Vilanculos Beach Lodge

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is situated in the small coastal town of Vilankulo, in the subtropical province of Inhambane, Mozambique. Vilankulo lies approximately 700kms north of Maputo and 500kms south of Beira. The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park.

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood simbire 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 beach and the lodge buildings are set back about 100m up the ridge, overlooking the sea.


Accommodation is in privately appointed Luxury Bungalows constructed on ironwood stilts with “majeka” (local thatch) roofs and beautiful mahogany floors. All bungalows have en-suite bathrooms with showers, mosquito nets, room safes, coffee & tea facilities and amenities, they are also all air conditioned for your comfort. The bungalows are set amidst lush indigenous gardens with private balconies – most with sea-views which offer exceptional views of the sunrise over the ocean- allowing guests to truly relax and soak up the idyllic atmosphere.

1 Presidential Suite- The Suite is built on stilts and 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 as a spacious covered veranda which is perfect for those early morning cups of coffee or the late afternoon Sundowners. The air-conditioned rooms are large and comfortably appointed with mosquito nets, desk, arm chairs, electronic safes and coffee & tea facilities. The en-suite bathrooms boast open shower, double vanity, toilet, bidet and all amenities.


The spacious restaurant offers the choice of dining indoors, or out on the patio under well-designed, attractive shade sails. For true outdoor dining, the option of dining under the palm trees or next to the pool is available. Traditional Mozambican, Portuguese and international fare is served and whenever possible fresh, scrumptious seafood remains the recommended plate of the day.

Breakfast is a typical continental feast – fresh bread, jam, honey, rich butter cereals, yoghurt & fruit with a delicious homemade pastry of the day beautifully crafted by our passionate kitchen team. You are also welcome to order from our a la carte menu for a hot breakfast. Please note that all Espressos, Galao and Cappuccinos are not included and are charged as additional extras.

The Restaurant serves breakfast from 07h00 am and the last dinner request should be made by 20h00 pm. Should you require a breakfast prior to 07h00 please advise our staff of your request and we will make the necessary arrangements.


The pool area has incredible uninterrupted views of the Azure blue ocean as well as of the stunning Archipelago whilst our spectacular infinity pool offers a welcome retreat from the heat of the day.

The pool bar, overlooking the gardens, pool and beach, offers a relaxed atmosphere. A selection of drinks, shooters, and cocktails are available from this fully equipped bar. Our Sunset lounge strategically placed for optimum views of both the sunrise and the sunset is the perfect place to end the day.

The 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 around 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, meetings, meals or to simply relax.

Comfortable loungers, large thatched umbrellas and waiter service guarantee complete relaxation on the beach. Alternatively, a day can be spent next to the swimming pool, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquil gardens.