Vilanculos Beach Lodge

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Most luxury and affordable accommodation in Vilanculos overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago

The team at Voyage2Africa has been passionate about designing holidays to Mozambique for over 20 years now and one of our firm favourites and top selling accommodation in Vilanculos is the gorgeous Vilanculos Beach Lodge situated 5km north of Vilanculos village.  They say location is everything and this little lodge really does have a fabulous beachfront position with rolling lush gardens featuring an enviable grove of mature palm trees all facing the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago islands.

You can fly directly to Vilanculos, the undisputed hub of coastal tourism in Mozambique. From here it is a jaw droppingly beautiful flight to  the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and its luxury island accommodation in Mozambique. 

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is a small exclusive and private beach lodge featuring 22 luxury double bungalows and one  family suite sleeping a total of 48 guests at capacity.   Each bungalow has it’s own private balcony and is constructed on ironwood stilts maximizing the stunning views of the balmy Mozambique ocean. Traditional majeka thatched roofs and beautiful solid mahogany floors add a traditional Mozambique authenticity, but the bungalows inside feature a stylish blend of raw concrete, hardwood and modern furniture. There is an open plan ensuite bathroom with a shower, and as you would imagine the color scheme is white, pebble, beige with splashes of blue to offset the crisp white linen and romantic soft billowing mosquito nets. The bungalows are air conditioned to keep you cool throughout your stay although for the most part you will be out and about experiencing the huge array of activities and facilities on offer. 

The beautifully constructed restaurant and bar offer traditional Mozambican and Mediterranean cuisine. From the comfort of the lodge, you will be able to explore the exotic surroundings as well as have a perfect base to explore the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

The area is a snorkeler and diver’s paradise featuring breathtakingly unspoilt reefs. In crystal clear waters, watch the vast array of jewel-like fish and the extraordinary-shaped corals.  The Moçambique channel also offers anglers the experience and exhilaration of fighting marlin and other game fish on guided fishing charters.

Getting to the lodge is easy with direct flights into Vilanculos International Airport on the mainland followed by a ten-minute drive to Vilanculos Beach Lodge.



Vilanculos Beach Lodge boasts 21 deluxe bungalows in total with 7 stand-alone and 14 that are adjoining bungalows.  For the best family accommodation in Vilanculos look no further than their Family Suite which offers a superb view of the ocean and the islands in the distance. It has two en-suite rooms, a comfortable open-plan lounge as well, and a spacious covered veranda.

The lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood  poles which have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame doors and windows. The result is the relaxed yet stylish finish. The property extends right on to the glorious beach and the public buildings are set back about 100m up the ridge, overlooking the ocean.

The air-conditioned bungalows are large and comfortably appointed with mosquito nets, desk, armchairs and electronic safes, coffee and tea making stations whilst the en-suite bathrooms boast open a shower, double basin vanity, toilet, bidet, bath gowns, hairdryer and a beautiful range of branded Vilanculos Beach Lodge bathroom amenities.

Everyone’s favourite place has got to be the lodge’s enormous infinity pool with an uninterrupted view of the turquoise ocean and the Bazaruto islands. The pool bar, overlooking the lodge’s tropical gardens, offering guests a relaxed and unmistakable Mozambique atmosphere. Here smiley and happy waiters will expertly mix you a selection of drinks, shooters, and cocktails. The Sunset lounge strategically placed for optimum views of both the sunrise and the sunset is the perfect place to end the day curled up on one of the squashy sofas with a drink or snack. 

The lodge’s well-kept gardens are an appealing blend of indigenous bush on the slopes around the bungalows and pathways, and tropical lush green palms and lawns of the guest entertainment areas. The rolling green lawns of the gardens around the main building, pool and pool bar are peppered with palm trees, offering shade on the hot summer days. Scattered paved areas amongst the trees offer quiet shaded areas for drinks and contemplation.

One of the  consistent accolades for Vilanculos Beach Lodge is its service. Operated with passion and flair by the wonderful Angela Caratelli alongside her husband Damien who is the head Chef.  Food is an integral part of any holiday experience and here it is celebrated!  The spacious restaurant offers the choice of dining in doors, or out on the patio under well-designed, attractive shade sails. For true outdoor dining, Traditional Mozambican, Portuguese and international fare is served and whenever possible fresh seafood remains the recommended plate of the day.

Breakfast is a typical continental feast – fresh bread, jam, honey, a variety of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, cold meats and cheese with a delicious homemade pastry of the day beautifully crafted by Damien and his passionate and accessible and flexible kitchen team.

One of the best parts of choosing Vilanculos is the sheer volume of choice of activities, operators and experiences on offer. This means you get to sample a little bit of authentic Mozambique culture with visits to the village, the market and local restaurants which you can’t always experience in a resort like setting.  There is enough to keep everyone entertained from ocean safaris, snorkeling and diving to seek out the elusive Dugong and huge variety of protected marine life and of course the white sandy beach is sublime!

Get hold of us today and we will put a bush and beach or standalone package together for you at this popular little well priced beach lodge.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Vilanculos Beach Lodge

From $122



  • Spa
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Diving 
  • Horse Safaris
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Cultural experience
  • Curio shopping 
  • Red Dunes excursions
  • Helicopter trips
  • Guided Canoe trails
  • Traditional Dhow Safaris 
  • Kitesurfing


  • Luxury air-conditioned bungalow accommodation
  • Return airport transfers 
  • Local Taxes 
  • Limited Wi-Fi 
  • Complimentary dhow sunset cruise (Subject to weather conditions) 
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Non-Motorised watersports
  • Garden or beach soccer
  • Racquetball and swing ball on the beach
  • Toss the ring, petanque, volleyball, playing cards, uno, monopoly, dominoes, scrabble, chess 
  • Easels and art supplies
  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • Sea Kayaking

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  • 21  double bungalows and one family bungalow
  • Private verandas
  • Coffee stations
  • Air conditioning in bungalows
  • Mosquito net
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Most  luxury affordable accommodation in Vilanculos overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Widest range of  marine and land- based activities both in house and external outsourced operators
  • Excellent standard of service, food and facilities
  • Flexibility on inclusions – choose from full board, half board, or Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Longstanding and friendly management team
  • Direct flights between South Africa’s Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and Vilanculos Airport make this property a breeze to get to after a safari.

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