Welcome to Vilanculos Beach Lodge
Breathtaking location , Excellent restaurant and bars, beautiful beach , inviting swimming pool and lovely bungalows combine to make a memorable stay.
Vilanculos beach lodge is situated in the small coastal town of Vilankulo. 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 lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood which have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame windows and doors. The result is relaxed yet stylish accommodation.
The pool area has incredible uninterrupted views of the Azure blue Ocean as well as the stunning Archipelago whilst our infinity pool offers a welcome retreat from the heat of the day. The restaurant offers traditional Mozambican, Portuguese and International cuisine all prepared by our passionate kitchen team.
A message from management – It is our hope that through the service and courtesy of our staff, you will experience the warm hospitality of our lodge. The Vilanculos Beach Lodge team is here to fulfill your dreams and refuel your Joy- Angela Caratelli General Manager.
The Main Building houses the lounge, reception, main bar, restaurant and kitchen .This welcoming thatched structure invites guests to unwind in the comfort of its open spaces and passages which lead into the garden, allowing for a refreshing escape and uninterrupted views of the sea. In the event of inclement weather, awnings are available to offer protection, without blocking the magnificent views.
The large comfortable couches in the lounge provide the perfect place to relax indoors and the main bar is equally well-positioned overlooking the lush gardens, palm trees and pool in the distance.
The spectacular 550,000 litre infinity pool on the beach front offers a welcome retreat from the heat of the day. It boasts a gentle sloped beach entry, martini double tiered seats, and Jacuzzi jets and bubbles with a stunning water feature.
The spacious restaurant offers the choice of dining in doors, or out on the patio under well-designed, attractive shade sails. For true outdoor dining, the option of dining under the palm trees or next to the pool is available.
Traditional Mozambican and Portuguese fare is served, and whenever possible fresh, scrumptious seafood remains the recommended plate of the day.
Breakfast is a typical continental feast – fresh bread , jam , honey, rich butter cereals , yoghurt & fruit with a delicious pastry of the day. You are also welcome to order from our a la carte menu for a hot breakfast. Please note that all Espressos, Galao and Cappuccinos are not included and are charged as additional extras.
The Restaurant serves breakfast from 7 am and serves its last meal at 21h00.
The lodge has 22 Double Luxury Bungalows all en-suite with showers, mosquito nets, room safes, coffee & tea facilities and amenities, they are also all air conditioned for your for your comfort. The bungalows are set amidst lush indigenous gardens with balconies- most with sea view which offer exceptional views of the sun rise over the ocean-allowing guests to truly relax and soak up the idyllic atmosphere.
Care has been taken in the placement of all chalets to provide guests with views of the sea, while retaining privacy in the rooms. Where possible existing flora has been incorporated into patios and indigenous bush has been kept.
The Luxury Chalets are positioned on the 100m drop to the beach, each patio faces the ocean and offers exceptional views of the sunrise over the ocean. Large glass doors and windows allow an abundance of natural light to enter the rooms and offer fantastic views of the ocean from each chalet. Chalets are comfortable and well-appointed.
The lodge also offers 1 presidential suite which is built on stilts and offers superb views of the ocean and the islands in the distance. It has two en-suite bedrooms, a comfortable open plan lounge as well as a spacious covered veranda which is perfect for those early morning cups of coffee or late afternoon sundowners.
Floors in the Presidential Suite are cemcrete with interesting tile inlays. Construction of the unit comprises plaster walls, high volume thatched roof with wood framed doors and large folding louver doors off the lounge.
The air-conditioned rooms are large and comfortably appointed with mosquito nets, desk, arm chairs, luggage racks, hairdryers and electronic safes. The en-suite bathrooms, boast open shower, double vanity, toilet and a bidet.
The lounge has large folding doors which, when open, offer unobstructed views of the ocean. The bar counter provides a comfortable place to relax in private with friends and family.
Please note that all activities are booked via reliable local partner operators, and are not run in-house.
Dive in the warm, subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean, in and around the Bazaruto Archipelago. Let the dive instructor, guide you around the pristine coral reefs which abound with more than 200 species of fish. As the reefs range from shallow to deep, they offer the diver an abundance of marine life with a huge diversity of both coral and fish life. In addition to most of the beautiful East Indian Ocean reef fish, we have the privilege of seeing various species of Sharks, Whale sharks, Manta rays, Potato bass, Turtles, Guitarfish and various Rays and Eels. For those extremely fortunate, a Humpback Whale during the months of July to October.
For the non-diver there is always the opportunity to take a snorkeling trip to the amazing 2 mile reef. Here, one may appreciate the beauty and colours of a coral reef and the abundant marine life it supports without having to don scuba gear.
Go fishing in and around the prolific waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Let one of our local skippers take you expertly to the current fishing hot spot aboard one of the many fishing vessels available- be it for game fishing, drop shotting, light tackle or fly fishing. Fishing is excellent all year round, especially for giant king fish, king mackerel, yellow fin tuna and barracuda, with Dorado and Wahoo being found in the summer months.
October to February produces three species of Marlin, mainly Black, Blue and Stripped. For the Sailfish enthusiast the best months are May to July. Fly fishing is available from the shores of one of the idyllic islands, the sand flats around the Archipelago or out at sea.
Various packages allow mind boggling options of adventure, sport and recreation to suit your requirements. Enjoy an idyllic picnic on the pristine beach of a deserted island, where calm indigo waters stretch to the horizon.
Day time, late afternoon and evening cocktail cruises are available.
Boats for Charter
Non Motorised Water Sports
Non-motorised activities include sea kayaks, paddle skis, soccer and beach volleyball. The sea is calm and shallow in front of the lodge and ideal for swimming and paddling. Vilankulo is proving to be a popular kite surfing destination, particularly between the months of September and February. Comfortable wooden loungers, large thatched umbrellas and waiter service guarantee complete relaxation on the beach. Alternatively, a day can be spent next to the swimming pool, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquil gardens.
The breeze on your skin and the ocean at your side – this is a wonderful experience and of course you also have the option of a swim ride with your horse.
We have the capacity to accommodate single person as well as group transfers throughout the Archipelago as required.