About Ibo Island Lodge
At the recent Safari Awards Ibo Island Lodge was awarded the prestigious Best Marine Property in Africa runner up position. In the Mozambique country section we also scooped the following:
-Best Mobile Safari Operator: Winner Ibo Island Lodge Dhow Safaris
-Best Community focused Property: Winner Ibo Island Lodge
-Best Marine Safari Property: Winner Ibo Island Lodge
-Best Safari property in Mozambique: Runner up Ibo Island Lodge
-Best Value Safari Property: Runner up Ibo Island Lodge
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, marvelous ruins. Be whisked to an idyllic white sandbank beach and dive some of Africa’s richest coral reefs. Snorkel, sea kayak, swim, fish, massage and relax. Take a Quirimbas mobile island hopping dhow safari. Snack on cashew nuts and tropical fruit and feast on seafood of every description. Recline high on our mesmerizing roof top terrace overlooking the ocean and track the slow and steady dhows that drift across the blue horizon. Refresh your senses with a massage and indulge yourself with a frosty cocktail at one of the pools. Mozambique accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge is award nominated and has been described as one of the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa. The island is also one of the oldest and most romantic settlements in Africa and is nominated for World Heritage Status. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, Ibo Island Lodge was built with the community, and today either directly or indirectly benefits a large portion of Ibo’s population. Here your visit really does make a difference. The mystery, the magic, the culture and beauty of Ibo Island beckons. Welcome to the Ibo experience and the ultimate Mozambique holiday...
Perfect Mozambique Island Lodge
At Ibo Island Lodge we pride ourselves on offering some of the most unique, authentic and luxurious accommodation in Mozambique. We are located on the prime waterfront site on Ibo Island in the Quirimba’s Archipelago. Three historic and magnificent mansions, each over one hundred and fifty years old, have been lovingly restored to their former glory and make up this Mozambique Hotel.
Our 14 rooms with their air-conditioning and ceiling fans to keep things cool in the balmy tropical weather. Each room is individually designed and features elegant pillars, meter thick coral and lime walls, lofty tall ceilings and solid teak beams. This is a great example of some of the best and most unique Mozambique Accommodation.
Ibo Island Lodge is set amongst lush gardens planted with frangipani, bougainvillea and palm trees. Three swimming pools beckon an escape from the heat of the day whilst sipping on one of Kissinger’s legendary Mojito’s! Our Bela Vista lounge lives up to its name with mesmerizing views over the bay at high tide, and our private dining room features an enormous solid teak banqueting table, perfect for a private romantic dinner, or a group celebrating a birthday or anniversary in Mozambique.
The heart of Ibo Island Lodge is upstairs on the Bela Vista roof deck restaurant where guests sip sundowners and after dinner drinks under spectacular stars. Our restaurant faces west for unbelievable sunsets and our talented chefs are renowned for their award-winning tasty menu and fresh seafood, usually accompanied by tropical orange sunsets and dreamy views over the bay.
Guest experiences at Ibo Island Lodge are some of the most varied in all of Mozambique. Booking a unique Mozambique Holiday Package to the island will reveal to visitors our secret sand bank beach and our Quirimba mobile island hopping safaris. The island is steeped in ancient architecture, history and culture, and our guided tours bring the fascinating legends alive. We also offer outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling, castaway beach picnics, guided sea kayaking, birding safaris, traditional dhow sailing, the mangrove forest experience, massage, romance and tranquility.
-Daily boat transfer to our Sandbank Beach
-Castaway beach lunch and picnics
-Guided sandbank snorkelling
-Guided historical experience
-Guided Ibo cultural experience
-Interactive tour of lodge pre-school
-Visit to the silversmiths
-All meals - award nominated cuisine
-Morning tea /coffee brought to room
-Iced water flask in room
-Romantic petal turn downs
-Situated in the Quirimbas National Park