Vilanculos Beach Lodge

Ultimate Exclusivity

  • Nearest Airport

    Vilanculos, Mozambique

  • Location

    Vilancuolos, Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Road transfer from Vilanculos Airport (duration approximately 15 minutes)

  • Best time to travel

    Generally an all year travel destination.  Rain season is normally from December to end March when some rain and high humidity can be expected.

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is situated in the small coastal town of Vilankulo, in the subtropical province of Inhambane, Mozambique. The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park. Vilanculos Beach Lodge is located in Vilanculos which lies approximately 700kms north of Maputo.  There is an abundance of bird species, including the crab plover and olive bee-eater that tunnels its nest into the sand dunes. Large flocks of migrant waders visit the fertile mud flats from September to April and the nomadic Greater Flamingo arrive around mid-October. Vilanculos Beach Lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood simbire poles which have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame doors and windows. The property extends right on to the beach and the lodge buildings are set back about 100m up the ridge, overlooking the sea.

Long Stay Offer

Stay 6 nights and pay 5 nights. Not valid for 15 Dec 2019 – 05 Jan 2019. T&C Apply.

Mid-Week Special

Stay for 4 nights and Pay for 3 only. Applicable to Monday (arrival) to Friday (check out) only. T&C Apply.


Accommodation is in privately appointed Bungalows constructed on ironwood stilts with “majeka” roofs and beautiful mahogany floors. All bungalows have en-suite bathrooms with showers, beds equipped with mosquito nets, coffee & tea facilities, room safes, all rooms are air conditioned. The bungalows are set amidst lush indigenous gardens with private balconies – most with sea-views.


Vilanculos Beach Lodge offers an excellent restaurant and bar.  The restaurant offers a variety of fresh seafood all brought in daily by the local fisherman.  The restaurant offers a spectacular view over the Indian Ocean.


Scuba Diving: Dive in the warm, subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean, in and around the Bazaruto Archipelago. Scuba dive around the pristine coral reefs which abound with more than 200 species of fish. As the reefs range from shallow to deep, they offer the diver an abundance of marine life with a huge diversity of both coral and fish life. In addition to most of the beautiful East Indian Ocean reef fish, we have the privilege of seeing various species of Sharks, Whale sharks, Manta rays, Potato bass, Turtles, Guitarfish and various Rays and Eels. For those extremely fortunate, a Humpback Whale during the months of July to October. For the non-scuba diver there is always the opportunity to take a snorkelling trip to the amazing 2 mile reef. Here, one may appreciate the beauty and colours of a coral reef and the abundant marine life it supports without having to don scuba gear. Whale watching at Vilanculos Beach Lodge ;Excursions are seasonal and take place during the months of July to October and Dolphins are seen year round.

What we think of it

Great location with a lovely swimming pool and very homely bungalows. All combined to make a memorable stay.