Home to one of the last remaining viable populations
EXCITING SCUBA DIVING
Fully equipped PADI Dive Centre offers a full range of diving adventures
Indulge in a decadent, private picnic
SWIM WITH HORSES
Ride bareback into the warm ocean
SUNSET DHOW CRUISE
Explore the bay from the perspective of an island’s fishermen
An adventure island haven
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Situated on the second largest island in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, &Beyond Benguerra Island is set in a protected marine conservation area and offers pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life.
In Bazaruto Archipelago
Access to our lodge:
SA Airlink and LAM operate direct flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, while LAM also runs flights between Maputo and Vilanculos.
This is followed by a short helicopter transfer to the lodge
Ten Casinhas, Two cabanas
SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOMS
Three-bedroom Casa Familia
WELCOMING CHILD POLICY
Children of all ages are welcome
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS
With incredible ocean views
Available in guest suites
DREAMY DHOW BAR
The ideal spot to indulge in an ice cold cocktail
SPARKLING LODGE POOL
With incredible ocean views
DIVE CENTRE EXPERIENCE
Explore some of the world’s most pristine reefs
Massage sala looking out onto beautiful views
Authentic, handcrafted items from the region
2022: JANUARY - DECEMBER From USD 835 per person per night
2022: JANUARY - DECEMBER From USD 1,150 per person per night
2022: JANUARY - DECEMBER From USD 5,750 per villa per night
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Welcome to Benguerra Island
An exquisite piece of Indian Ocean paradise, Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still. Situated off the coast of Mozambique within the protected marine reserve of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, this island hideaway is set on a protected lagoon.
Warm waters, pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life, idyllic beaches, inland freshwater lakes and towering sand dunes have shaped this adventure haven.
The lodge lies sheltered within the canopy of an indigenous forest and swaying palm trees. The welcoming guest areas offer views of the lush tropical garden and the ocean beyond. Under the shade of straw covered wooden awnings, inviting comfortable loungers are set up around the lodge’s rim flow swimming pool. A colourfully decorated traditional wooden dhow has been converted into a picturesque beach bar, while the cool surrounds of the massage sala hold the promise of deep relaxation.
The lodge has a range of luxurious thatched accommodation. For families or small groups, the exclusive-use Casa Familia is an ideal option with three ensuite bedrooms, a large deck area and 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.
LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Benguerra Island’s solar lamp initiative – a safe option to candle use
– is transforming the lives of island communities without electricity.
Guests can support this project by purchasing a solar lamp for distribution from the lodge’s Signature Shop.
Why we love it
ROMANTIC CASTAWAY PICNIC
Disappear for an afternoon. We’ll ferry you by catamaran to your chosen point to the north or south of the island and leave you there for a blissful time of total seclusion. 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 – a unique window on the everyday world of the island’s fishermen. Toast the end of another unforgettable day as you watch the setting sun colour the sea gold.
SCUBA DIVE EXCURSIONS
Calling divers of all abilities. 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. A fully equipped dive centre offers a full range of exciting diving adventures to suit every guest.
SWIMMING WITH HORSES
Riders of every level will love this horseback adventure. Put on your swimwear and be prepared to have loads of fun as you ride bareback into the warm ocean. Perfect as a standalone activity, or as an extension to other horseback riding excursions, it is dependent on season, weather and tide.
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