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Vamizi Island Lodge

Vamizi Island, Mozambique

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Mozambique is still untouched, with some of the most pristine, wild beaches in Africa. I had the most incredible private lunch of fresh fish on the beach after taking a Dhow boat to Pansy Island.

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Mozambique is still untouched, with some of the most pristine, wild beaches in Africa. I had the most incredible private lunch of fresh fish on the beach after taking a Dhow boat to Pansy Island.

Stay at Vamizi Island Lodge

At True Luxury Travel we are delighted to hear that Vamizi Island will have an exciting future. The lodge and private villas have come under the management of award winning safari company &Beyond.

Please contact a member of the True Luxury Travel team for further information on the lodge rebuild and to find out how Vamizi could be your next holiday destination on the African coast.

Simply grand or grandly simple – this lodge isn’t about the usual five star luxury and all mod cons, it’s about the more rarefied pleasures of exclusive island life. Imagine wafting through muslin and filtered sunlight, flopping straight from your room into a private ocean and enjoying elegant lunches with your toes in the sand.

It’s hard to compete with the perfect desert island, so Vamizi don’t. They just take what comes on the breeze, and mould it into a more civilized form.

Exclusivity is one of Vamizi Island’s greatest assets and, as the only lodge on the island, it has the space to spread wide, so each Kitala (a local Ki-mwani word meaning luxury beach front villa) amply commands its own part of the beach.

Eight Kitalas – one or two bedroomed – are right on the shoreline, all with to-die-for views of the ocean. Both airy and generous – with over 170 square metres of timbered floor to pad about on, they have plenty of space for spreading beds, sofas, a marble shower and vanity area and outside, a sun deck.

Vamizi Island is not about the ordinary five star stuff, so don’t expect TVs or air conditioning – it’s all about barefoot relaxation and rooms as open as they can be, to catch the natural breezes. That said, if you can’t drag yourself away from your Kitala, there’s a mini-bar and the means for a deluxe cup of tea or coffee – as well as private dinners in the room on request.

Beyond that, you are left alone in the peace of your own private paradise.

They serve surf-fresh seafood and other tropical dishes, set off by the sea breaking on the shore just feet away.

During the day, there’s the relative formality of the thatched open dining room in the main lodge, or choose to retreat to Muntu Nkulu, the new castaway restaurant open during the winter season on the south side of the island, for a buffet and total relaxation.

You can also take the total desert island approach – alone with a shipwrecked picnic on some deserted beach.

Evenings are a more glamorous affair, with a castaway twist, fuelled by grills on the beach, or more elaborate dishes under lantern light in the dining room. With cocktails and fine wines at the bar – and acres of cushions and sofas for sitting very soft at any point – you might just feel that heaven can wait.

The humpback whales know it, so do the turtles and the many species of fish that breed in the Vamizi seas: young ones thrive in Vamizi. It’s safe and private, and the living is very easy.

A gently shelving beach, perfect sand and plenty of sunshine make Vamizi Island a haven for parents and children. The sea is rarely rough on the shore and the water is a perfect temperature, with no end of shallows to toddle about in and small wondrous things to see, hear and feel.

There are plenty of toys for children and adults: kayaks, sail boats, snorkelling gear, windsurfers and fishing equipment.

Fishing trips and sea cruises are a full-on marine biology lesson with huge varieties of deep sea fish to be seen emerging from the depths; whales, dolphins or flying fish are often in sight, if not right by the boat.

Scuba instructors can also introduce those slightly older children to their first experiences underwater, whether snorkelling or diving and nature guides can help them discover the island’s land based wonders – exotic birds, monkeys and giant coconut crabs.

Three Kitalas have been specifically designed as family Kitalas, with large double (possible triple) bedrooms adjoining a central decked lounged area. All beds are mosquito netted, even though Vamizi is a low-risk malarial area and, for the night time, babysitters can be arranged.

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  • Unrivalled diving on untouched dive sites
  • True barefoot luxury beach experience
  • Acres of white sand and turquoise water

The Haughtons

We really loved our time at Azura Benguerra ­- the beach here was ­perfect. The tide came right up to the edge of our beach cabana each evening at sundowner time. Both the staff and food were great and we were really well looked after. There was just the right amount of things to do, including­ fly fishing from the beach or from SUP and snorkelling. Overall it was just an incredible experience and we absolutely loved it – a real once in a lifetime trip.

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These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.

EXCEPTIONAL:

A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.

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These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.

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Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.

EXPERIENTIAL:

These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.

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