Whether you want to laze by the Lake of Stars, hike in the Chimanimani Mountains, scuba dive in the Bazaruto Archipelago or island hop in the North, Mozambique can’t be beat for an African beach vacation.
Mozambique accommodation will leave you spoilt for choice with a range of luxurious resorts for every kind of traveller.
Blessed with several of Africa’s most spectacular beaches, Mozambique is also notable for its fantastic marine life and time-warped old Portuguese towns. Tourism to Mozambique is pretty much all about the beaches. Or rather the beaches, the fishing, and the wonderful snorkelling and diving available on the seemingly endless string of offshore reefs and islands.
Resorts in Mozambique
The Bazaruto Archipelago is made up of five glorious main islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue. Bazaruto Island is the largest, sporting a 30-kilometre spine of dazzling dunes that roll down its eastern flank above an impossibly turquoise sea. Mozambique accommodation in the area is spectacular.
The Quirimbas Archipelago lies like a forgotten string of pearls, carelessly flung out along the far northern coast of Mozambique. Twelve main islands and twenty smaller make up the chain, scattered along with shell-strewn sandbars and gleaming white tidal spits. The 11 most southerly isles are protected within the Quirimbas National Park, including Ibo Island, which is also the most accessible.
Mozambique resorts and Mozambique accommodation offers travellers magical havens from which to explore these islands.
The sleepy town of Inhambane was once a key trading centre in southern Mozambique. But the days are long gone since Portuguese galleons plied these shores for ivory and slaves. A neat, attractive town it’s now best known for its handful of good restaurants, Art Deco cinema and 19th century Catholic church.
Maputo is Mozambique’s fun, chaotic capital, fanning back from the northern shores of the sparkling Maputo Bay. On its downtown grid of jacaranda and acacia-lined avenues you’ll find Art Deco architecture alongside colonial-era Portuguese homes. Mozambique resorts in the area offer something for everyone.
The Ilha de Moçambique, or Mozambique Island, is a historical gem, and just a wonderfully laid-back slice of heaven. The entire island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural and architectural significance, in particular its fine 16th century fort and associated chapel.
Ponta do Ouro, literally ‘Tip (or Point) of Gold’, is a family-friendly beach holiday town, just north of the South African border. It’s the first of a succession of undulating sandy points that stud the wide, golden beach which rolls unbroken to Inhaca Island. This 85-kilometre ribbon of sand is one of the most beautiful and pristine in all of Mozambique.