Top 10 Mozambique Luxury Beach Resorts & Hotels
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Mozambique’s 2,500km/1550mi coastline is known for its unspoiled beaches, idyllic islands and world-class selection of luxury resorts and hotels. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon hideout in paradise, a spiritual retreat, or the perfect spot for a family vacation, there are holiday options for everyone. Read on for our choice of the top 10 Mozambique luxury beach resorts and hotels.
White Pearl Resorts
White Pearl Resorts is nestled in a sheltered bay on the beautiful Lagoon Coast. It consists of 22 opulent stilted suites offering uninterrupted ocean views. The décor, inspired by the coastal landscapes, encourages total relaxation. So do your heavenly king-size bed, private plunge pool and outdoor shower. And why not indulge in a calming spa treatment while listening to the waves lapping on the beach.
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
Cast away in Robinson Crusoe style, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is located on a private island, part of the protected Quirimbas Archipelago. With only 12 beach pool villas, the resort is the perfect tropical island getaway. You’ll have the opportunity to dive and snorkel on some of the world’s best reefs and you’ll be awed by the diversity of the marine life. Turtles are regularly spotted on these outings, as well as on the beach during the nesting season.
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is a splendid retreat in Vilanculos, known for its pristine beaches and great snorkeling opportunities. Watch the sunrise over the Indian Ocean from your comfy bed in a sea-view bedroom, or listen to birdsong on your terrace in the tropical setting of your garden suite. This boutique Mozambique hotel is the perfect base to relax and explore the gorgeous surrounds.
Machangulo Beach Lodge
One of the best places to stay in Mozambique is Machangulo Beach Lodge. It features just nine ocean-facing rooms on a secluded beach looking out to Inhaca Island. Surrounded by five marine and nature reserves, it offers an unpretentious barefoot luxury experience in paradise.
Sava Dunes is a sumptuous ecofriendly lodge perched high on top of a sandy dune on the rugged Inhambane coastline. Watch the sunrise over the ocean from your private balcony. Whale sharks and humpback whales are regularly spotted throughout the season, and you won’t miss the bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the surf. Although Sava Dunes, with its six units, is a haven of tranquility, it is conveniently located just 5.5km/3.4mi from the bustling tourist village of Tofo.
San Martinho Beach Club
Located in Bilene on the Mozambique Channel, San Martinho Beach Club is an upmarket lifestyle resort. It offers self-catering apartments and deluxe villas on an idyllic 1.3km/0.81mi-long private beach. The tranquil waters of the lagoon are perfect for swimming and a variety of water sports, including water-skiing, pedal boating, fishing and stand-up paddle-boarding.
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is located on the Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected marine reserve and national park. Rolling sand dunes fringe the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort consists of 44 lush villas; some perched on the dunes with uninterrupted views over the bay, some with direct beach access. This is the perfect place to swim with dolphins, sail into the sunset and explore the unique Mozambican cuisine. And why not let yourself be pampered in the award-winning Anantara spa.
Another one of Mozambique’s best beach resorts is Santorini Mozambique. It is located high up on the cliffs, overlooking the beautiful Kingfisher Bay. The resort resembles a small Greek village with whitewashed buildings, shady courtyards and lots of places to relax. All suites are uniquely decorated with eclectic Greek-inspired furnishings, as well as antiques collected from all over the world. Although this is the perfect place to unwind and do nothing, a range of activities, including scuba diving, horse riding and kite surfing, should keep you entertained at all times.
Massinga Beach Lodge
Perched high on a dune, offering endless views of a powdery white beach, sits Massinga Beach Lodge. The spacious rooms of this Mozambican beach resort have plunge pools and are equipped with all mod cons including air-conditioning and bar fridges. The attentive staff are always happy to go the extra mile. You’ll especially enjoy all the little treats, such as a delicious high tea or a sumptuous beach picnic.
Dugong Beach Lodge
Dugong Beach Lodge is located in the pristine Vilanculos Coastal & Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge consists of 14 luxury air-conditioned chalets with private sundecks and direct beach access. Cool off in the beautifully designed overflowing pool and enjoy a cocktail at the island-style bar. You might want to indulge in a massage treatment too. If you’re feeling energetic you can snorkel straight in front of the lodge or take a kayak to explore further afield. On land, a nature drive in the sanctuary offers a chance to spot some of the local wildlife, including giraffe and zebra.
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