Vilanculos Beach Lodge

Mozambique

  • A welcoming beach-front lodge
  • Watch the sunsrise over the ocean from your deck
  • Go snorkelling and diving
  • Gorgeous infinity pool 
  • Enjoy a sunset dhow cruise 

Open: Vilanculos Beach Lodge is open all year.

Location: Vilanculos Beach Lodge is on the edge of Vilanculos (also known as Vilanculo) town in the south of Mozambique. Vilanculos airport is about a 10 minute drive (8kms) from the lodge. It is 500kms south of Beira and 720kms north of Maputo. Vilanculos is often referred to as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, the only underwater national park in Mozambique, whose islands lie just off shore.

Rooms: Accommodation is in 22 luxury double bungalows and 1 presidential suite, spread through the gardens. They are built from natural materials and have thatched ceilings, plaster walls and wooden door frames. Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, hand basin and toilet. Rooms are decorated in subtle shades and have large glass doors and windows admitting the light. You have air conditioning, mosquito nets, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar. At the front there is a private terrace for relaxing in seclusion. The presidential suite consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a large lounge and covered terrace, all built on stlits and makes ideal family accommodation.

Activities: The lodge has links with a local dive centre and arranges dives in a number of sites in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. Snorkelling trips can also be arranged to the two mile reef. You can hire a motor boat and crew for the day, to go island hopping. Whale watching trips are offered between July and October. The lodge will supply you with a packed lunch to be enjoyed in the location of your choice. Dhow cruises are also available. Deep sea and fly fishing are popular. You can walk into the centre of Vilanculos and watch fishermen bringing their catch ashore. A visit to the bustling market is great fun. Horse rides along deserted beaches can be arranged.

Facilities: The main building houses the reception area, lounge, restaurant and main bar. It is thatched and open plan and has a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant serves an extensive menu of traditional Mozambican cuisine which you can enjoy indoors and outside, as you prefer. There are pretty gardens with a range of plants, flowers and trees. Pathways crisscross the gardens and lead to secluded spots where you lie back in a lounger or swing chair. The infinity pool is set by the beach so you can enjoy ocean views as you swim, and is served by a pool bar.

Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables. Moazmbican, Portuguese and international dishes are served. 

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: Wi-Fi internet access is available in the main building, to be paid for locally.

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