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Why You'll Love Diving With Vilanculos Beach Lodge!

  • Ideally situated right on the beach in Vilanculos
  • Private luxury bungalows constructed in a traditional style with great sea views
  • Fantastic personal service and amazing dining

Vilanculos Beach Lodge Overview

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is situated in the small coastal town of Vilankulo, in the subtropical province of Inhambane, Mozambique. Vilankulo lies approximately 700km north of Maputo and 500km south of Beira. The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park. The marine reserve includes five islands – Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island), Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue. The Archipelago offers some of the worlds best snorkelling, diving, kitesurfing and big game fishing. The islands are pristine in their natural beauty and diverse ecologies. The coral reefs are profuse with a diversity of tropical fish and turtles and are amongst the most pristine in the Western Indian Ocean.  Vilanculos Beach Lodge offers exquisite accommodation, a fine dining restaurant, two beautiful bars, rolling gardens and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.


Accommodation is in privately appointed luxury bungalows constructed on ironwood stilts with “majeka” (local thatch) roofs and beautiful mahogany floors. 

Family Suite

The Suite is built on stilts and offers a superb view of the ocean and the islands in the distance. It has two en-suite rooms, a comfortable open plan lounge as well as a spacious covered veranda perfect for those early morning cups of coffee or the late afternoon sundowners. Room facilities air conditioning, mosquito nets, a kettle, safe and hairdryer.

Deluxe Double or Twin Bungalow

Vilanculos Beach Lodge features 22 bungalows, 8 stand-alone A units and 14 adjoining B units, all of them with en-suite bathrooms with showers, mosquito nets, room safes, coffee and tea facilities, bathrobes, a hairdryer and amenities. They are also all air-conditioned for your comfort. The bungalows are set amidst lush indigenous gardens with private balconies – most with sea views which offer exceptional views of the sunrise over the ocean - allowing guests to truly relax and soak up the idyllic atmosphere. Bungalows can be set up as 1 x King size bed or 2 x ¾ beds depending on guests requirements. 


The spacious restaurant offers the choice of dining indoors or out on the patio. For true outdoor dining, the option of dining under the palm trees or next to the pool is available. Traditional Mozambican, Portuguese and International fare is served and whenever possible fresh, scrumptious seafood remains the recommended plate of the day. The restaurant offers the perfect balance of Mozambican flavours with a modern finish and all of the food is served fresh with local ingredients prepared on the day. For breakfast daily you can either choose from a menu or enjoy the breakfast buffet, for lunch, you can choose a hearty meal from the list. Dinner is served a la carte except on Sundays when there is a set menu for you to choose from at a fixed rate, this rate includes a starter, main, your choice of sides and a dessert.


There are numerous activities to keep you occupied when you have some downtime. Vilanculos Beach Lodge has an exciting in-house activity centre, manned from 7am to 7pm who can help you book your activities.

Activities available at Vilanculos Beach Lodge include standup paddle boards, kayaks, volleyball, beach soccer, racketball, swing ball, petanque, ping-pong and assisted drumming on Sunday evenings.

Additional activities include island tours, sunset cruises, dhow sailing, jet-skiing, guided cultural tours, scuba diving and fishing.

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