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Combine idyllic islands with the Kruger

Home to some of the most unspoilt Indian Ocean islands in Africa, Mozambique is fast becoming a favourite for among romantic travellers as it is for those seeking the quintessential tropical beach experience: coral reefs, deserted beaches & ocean-edge dining under the stars.

Our recommended Mozambique accommodation lies on the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos. Many of our top choices are natural honeymoon destinations but we’ve also included family-friendly lodges as well as those that will appeal to water sports enthusiasts, snorkellers and scuba divers. You can expect high standards of accommodation, service and cuisine at these island lodges as well as plenty of privacy. Several offer spa treatments and massages; others organise horseback safaris, sunset dhow cruises and whale watching.

Browse our Mozambique accommodation below or simply contact us for advice on the lodge or resort best suited to your needs and budget.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
In Short: Luxurious, well-appointed beachside resort
Location: Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Perfect for those looking for an active beach holiday, this resort has one of the widest ranges of facilities & activities in the area. Accommodation is in beachfront chalets or more spacious & luxurious villas complete with lounge & private pool.
USD 525p/p sharing
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Benguerra Island Lodge
Benguerra Island Lodge
In Short: A top dive site & honeymoon favourite
Location: Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Taking advantage of its sheltered, remote location, this lodge is perfect for a mix of rest & recreation. Enjoy spa & massage treatments as well as excellent snorkelling & diving; other treats include horseback safaris, ‘desert-island’ picnics & sunset dhow cruises.
USD 765p/p sharing
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Azura Benguerra
Azura Benguerra
In Short: Mozambique's first eco-boutique retreat
Location: Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago
Suitable for couples as well as families, this small & intimate lodge offers indulgent pampering & relaxation as well as a long list of activities. You’ll have your own butler, a private plunge pool & a range of dining venues including at the ocean’s edge
USD 655p/p sharing
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Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
Azura @ Quilalea Private Island
Azura @ Quilalea Private Island
In Short: Exceptional hospitality on island getaway
Location: Quilalea Island, Quirimbas Archipelago
One of our top choices for an exclusive, private beach holiday, this lodge has a reputation for stellar service & cuisine. Remote & surrounded by deserted beaches, it’s a long-time honeymoon favourite & offers incredible diving & snorkelling as well.
USD 745p/p sharing
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&Beyond Vamizi Island
&Beyond Vamizi Island
In Short: Intimate hideaway with dazzling coral reefs
Location: Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Set in a marine conservation area, this lodge is recommended for snorkellers & divers. Accommodation takes the form of beautiful villas, complete with chef, driver & vehicle & butler; treat yourself to a spa or yoga session or just relax in complete privacy.
USD 985 p/p sharing
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What to Do

Your Mozambique beach holiday

1. Kick Off your Shoes

Mozambique’s long Indian Ocean coast is dusted with clusters of tropical islands; expect gorgeous white-sand beaches & well-placed hammocks at both family-friendly resorts & honeymoon hideaways.

2. Grab a Mask & Snorkel

Home to marine reserves & private conservation islands, Mozambique’s archipelagos offer some of the best snorkelling & diving in Africa. Snorkel along a reef near shore of the islands.

3. Ride a Horse on the Beach

Thunder along a beach on horseback, sunny Mozambique is one of the best places to do it. Horse safaris are offered on the Vilanculos coast & Benguerra Island – the ride ends with a swim for the two of you!

4. Escape to a Private Island

Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago is where you’ll experience ‘Crusoe-chic’ at its most sophisticated: exclusive-use islands, tucked-away villas & palm-fringed pampering. It’s the perfect romantic retreat.

5. Swim with Whale Sharks

Mozambique is one of the world’s best places to see & even swim with the planet’s biggest fish. These gentle giants are active close to the surface, making for excellent sightings – ask us about the best places.

6. Enjoy the Local Culture

Take a break from the beach & discover Mozambique’s cosmopolitan history. It’s a great opportunity for photography & your guided tour includes local markets, Portuguese forts & churches.

7. Dive the Indian Ocean

Surrounded by premier diving sites, an underwater wonderland for divers, with a rich variety of tropical fish species complemented by Africa’s only population of the rare dugong.

8. Catch the Big One

The deep Mozambique Channel, which runs alongside the islands, is renowned for its game fish and the archipelago offer some of the world’s best catch-and-release deep sea fishing and fly fishing opportunities.

Travel to Mozambique

Explore the idyllic islands that make up Mozambique’s pristine Archipelagos.

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