With the festive season fast approaching, the year winding down and school holidays about to start, now is the perfect time to enjoy a well-deserved long-weekend away with your family before the new year starts. Although for some, business is about to pick up and the busy season begins, it is always beneficial to your health both mentally, physically and emotionally to make sure you take time out to recuperate and rejuvenate the soul to carry yourself through to 2018.
With this in mind, we thought we’d put together some information on some of Mozambique’s magnificent resorts that would be perfect for that long-weekend break, whether it be you and your partner; with the kids or with the whole family.
First up, the Incredible White Pearls Resort.
Experience elegant simplicity in the dunes of the untouched shores of Southern Mozambique.
Situated on a picturesque stretch of coastline, tucked behind Casuarina Trees, White Pearls Resort offers the best in complete beach luxury and is perfect for weekend getaways!
White Pearl Resort has 6 magnificent Beach Pool Suites for you to enjoy. Each suite has direct access to the resort private beach and is the epitome of contemporary beachside elegance and informality. Alongside this, you can enjoy the resorts Pool Suites and take some time out to soak up the beautiful summer sun on the deck or submerge yourself in the sublime coolness of the pool. Apart from this, the activities at White Pearl Resort are endless! Enjoy the likes of:
- Unique diving experiences on one of the world’s top pinnacle reefs and enjoy Shark sighting, vibrant colours and multitudes of fish
- Ocean Safari’s and snorkelling in a nearby reef where you can experience pods of slivery, glistening Bottlenose Dolphins
- Horse Riding that enables you to experience the natural surroundings of the resort and Ponta Mamoli on horseback along a bush trail, through flora and fauna whilst taking in breath-taking views of the ocean from vantage points
Sounds completely magical, doesn’t it? Well, we still have a few more resorts to tantalise your travel-buds.
Next up is Machangulo Beach Lodge.
Overlooking endless white beaches, pristine and untouched dune forests, estuaries bursting with life and eternally wide-open ocean that are all in an energetic harmony, Machangulo Beach Lodge is perfectly hidden amid the dunes with a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Journey by boat through the endless channels of the bay and end up on the Lodge’s secluded beach. Prepare yourself for the beauty and magic that will slowly reveal itself to you through the Lodge itself; the staff; and the beauty that is etched into every element of Machangulo Beach Lodge.
Choose between Ocean View Rooms with private ocean views; Beach Villas that are ideal for families and groups traveling together or the family Villa that can accommodate families or two couples.
Activities at Machangulo Beach Lodge are endless and include the following:
- Village tours through the local Santa Maria Village to experience the culture and heritage of the locals
- Inhaca and Portuguese Island tours
- Maputo tours
- World class fishing locations by boat, beach and channel fishing
- Scuba Diving
- Beach Picnics
- Visit our spa and enjoy a relaxing pamper
(The list goes on…)
Third on our list is Serena Polana Hotel.
Serena Polana Hotel stands at the very heart of Maputo, on one of the city’s most prestigious avenues.
Having been considered one of Africa’s finest hotels, Serena Polana hotel prides itself on the best local architecture, culture and heritage which are all yours to experience and enjoy during your stay. Having recently emerged form an extensive renovation programme, the 5-star hotel is a historic landmark that fuses classic charm with the ultimate world-class amenities so well.
With 153 rooms to choose from – many of which are spacious suites – along with 3 restaurants, you are bound to relax in the lap of luxury for the weekend.
Whose ready for a bit of a spoil?
The fourth feature is none other than Travessia Beach Lodge.
Travessia Beach Lodge is an Eco-Friendly lodge that is located in the Inhambane province, offering bare foot luxury and a picturesque beach.
Built on the dunes along the beach and nestled between bush and palm trees with several carefully selected areas for complete privacy and picturesque sea views, Travessia Beach Lodge exudes tranquillity and relaxation.
Accommodation consists of:
- Casa de Mel which is the most secluded of all rooms and boasts a large deck and hammock, perfect for taking in the magnificent sea vies.
- Casa Tartaruga is the family room at Travessia Beach Lodge and can comfortably accommodate 4 people
- Casa Baleia is a double room with sea views and,
- Casa Madeira is the lodge’s friend wooden house that is perched on top a dune with 360 degree views
What’s more, the activities at Travessia Beach lodge are sure to make your trip that much more memorable, from Scuba Diving to Snorkelling; Beach Picnics and more, Travessia Beach Lodge is certainly a must see for the whole family.
Next up we have Vilanculos Beach Lodge.
Vilanculos Beach Lodge is one of the unique lodge’s to visit in Mozambique. Located in Vilankulo – the friendly people and welcoming atmosphere offer the perfect base from which to explore the magnificent Bazaruto Archipelago and Bazaruto National Park. Constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood Simbire poles that have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame doors and windows, the property extends right on to the beach meaning you have a picturesque white sandy beach right at the tips of your toes.
Accommodation at Vilanculos consists of 22 Double Bungalows that are constructed on ironwood stilts with Majeka roofs and beautiful Mahogany floors and set amid lush indigenous gardens with private balconies and picturesque sea views. There is also one Presidential Suite that is built on stilts and offers a superb view of the ocean and the island in the distance.
Activities are endless, from Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Whale Watching right through to Cocktail Cruises, Charter Boats and Horse Riding, there is something for everyone should you choose to make Vilanculos Beach Lodge your holiday destination of choice.
Finally, we have Blue Footprints Eco Lodge.
Situated in the Barra Tofo area, Blue Footprints Eco Lodge offers private, tranquil and luxurious accommodation making it the perfect base from which to explore the area’s bountiful marine creatures, rich cultural heritage and natural surroundings.
This incredible gem offers the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner as well as the perfect spot to take an adventurous family vacation with a wealth of adventurous activities to fill your days such as Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Sunset Trips.
Surrounding yourself with natural beauty and simplicity, putting all of life’s mundane worries aside and living for the moment! That’s what Blue Footprints Eco Lodge is all about.