Mozambique Island & Beach Holidays

Though Africa may excite a backdrop of sweeping grasslands and thorny bushveld in the avid traveler’s imagination, a subtropical paradise hugs 2500km of Indian Ocean coastline in the south.
Mozambique is emerging as one of the continent’s choice destinations. From sparkling island-style retreats to exclusive safari adventures, it is a country of diverse bounties for wandering explorers and leisure lovers alike. Unique close encounters with a thrilling medley of underwater and earth-dwelling wildlife will delight nature enthusiasts.

Mosambique

 

A turbulent history is now receding into a rapidly evolving tourist haven. Whether roused by the luxury and inimitability of a private islet or the simplicity and unspoiled lure of the wild, opportunities abound. The local cuisine bids delectable fares for the gastronome, enthused with both colonial Portuguese and local African flavors. Platters peaked with prawns and barracuda plucked fresh from the sea serve to season warm evenings with your toes in the sand.
Pearly powder-fine beaches brushed with coconut palms, remote archipelagos agape in the endless crystal blue of the Indian Ocean - this is the breathtaking tableau now surfacing from the continent.

Beach Holidays

If the image of a hammock dangling over lazy aquamarine tides has found its way into your dreams, it is time to book a beach holiday to Mozambique. Relish the absolute zenith of relaxation in exclusive resorts like Medjumbe Island Lodge on its 1km long private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, or Marlin Lodge with its tranquil footing in Flamingo Bay on Benguerra.

 

Beach Holidays

 

Due to the Mozambique Current that flows south between the continent and Madagascar, the water is sublimely warm year-round, ceding hours of unwinding in the lull of the ocean. Enjoy your breakfast watching the sun spill its gold onto the Indian and delight in exotic seafood dinners under a canopy of infinite stars. Replace the whine of the traffic with the whisper of the sea on the shoreline.
Leisure activities can range from cooking lessons in local flavors, island picnics, horse-riding on the beach, deep sea angling, snorkeling, variouswater sports and excursions to prime diving locations (all depending on your elected resort). Whether you fancy spending your afternoons bronzing on the beach, relieving your urban burden in the spa or exploring all the treasures the natural surroundings have to offer, the experience is certain to be unforgettable.

 

Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island is located in the crystalline blue waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. This exclusive stretch of tropical island paradise emerges off the coast of Mozambique in the balmy swells of Indian Ocean. Meals are caught fresh from the sea with a delicious medley of local flavors.

 

Asura Island

 

 

With only 16 luxurious villas, privacy and personal enjoyment of the unspoiled surroundings are Azura Benguerra Island's prime attractions. The 10 Infinity Beach Villas boast beach front locations, 5m private infinity pools, thatched decks with daybeds and dining facilities, large bathtubs, indoor and outdoor his-and-her's showers, and king size beds with Egyptian cotton linens. The three Luxury Beach Villas offer a plunge pool rather than an infinity pool and only have indoor and outdoor showers. The Beach Villa is the smallest of the lot and is located in a private corner at the edge of the property.
Villa Amizade, in addition to the above-mentioned luxuries, boasts two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge with entertainment area, a 10m swimming pool, a small kitchenette and a beachfront garden with daybeds and a hammock. All villas are fitted with air-conditioning, fans, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities and personal Mozambican butler services.

Asura Island 2

The Presidential Villa offers the epitome of exclusivity and luxury on a Mozambican beach holiday. Located on its own private stretch of beach 150m away from the main building, this villa offers a large split-level master suite and two additional en-suite bedrooms. The villa also boasts a raised 'tree house' lounging area with spectacular views, 16m swimming pool and a private kitchen with personal chef.

Azura Benguerra Island presents the opportunity for an exciting range of both water- and land-based activities on your Mozambique beach holiday, from scuba diving and snorkeling to dhow sailing and fishing. Day trips include picnics on Pansy Island, exploring the coastal city of Vilankulos, cultural encounters and overland Land Rover trips. For ultimate relaxation, opt for a signature spa treatment at the Azura Spa.

 

 

 

Marlin Lodge

Marlin Lodge overlooks the serene Flamingo Bay on Benguerra Island in Mozambique. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear water, it is a tropical paradise and the perfect setting for a luxury African beach safari.
Marlin Lodge has 14 beach chalets, with the shores of the ocean literally at the front door. Each chalet has a lounge, private verandah with deck chairs and a private walkway leading to the beach. The verandah is perfect for relaxed breakfasts and romantic dinners, with a view to match the atmosphere. Three luxury beach suites with that extra personal touch are also available at the lodge. The suites have similar amenities to the chalets, but include an outside shower, to add to the feeling of being close to nature. Relax lazily in a hammock with a good book while sipping a cocktail on your Mozambique holiday.

Marlin Lodge

 

Enjoy a culinary delight from the kitchens of Marlin Lodge in either the dining room, under the starlit sky, on the beach or on your chalet's own private verandah. An abundance of seafood, prepared the local way and combined with Asian and Portuguese influences, are provided daily by Marlin Lodge's chefs. Everything is locally produced and supplied to ensure absolute freshness. The chefs love sharing their culinary secrets and even offer lessons on Tuesdays and Fridays. This offers the perfect enhancement to any luxury African beach holiday, and enables you to take the flavors of an Indian Ocean island to your own kitchen.
The lodge provides guests with therapeutic treatments in the Beauty and Wellness Center. activities on offer include diving and snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, horse riding, or enjoying a guided tour of the island.

Medjumbe Island Lodge

The Medjumbe Lodge is the epitome of barefoot pleasure and one of the most luxurious tropical Island getaways in the Indian Ocean. The lodge is located on a private island off the coast of Mozambique. It offers privacy and breathtaking scenery for your luxury African beach safari holiday.
There are only 13 chalets on the island, ensuring a quiet, slow-paced Mozambique beach holiday. The thatched chalets are just steps away from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The decor, though very stylish and comfortable, is kept simple and blends well with the natural surroundings. All the chalets are en-suite and each has an indoor and outdoor shower. Each chalet is equipped with its own private plunge pool, with ocean views and a hammock to relax in. All the chalets have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bar fridges, coffee and tea facilities and mosquito nets.

 

Majumbe lodge

 

The lodge is renowned for its delicious seafood, freshly caught and prepared to perfection. There are central dining areas, decks and patios that have been designed for privacy and relaxation without losing the feeling of luxury. Relax around the pool with a spectacular view of the beautiful clear blue waters, while enjoying a cocktail served from any of the bar areas. If you really wish to keep up with the outside world during your African beach holiday, use the Internet in the informal lounge upstairs. The lodge offers excellent service provided by well-trained staff.
Visit the Quirimbas National Park to view the virtually untouched fauna and flora in this remarkable area. This is a diver's paradise with coral covered caves and a wide variety of tropical fish. There are 11 unspoiled coral Islands, stretching over 100km along the rocky coastline with vertical drops of up to 400m. For the angler there is a variety of game fish like kingfish and Spanish mackerel, which can be pursued during a deep-sea excursion on your Mozambique beach holiday.