Why We Love Archipelago Resort

Family time deluxe at this haven of outdoor activity - horses, canoes, snorkels, boats, fishing rods and diving.

Attractive timber Indonesian-style casas with beach or garden views for private self-catering groups.

Wonderful white weddings on a pearly beach or under gracious trees as whales breach on the horizon.

Tantalising Mozambican seafood at the innovative Sand Dollar Restaurant – prawns, lobster, calamari, crabs, and fresh line fish.

Easy to get to, easy to meet other people, easy to enjoy grass soccer and beach volleyball with the boys, horse riding with the girls, and tranquil island picnics.

Blissful Accommodation at Archipelago Resort Mozambique

Archipelago Resort offers great value right on the beach. Serene and charming accommodation at one of the top Vilanculos hotels on the vibrant Vilanculos coast, Archipelago Resort Vilanculos offers great value right on the beach. We book packages to this resort as well as Bazaruto hotels. Best deals with us! Named after the Bazaruto islands nearby, this top beach lodge offers 18 garden-view or ocean-view self-catering casas, a seafood restaurant and a bar area with magnificent views of the Bazaruto Archipelago. 

A crystal-clear pool set in lush gardens adds to the attraction of relaxing in a beautiful space with undulating island outlooks. Archipelago Resort is a mere 7 km south of Vilanculos seaside town and each fully equipped, self-catering casa sleeps 6 guests in 2 bedrooms and a loft. Modern kitchens, fans, open plan living area and an enticing veranda offer a space guests never want to leave. 

Braai facilities are available in the gardens with easy access to the swimming pool, bar and restaurant. It’s ideal to wander down to the Sand Dollar Restaurant for a plate of classic Mozambican prawns, crayfish, calamari and line fish – or the popular chicken piri-piri. For those who love easy food, the restaurant lays on ambient pizza evenings, curry nights and fish braais (barbecues) under the trees. 

A dive school at the resort offers snorkelling, diving and fishing trips to the Islands and surrounds. Island hopping excursions are eye-opening marvels of beaches packed with shells, tropical vegetation and untouched wetlands. 

Customised and personal weddings at Archipelago Resort make dreams come true and all guests can stay on for special holiday treatment. Get married on the beach or under the trees as dhows sail past and birds call, then celebrate around the swimming pool as the sun sets golden into the ocean. Honeymoons kick off here with aplomb, a Vilanculos beach resort made for romance.

We book packages to this Vilanculos resort as well as the best Bazaruto hotels.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • 18 Casas – 6 guests each – fully equipped self-catering
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Dive School
  • Wi-Fi


  • Scuba Diving and Instruction
  • Snorkelling
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dhow Trips/Sunset Cruise
  • Trips to Pansy Island
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching

Getting to Archipelago Resort

Self-drive 910 km from South Africa Nelspruit to Vilanculos – Vilanculos is 750km from Maputo. Travel through Xai-Xai, Maxixe and Massinga.  Vilanculos is 20 km from the Pambarra turn-off. The Lodge lies approximately 5km north of the village.

Check all flights to Vilanculos and get a transfer from the airport to the lodge.