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&Beyond Benguerra Island - Bazaruto Archipelago - Mozambique

An exquisite piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still and legends come to life.

Overview

From USD 940 pppn
Full rate details below
Looking out onto the calm waters of a secluded bay, the lodge boasts soft, shimmering beach sands, as well as a deep channel that cuts straight out to sea, allowing for swimming right off the beach even at low tide and permitting direct boat access.
 

Magnificent marine marvels wait in the ocean waters, from mystical dugong to bejewelled tropical fish and mighty marlin and kingfish that delight an angler’s heart.

 

Local sailing boats carry you out to sea on dhow cruises and the billowing dunes and soft sands invite you to explore the marvels of this extraordinary island. After days filled with discovery, weary muscles relax and recharge under the magical attentions of the masseuses in the massage sala.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Accommodation

 

 

Light and airy, spacious casinhas and cabanas combine tropical chic with a distinct touch of Africa and the Mozambican coastline’s Portuguese heritage.

 

Wide doors and windows allow for magnificent ocean views and private rim flow pools set on wide wooden decks provide a cool refuge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities at &Beyond Benguerra Island

SCUBA DIVING

&Beyond Benguerra Island has a fully equipped Dive Centre and offers a full range of diving adventures. If you are an experienced diver, our Dive Master will take you out to explore the waters off the Bazaruto Archipelago and, if you are a novice, our Dive Instructor will introduce you to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty. There are a number of dive sites within easy reach of the island and our Instructor can help you select the most appropriate one based on your diving experience and interests.

 

 

CASTAWAY PICNIC

Feel as though your have the island all to yourself as you indulge yourself in a decadent picnic set in one of its most secluded sites. Enjoy magnificent sea views from a sand spit jutting into the ocean or the top of a soaring sand dune and tantalise your taste buds with a selection of delicacies.

 

 

 

HORSE RIDING SAFARIS

Spend the late afternoon cantering along the water’s edge, explore the island’s hidden tracks or indulge in a gentle wander along miles and miles of endless beaches. Fully in tune with nature, horseback riding is the perfect way to absorb the beauty of Benguerra. Accompanied by a dedicated guide, we offer exceptional trails for all levels, from first-timers to experienced riders.

 

 

 

SNORKELLING

Explore the shallower coastal reefs situated off Benguerra island with the help of a snorkel. Equipment is provided and our guide will show you the best snorkelling spots to see the colourful marine life of the Indian Ocean.

 

 

 

HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING

Experience the beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago from above as you board a helicopter and fly along the Mozambican coastline. Marvel at the crystal clear water and the pristine white beaches of this natural haven.

 

 

 

SUNSET DHOW CRUISE

Enjoy a cruise on a traditional wooden sailing vessel known as a dhow. A local skipper will fetch you in the late afternoon and will sail around the calm waters of the bay as the sun sets over the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

 

 

 

ISLAND EXPEDITION

Island expeditions are fully customised according to your interests and may include anything from a 30-minute trip to the local school or a two-hour expedition around the island. Explore the lakes and dunes on the northern side of the island, visit the local school and church and interact with the local people in the village. Each drive is accompanied by a local guide with extensive knowledge of the island, who will ensure that you have an authentic local experience.

 

 

 

SWIMMING WITH HORSES

Equine enthusiasts of all ages, and riding levels, will have the memorable opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled Swimming with Horses adventure, on &BeyondBenguerra Island. Dress down for the occasion, in just your swimwear, and ride bareback into azure waters, floating amongst the waves on top of your mount. Expect plentiful splashing, and bouts of laughter, as the horses absolutely love to frolic in the ocean. Afterwards, hop off your steed and allow them to enjoy a well-deserved roll on the beach. This 30 to 45 minute adventure allows for a maximum of 4 guests per swim and is perfect as a standalone activity or can be added after a more extensive horseback exploration of the island. The Swimming with Horses activity is seasonal as well as weather and tide dependent.

 

 

 

 

Rates 

All rates are inclusive of VAT and in US Dollars (USD)

 

Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing.

Single Supplement: Aingle Supplement applies at certain times of the year, enquire for details

 

Honeymoon Rates and Long Stay Rates are available on request

 

2018 (Cabana)

$940 pppn

2018 (Casinha)

$1,250pppn

2019 (Cabana)

$940pppn

2019 (Casinha)

$1,250pppn

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What's Included

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation

  • Three meals daily

  • Soft drinks, house wines

  • Local brand spirits and beers

  • Teas and coffees

  • Activities included:

    • Sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise, stand up paddle boarding, guided nature walks, dinghy sailing and scheduled snorkelling trip.

    • One per stay: castaway picnic, island expedition and local village tour.

  • Laundry

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • VAT

  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

 

  • Additional Optional Activities

  • Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, motorized activities

  • Telephone calls

  • Safari shop purchases

  • Gratuities

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Champagne

  • Cognacs

  • Fine wines

  • Premium brand spirits and cigars

  • Park fees

  • Landing fees and airport taxes

  • Administration fee