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andBeyond Benguerra Island is perfectly situated on the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. This stunning lodge is set in a protected marine conservation area and provides travellers with expansive and pristine beaches with unspoiled coral reefs boasting an array of marine life.
This Indian Ocean paradise is a luxury beach holiday destination where you can forget all your troubles of daily life. Sheltered within a canopy of indigenous forest and palm trees, Benguerra Island offers views of lush tropical gardens and the expansive ocean ahead. Relax on the comfortable loungers along the rim-flow swimming pool soaking up as much sun as possible. One of the best spots to waste the day away is on the traditional wooden dhow which features a picturesque bar. If you are in search of a rejuvenating experience, then head to the massage sala and be pampered to your heart's content.
The lodge has a range of luxurious thatched accommodations. For families or small groups, the exclusive-use Casa Familia is an ideal option with three ensuite bedrooms, a large deck area and a private pool overlooking the beach. Set amidst lush island forest, there are two cosy cabanas, ideal for couples or honeymooners, and the slightly larger 10 casinhas. Cabanas and casinhas all offer private timber decks, rim-flow pools, sun loungers and private salas with irresistible hanging daybeds.
Benguerra Island offers a selection of luxurious thatched accommodation perfect for families, couples or small groups. The exclusive-use Casa Familia is an ideal offer for families as it boasts three en-suite bedrooms, a large deck area and a private plunge pool overlooking the beach. In addition, there are two romantic cabanas perfect for couples and honeymooners while the 10 larger Casinhas are perfect for any traveller. The Cabanas and Casinhas offer private timber decks, rim-flow pools, sun loungers and private salas with perfectly appointed hanging daybeds.
The Best Experiences at Benguerra Island
Romantic Castaway Picnic – A ferry will carry you by catamaran at any point of your choice leaving you to enjoy inimate moments with your partner. Enjoy a table for two under an awning on your very own stretch of beach, complete with a mouth-watering Castaway picnic awaits.
Sunset Dhow Cruise - Take a sunset cruise around the bay in a dhow, a traditional wooden sailing vessel with a triangular sail, used by the island’s locals. This offers a unique window into the everyday world of the island’s fishermen.
Scuba Dive Excursion - A fully equipped dive centre offers a full range of exciting diving adventures to suit every guest. Situated within a protected marine conservation area and surrounded by premier diving sites such as the main dive site at Two Mile Reef, this is a scuba diver’s paradise.
The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park is the first marine reserve to fall under African Parks’ management. In 2017, the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) invited African Parks to manage its oldest national marine park, giving us the opportunity to protect this gem in the Indian Ocean. Declared a protected area in 1971, Bazaruto is made up of five islands, three of which are inhabited by 5,000 people. The archipelago boasts iconic megafauna, including whales, sharks, sailfish, manta rays, dolphins, marlin and nesting marine turtles, as well as the region’s last viable population of dugongs.
The sheer beauty of this seascape, along with the diversity of wildlife, has made Bazaruto a sought-after tourism destination. However, the historical overuse of natural resources, illegal fishing practices and poorly regulated tourism activities negatively impacted the area’s biodiversity and the livelihoods of those who live here. But over the last four years, the results of effective management have begun to crystallise and relationships with communities, tourism operators and government partners are helping to secure a more sustainable future for people and wildlife. The park’s management team has grown, infrastructure has improved, security has been enhanced and illegal activities have been curtailed. Bazaruto Archipelago has shown that its role is not only to safeguard biodiversity, but also help protect the well being of its people.
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1 Three-Bedroom Casa Familia
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All ages welcome
andBeyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique
All ages welcome
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