The 22 guest bungalows are distributed in palm-strewn, beautiful gardens, each offering views of the ocean and surrounding islands. This layout provides guests with plenty of privacy, allowing a peaceful getaway for couples and families alike. Each stilted bungalow is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, containing luxury amenities. Air conditioning and mosquito nets provide comfort, while coffee and tea facilities, as well as private balconies, add an extra element of content relaxation. In addition, each bungalow has a safe.
Vilanculos Beach Lodge has an excellent on-site restaurant, and its extensive menu should please most guests, offering fresh seafood and service on the beach. Traditional Mozambican fare is on offer, as well as the international cuisine that should suit a variety of tastes. Guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining and should take advantage of the opportunity to dine under the palm trees, with feet in the sand.
The lodge’s great location allows explorers to discover the archipelago, with activities ranging from surfing and fishing to dhow sailing and horseback riding along the sandy beaches. Nature lovers will enjoy the abundant wildlife in the area, from migrant birds to the teeming ocean life. Snorkelers and divers will likely spot parrot, angel, and butterfly fish, sea turtles, rays, and whale sharks, amongst many other species.
Guests who want to enjoy a slow day on the lodge’s grounds can take advantage of the swinging seats dotted throughout the palm-shaded lawns, and the large swimming pool, which provides an unbroken view of the ocean. The calm, warm shallows just off the beach are also perfect for a relaxed dip. The lively nearby town also makes for fun exploration and offers guests the opportunity to pick up some souvenirs and curios.
The area offers cocktail cruises, during which visitors can enjoy a sundowner on the ocean in the late afternoon. Packages are also available for guests to explore the local islands; spend the day picnicking on white sand beaches and swimming or snorkeling in the warm Indian Ocean waters.
Those who enjoy more active pursuits can choose from a variety of watersports, including kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing, beach volleyball, water skiing and more. Boats are also available for rent, from catamarans to speed boats and yachts. Fishing enthusiasts can join local skippers to try game fishing, fly fishing, drop shotting and light tackle. Good fishing is possible all year round, with the area home to seasonal fluctuations of yellow fin tuna, king mackerel, barracuda, wahoo, marlin, and sailfish.
Vilankulos Beach Lodge makes for an unforgettable honeymoon destination, or an idyllic escape from hectic daily lives. The lodge and its location will please both adventure-seekers and those who want to unwind and take it easy.