Why we Love the Monarch Villa

Getting back to nature and giving back to nature with a modern, luxury twist on a Mozambique holiday experience in a secluded paradise with all the mod cons.

Named after the eye-catching African Monarch butterfly, a vital pollinator with its bright orange, black and white markings – reflected in the theme and free spaces of the Villa.

A leading ecotourism destination located in the incredible Machangulo Private Nature Reserve, near Maputo Special Reserve, a haven for the union of wildlife, people and ecosystems.

Hire the entire villa for grand family holidays complete with talented chefs who prepare nouvelle seafood cuisine paired with fine South African wines.

Huge, thatched roofs, huge timber decks, huge ocean and beach views, and huge suites catering for 12 people in lavish surrounds, yet still maintaining a low carbon footprint.

The Ultimate Restorative Escape in Eco Accommodation on Santa Maria Peninsula

There are not enough adjectives to describe this Santa Maria beach villa in Mozambique, but the promise of luxury five-star accommodation is real. Discover the Monarch Private Villa, the ultimate restorative escape rising into the blue sky in a backdrop of spectacular dune and beach scenery. Spacious suites, enormous living areas and personalised service at this definitive Machangulo villa that sleeps 12 in style.

Monarch Private Beach Villa, overlooking Inhaca Island, is so luxurious that presidents and kings will feel at home here. Welcome to a brand new, magnificent eco villa siting high in the dune forests in the still unknown magical and private Machangulo Nature Reserve. For unmatched sophistication, utter seclusion in nature and facilities beyond world class, book your suite in a destination reserved for nature lovers who love the glamourous touch to a Mozambique holiday.

A blissful venue to reset and unwind, to reconnect with self and with family. Named after a beautiful black butterfly with orange flames and white spots on its wings, Monarch Villa is indeed the setting you need for a complete metamorphosis. Your booking reveals your choice in nature conservation and your commitment to this eco lavish resort is the lodge’s commitment to their people and environment. 

The chic villa is one of the Fire Island Eco Retreats comprising a family of opulent villas in a nature reserve with community upliftment their red flag. Indeed, it is handpicked accommodation so opulent it simply reeks of the royal treatment – elevated in a stunning dune forest setting, the ocean being the cinema and the surrounding estuaries, trees and beaches the stage for your personal drama. 

At Monarch Villa, guests become part of something harmonious, gentle, and soul searching – the quest for conserving ecological biodiversity and community livelihoods with your own luxurious retreat in a lavish haven on a hill. Imagine a suite so spacious and so decadent that the silence is deafening? A place where time stands still and soft hues of nature’s palette adorn beds, floors and furnishings, creating a refuge for your mind and spirit.

Miraculous Machangulo Villa Accommodation in Lavish African Suites and Rooms 

The entire villa sleeps a maximum of 12 people, so ideal for your family group, your friends, your colleagues or your children and their friends! Monarch ensures an intimacy that is unforgettable, away from the distractions of life and immersed in a humbling eco existence where you can only BE in the present.

The King Suite promises golden and rust linens, a deep bathtub for two, a vast extra-long king size bed and an exquisite outside power shower overlooking the beach stage. Throw open your ample glass stack doors to allow the sea aromas inside and hear the calls of the birds. Read a poetry book in the study corner and lay back on a soft, tasteful couch with carved wooden coffee table, the outdoor landscape your television screen.  Fans, tea and coffee facilities, laundry services, and access to the swimming pool make this suite a royal treat popular with Mozambique honeymoon couples.

The main house is even larger, even more chic and a whole lot of classiness: natural wood furniture, soft blue hues, so much space you can play tennis in the lounge! Three extensive bedrooms made for large families and friends, outside showers, huge bathtubs, shiny screed floors, library, reading room, study and lounge plus several doors leading onto the deck where guests spend of their hours in the sun or under the stars. 

The whole idea is to connect with nature, and to reconnect with self and others. No need to connect with technology as the drama unfolding before you is that of the tides, the winds, the waves, the sun, and the wild animals in their lush habitats. There is even more – two lounges, a dining area, a snooker room and three outside seating areas plus a kitchen! Enjoy these things! 

Forest Suite is the most private of all the swish chalets in Monarch Villa, an escape for couples who love to connect in the tasteful airy enclosure of a sumptuous room with everything that opens and shuts.  A comfy queen bed and two single beds, deep bathtub and outside shower make this suite a family delight, while glass doors invite the dune forests and sea smells within.  Bliss! Soft wooden furnishings, gorgeous linens and soft white curtains that billow in the breeze. 

The intimate Pool Sites offer cutting edge bliss around a crystal-clear swimming pool made for plunging in and out of every few minutes. Beautiful bathtubs, invigorating showers, pool decks and subtle African auras blended with a type of luxury never experienced before. Feel nature’s inspiration in the colours, the textures, the wooden extras, and the stunning linens created for you, to ease your way into an eco-holiday magic.

Sophistication, magic, fantastical butterfly wings, your metamorphosis of mind and spirit, a setting for miracles to unfold…These are all the things that the Monarch Villa encompasses. Guests connect with nature while contributing to conservation and community ecotourism projects to ensure the long-term survival of all wildlife, all ecosystems, and all local people. 

Inspiring Fire Island Eco Retreats is Home to Monarch Villa in Santa Maria 

Quintessential environmentally friendly refuges in nature where opulence, designer amenities and 6-star service make holidays top of the privileged scale and packed with royal ambience. Your getaway into nature is inspired by those who want to conserve all wildlife for future generations and who care about those who inhabit such gorgeous regions. Sustainable tourism ethics are about people and planet so that both survive and there is enough for all to go around. This is Fire Island Eco Retreats, inspiring home to Monarch Villa in Santa Maria. 

When you pay for your eco conscious holiday in Africa, you automatically contribute to reducing your carbon footprint and preserving fauna, flora, rare habitats and communities who have relied on such natural resources for decades. If you love being pampered and you love exquisite homes with chic facilities, then you will love the opulence at all the Fire Island Eco Retreats in Machangulo Nature Reserve. 

Become a part of something out of this world, something so special that you wonder if you are dreaming. Handpicked dream vacation package deals created for your desires and leisure needs – savour the golden moments and living in a transient paradise made for joy.

Mozambique’s Latest Private Nature Reserve in Machangulo Santa Maria

A daring, spiritual place close to Maputo, close to Maputo Special Reserve and a setting so spectacular that the beauty astounds the visitor in a sensory explosion. Get there by boat, car, plane or helicopter and absorb nature’s messages in a pristine African wilderness where communities, ecosystems and ecotourism hold hands together to save the future. 

Part of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area, this nature reserve is a biodiversity hotspot stretching a massive 5700 ha and embracing 20km of exquisite white beaches up the coast. Such extravagance in these extraordinary eco villa developments, such intimate use of space and materials, so much investment in so much lavishness and exquisite taste. 

Machangulo Private Nature Reserve offers privacy and refuge in harmony with a splendid conservation region that could get World Heritage Site status. Investors preserve a unique part of the Mozambique wilderness, innately tied to a premium ecotourism initiative that hopes to engage local communities through upliftment programs, to save the environment. 

Monarch Villa Facilities

  • A large villa for 12 people: Main House, Pool Cabins, Forest Cabin
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Library 
  • Pool bar, deck, dining area – private chef
  • Lounge 

Monarch Villa Activities

  • Snorkelling, diving 
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing, surfing
  • Fishing, deep-sea fishing
  • Pool table, dart board, board game
  • Santa Maria Village tours
  • Boat tours to Inhaca Island
  • Sailing cruises on a 24-ft Catamaran
  • Hiking in the reserve
  • Game drives in the reserve
  • Bird watching

Getting to The Monarch Villa

Take the boat from Maputo Bay, 60-90 minutes to cross to Santa Maria.

Private charters via fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter from Maputo Airport to a nearby private airstrip. A short trip across Maputo Bay to The Monarch. Contact Mozambique Travel to secure your holiday in a fantasy paradise today, and we will customise your lavish wishes to suit your relaxation needs.