LUXURY BENGUERRA ISLAND, MOZAMBIQUE
An exquisite piece of Indian Ocean paradise, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still.
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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 (part of AndBeyonds luxury African lodge collection which includes safari lodges in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa – available with capturedinafrica.com) 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.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE THERE?
Snorkel Coral Reefs at Bazaruto: Venture out into the vast blue ocean on a boat, and explore exposed coastal reefs just off Benguerra Island at low tide with the aid of snorkelling gear. Witness the technicoloured marine life of the Indian Ocean, flitting through the translucent waters under the searching rays of the African sun.
Dhow Cruise: Hop aboard a traditional dhow, a wooden vessel with a triangular sail, used for fishing by the island’s locals. A welcoming local skipper will collect you from your casita or cabana in the late afternoon, embarking on an unforgettable cruise around the azure bay.
Cast-away Picnic: Feel as though you have the island all to yourself as you indulge in a decadent picnic set in one of the most secluded sites on the Bazaruto Archipelago. Revel in magnificent sea views from the sand spit that daringly juts out into the ocean and lounge on the peak of soaring sand dunes, romantically set up for an idyllic picnic.
…and don’t forget about the Spa Treatments and Pool & Pool Bar!
Oceans Without Borders strives to catalyse positive change across our marine footprint at &Beyond Benguerra Island) to leave our oceans a better place by applying our proven care-trilogy to the ocean, marine wildlife, and coastal communities, never forgetting that our &BEYOND guest experience lies at the heart of our vision.
Oceans Without Borders Objectives
- Objective 1 (Baseline) –To facilitate world class research in order to inform decision making and track progress
- Objective 2 (Care of the Ocean) – Support the improved effectiveness of marine habitat conservation and the establishment or enlargement of marine protected areas (MPAs), seeking higher conservation status
- Objective 3 (Care of the Wildlife) – Support the protection of iconic species
- Objective 4 (Care of the People) – Through collaboration and coordination with local communities, facilitate community-lead development of sustainable marine resource use practices, and alternative revenue and food sources that reduce marine dependency.
- Objective 5 (Global Reach) – Multiply positive impact on oceans globally through the engagement and education of &BEYOND Benguerra Island guests and collaboration with international initiatives
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PRICE (per person per night)
Cabana from US $795
Casinha from US $1095
Included in the rate
Accommodation, Three meals daily, Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, Laundry, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT
Scuba diving – maximum 2 dives per day (full PADI certification required and tide-dependent), horseback riding (85kg weight restriction), sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise, scheduled snorkelling trip, castaway picnic, island expedition and local village tour, birding and guided nature walks (subject to availability and weather conditions).
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AndBeyond Benguerra Island is available to book with any safari lodge throughout Africa as the perfect ‘bush & beach’ combo – speak to our team today to start planning the perfect vacation.
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