An innovative and luxurious new hotel is coming to Mozambique next summer. Kisawa Sanctuary will be built utilizing 3D-printed sand from technology developed specifically for the project. It's merged with Mozambican weaving, thatching, carpentry, and textiles from artisans in the surrounding area.
Rates start at $5,500 a night for one bedroom bungalow. Included in that is a dedicated staff, private chef, spa, diving, a marine safari, and access to your own electric vehicle and e-bike.
Five years in the works, the hotel has prioritized preserving the environment and local cultures. It's created 1,000 jobs and used sustainable materials in the local sand and seawater. A sister organization on the other side of the island will use a 3D printer to create coral reefs and marine habitats.
Kisawa Sanctuary is on Benguerra Island, 14 miles away from mainland Mozambique. Head to the hotel's website for updates as it nears its opening next summer.