With twice weekly flights to Vilanculos Beach Lodge from Johannesburg, it’s easy to jet into tropical island mode in no time. Once there, spend lazy days at the lodge, enjoying the pristine natural surrounds and ocean views and wander into town to soak up the sights and sounds of the real Mozambique. The Palm Tree shaded, fully refurbished (after the devastating Cyclone Flavio in 2007) property consists of a central thatched lodge area and a series of authentic wooden chalets decorated in simply, unassuming tones and built using local materials. For an all-out luxury experience check into the Presidential Suite or the lodge’s Private Villa that can host up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms, making it ideal for a family or group Indian Ocean vacation or conference.
Vilanculos Beach Lodge has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and is the ideal place to learn to dive. With more than 200 species of fish found in these warm tropical waters, every dive and snorkelling expedition reveals more underwater wonders.
Fishing is a big draw card here all year round – experienced guides take anglers out to sea or to their favourite shoreline spots for catch-and-release adventures. Guests can also charter any of the lodge’s boats – from the 46-foot Catamaran to their 26 foot yacht. A variety of fishing boats and motorized kayaks are also available and there is a sports boat for waterskiing and wakeboarding adventures.
From parasailing to Dhow cruises, cultural excursions, kite surfing and horse riding, there is no end to the exciting activities for the whole family. Of course downtime is encouraged and with endless views from each chalet, the beach and the infinity pool terrace, guests are assured of unwinding and recharging their batteries.
Situated on its own sprawling and Palm Tree lined resort property, Vilanculos Beach Lodge has an excellent spread of activities to ensure you make the most of time in this tropical paradise. Situated close to a buzzing town, guests can experience island life as the locals do too.