andBeyond Benguerra Island Lodge is a unique, African island paradise; washed by the turquoise waters of the warm Mozambique channel. The lodge is small and intimate offering personalized service and barefoot luxury accommodation.
Benguerra is the 2nd largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago; approximately 55 km² (11 km long x 5.5 km wide), and lies 14 km offshore.
Characterized by its towering sand dunes, inland lakes, and idyllic beaches; Benguerra was declared a National Park in 1971. It is home to over 140 bird species; while the waters surrounding the archipelago are home to Africa’s last remaining population of the rare dugong. With one of the most pristine coral reefs in the world just offshore; the island waters boast a staggering variety of colorful and exotic tropical fish; while keen fishermen can target a full range of game fish, from sailfish to giant trevally, bonito, and marlin; subject to a strict ‘catch & release’ policy.
Inland, Benguerra Island comprises forest, savannah, freshwater lakes, and wetland eco-systems that sustain a diverse population of fauna and flora. Freshwater crocodiles can be found in the three lakes.
About andBeyond Benguerra Island
andBeyond Benguerra Island Lodge Accommodation
The lodge has a range of luxurious thatched accommodations. Set amidst lush island forest, there are 2 x cozy Cabanas; ideal for couples or honeymooners; and the slightly larger 10 x Casinhas. Cabanas and Casinhas all offer private timber decks, rim-flow pools, sun loungers, and private Salas with irresistible hanging daybeds. They admit cooling sea breezes through wooden shutters and glazed windows and doors; that fold back to frame the magnificent views.
A light and airy color scheme combine tropical chic; with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. Both Casinhas and Cabanas boast elegant four-poster beds with white linen canopies and comfortable day beds. Spacious bathrooms feature generous bathtubs big enough for two; while outdoor showers decorated with hand-painted tiles offer an opportunity to enjoy your ablutions; while listening to the nearby whisper of the waves.
Vast wooden verandas flow from outdoor dining areas ideal for starlit dinners; to cool private plunge pools that mimic the glimmer of the sea. A few short steps down a sandy path shaded sun loungers on the open beach; invite you to while the hours away.
For families or small groups, the exclusive-use Casa Familia is an ideal option with three ensuite bedrooms, a large deck area, and a private pool overlooking the beach. Set in its own secluded garden and mere meters from the beach; the Casa Familia is the ultimate family vacation destination. The Casa Familia is on the edge of the main lodge; offering private views of the ocean and a long stretch of beach.
Kids on Family Holiday Activities
Children visiting the lodge can take advantage of the fun-filled and interactive WILDChild program that offers various activities; such as treasure hunts, building sandcastles, baking in the lodge kitchen; with the chef, an array of beach games, snorkeling in the lodge pool, hand-line fishing; from a dhow or the beach, horse riding, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
&Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge Activities
Indulge yourself in countless hours of relaxation under coconut palms; delight in the diversity of birdlife, visit the historic freshwater lakes; and their crocodiles, sail in a traditional Dhow, and search the seas for the legendary dugongs. You can choose to do as much, or as little, as you like.
All rates are in US dollars and are per person sharing per night
Valid until 10th January 2023
The Casa Familia of 3 interleading suites sleeping a maximum of 4 x adults + 2 x children; is $ 5750 per night. A 3rd and 4th child is possible; on request.
Valid from 11th January 2023 until 10th January 2024
The Casa Familia of 3 interleading suites sleeping a maximum of 4 x adults + 2 x children; is $ 6325 per night. A 3rd and 4th child is possible; on request.
Long Stay Offer at &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge
The longer you stay, the lower the price.
Valid until 10th January 2024 for stays of 7 nights or more at a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to the seasonal availability of the offer); for the same guests on a single itinerary.
&Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge Honeymoon Package
Honeymooners save 50% on one partner’s accommodation at &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge.
The honeymoon offer is valid for stays of 2 or more nights; throughout the year; within 6 months of the date of marriage. However; due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions; guests qualify for the honeymoon offer if they travel within 12 months of the date of marriage; if they travel before 15th December 2023.
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