Known as the gateway to the spectacular Bazaruto archipelago of pristine Indian Ocean islands in Mozambique, Vilanculous Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury in Southern Africa, 500km south of Beira to be exact. This rustic-chic Indian Ocean destination is a popular bet with visitors seeking an unspoilt ocean escape without having to forego any of the luxuries a five-star beach spoil should entail.
From deep sea fishing to whale watching, excellent scuba diving and island hopping, Vilanculos is your opportunity to play Robinson Crusoe in style. Flights land on the outskirts of this authentic Mozambican town on a daily basis and good roads ensure it is reachable by car from South Africa.
Vilanculos Beach Lodge is an easily accessible Mozambican idyll that oozes rustic charm, complete with thatch, hardwood and natural décor detailing setting the stylish and laidback scene. Guests are accommodated in 24 luxury and spacious, rustic-sophisticated wooden chalets (or the five-star Presidential Suite) housed on a manicured estate overlooking the ocean. The sprawling property has plenty of communal and private areas for socialising and relaxing alike and the central open plan reception and dining area is a popular congregation point come sundown for poolside cocktails.
Both the a la carte and buffet menus reflect the ocean surrounds, with numerous Mozambican and seafood specialities tempting diners. The huge infinity pool is equally popular for those deciding to spend their day at the lodge in between the many activities that can easily be arranged here.
While there is no denying the romance of this well-run and beautifully appointed beach escape, Vilanculos Beach Lodge is also a popular bet with groups and wedding parties. Thanks to the discreet and efficient staff, a sizeable accommodation offering and facilities for meetings, presentations and parties, this Mozambique destination offers island-style hospitality that will not be forgotten.
The staff is well versed in preparing a unique experience for those who choose Vilanculos Beach Lodge and a variety of all-inclusive packages for weddings and conferences as well as generous seasonal vacation rates ensure the return clientele rate here remains high.