Blue Spirit

An exquisite piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still and legends come to life.

Situated on the second largest island in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, the lodge is set in a protected marine conservation area and offers pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life. Looking out onto a sandy beach and set on a deep lagoon unaffected by the tides, this exclusive beach getaway is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Surrounded by premier diving sites, the lodge is the gateway to an underwater wonderland for divers, with a rich variety of tropical fish species complemented by Africa’s only population of the rare dugong. The deep Mozambique Channel, which runs alongside the island, is renowned for its game fish and Benguerra Island offers some of the world’s best catch-and-release deep sea fishing and fly fishing opportunities.

While the island is fringed with golden, sandy beaches, its interior is a lush patchwork of forests, wetlands and fresh water lakes. 

There are 10 Casinhas, 2 cabanas and a 3 bedroom Casa Familia for families or group, all with private facilities and facing the water.

There are so many activities available as you can see below:

Diving and snorkeling some of the most pristine reefs in the world

Spa

Thrilling deep sea and fly fishing

Horse riding on the beach or among the soaring sand dunes and freshwater lakes of the interior

Traditional dhow cruises, island expeditions, catamaran cruises and

Sea kayaking

Birdwatching

romantic castaway picnics

Africa’s only population of the rare and endangered dugong

Local community tours

Horse riding trips and island expeditions explore both the coastline and the interior of the island, uncovering traditional culture at the local village and climbing soaring sand dunes.

There are flights on Airlink and LAM from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to the newly modernized Vilanculos International Airport (VNX). The flying time from Johannesburg is approximately 1½ hours. These flights are designed to connect well with the major international flights to and from Europe. There are also regular flights from Maputo (MPM) on LAM. Both Airlink and LAM offer daily flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos.

Airlink operates direct flights from Vilanculos followed by a short helicopter transfer to the lodge.

Days on your beach holiday at &Beyond Benguerra Island can be as active or as leisurely as you want them to be. This secluded island, with its golden beaches and balmy Indian Ocean waters, invites you to lose all track of time. Activities and meals can be tailor-made to your wishes and there are many ways to spend each ideal, sun-washed day.

Breakfast

Awaken to the early light of dawn and set off on a fishing or diving expedition in search of the denizens of the deep or choose to sleep in as late as you want, lulled by the sound of the waves washing the ocean’s shore. Take a gentle stroll to the welcoming dining area, where you can feast on a selection of fruits and cheeses, as well as toast, jam and hot dishes cooked to order.

 

Morning

Set off on an expedition to explore the fascinating interior of Benguerra Island, venturing deep into the forest and scouring the shores of the freshwater lakes. There’s time to stop at a local village to get a glimpse of traditional life.

 

Lunch

Enjoy a delicious castaway picnic, set up in the middle of the soaring sand dunes, where it’s easy to believe that you’re the only people on this magical island getaway. Return to the shade of your casita for an indulgent afternoon siesta on your private veranda or a relaxing treatment in the massage sala.

 

Afternoon

Paddle gently offshore in a sea kayak, keeping a sharp eye out the rare and mysterious dugong. If you’re lucky, you may be joined by a friendly pod of dolphin. If you’re feeling energetic, end the afternoon with a sprightly canter along the beach with the island’s horse riding instructor. If you’re not, opt to go for a sunset dhow cruise and enjoy the shimmering sight of the sun slipping beneath the ocean waves.

 

Dinner

There’s just enough time to relax before a succulent seafood dinner, served right on the beach, with your toes in the sand. Retire to your comfortable bed, where the gentle sounds of the surf will quickly lull you to sleep.

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