Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge

Experience an authentic island holiday on Mozambique’s Ibo Island in the luxurious Ibo Island Lodge. Find it in the remote, undeveloped Quirimbas Archipelago where once Arabs and Portuguese sailed the seas to trade and discover true beauty. Spend your island holiday in 300-year old mansions, lovingly restored to host intrepid travellers who want to learn the history and culture of Ibo. Romantic island hopping dhow safaris, a secret sandbank beach and unforgettable sunsets.

Ibo Island lies in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Nominated for World Heritage status Ibo has been described as one of the most unique and atmospheric islands in the world. Located on the prime waterfront site where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, Ibo Island lodge encompasses magnificent mansions each over one hundred years old. Coral and lime walls over a meter thick, high lofty ceilings and original beams. Ibo Island is a potential World Heritage Site, and therefore rooms have been designed to incorporate the architecture and style of the original ruins. The lodge accommodates guests in beautifully elegant, yet simple rooms, with indigenous solid teak and mahogany furniture, handcrafted by the people of Ibo. All nine bedrooms are individual and feature a king size 4poster, or twin hand crafted bed with crisp cotton linen and Indian silk throws. Wide verandas are a traditional feature of all Ibo mansions, but we widened ours considerably to house comfortable plantation style chairs with soft cushions. For all its tranquility and ambience Ibo Island Lodge also offers a diverse range of activities and experiences to keep the most diverse interests occupied.

Imagine a remote Mozambican island lost in time and almost forgotten to the outside world for nearly a century. Picture grand, majestic architecture, some lovingly restored to their former glory while others have fallen into crumbling, marvellous ruins.



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Discover Ibo Island Lodge on Ibo Island where romantic dhows sail out into the Quirimbas Archipelago. Three historic 300-year-old mansions have been lovingly restored into sublime accommodation.
Enjoy lush gardens of frangipani, bougainvillea and palms. Admire breath-taking sunsets from the central Bela Vista roof deck restaurant.
Imagine a remote Mozambican island lost in time and almost forgotten to the outside world for nearly a century. Picture grand, majestic architecture, some lovingly restored to their former glory while others have fallen into crumbling, marvellous ruins.

  • 14 luxurious rooms: 5 sea facing, 5 historical, 4 garden facing – individually designed
  • Air conditioned and 24-hour power
  • Antiques and handcrafted furnishings, wide verandas stunning views
  • Glamorous rooftop restaurant, tropical gardens fantastic birdlife
  • Dhow safaris, beach picnics, beauty spa
From $375



  • Three swimming pools offering respite from the heat
  • Sundonwers in Bela Vista lounge, with mesmerizing views over the bay
  • Award-winning tasty menu and fresh seafood The secret sand bank beach and stunning Quirimbas mobile island hopping safaris
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling, castaway beach picnics, guided sea kayaking, birding safaris, traditional dhow sailing, the mangrove forest experience, massage, romance and tranquillity.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Guided cultural and historical tours around the island
  • Use of non-motorised water sport activities
  • Return airstrip transfers
  • Sailing to Sand Bank island for swimming and picnic

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From $3 150
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Ibo Island Scuba Dive Package

7 Nights From $3 150 - PER PERSON SHARING - Book a series of dives, a dedicated dive package or a mobile island hopping dive safari as a guest at Ibo Island Lodge. Dedicated PADI Dive Instructor offers various scuba diving packages, PADI DSD’s, Open Water and Advanced dive training courses. Explore magical dive sites during a week of luxury at the restored 300-year old lodge. Toast the night skies from the glamorous rooftop restaurant and enjoy a history and culture tour.
From $2 235
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Love and Romance On Ibo Island

5 Nights From $2 235 - PER PERSON SHARING - Combine your beach honeymoon with a cultural experience on Ibo Island. Visit local silversmiths and observe historical remnants and buildings that are centuries old. Idyllically remote Ibo Island Lodge promises a memorable experience far from the crowds. Savour delicious seafood dishes and enjoy phenomenal diving. Dhow cruises to a secret sand bank beach and fantastic kayaking into the mangroves. Your bride gets a fantastic discount.
From $1 880
Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge Package

5 Nights From $1 880 - PER PERSON SHARING - For unforgettable special packages to Mozambique, book this deal to the glamorous Ibo Island Lodge with the online experts where one night is FREE. Undoubtedly the best historical experience ever that Mozambique has to offer – immerse yourself in the past and enjoy. For all its tranquillity and ambience, Ibo Island Lodge also offers a diverse range of activities and experiences including cultural and historical tours. Meet the silversmiths and walk the fascinating ruins.
From $4 315
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Ibo Island Lodge and Azura Quilalea Package

7 Nights From $4 315 - PER PERSON SHARING - Delight in this specially designed package that showcases the highlights of the Quirimbas Islands by combining the best of two very different resorts. Experience history and culture at the quaint Ibo Island resort before setting off for fabulous beaches and fine dining with your very own butler at Azura Quilalea. Snorkel from your luxury villa into turquoise waters and enjoy picnics under Baobab trees.
From $4 665
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Quirimbas Islands Explorer

7 Nights From $4 665 - PER PERSON SHARING - Combine the best of both worlds with this delightful combination package in the Quirimbas Islands. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and exquisite 5-star luxury of Anantara Medjumbe Private Island. Then get acquainted with local cultures and learn more about the colonial history at the quaint Ibo Island Lodge. Fish for half a day for Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado and Giant Trevalley in these warm waters. Or go snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and even water skiing for extra excitement.
From ZAR 342 000
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South Africa and Mozambique Holiday

22 Nights From ZAR 342 000 - PER PERSON SHARING - Start at Villa Zest Boutique Hotel, the hotel is located in the Green Point area and is in close proximity to the Cape Town International Convention Center. The beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are only a few minutes’ drive away. Less than an hour’s drive out of Cape Town to Franschhoek in the Winelands a short visit to La Fontaine Guest House, this is a newly refurbished 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Franschhoek has been beautifully appointed with rich colours and luxurious finishes. A quick flight to Sabi Sands for your stay at Chitwa Chitwa.