As the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra offers exceptional opportunities to witness a slice of the very best of Mozambique’s exceptional marine life and experience an abundance of island adventures. Characterised by its towering sand dunes, inland lakes and idyllic beaches, Benguerra was declared a National Park in 1971. It is home to over 140 bird species and the pristine waters surrounding the island, as well as the exceptional archipelago, are host to the rare dugong and one of the most pristine coral reefs in the world. Guests visiting the island can awake to the sounds of fishermen trading their daily catch from their traditional sailing dhows and can embark on a series of adventures such as dhow cruises, diving, snorkelling and exhilarating catch-and-release deep-sea fishing.
Boasting a light tropical feel, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a luxury beach paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of golden sand. Ten casinhas and two cabanas set in a verdant forest and combine tropical chic with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. Spacious bathrooms feature generous tubs and outdoor showers decorated with hand-painted tiles, while private timber decks and cool rim flow swimming pools offer a secluded alternative to beach sands and ocean waters. The three-bedroom Casa de Familia welcomes groups and families of all ages while ensuring privacy and exclusivity.
Spend four nights in a casinha at &Beyond Benguerra Island. Your stay includes the services of a Mozambican butler, a non-alcoholic welcome cocktail on arrival, all meals, all drinks (including soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers and bottled water), snacks (including private beach dinners and private meals on decks), teas, coffees and standard included activities.
Adventures include excellent snorkelling and scuba diving on the breathtaking reefs, along with fishing, kayaking, catamaran cruises, horse-riding, village visits and island walks.