Vilanculos Packages & Accommodation


Vilanculos is a vibrant and vital beach port on the mainland of Mozambique known for its superb beach resorts, sea facing luxury hotel accommodation, kite surfing, and wondrous scuba diving opportunities on reefs out to sea. Choose Vilanculos as your gateway to the mesmerising Bazaruto Archipelago, a short boat ride away to five dreamy island paradises made for romance and serenity. Voyage2Africa recommends lavish beach villas and resorts with modern villas packed with modern amenities, many of them environmentally friendly and community driven.  

Visit this delightful tourist town, harbour and airport on Mozambique’s 2500km strip of white beaches, coconut palms and tranquil traditional fishing boats. Find Vilankulo lying in the Vilanculos District of Inhambane Province. The town, Vilankulo, is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke while the district and airport are called Vilanculos.

Gateway to the Islands

Welcome to vital Vilanculos, gorgeous gateway to the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago. Check out various package deals to this exquisite beach destination where a rich local culture makes tourists feel at home. Intrepid explorers from South Africa and beyond will love the tropical accommodation in easily accessible lodges and villas in beach settings with expansive ocean views. 

With easy access to the Bazaruto Archipelago islands, a special marine reserve and Mozambique’s only underwater national park, customised holiday packages to Vilanculos offer world-class beaches, serene luxury accommodation, as well as plenty of diving, snorkelling excursions, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, deep sea fishing and boating far from the madding crowds. Vilanculos is the Mozambican capital of water sports.

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It is from this beautiful port that boats go out to the islands, helicopters take off to the islands and small airplanes fly to the islands. It is here that there are untouched diving reefs, access to some of the best marine wildlife in Africa and the warmest and clearest ocean too. If you love deep sea fishing, go for Black Marlin from October to February!


  • Watch traditional Mozambican fishermen still plying their trade with nets at the edge of the sea and farmers still growing cashew nuts near their rural thatched villages. 
  • Witness the local people delivering their own home-grown vegetables and fruits and fish to the lodges within the Vilanculos National Park. 
  • Jump on a traditional dhow that travels between Vilanculos and the Bazaruto Archipelago for an island hopping adventure. 
  • Check out the wonderful restaurants and bars along the small town streets for typical Mozambican prawns and beers and stroll around the markets for fresh tropical fruits, ripe vegetables and other traditional food supplies you can sample.

Customised Accommodation Packages

Vilanculos is a trending tourist destination with plenty of different accommodation for all tastes and budgets. We tailor make world class Vilanculos honeymoon packages, family holidays and diving specials to the spectacular Bazaruto Archipelago islands too. We promote plush villas like the Greek styled Villa Santorini and entertaining resorts like the manicured garden setting of Vilanculos Beach Lodge. We find you the best honeymoon eco boutique hotel in the Bahia Mar Club, with its meaningful sea views and health spa facilities. 

Browse our hand-picked and personalised dream Vilanculos accommodation packages – we know that this is ultimate beach honeymoon destination in Mozambique so we promise unbeaten deals and advice on the best romantic spots on beaches and islands in this region. 

Marine and Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the breath-taking 30 000-ha ocean and land Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary. Part of an eco-tourism project that promises low-density developments, this pristine marine and wildlife reserve protects all living things and ensures local people benefit from economic improvements.

Experience the ideal base for diving holidays and fishing packages into the surrounding Bazaruto Archipelago. Seek some of the 400 species of fish, including seahorses, nesting turtles, giant manta rays, dolphins, dugongs and whales in the pristine coral reefs here. Plentiful birds flit around the varying habitats – salt marshes, wetlands, woodlands, freshwater lakes and river estuaries.

Family Holidays to Lake Malawi

Take your family on a captivating safari tour to the gorgeous beaches of Vilanculos, a haven of superb beaches, warm turquoise ocean waves and great accommodation. Take the kids to see the kit surfers at play, watch the fisher folk net fish, and take a boat across the bay to the islands. A few days in Vilanculos come before the diving and pampering of island living in the Bazaruto Archipelago.  

We show you top-of-the-range beach hotels and resorts, island villas and self-catering cottages in this region where children will feel in awe and want to run free. There are ocean activities galore, horse rides, scuba dives and snorkelling adventures. Get a boat and go fish. Visit the local people and taste their food. It’s a diverse holiday in paradise and family suites are available wherever you go!

The Best Of The Best Safaris to VIlanculos

Plan a Mozambique tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to premier beach destinations south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in the infinite spaces of the great Vilanculos, then resting time to photograph the ocean vistas. Choose a rustic chic beach villa with luxury facilities and get ready to explore more of Vilanculos soon. We offer you some of the best accommodation and special packages in Mozambique to expand your holiday in true African style.

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