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Top 5 Luxurious Beach Holidays in Mozambique

Mozambique has firmly established itself as Southern Africa’s top destination for luxurious beach holidays. The combination of tropical weather, idyllic beaches and the warm Indian Ocean is a perfect one, and direct flights from Johannesburg, the Kruger Park and Cape Town make Mozambique’s beaches an easy add-on to a South Africa holiday.

And when they say luxurious beach holidays in Mozambique, they mean it. There may be budget accommodation available but it’s the luxury side of things that Mozambique does so well: stylish, air-conditioned chalets, private beaches, fine food and wine. Pair the accommodation experience with scuba diving, yoga, horseback adventures and sunset sailing, or simply kick back and relax – the days are yours.

Where to start? With Safari Online’s Top 5 luxurious beach holidays in Mozambique: we’ve seen them for ourselves and rate them as much for their comfort and cuisine as the range of activities that they offer. Pop on a sun hat and have a look for yourself.

AZURA BENGUERRA

Top 5 Luxurious Beach Holidays in Mozambique

Sit back on a sailing dhow or explore the Indian Ocean under your own steam at Azura Benguerra.

A setting within the Bazaruto Marine Park means Azura Benguerra is a top destination for scuba divers – there’s even an in-house PADI dive centre – while its beautiful scenery and remote feel has made it a favourite for couples and honeymooners. The resort has 20 luxurious villas, each air-conditioned and with a private pool, and there’s plenty of indulgence on offer whether you’re selecting a treatment at the spa or choosing a fine wine from the cellar. Other activities include horseback rides on the beach, whale watching and deep sea fishing. And while there is undoubtedly a romantic side to Azura Benguerra, this is also a destination that welcomes families, although we’d recommend it for older children.

AZURA MARLIN BEACH

Top 5 Luxurious Beach Holidays in Mozambique

Step out of your chalet & onto the beach at Azure Marlin, a great destination for scuba divers.

A kilometre of white-sand beach on Benguerra Island is where you’ll find Azura Marlin. A sleek and luxurious holiday resort with 10 chalets overlooking the beach and sunset, Azura Marlin takes advantage of its access to a marine park to offer excellent scuba diving and snorkelling although you don’t even have to get your feet wet to see amazing marine life: you’ll probably see dolphins and maybe even dugongs while cruising the islands by motor boat. Bringing the family? The resort’s flagship Villa Vista sleeps four in air-conditioned comfort and has its own pool and entertainment facilities.

SANTORINI MOZAMBIQUE

Top 5 Luxurious Beach Holidays in Mozambique

A mainland setting for Santorini means an easy direct flight from the Kruger Park – ideal for travellers who don’t want too many connections.

The architecture will make you think of the Greek Isles but Santorini sits on a private beach surrounded by forest on the Mozambique mainland. This luxurious beach villa is a short drive from Vilanculos, gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, which makes it an easy direct flight from the Kruger Park – the perfect post-safari treat. The main villa has wonderful suites but couples may prefer the privacy of The Chapel, a two-bedroom hideaway; larger groups and families will enjoy the same kind of exclusivity at Santorini’s Villa da Praia with three suites each set on different level. There’s great diving and snorkelling in the nearby marine park – island-hopping is a popular excursion – plus a wide range of activities at the resort, including plenty for children to do from beach sports to movie nights with popcorn.

ANANTARA BAZARUTO ISLAND RESORT

Top 5 Luxurious Beach Holidays in Mozambique

Anantara has a great location & offers perhaps the widest range of activities – perfect for active people & multi-generational families.

Don’t be put off by its size: Anantara Bazaruto may be the biggest resort in our list (it has 44 chalets in total) but it’s simply ideal for active people and families with children of any age. There’s a top dive centre at the resort plus local snorkelling and plenty of kids activities. There are two pools, one for families and one only for adults – a nice touch we thought – and the resort has a spa, tennis court and gym as well as several bars and restaurants. In fact, you can even take a cooking course there. All accommodation is air-conditioned and ranges from ‘simple’ beach villas (private bathrooms and king-sized beds) to executive suites and the two-bedroom Presidential Villa with its own pool.

ANDBEYOND BENGUERRA ISLAND

Top 5 Luxurious Beach Holidays in Mozambique

If you’re looking for a Robinson Crusoe experience but with your own pool & room service, then look no further than andBeyond Benguerra.

Our top choice for a luxurious ‘castaway’ experience is set on a protected lagoon within a marine park. There are only a dozen chalets available at andBeyond Benguerra Island – each with their own rim-flow pool and beach sala – as well as a grand three-bedroom villa; this is the place to come for a more intimate and private beach holiday. There’s fabulous snorkelling and diving available as well as seasonal whale watching and excursions to see one of the world’s last remaining populations of dugongs, one of the strangest of marine mammals. The resort has a charming beach bar (a converted sailing boat) and you can expect great food served in a variety of locations – from the edge of the ocean to your private deck.

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Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
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From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
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Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

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