Mozambique beach getaways
Whether you want to chill on the beach or enjoy snorkelling and diving, Mozambique is well worth considering.
We’ve chosen a few of our favourite spots though there are plenty more beaches we could mention, but then we might be here for a while!
Vilanculos on the mainland is popular with post safari itineraries due to its accessibility, well that and the sheer beauty of the coastline. Here you have the relaxation on the beach, the local vibe in Vilanculos town and a host of water activities on offer – the perfect coastal break.
Northern mainland Mozambique is a more ‘off the beaten track’ destination, quieter and more remote. Here you’ll find places to stay set on stunning sandy beaches that stretch for miles. It’s perfect for chilling, snorkelling and diving.
The Quirimbas Islands
Those wanting a desert island feel should head to the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north. The resorts cater for those wanting a more casual, barefoot luxury atmosphere to a full-on contemporary private villa experience. Whatever takes your fancy, it comes with breathtaking stretches of beach. We reckon this is the dictionary definition of ‘island paradise’.
Just off the coast of Vilanculos lies the Bazaruto Archipelago, made up of several islands; Bazaruto, Benguerra, Pansy, Magaruque and Bangue. Between these islands there are some absolutely stunning beaches on offer. These provide visitors with a relaxing experience, an escape from the trials of everyday life. It’s easy to just forget everything else and lose yourself in the moment – a moment that we’re sure you wish could last forever.
The warm Indian Ocean plays host to a wonderful array of marine life including whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles. What you want to do on holiday could play a part in where you stay.
Things to do
There are some superb diving locations, snorkelling is a favourite pastime here too. Some resorts offer scenic flights by helicopter or romantic sunset cruises by traditional dhow, naturally a good variety of watersports are on offer too.