For a Mozambique holiday with a difference, head out into the Indian Ocean to Ilha de Mozambique where history and culture overflow to provide you with a holiday oozing with things to do and see. Situated on the edge of the Quirimbas Archipelago, this island was once the capital of Mozambique under Portuguese rule. It was a major trading base under the Arabs and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for all of these reasons.
Exploring the island is easy – it is only three kilometres long and very narrow and connected by a concrete bridge with the mainland. The two towns, Stone Town in the north and the smaller Macuti town in the south – both have significant architecture and cultural traditions.
The best way to explore this floating piece of paradise is to book a special Quirimbas Island Hopping Package shared with Ibo Island Lodge. By combining the history, culture and guided activities of Ibo Island Lodge with Villa Sands you get a luxury island holiday and two very unique, complimentary experiences.
Four nights at Ibo Island Lodge and three nights at Villa Sands on Ilha De Mozambique includes all air and road transfers between Pemba and the islands as well as welcome drinks, a free meal and a free boat trip per island destination.
At Ibo Island Lodge you get a sea facing room, a guided historical tour and a transfer to a private sand bank beach to add to the romance and fun – snorkel from here to your heart’s content!
At Villa Sands, borrow a bicycle and cruise the island on your own or take a boat trip to Edna on a motorised Dhow. Ilha De Mozambique’s Villa Sands is modern but lives within an old structure in a magical setting on the edge of the ocean.
At Ibo Island Lodge, set amongst lush gardens planted with frangipani, bougainvillea and palm trees, there are three swimming pools beckoning an escape from the heat of the day. The Bela Vista lounge lives up to its name with mesmerizing views over the bay at high tide.
Book your island combo package today to Ibo Island Lodge and Ilha De Mozambique!