Relax in paradise…

One of the most unspoiled beach destinations in Africa. Mozambique’s pristine 2,500km coastline is scattered with stunning beaches and island archipelagos. Bazaruto and the Quirimbas are the setting for a handful of exclusive, high-end beach lodges – an idyllic way to end a safari.


Our ‘not to be missed’ recommendations for your holiday

Water activities

What better way to wind down and reflect on your safari than in the tranquillity of an unspoilt beach destination; endless white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and a warm breeze drifting off the Indian Ocean.

Explore diverse coral reefs or snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco fly-camps on uninhabited tropical islands. Or combine sea kayaking with dhow sailing up wide coastal river mouths, teeming with red listed bird species and pristine mangrove forests.



Benguerra Island

The second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, and ideally located off the coast near Vilanculos. Most famous as a diving destination, as it is home to established coral reefs with a rich array of tropical fish as well as whales, dolphins, sea turtles – and most importantly the endangered Dugong.

Beach lovers will find an idyllic hideaway as it offers pristine beaches, a warm ocean rich in wildlife, and the silence characteristic of a remote tropical island. Lodging choices are few; we think you will love this island if you are looking for the ultimate ‘barefoot luxury’ experience!

Quirimbas Archipelago

Located in northern Mozambique the Quirimbas Archipelago is accessible by air from Dar es Salaam, making it the perfect extension to a Tanzanian safari. It consists of over 50 coral islands and having been granted national park status, its rich coral reefs offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in Africa.


A selection of unforgettable places to visit

Where to stay in Mozambique

Some of our preferred beach lodges

An exclusive beach getaway
Enjoy a romantic beach dinner
Elegant, traditional interior
Enjoy a dip in the stunning pool

&Beyond Benguerra Island

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Situated on the second largest island in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, the lodge is set in a protected marine conservation area and offers pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life.

The 12 casinhas and family villa have been refurbished with elegant traditional interiors incorporating the island’s Portuguese history, and reflecting the luxury touch that is signature to &Beyond. Looking out onto a sandy beach and set on a deep lagoon unaffected by the tides, this exclusive beach getaway is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

For more adventurous types, the lodge offers exciting activities – horse riding on the beach or to the lush interior lakes, catamaran sailing, castaway picnics, fishing and traditional dhow cruises await. As usual, &Beyond delivers on top notch service and an exciting beach experience.

Azura Quilalea

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

Situated on a private uninhabited island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Azura Quilalea offers a sense of serenity and pristine nature. The rooms are uniquely designed with beautiful textures and colours to create a stylish yet rustic and cosy atmosphere. The luxury villas have private plunge pools, and all other villas enjoy a private veranda with daybeds for relaxing through the day. A butler-host will attend to you during your stay so you can really make the most of your days at the beach.

From here you can enjoy a wide range of water activities, envisioned by you and actioned by the competent management at the lodge. Personally, we find this a premium beach destination!

Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Vamizi Island is a sanctuary, small and intimate, offering the definitive barefoot luxury of your own private island. Just 12 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide, it is fringed with gently-shelving beaches and calm waters and is a haven for adults and children alike, with miles of unpadded white sand waiting to be explored.

Six individually designed luxury villas are scattered along the edge of the idyllic Vamizi Island. We find this a very expensive option that will only work well for small groups or families looking for private beach luxury.

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