Our top 20 lodges in Mozambique

The best-selling beach and island properties in Mozambique for 2024. See our bespoke list of the top 20 lodges and resorts in Mozambique here and let us help you plan your dream holiday!

Why choose Vilanculos and Bazaruto

Vilanculos has it all as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. A short boat ride away from this island paradise, Vilanculos is our trending go-to coastal holiday destination thanks to its captivating white beaches, swaying coconut palms, clear azure waves, warm sunny days and island-style adventure.  We love Vilanculos because it’s easy to get to by car or by air and offers upmarket hotel and resort accommodation with compelling sea views. It’s a water sport mecca for diving and snorkelling, deep sea fishing and more. It’s also the top kitesurfing location in East Africa with several admired kitesurfing schools along the beach.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s dream island destination defined. It’s a vital marine wildlife sanctuary for numerous species of whales, sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, and the last remaining viable population of dugongs. It’s a dream island retreat brimming with chic beach villas, luxury lodges and a few steps from sugary white beaches. Plus … a diving paradise and the best honeymoon retreat this side of the equator. 

Vilanculous and the Bazaruto Archipelago islands combine well with a bush retreat into the heart of Mozambique’s impressive Gorongosa National Park, or a few days on safari to Kruger National Park.  

See our comprehensive Vilanculos travel guide and how much it costs to get there here.

Our top selling accommodation in Vilanculos and Bazaruto for 2024

the park with palm trees overlooking the ocean in mozambiqueARCHIPELAGO RESORT

Self-catering /catered lodge. Large bungalows, garden setting with pool overlooking beach. A handy seafood restaurant and bar on site beside a dazzling pool set in lush gardens. Fantastic dive school offering excursions to the Islands.

5 nights from US$990 pp sharing incl transfers.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Pool and garden area at Bahia Mar lodge BAHIA MAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A modern eco boutique hotel right on the beach with a modern gym, qualified trainer, tranquil Zen Meditation Garden, aromatherapy massages at the Spa a choice of tropical accommodation in deluxe garden, beach, sea view or private suites. 

5 nights from US$1100 per room sharing in a Garden Suite.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

speed boat out at sea in mozambique VILANCULOS BEACH LODGE

Stunning beach location, excellent restaurant & service, huge swimming pool and lovely bungalows. Honeymoon couples indulge in the one and only presidential suite, fully catered conference packages.

5 nights from US$1110 per room sharing.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

couple walking on the beach at sunset VILA DO PARAISO

6 serviced self-catering villas with views, pool and cook.  Garden setting overlooking beach. Perfect setting for intimate bespoke weddings and honeymoons. Beach walks, snorkelling, picnics and a Supercat boat with skipper for island outings.  

5 nights from US$1250 per unit sharing.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

picnic on the beach ASDUNAS LODGE

An amazing holiday and lifestyle experience set in lush dune forests with immense sea views. Four stand-alone luxury tented chalets or 2 chic beach villas with private plunge pools and decks for an intimate beach escape!

5 nights from US$1395 pp sharing.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

white sands with palm trees in Azura Benguerra AZURA RETREATS AT BENGUERRA ISLAND

Our most popular stylish luxury island beach retreat and Mozambique’s first ever eco retreat. Honeymooners and family spoil in an island hideaway boasting 20 gorgeous, air-conditioned villas with private infinity plunge pools and beachside salas.

5 nights from R29 055 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Bazaruto Lodge aerial view BAZARUTO LODGE

An incredible range of 41 luxury thatched A-frame island bungalows right on the beach, best rates around. Brilliant game fishing and scuba diving in extraordinary dive sites.

5 nights from US$1655 pp sharing with transfers

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Santorini Villa Mozambique lodge aerial shotSANTORINI VILLAS

Charming stark white Greek-style architecture in verdant indigenous gardens with splendid Bazaruto Archipelago views. Enjoy the central clear blue swimming pool, cocktail bar, restaurant, sun deck, and a huge variety of ocean & land activities.

5 nights from US$1715 pp sharing.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

A Dhow docked off in the ocean with the sunset in the back SUSSURRO BOUTIQUE DESIGN LODGE

A melting pot of green ethics and sustainable tourism in a modern and minimalistic design. Six enormous private bungalows feature natural, handcrafted African materials – only accessible at low tide so entirely private.

5 nights from US$3340 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Andbeyond lodge in Mozambique

ANDBEYOND AT BENGUERRA ISLAND

Island luxury and service at its best. The epitome of lavish décor and service on pearly beaches. 12 lavish chalets and one large family villa made for honeymoons, soulful island escapes, fine dining and wining, spa therapies, and a range of activities.

5 nights from US$4960 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Vilanculos with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

Holidays to Inhambane and Barra Mozambique 2024

Surf and dive by day, dance the night away and tuck into fresh traditional seafood dishes. This is Inhambane, the gateway to a beautiful collection of beaches and ocean activities highlighting a major tourist destination. Inhambane, Tofo and Barra Beach home to a rich local culture, jaw-dropping marine life and a dazzling white Indian Ocean beachfront. Massinga is a honeymoon haven, Tofo is a surfer’s paradise and Barra attracts divers of all calibres to find Giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, turtles, and whales. Inhambane is one of Mozambique’s most charming holiday destinations promising special rates at luxury lodges, hotels, resorts and private villas with modern amenities. See our comprehensive Inhambane travel guide and how much it costs to get there here.

Our top-selling accommodation in Inhambane

Private pool and lodge accommodation on a hill at Travessia Beach Lodge overlooking the oceanTRAVESSIA BEACH LODGE

A superb honeymoon eco-lodge nestling between coastal dune forests, palm trees, and vast pristine beaches. Organic ingredients, solar energy, thatched roofs and wooden decks enhance your eco holiday.

5 nights from R12 050 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Inhambane with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Vilanculos beach lodge MASSINGA BEACH LODGE

Popular, beautiful, great value for money and a prime beach and ocean view position.  Honeymoon romance and family fun in 28 stunning ocean-view chalets perched on a hill above a blissful white palm-fringed beach.

5 nights from R12 150 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Inhambane with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

aerial view of the pool and deck next to the lodge at Eclectic Beach retreat in Mozambique ECLECTIC BEACH RESORT

A diverse, stylish luxury boutique beach and pool holiday resort for newlyweds, romantics and adult groups. Fresh seafood meals at the Eclectic restaurant and long beach walks. Perfect! 

5 nights from R17 270 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Inhambane with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Palm trees and a lake in the distance in MozambiqueDUNES DE DOVELA ECO LODGE

This gorgeous eco lodge is off the grid, immersed in nature and off the beaten track. Only three lavish thatched chalets and four intimate tents are all elevated in dune forests on timber decks to absorb wild ocean views.

5 nights from US$1255 per unit.

Flights from JHB to Inhambane with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

couple diving with a sea turtle in Mozambique SENTIDOS BEACH RESORT

Boutique hotel between a beautiful lagoon and Barra beach in a grove of mangroves and coconut palms. 12 secluded villas with classic tropical décor. Fresh seafood meals, PADI dive courses, mangrove kayaking, boat trips and quad bike tours.

5 nights from US$1735 per unit.

Flights from JHB to Inhambane with return & taxes from R8150 pp.

 

Other top lodges and hotels Mozambique 2024

Aerial view of the coastline and beach in Mozambique

MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE

Nine Premium Ocean View rooms reflect the quality and elegance your Machangulo Beach Resort experience is all about. A gorgeous setting in dune forests with splendid ocean views and access to enormous white beach dunes.

5 nights from R15 145 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Maputo with return & taxes from R6150 pp.

 

the Coral Lodge Mozambique CORAL LODGE

Overlooking historical Ilha de Mozambique, Coral Lodge beach resort features intimate accommodation in 10 luxury villas – 5 beach villas and 5 lagoon villas. Child-friendly, it offers a swimming pool, bar, Mozambican restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

5 nights from R16 715 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Nampula with return & taxes from R10 350 pp.

 

man relaxing by the pool overlooking the ocean VILLA SANDS

Boutique Hotel overlooking the ocean on historical Ilah De Mozambique. A refreshing seafront terrace swimming pool with sun beds and bar service or fresh seafood in the restaurant. Conferences, historical excursions, ocean activities. 

5 nights from US$1160 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Nampula with return & taxes from R10 350 pp.

 

The pool overlooking the ocean in Mozambique WHITE PEARL BEACH RESORT

5-star beachfront villas boast private pools and uninterrupted views of flawless Ponta Mamoli beaches. A dazzling rim flow pool and bar, sun deck and alfresco dining. Honeymoon specials, spa treatments, swimming with dolphins.

5 nights from R24 195 pp sharing.

Flights from JHB to Maputo with return & taxes from R6150 pp.

 

aerial view of diamonds mequfi resort in Mozambique MEQUFI BEACH RESORT

Prestigious ocean view suites in 50 villas sprawl along the shoreline in private alcoves of indigenous shrubs. Honeymooners and families will love the central bar and swimming pool, 3 restaurants and myriad ocean activities.

5 nights from US$1300 pp sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Pemba with return & taxes from R10 150 pp.

 

aerial shot of the Cabo beach villas CABO BEACH VILLAS

Self-catering lodge next to Machangulo Beach Lodge, near Inhaca Island. Two large beach villas and two smaller forest villas offer self-contained luxury accommodation with enormous wooden decks and sparkling swimming pools.

5 nights from R34 320 per family of 4 sharing with transfers.

Flights from JHB to Maputo with return & taxes from R6150 pp.

 

Leatherback beach villa pool area outside LEATHERBACK BEACH VILLA

Fully serviced upmarket private villas overlooking the beach where eco-living and sustainable tourism are key. Lavish detail includes private splash pools, coffee bars, extravagant suites with huge ensuite bathrooms, decks and forever views.

5 nights from US$15 650 per unit sleeping 12 pax.

Flights from JHB to Maputo with return & taxes from R6150 pp.