Although commonly associated as one of the world’s poorest countries, Mozambique offers accommodation that will take you to a different world. While it may not have many options available compared to other cities in the world, the ones it does have are nothing less than impressive.
With their prime locations, stylish amenities, and excellent service, you can expect an experience of a lifetime. Luxurious and picturesque, you would not want to be anywhere else in the world.
Read on to check out these hidden gems, the top 15 hotels and resorts in Mozambique.
Catembe Gallery Hotel creates the perfect balance between a quiet atmosphere and the bustling city life. Located just outside of Maputo, this 4-star hotel is ideal for those looking for a secluded stay, but still maintaining close proximity to the city center.
Enjoy a stunning view of the Indian Ocean from your oceanfront chalet or the terrace of the hotel’s restaurant. On top of that, Catembe Gallery Hotel also features an over-water tapas bar and an outdoor pool. You will probably find yourself spending most of your time here surrounded by water, whether that means by the ocean or in the pool.
Catembe Gallery Hotel
Address: 77 Rua B, Chali, Catembe, Maputo, MOZ, 3230
Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
Within 4 km (2.5 miles) from the city center is Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Maputo. Get maximum comfort in the contemporary rooms of this beachfront hotel. If you’re fortunate, you may even get ocean views directly from the balcony of your room. Facilities at Radisson Blu include an outdoor pool, poolside bar, sundeck, and complimentary parking.
Rooms offered at this lavish 5-star hotel range from a standard hotel room, to deluxe suites, to one-bedroom apartments. The apartment-style housing at Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Maputo includes a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, and dryer—a great option if you are looking to stay in Maputo over a longer period of time.
Recently renovated at the end of 2013, Hotel Tofo Mar is a picturesque beach hotel overlooking the ocean. With 13 rooms and suites available, this boutique hotel aims to provide its guests with the utmost experience possible.
Lounge around by the easily accessible Tofo Beach all day. If you want a more adventurous trip, water sports (i.e. surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and scuba diving) services are available nearby. In fact, its scuba diving center, Diversity Scuba, is the longest-running dive operation in Tofo, so you will definitely be in good hands!
HOTEL TOFO MAR - Standard Sunset View room
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Host:most staff were friendly but minimize your expectations in terms of the creature comfortsRead more reviewsgreat location right by the beach
Relax in a private oasis at Amigo Lodge. Offering 5 recently renovated rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and garden veranda, this resort is sure to fulfill your desire for peace and quiet.
If you’re looking for a specific activity while in Tofo, Amigo Lodge has got you covered. They provide various accommodation packages that cater to specific interests. Package options include diving, ocean and lake safari, surfing, horse riding, massage, or a combination. With these packages, you wouldn’t have to deal with the hassle of planning your own itinerary.
Ponta do Ouro
As a bed-and-breakfast hostel-style accommodation, Gamboozini Lodge is best for travelers seeking an all-encompassing experience on a low budget. Located in a popular area for snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, fishing, and hiking, this modest lodge provides the facilities and services needed for you to explore the area. A barbecue is also available if you are suddenly craving smoky delicious grilled meat.
Take your pick from the wide range of rooms available at the lodge. From luxurious bungalows, to dorm-style rooms, to camping grounds, there is something for everyone at Gamboozini Lodge.
Address: Parcela 549 , 1100 Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique (see map)
Price: From 15 USD
Address: Parcela 549 , Ponta do Ouro, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, 1100
Experience a different side of Mozambique at White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli. Tucked behind lush trees, this luxurious resort lies amidst the untouched shores of Mozambique. You will not want to take your eyes away from the beautiful and pure stretch of coastline it overlooks.
Beautiful and pure beyond imagination, White Pearl Resorts has 21 pool suites available for guests to relish the tranquil blue ocean and enchanting green surroundings. Even though this beachfront resort is extremely pricey, especially by Mozambique’s standard, the surreal views will make every penny spent worth it.
White Pearl Resorts Ponta Mamoli
Address: Avenida 10 de Novembro, Zitundo, Zitundo, Mozambique, 1118
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms
Unlike other parts of Mozambique with beautiful resorts and 5-star hotels, Beira does not have as much to offer in terms of accommodation. VIP Inn Beira is one of the nicer and safer hotels in Beira. Located in the city center, this 3-star hotel provides unique views of the historical railway station from its rooms.
It focuses on the idea of simplistic living. Apart from an en-suite bathroom and TV in every room, amenities are kept to a minimum. Complimentary transfers to and from Beira Airport are a bonus.
Vip Inn Beira
Address: Rua Luis Inacio, 172, Beira, Beira, Mozambique, 2100
Raphael’s Hotel in Pemba is nothing short of your standard affordable accommodation. Primarily serving as a business hotel, this modern hotel effortlessly combines luxury and comfort into one package. And if you’re a leisure traveler, Raphael’s Hotel is just as suitable for non-business visitors as well.
Overlooking the sea, the hotel provides some of the most remarkable views. So grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your room. Room rates include access to a spa, swimming pool, and gym, all of which are great to relax in after a long day of exploring the city or business meetings.
Designed with African and Arabian architecture, AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa strives to bring a hint of tradition to its modern furnishings. Located right by the Indian Ocean, all rooms at this upscale resort will have either a garden- or ocean-view.
Amenities include beach access, a spa, 24-hour fitness center, 4 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and a bar. Spend the morning lounging on Pemba Beach, the afternoon dipping in the pool, the evening at the gym, and complete your night with a soothing spa session. There is so much to do throughout the day that you will never be bored here.
Comprising of several modern houses by the beach, Go Wild Resort is one of the few accommodation options located by the beach of Praia do Xai-Xai. With sand dunes and fun activities (e.g. fishing, snorkeling) available right at your doorstep, it is the perfect stay for adventurous families.
With approximately 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the houses at Go Wild Resort can accommodate large groups of people. Each villa includes a kitchen, washing machine, and a private splash pool. Even though you would not have to leave the resort, it is worth taking some time to explore the restaurants and bars in the area.
Best described as a little paradise on the private island of Bazaruto, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in nature. With little distractions from the outside world, you can truly appreciate the natural beauty of Mozambique.
With 44 villas available, you are guaranteed to get one with a view of the beach, the sea, or the pool. Facilities include an adult-exclusive beachfront pool, family pool, and spa services. Don’t forget to engage in the casual island lifestyle while you’re here. It is not everyday you’ll get to be completely worry-free and stress-free.
Easily the most expensive and luxurious accommodation in Mozambique, Azura Benguerra Island is an extravagant beach resort only accessible by boat or helicopter. With only 18 villas, this exclusive resort will no doubt be one of the best experiences of your life.
Despite the hefty price, you get what you pay for. Expect to be spoilt by a welcome massage, a local tour of the island, a dhow cruise at sunset, a private pool, and personalized meals provided 3 times a day. The best part is that everything mentioned above is complimentary and included in your room rate! Private chefs and water activities (e.g. fishing and diving facilities) are also available at an additional cost.
Azura Hotel Benguerra Island
Address: Benguerra Island, Benguerra Island, Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Featuring thatched cottages, Villas do Indico Ocean Eco-Resort & Spa is surrounded by soft white sand, turquoise waters, vibrant reefs, and abundant marine life. It prides itself as an eco-resort, with facilities including an outdoor pool and spa.
With a hammock on the outdoor terrace of your villa, you can lie out in the sun all day in the privacy of your own space. If you’re worried about bugs in Mozambique’s tropical climate, don’t worry. Villas do Indico provides mosquito nets on all beds, so you will be shielded from bugs at night. Complimentary breakfast is also a bonus.
Overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and Bazaruto Archipelago Islands lies Casa Rex Boutique Hotel by Sol Resorts. Get a sense of both the coastal charm and vibrant culture of Mozambique with the hotel’s blend of African, Portuguese, and Arabic influences.
This small boutique hotel only has 15 rooms available, all facing the sea with easy beach access and ocean views. Its size works to your advantage, giving you all the privacy you could possibly want. There is no better place to kick back at than in a secluded villa by the oceanfront.
Casa Rex by Sol Resorts
Address: 19 Bairro de Outubro
Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is in the heart of an up-and-coming tourist destination, situated by some of Mozambique’s most beautiful beaches. Surrounded by flawless panoramas, this area is a precious gem yet to be discovered.
Wake up to the natural landscapes and unexplored parks that back this 5-star resort. Hidden in an untouched corner of the country, Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is perfect for guests looking for privacy. Accessible water activities make it suitable for those seeking an adventurous element to their visit as well.
Paradise on Earth
Despite the fact that Mozambique is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world, it has no shortage of beauty. Unexplored and untouched, the landscapes there will be some of the purest you will ever encounter. With an abundance of luxurious hotels and resorts, this beautiful country may just be the perfect destination for your next beach getaway. And now is the time to visit Mozambique before it blossoms as a tourist destination.
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