Holidays off the beaten track

Join tourists who love holidays off the beaten track, in nature, when you book your Mozambique holiday to the magnificent Santa Maria Peninsula. Discover this wild, untouched piece of land jutting into the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of Maputo Bay, close to Inhaca Island. Indulge in world-class fishing, exquisite bird sightings, and mind-boggling snorkelling. The Santa Maria Peninsula is one of the best Mozambique family holiday destinations that offer all-year-round satisfaction.

Scuba diving

Scuba divers explore the depths of the Santa Maria reefs some 4km offshore while other tourists indulge in boat trips to the biodiverse beauty of Inhaca Island. Or enjoy a day cruise to Portuguese Island for lunch. Drive a few kilometres inland from the peninsula to explore the important Maputo Elephant Reserve, once home to abundant herds of antelope and elephants.

Yes, the Santa Maria Peninsula is a paradise for keen travellers to Mozambique who want a beach holiday with a difference. This gorgeous holiday destination promises an idyllic escape from real life to endless white beaches in a remote location, and some of the best beach accommodation in Mozambique!

A holiday stay at Santa Maria effortlessly combines adventures into pristine African forests, endless walks along golden sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports in the azure ocean.  A veritable tropical paradise where you get to create more unforgettable memories.

Select the perfect Mozambique beach resort on the Santa Maria Peninsula – such as the luxurious Machangulo Beach Lodge.  This beachfront resort is one of our best sellers and offers amazing service, activities and value for money. we also have some of the best rates to Machangulo around – so let us help you with your holiday plans. Find Santa Maria on our Mozambique map here.

The area is remote road access to the Santa Maria Peninsula is not really an option. The best option is to arrange a boat transfer to Machangulo, Villa Ukuthala or Colina Verde from the Maputo harbour. Our seasoned Mozambique consultants will be happy to do just that as part of your holiday package. Browse our accommodation and package options to Santa Maria Mozambique below.