• Nearest Airport

    Nacala (flying with LAM) or Nampula (flying with Airlink), Mozambique

  • Location

    Varanda – Cabaceira Pequena (opposite Ilha de Mozambique), Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Road transfer from either Nacala or Nampula Airports (45 min and 2h30 respectively) to Ilha de Mozambique followed by a boat transfer from there to the Lodge (approximately 20 – 45 min depending on the tide)

  • Best time to travel

    Generally good all year round with rain experienced from December to end March.

A combination of stunning beaches and amazing local culture and trade history awaits at Coral Lodge.  The property is situated on the peninsular of an unspoilt nature reserve, only a short boat trip away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Mozambique.  The little island, once the capital of Mozambique, still looks like it did 300 years ago so a visit to the island is quite a time travel experience.   The property is a blend of contemporary design, Mozambique style and simplicity whilst giving the utmost respect to the surroundings.  The beach sanctuary has just 10 luxury villas so personal service and attention to detail is assured.  Coral Lodge has the allure of a remote beach destination combined with some of the best cultural and historical experiences the country has to offer.

Honeymoon Special

Bride receives a  40% discount on accommodation for stays of five nights or more.  Various honeymoon treats on arrial. Valid all-year-round excluding high season. T&C’s apply

Long Stay Special

Stay 5 nights or more and get one night free. Stay 12 nights or more and get two nights free. Valid all year round except for high season. T&C Apply.

Family Special

Stay 5 nights or more and one child under 12 sharing with parents stays for free.  Valid all year round except high season. T&C Apply.


Coral Lodge has ten luxury rooms that tastefully blend luxury and comfort with an authentic Mozambique style.  The villas are either ocean or mangrove facing.  The elegant blending of wood and textiles make for a unique style that blends the villas in perfectly with the natural surroundings.  Each villa has a modern en suite bathroom, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities with home made biscuits and nuts to nibble on, a fully stocked mini bar and outdoor shower.  The two family villas have a second bedroom with a bunk bed ideal for young children sharing with their parents.


Take a culinary journey through the best ingredients that is on offer in Mozambique.  The dishes influenced by the best available fresh ingredients and local fish brought in by fishermen.  The chef team pride themselves on creating unique daily menus with influences from Mozambique, Portugal and other international cuisines.  A selection of South African wines compliment the meal.


The highlight of visiting Cora Lodge is a guided visit to the historical Ilha de Mozambique.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and former Portuguese capitol of Mozambique, is over 300 years old and rich with history of the country.  Or visit one of the local villages and gain an insight into the local Macua people, their traditions and daily life.  More adventurous activities on offer at the lodge include snorkeling, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and scuba diving.  The children can enjoy coral puddle exploration, snorkeling lessons, line fishing, mangrove canoe trips and more.

What we think of it

A highlight for lovers of culture, old architecture and history.  One of our personal favourites as the staff, location and atmosphere creates a special type of magic.