Mozambique is a really beautiful country to visit, with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and most of all its opportunities for adventure.This enigmatic south-eastern African country boast of beautiful beaches, blue waters, abounding in shoals of colourful fishes, well-preserved corals, colonial-style architecture, pulsating nightlife, a fascinating cultural mix and vast tracks of bush populated with elephants, lions and birds galore. Mozambique is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources. The country’s economy is based largely on agriculture but tourism sector is also growing.
The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language by about half of the population. Common native languages include Swahili, Makhuwa and Sena. The country’s population of around 24 million is composed overwhelmingly of Bantu Ethnic group. The largest religion in Mozambique is Christianity, with significant minorities following Islam and African traditional religions.
For Tourist who plan to visit Mozambique, the country is safe and secure enough. The beach resorts are one-of-a-kind and are usually the most recommended places to lodge in because they offer 3-in-1 service of Accommodation, Natural Attraction and World Class Cuisines. Below are some of the best beach resorts you can lodge in, that offer value for money:
IBO ISLAND RESORT (www.iboisland.com)
Ibo Island Lodge is an award winning, world class resort and has been described as one of the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa. The island is also one of the oldest and most romantic settlements in Africa and is nominated for World Heritage Status. The beauty of the Island Lodge is influenced by it’s community of Ibo speaking people, and today either directly or indirectly benefits a large portion of Ibo’s population residing in Quirimbas, Mozambique. It is home to one of Africa’s richest coral reefs. Services in this Island Lodge include but not limited to the following: Free WIFI, Daily boat transfer to Sandbank Beach, Guided historical experience, lunch at the beach and picnics, Guided tour to Quirimbas National Park and ofcourse Award-winning Cuisines. It is perfect for Family on vacation and Couples who are looking for romantic destinations for their honeymoon.
DUGONG BEACH LODGE (legendlodges.co.za/dugong beach lodge)
The hotel is built on a private beach, the ocean view makes it even more breath-taking and serene at night. The Resort is tastefully furnished and vintage-styled. The lodge has a restaurant, library and a shared lounge, the rooms are also equipped with a minibar, air-conditioner, tea-and-coffee making facilities, fitted shower and luxurious bath, the private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Each guest chalet opens out onto a patio with breathtaking ocean views. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking, snorkeling, and windsurfing.
INDIGO BAY ISLAND RESORT (www.bazuro.anantara.com)
The spacious and luxurious chalets at Indigo Bay are set in dense tropical gardens, within 30 paces of soft, sandy beaches. This quintessential island resort is situated on western side of Bazaruto Island, it is the largest of the six islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Boasting of a tropical climate, pristine surroundings, glittering white sand and a variety of land and water-based activities, Indigo Bay offers the ultimate island holiday, it’s really a great place to visit for Couples, Families and Lone adventurers. All the Chalets feature mosquito nets, air-conditioner, king-sized beds, massive en-suite bathrooms, mini-bars and satellite televisions. The 29 Beach Villas at Indigo Bay are ideal for couples, while the exclusive and luxurious Honeymoon Villa is specially designed for couples – with a “cuddle puddle” pool and private setting, away from the other villas. The 12 Deluxe Sea-View Pool Villas are perfect for families or groups travelling together.
NYATI BEACH LODGE (www.nyati-beach-mozambique.co.za/)
This hotel is situated in a secluded spot within the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary in a combined setting of tropical forest and coastal beauty. Accommodation at this beach resort includes the choice of one-bedroom chalets or family villas. All rooms feature exotic woods and furnishings in addition to double poster beds, luxurious bedding and private terraces with scenic views. Guests can enjoy access to amenities such as a swimming pool, activity center and restaurant. With the resort’s location on a nature reserve that shelters an abundance of both land and marine life, guests can enjoy eco-tours, hiking and birdwatching as well as a variety of water sports at the beach.
POLANA SERENA HOTEL, MAPUTO (www.serenahotels.com/serenapolana)
Hotel Polana is a grand old, well established hotel in a prime location next to the sea, with wonderful gardens and great ambience. This colonial style hotel is the best location to enjoy restaurants and local attractions. Built in 1922, the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo has long been considered one of Africa’s finest hotels. Offering 142 rooms, many of which are spacious suites, the ‘Grande Dame’ of Maputo now also offers a choice of three restaurants: the all-day dining Varanda Restaurant, the Delagoa fine-dining experience in the French style; the Aquarius Sushi Bar, and the Polana Bar. The hotel also offers the ‘Maisha’ Mind, Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa, a stunning swimming pool, extensive gardens, an exclusive residents’ lounge, a business centre, a beauty salon and souvenir shops.