Described as one of the most unique and magical islands in the world. Located on a remote and relatively untouched island in the Quirimbas Archipelo.
Once Mozambique’s most mighty and prosperous trading centre, it remained all but forgotten to the outside world for almost a century. Today wandering around amongst crumbling forts and ancient romantic buildings you can almost feel the history and fascinating stories crunching under your feet.
The Ibo Island Lodge is made up of three impressive mansions, sensitively restored to their former glory, located on the prime waterfront site of the island, where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, and offering guests outstanding views.
IDEAL FOR: Divers, Couples & Honeymooners
What makes the Hotel Ibo Island & Resort unique?
- Rich island history, once a properous town
- Some of the best dive sites
- Island hopping dhow & kayak safaris
- A uique isolated sandback experience
- Tons of activities to do
- Spa treatments
All Meals Included
Restaurant & Bar
Situated on the roof terrace of the Bela Vista mansion facing the sunset and affording spectacular views over the bay. The restaurant serves cuisine combined with Mozambican and world inspired influences with the freshest of seafood,
Romantic and private dinners are served in a number of locations, or on the rooftop terrace with awesome views over the sea.
Pool & Garden
The lodge's lush tropical gardens is teeming with bird life, wafts of frangipani and bougainvillea and thick shady palm trees.
Ibo Island Lodge has 3 swimming pools with palms providing shade and comfy wooden loungers to recline on. The main Bela Vista pool is an elevated 16 meter rim flow overlooking the bay. The Paradiso pool is slightly deeper and ideal for dive refresher courses. The Niassa pool is perfect for families and smaller children.
Each mansion has its own garden offering lots of outside space. Day beds are dotted around for guests to find a private nook from which to read, snooze or relax.
The Bela Vista mansion is the central public area with all original Ibo architecture. It features as long hall and beautiful Bela Vista lounge to relax in. The front veranda is a wonderful spot for taking a coffee and watching dhows sail out to sea in the morning. The Bela Vista mansion also houses an elegant banquet room – perfect for a group or romantic private dinner for two…
The heart of Ibo Island Lodge and everyone’s favorite place is undeniably the roof terrace restaurant and bar spread out over the entire flat roof of the Bela Vista mansion, reached via a large sturdy stair case offering breathtaking views over the bay.
The flexibility of guest activities is what makes Ibo Island Lodge renowned. One day guests can be active and exploring with a wide range of guided land and marine experiences, and the next they can relax island style, with a massage and have a lazy day at the beach.
- Mobile Island hopping safaris
- Scuba diving and snorkelling
- Birding safaris
- Guided sea kayaking into the mangrove forest
- Castaway picnics to neighbouring islands
- Traditional dhow sailing
- Historical and cultural interactive experiences
- Dolphin Encounter
- Guided Nature and Bird walk
- Ibo Massage and Relax treatments
- Ibo Island Guided Night Walk
- Fishing and Yacht Charters
Complimentary experiences (included in your stay)
- The Sand Bank Beach Experience
- The Ibo of Yesterday Guided Historical Experience
- Ibo of Today Guided Experience
- Ibo Island Pre School Project
Bela Vista mansion
Ngalawa (dhow) - Sea facing. King 4 poster bed, large bathroom, ball and claw free standing bath, quick access to public lounge and gardens, perfect for honeymooners or less mobile guests.
Ndorwe (stork) - Sea facing. King 4 poster bed, marble shower, Indian swing bench and plantation chairs, shares entire length of Niassa mansion front veranda with Mweezi (screened for privacy)
Mweezi (moon) - Sea Facing twin beds (can be made up into king size bed. Shares entire length of Niassa mansion front veranda with Ndorwe (screened for privacy)
Kixewa (king fish) - Historical back room garden facing. Inter-leading private lounge can be converted into children’s room. Shares entire length of Niassa back veranda (screened for privacy)
Suky (dolphin) - Sea facing room. King size 4 poster bed. Large room, enormous bathroom with his and hers wardrobes. Shares entire length of Paradiso front veranda with screens for privacy.
Kipira (stork) - Sea Facing room. King size 4 poster bed. Large room, enormous bathroom. Shares entire length of Paradiso front veranda with screens for privacy.
Djolwe (kingfish) - Historical room. King size 4 poster bed. Has entire side veranda of Paradiso mansion. Faces garden and pool.
Nagogo (geko) - Side of garden entrance. Very private veranda that faces sea. Large bathroom with original gun turret feature.
Nlamba (Baobab) - Twin beds. Suitable for children, pilot room, or teenagers. No veranda and entrance from Paradiso lounge.
Luwa (flower) - largest room in the lodge. Garden facing, outside shower faces sea. Can accommodate children’s beds. Shares entire length of Niassa back veranda (screened for privacy)
Makonde (makonde tribe) - Garden annex room. Ideal for sharing children or au pair etc. Twin beds and cot Facing pool and gardens.
Tataruga (turtle) - Large garden annex room. Twin beds. Facing pool and gardens. Large veranda with screens for privacy.
Juwa (sun) - Garden annex room. Twin beds (can be converted to king) Beautiful veranda featuring bed and plantation
chairs. Extra large marble shower.
Brubuletta (butterfly) - Largest garden annex room. Outside shower, king size 4 poster bed, veranda with day bed and plantation chairs.
Facing pool and gardens.
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Large windows and double doors for sea breeze
- King size extra length hand crafted bed with romantic mosquito net or twin beds
- Indigenous teak and mahogany handcrafted furniture
- Solid mahogany wardrobe with wooden hangers
- ‘Antique style ‘pirate chest’ safe with lock
- Brass, and antique fittings
- Linen gown for use whilst on the island
- Healing Earth range of guest amenities
- Hair dryer
- Water flasks in the rooms
- Morning complimentary tea and coffee room service