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Mozambique Spa Treatments

Quirimbas holiday packagesThe oldest, simplest form of therapy, our massage treatment is culturally inspired, and uses traditional recipes borrowed from the people of Ibo.

Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room, inspired by the culture of the local people on Ibo and using local traditions as passed down from mothers to daughters of Ibo. Body scrubs are prepared using Ibo coarse sea salt and locally grown zesty lemon grass. Good feelings saturate your body, all five senses refreshed! Don’t forget to also sample a traditional Mozambique Musiro facial. The painted mask is akin to a beautify facial or mud mask in the Western world. It is worn often by the Mwani women of Ibo and every day during the Muslim religious time of Ramadan. It’s common anytime to see Ibo women in the street or at the market with their faces painted an exotic white.

Tradition on Ibo says that women about to wed should always use a musiro face mask to signal their purity and virginity, and to keep their skin soft and healthy. Many women of all ages use the paste as a beauty routine and is typically traditional to northern Mozambique.



Full Body Massage with coconut oil … 60min
Light $60.00 Medium $65.00 Deep / Sports $70.00
A pampering full body massage from head to toe using traditional island coconut oil. A blissful treat that will leave you feeling refreshed, calm and relaxed.

Back and Foot Massage with coconut oil …45min
Your feet need pampering and attention too! Includes a back massage to help ease stressed and sore muscles.

Musiro Face Treatment…30min
A traditional face pack that the local women of Ibo wear. Deeply moisturizing and cleansing it is also an excellent sunscreen and helps rejuvenate sun damaged and tired skin. It is proven to improve skin texture if worn regularly. The musiro is made from the trunk and branches of the Quipalo tree; it is ground into a paste using a coral stone.
Please note: booking for this treatment needs to be a day in advance in order to prepare the mask.

Musiro Hand & Foot treatmen… 20min
Using the wonderful and traditional Musiro paste feet and hands are given a deep moisturize leaving skin soft and rejuvenated.
Please note: booking for this treatment needs to be a day in advance in order to prepare ingredients.

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Not in ones wildest dreams would one believe that such a wonderful place exists. Undeniably a lost paradise in the Indian Ocean. I feel we have been steeped in Ibo’s history and culture and guilty pleasure of staying in this beautiful colonial lodge filled with staff who have surpassed the word service, they have provided us a haven of personality, generosity and damn good food and wine! From collecting fine porcelain pieces on the beach, moonlit walks, sunset dhow trips and crab claws. This has been a truly memorable trip. “A life not reflected on is a life not lived, I feel I have lived on Ibo!!