The quiet area of Vilanculos is rising in popularity among tourists, thanks to its string of hotels and fabulous beaches. A new international airport was built in the town not too long ago, making it easier for visitors to fly in and be in in their hotels within minutes. So get ready to immerse yourself in postcard-worthy scenery with crystal clear water, swaying palm trees and your exotic hotel. Here are the top beach hotels in Vilanculos, Mozambique.
Dugong Beach Lodge
Located within ten minutes of the airport, Dugong Beach Lodge is a highly-favored resort for visitors to relax and unwind next to incredible, natural beauty. There are only 14 chalets with thatched roofs available per night, so it’s advised to book your room as soon as possible. Once you’ve got your room locked in, you’ll enjoy the isolated island feel since the hotel is surrounded by lush wilderness and private beaches. Each chalet and its en-suite bathrooms have panoramic views of the ocean and guests can enjoy the luxury pool that overlooks the water.
Villas do Indico
Right on the pearly-white shores of Vilanculos is a fantastic beachfront resort, Villas do Indico, where guests can conveniently be within steps of the ocean. Visitors will have a choice of staying in a deluxe chalet with thatched roofs, expedition bungalows or go completely rustic by camping overnight in a 4×4 in its designated campsite. In between lounging in the sun at the beach, you may want to check out its spa, luxury pool, and restaurant with an outdoor patio for you to enjoy the ocean view as you dine on Mozambican seafood.
Bahia Mar Club
Looking to impress your significant other or family? Then Bahia Mar Club is the place that won’t disappoint you due to its prime beachfront location and high-end, modern architecture. Guests will have a choice of staying in a Sea View bedroom, Beach Luxury suite, or the Presidential Suite that has its own terrace, garden and a private pool. For guests traveling with a large group, they may want to look into renting out a family unit that lets you rent out an entire floor with bedrooms and a spectacular view of the pristine beach. A spa, fitness room, and a restaurant are available on the premises at your convenience.
The Hotel Dona Ana
For travelers looking to enjoy the benefits of staying in a hotel instead of private chalets, The Hotel Dona Ana has all the luxury amenities to offer you. The hotel is on an archipelago and is surrounded by two sides of the ocean, meaning every room will boast a fantastic view of the sea. You may notice an Art Deco theme throughout the hotel’s exterior and interior, that’s because the place is designed to combine the old with the new as well as elements from Portugal and Mozambique. There’s an Olympic-sized swimming pool facing the ocean, a lounge bar and a pool bar for you to enjoy.
Surprise your partner with a romantic getaway at Casa Rex. Operated by SOL Resorts, the hotel is a tropical retreat with 15 rooms per night where guests can walk within steps of the beach and return to their luxury rooms. Each room has a view of the water and its own private terrace. Guests will have access to a gorgeous pool as well as a lush garden to enjoy the tranquil space. Build up that appetite, you’ll want to eat at its restaurant serving up Portuguese fare and seafood (order the Mozambican beer to marry perfectly with your meal). You’ll notice the architectural elements include a mixture of Portuguese and Mozambican touches.
Casa Cabana Beach
Stay in this secluded resort on the beach with an outdoor bar, restaurant and fabulous self-catering rooms. At Casa Cabana Beach, outdoor enthusiasts will find it easy to do tons of activities like horse riding on the beach, snorkeling, camel rides, parasailing, fishing and kite surfing where lessons are offered in the house. Come hungry, the restaurant is a popular hangout for tourists to dine on giant prawns, lobsters and other Mozambican dishes. For a more secluded escape, reserve the Manor House that comes with its own pool.
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