the sanctuary, the 3D-printer will be moved to the other side of the island where it will be used to print sand coral reefs and marine habitats for Kisawa Santuary’s nonprofit sister organisation, the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies – known as the first African Ocean Observatory, created with the express purpose of overseeing natural ecosystems and monitoring climate change.

While staying on the island, guests will immerse themselves in the natural surrounds and its inhabitants, and will be given the chance to learn more about the surrounding environment from those who know it best.

The hotel is slated to open in 2020. Prices for a private bungalow will start at $5,500 USD a night.


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