The Mozambique coast is a rugged tropical paradise fringed by warm turquoise waters and landscapes laden with coconut groves. It’s remove, edgy, authentically African and offers secluded pockets of paradise on exclusive islands. Colourful village markets, bustling beach towns, crisp coconuts and freshly caught seafood is the order of the day in Africa’s beach paradise. The best way to enjoy the coast? To cocoon yourself in luxury and surround yourself with the wild beachy wonder of Mozambique. We’ve selected 3 tropical beach lodges in Mozambique for your barefoot luxury.
Sava Dunes along the Inhambane Coastline
Tofo is a world-renown diving region in Mozambique and offers abundant opportunities to spot whale-sharks and mantra rays, along with an array of colourful fish and corals. Located along the Inhambane Coastline in Mozambique, Tofo is a popular village with visitors to Mozambique. During the height of the summer holidays it can get quite busy, but still manages to keep its quaint rustic African seaside charm.
Sava Dunes Beach Lodge is a pocket of luxury perfectly placed along this wild, raw and rugged coastline. Set a mere 5 – 7km outside of Tofo, it has its own private and remote beach location. The lodge is perched upon the sand dunes, and overlooks the emerald and sometimes turquoise Mozambican seas. It’s an eco-friendly lodge offering an authentic, off-the-grid experience.
Sava comprises just 5 seaside beach cottages, constructed from wood. Balconies with endless views of the horizon provide the perfect place to kick back and soak up the tropics of Africa. The main area of the lodge houses a relaxing lounge that opens out onto a pool and decking area. Our favourite part? The swim-up bar of course. Take a swim to the bar and order yourself a Pina Colada – that’s an order!
The beach is a few metres from your doorstep, and offers warm waters with a peeling surfable wave ideal for bodyboarding. In season, humpback whales are commonly spotted from the lodge. The surrounding area is world-renowned for its ocean safaris, which can all be arranged from the lodge.
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White Pearl : Ponta Mamoli, southern Mozambique
With a name like “White Pearl” you can only imagine what’s in store for you. Located in southern Mozambique, the elegant White Pearl Resort is perfectly placed in a picturesque destination on the shores of the Ponto coastline. Decor is chic with a light Mediterranean beach club feel – not over the top, but rather a sublime and sophisticated take on coastal furnishings. Just the right combination of blues and crisp whites to complement the champagne sands in front of the rest. Certainly not ostentatious, but understated and classy using plenty of local woods, swaying strings of shells and character-filled local artefacts.
Accommodation is set in vegetation covered sand dunes on carefully constructed timber lofts. Each unit has a massive deck and private pool with exquisite views of the beckoning ocean. There’s a butler assigned to your beach hideaway for the duration of your stay. This ensures a personal touch to your beach holiday. And – let’s face it – there’s nothing better than having a direct point of contact to arrange your beach breakfast or romantic picnic.
Azura Benguerra : Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago
Imagine being whisked off to a remote island, hidden from the rest of the world while spending your days lapping up the pristine luxury provided by the exclusive Azura Benguerra, a lodge that caters only for the discerning traveller. This is your Robinson Crusoe moment – the uber-luxury version where you’ve actually opted for a stay on a tropical island hugged by stark, placid blue waters defining the Bazuroto Archipelago region.
Located in a marine national park, the eco-aware Azura Benguerra is an enchanting escape set upon stretches of sandy white beach. Traditional dhows gently sail past during the day and at night the star-spangled sky hovers of the gentle ocean below.
20 private villas lie along the shores of the ocean, each with their own splash pool with a sea view. Local butlers are on hand to tend to your every whim, just so that you can maximise your relaxation time. Expect a culinary adventure of modern and local flavours, and a plethora of freshly caught seafood option to tantalise the tastebuds. When you’re not indulging in the lavish lifestyle, arrange an ocean based activity. From scuba diving to wine tasting, beach sundowners and spa treatments; Azura Benguerra leaves no stone unturned. We’re not surprised that Azura Benguerra walked away with the award in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best.
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