Why We Love Coral Lodge

A warm-hearted home away from home destination where the staff treat all visitors like gold and show their deep respect for people and the environment.

The Reff is a delightful, relaxing space comprising a designer lounge, bar area and fantastic sun deck beside the infinity swimming pool on the edge of the peninsula.

An eco-conscience guides the lodge to be more sustainable with their new Ecolibri Micro Wind Turbine hybrid system and the use of solar panels to light up all pathways and main areas.

Fantastic activities include wandering around the surrounding nature reserve known as Varanda with dunes, beaches and mangroves, right on the tip of a peninsula not far from Ilha de Moçambique.

The lagoon meets the restful sea beside the lodge so grab a canoe or paddleboard and drift into the mangroves, or go kite surfing, sailing and snorkelling in crystal clear waters.

Passionate Staff and Superb Setting at Coral Lodge

Mozambique Travel recommends your forever beach holiday at the warm-hearted Coral Lodge seaside destination on the very tip of a peninsula in Nampula, close to entrancing Ilha de Mozambique in one of Mozambique’s most spectacular beach settings.

Find this homely ocean-view hotel in a conservation area called Varanda where pristine mangroves and bays remain intact, boasting diverse birds and marine species, and where the silence is golden. A short boat ride away from the cultural and historical delights of Ilha de Mozambique, your Coral Lodge vacation combines only the best of outdoor ocean activities with fascinating tours of historical buildings and monuments, community projects, local foods and markets galore. 

Chat to the friendly staff who mostly come from Cabaceira Pequena and accept an invitation to visit one of their houses, then take a look at the Vasco da Gama well and the graves of the Arab community that was founded in the 12th century. Coral Lodge is committed to a balanced eco-tourism experience where guests explore a pristine nature reserve, discover wildlife, meet friendly community people who are sustained by their luxury holidays and also learn how to save natural resources thanks to the lodge’s commitment to alternative energies. 

Coral Lodge – The Perfect Beach Setting

Find the captivating Coral Lodge on the very tip of a picture postcard-perfect peninsula within an unspoiled nature reserve in Nampula Mozambique, a mere 20-minute boat ride from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Moçambique. Discover a luxury and tasteful beach venue that combines one of Mozambique’s most stunning beach locations with the country’s rich culture and trade history. 

Coral Lodge is a unique blend of contemporary design combined with the utmost respect for its rare and unique surroundings.  Neat, handmade wooden pathways link the 10 elegant villas to the main lodge, which is built on a sand dune using locally sourced bricks, Mozambican hardwood, and thatch from Maputo. Furniture carved from coconut wood decorates the dining and lounge areas while a large circular pool on a large deck is ideal for sundowners. Spend many a glorious sunset in the elegant lounge bar and restaurant, The Reef, perfectly placed on the tip of the peninsula, an ingenious open-air venue where guests can choose to be out under the stars or under the attractive thatched roof. 

Beach and ocean holidays at Coral Lodge are not complete without an exploration of the magical Ilha de Mozambique (Island of Mozambique), once the capital of the country – and the local Macua village nearby. Jump on board a canoe or take a walk to visit the local market and learn about the traditional life in villages, taste the traditional sea urchin dish and appreciate guided historical tours of Ilha.

Classic Designer Nampula Accommodation 

We love the intimate Mozambique accommodation at Coral Lodge in 10 luxury villas, comprising 5 Beach Villas and 5 Lagoon Villas all tastefully blending a sense of lavish comfort with the authentic spirit of a resort dedicated to nature and people. It’s perfect for families with two spacious villas especially made for family living in two large ensuite bedrooms, shared lounges and an expansive veranda. 

Check out our irresistible family packages available at Coral Lodge and Ilha de Mocambique with free child-friendly activities and services. Enjoy private cooking lessons with the lodge’s own talented chef while kids set off on coral rock pool explorations! And if you stay for 5 nights or more, our special package deal throws in free nights – with special dhow cruises to the historical World Heritage Site of Ilha de Mozambique, and at sunset across the bay. 

All intimate villas are perched hidden on the dunes, five of them facing the ever-changing ocean and five of them facing the peaceful lagoon and Ilha de Mozambique in the distance.  All views are mesmerising and remind guests that they have chosen quite the most idyllic holiday destination in all of Mozambique. 

Chic facilities abound and feature high thatched roofs, stone-tiled floors, natural fittings and furnishings that blend into the environment. Each individual and passionately thought-out villa at Coral Lodge is fitted with large four-poster beds, amazing day beds, a mini bar, tea and coffee stations, free-standing stone baths, toiletries and rain showers.

Fabulous Diverse Activities

Visit the oldest church in the southern hemisphere dating back to the 1500s, Stone Town on Ilha de Mozambique, or take a stroll to the San Sebastiao Fort (1558 AD) at the north point of the island. Tuck into delicious food based on the best Mozambique ingredients with fresh fish from the sea as the main attraction. Indulge in private dining at your villa if you choose. 

There is no shortage of outdoor and adventure activities at Coral Lodge in Mozambique including scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing in the lagoon or on the reefs; fishing, kayaking, island picnics and a small spa – bliss!   Fun stuff for children includes coral puddle exploration, snorkelling lessons, island beach picnic, line fishing mangrove canoe trip, windsurfing, treasure hunt, shell jewellery and board games.

Remember that as a visitor, you can choose the lodge of your choice in Mozambique for the most unforgettable honeymoon or family break but when you choose Coral Lodge, you choose people who serve, who are passionate about visitors and tourism and who really care about the individual guest who comes through their doors. 

You can choose any high-class luxury lodge in Mozambique but when you choose the eco-conscious Coral Lodge, you choose a lodge committed to solar energy, wind power, natural resource management and wildlife conservation. You choose a place where responsible tourism matters! Mozambique Travel is proud to take you to Coral Lodge as part of your combined bush beach Mozambique holiday tour so chat with us about this dream.

Facilities Coral Lodge

  • 10 luxury Villas
  • Mosquito nets, minibars, coffee and tea making facilities, air-conditioning, safes, outdoor showers
  • Restaurant & Bar 
  • Infinity swimming pool and deck
  • Activity centre
  • Spa

Coral Lodge Activities

  • Sundowner dhow cruise
  • Snorkelling in the crystal clear lagoon
  • Stand-up paddle boarding in mangroves
  • Canoeing the lagoon and sea
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Explore historical and cultural Ilha de Mozambique
  • Picnics and sundowners at the ancient Baobab tree on the peninsula

Getting to Coral Lodge Mozambique

It’s easy to get to Coral Lodge with direct flights from Johannesburg to Nampula with SA Airlink. Meet your representative at the airport for a short transfer by road in an air-conditioned vehicle to the Ilha de Mozambique, followed by a short transfer over the bay to the beach resort.


  • Kenya Airways: direct flights three times per week on Monday/Thursday and Saturday from Nairobi (10h45) to Nampula (12h15).
  • LAM: daily flights from OR Tambo airport (via Maputo) to Nampula and Pemba. Twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) direct flights from Joburg to Pemba. A flight from Maputo to Nacala, Monday to Friday from Nampula/Nacala. Arrange your own transfer to the lodge, or we would be happy to do this for you.

Call Mozambique Travel to enquire about the transfers from the airports to the Lodge.