Dreaming of a palm-strewn, tropical beach vacay? Same here. Our travel day dreams took us to to the sandy shores of Mozambique where this little wooden bungalow is shaded by thatched roofs and cooled by the ocean breeze. Nyati Beach Lodge is quite simply the beach getaway we’ve been yearning for. It is located near the popular town of Vilanculos, on a private stretch of beach front, and perfectly equipped to see to every beach bungalow desire. We’re going to the beach this week – join us here as we post our favourite Mozambique destinations!
Santorini Mozambique is drenched in the liquid glow of the sunrise, as it faces the broad horizon and welcomes the sun each morning. Stretching from one end of the earth to the other, the views on display from your private villa patio are seemingly endless. This seaside paradise is one for the books. There is something for families, honeymooners, and couples travelling together, and it is only a 20-minute drive from Vilanculos airport. This week is all about Mozambique – the perfect place to include in a beach and bush safari adventure – and Santorini Mozambique is one of our favourites.
Words that come to mind when we think of Azura Quilalea: warm, tranquil, romantic, earthy, remote. What a place to be, relaxing at the seaside, soaking up the Northern Mozambique sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of a rustic wooden verandah only steps from the gently lapping waves. This piece of paradise is one of 9 private villas on a private island in these glorious Indian Ocean waters, and we want to be there.
Mozambique’s coral pink skies bloom overhead as guests settle down on the private shores of andBeyond Benguerra Island. It’s sunset, and the world has blossomed into delicate floral colours while the wash of the water on the sand gently lulls us into an even further state of relaxation. This sublime setting is what makes a seaside sanctuary so alluring, and andBeyond’s revered reputation in the safari world translates flawlessly to their phenomenal beach locations. Luxury, privacy, serenity in nature… Take us back!
That island life: palm trees, blue seas, traditional cabanas, the golden sunset glow, and fine, soft sand beneath your feet. It’s no wonder the seaside beckons when we’re in need of rejuvenation and revitalisation. The Big Blue moves in tides, entirely in tune with nature, and its warm, gentle Mozambican Current invites us right in. This private island is Azura Benguerra; it is a seaside villa paradise, with locally built beach suites right on the sand, lulling us into that dreamy state of natural relaxation.
Forget blue and white minimalism, nautical stripes, and driftwood; Ibo Island Lodge is a Mozambique beach retreat full of ancient Portuguese culture and heritage. These seaside villas are rich with history, local flair, and authentic European ambience. Old world Portugal is evident in this previously colonised African country, and Ibo Island Lodge celebrates this in the carefully restored buildings, which have been created into luxury villas: sea-facing rooms, garden rooms, and historical rooms. Take your pick!
Kilometres of private sandy shores, kissed by the ocean, day and night. In Southern Mozambique, White Pearl Resorts occupies this luxuriously unoccupied stretch of beach, which invites beach strollers, shell seekers, sun bathers, and sea lovers to enjoy the secluded beauty of the coastline. Warm Indian Ocean waters wash gently over the sand, while guests fall into an easy slumber in the comfortable embrace of the seaside day beds. Service is at its highest standard, fresh food is sourced from local markets and prepared with perfection. Enjoy sparkling glasses of bubbles with a serving of famous piri piri prawns overlooking your private piece of the African coast.
Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is huddled between the tropical trees of a protected national park, blanketed by the tie-dyed colours of the sky, and soothed by the ebb and flow of the warm Indian Ocean. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a collection of pristine islands strewn off the coast of Mozambique, and it is a celebrated African beach destination. The vegetation on the island houses wonderful birdlife, while the ocean is full of incredible sea life. Dugongs, whale sharks, dolphins, and colourful fish are sighted regularly on scuba diving and snorkelling excursions. We would recommend a string of adventure activities, but we are equally convinced that spending hours on end on your private section of beach, book in hand, and a glass of something cold at your side is equally as enjoyable! Beach bliss at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge.