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Vilanculos Beach Lodge, a perfect destination for your breakaway. VBL offers exquisite accommodation, a fine dining restaurant, two beautiful bars / barista area, rolling gardens and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Conference Center for smaller groups as well as pamper sessions at our express Day Spa ensures that your stay (business or leisure) will be an enjoyable and tailored one.

Angela Caratelli alongside her husband Damien, passionately manage Vilanculos Beach Lodge hands-on. You will more than likely be greeted by all members of this dynamic family throughout your stay.

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is situated in the small coastal town of Vilankulo, in the subtropical province of Inhambane, Mozambique. Vilankulo lies approximately 700kms north of Maputo and 500kms south of Beira. The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park. The marine reserve includes five islands – Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island), Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue. 

The Archipelago offers some of the worlds best snorkelling, diving and big game fishing. The islands are pristine in their natural beauty and diverse ecologies. The coral reefs are profuse with a diversity of tropical fish and turtles and are amongst the most pristine in the Western Indian Ocean.

Seeing is beleiving

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What people have to say

Visitor Reviews

  •   We stayed at this lodge for 7days over the June holidays and even though we have been visiting Mozambique over the last 30years we were pleasantly surprised with this wonderfull... read more

  •   We spent 7 fantastic nights here and loved every second of it! Beautiful, local decorations, 😀comfortable beds and lovely rooms, huge and clean pool, beautiful garden, tasty food and service... read more

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  •   Simply the best getaway ever. The staff and hospitality make you feel so at home,what wonderful people. Accommodation is beautiful,comfortable,clean and relaxing. Catering to your every whim, fabulous activities,Food and... read more

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  •   I was a bit skeptical when I initially read the reviews for VBL. "How can a place get such consistently great reviews? Surely someone is paying someone to write these... read more

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  •   Nice enough establishment,staff friendly but waited 1 hour 20 minutes for meal......then got served not what I had ordered......instead x 2 burgers of which the beef burger was burnt to... read more

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  •   This place was recommended to us. Arrived at 8:10 . Said kitchen was closing so rushed up. Still took 1 hour for food. Appetizer four microscopic shrimp. Martini with spoiled... read more

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  •   The name inclusive of lodge can be a little misleading when compared to other "lodges" in Southern Africa. This is a beautiful holiday spot with great access to the beach,... read more

  •   My wife and I stayed in several luxury hotels and lodges around Vilanculos and the Bazaruto archipelago, but I can assure you that Vilanculos Beach Lodge is the best estbalishment... read more

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  •   I had an amazing experience staying at Vilanculos Beach Lodge. Beautiful lodge, wonderful staff, very delicious food at their restaurant, clean room. Everything was just beautiful, attention to detail. ... read more

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  •   I’ve wanted to go to Mozambique for years and after staying here I would love to go back The staff are welcoming and friendly, the owners have obviously... read more

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A Tropical Wonderland

Style and comfort

Our Accommodation

The lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood simbire poles ,which have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame doors and windows. The result is the relaxed yet stylish finish. The property extends right on to the beach and the lodge buildings are set back about 100m up the ridge, overlooking the sea.

Enjoy stylish accommodation 22  Luxury Double Bungalows and 1 family suite sleeping total 48 guests, peeping out from private gardens, each suite boasts private decks, air-conditioning, en-suite showers, mosquito nets, safes, coffee & tea making facilities and all amenities.

Rooms are complete with a open plan bathroom fitted with free toiletries, while certain units at Vilanculos Beach Lodge also offer a seating area. The airport is a 15-minute drive from Vilanculos Beach Lodge and a complimentary airport transfer can be arranged. This property is also one of the top-rated locations in Vilanculos.

Family Suite

The Suite is built on stilts and offers a superb view of the ocean and the islands in the distance. It has two en-suite rooms, a comfortable open plan lounge as well as a spacious covered veranda, perfect for those early morning cups of coffee or the late afternoon Sundowners.

Deluxe Double Bungalow

Accommodation is in privately appointed Luxury Bungalows constructed on ironwood stilts with “majeka” (local thatch) roofs and beautiful mahogany floors. 

Mozambican Hospitality

Unwind and relax

Exquisite Facilities


The pool area has incredible, uninterrupted views of the azure blue ocean as well as of the stunning Archipelago, whilst our spectacular infinity pool offers a welcome retreat from the heat of the day. The pool bar, overlooking the gardens, pool and beach, offers a more relaxed atmosphere. A selection of drinks, shooters, and cocktails are available from this fully equipped bar.


The well-kept gardens are an appealing blend of indigenous bush on the slopes around the bungalows and pathways, and tropical lush green palms and lawns of the guest entertainment areas. The rolling green lawns of the gardens around the main building, pool and pool bar are peppered with palm trees, offering shade on the hot summer days. Scattered paved areas among the trees offer quiet shaded areas for drinks.

Only the finest gourmet meals


The spacious restaurant offers the choice of dining in doors, or out on the patio. For true outdoor dining, the option of dining under the palm trees or next to the pool is available. Traditional Mozambican, Portuguese and international fare is served and whenever possible fresh, scrumptious seafood remains the recommended plate of the day.

The perfect meeting place

Conference Location

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is the perfect location for your upcoming conference as we are able to effortlessly combine business with pleasure. The conference package is the recommended package. We can however adapt the packages to suit your individual requirements, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.

Forget about stress

Stillwater Spa

A spa is available on site and bookings need to be made in advance at reception.

LIfe can get busy and that means a lot of unwanted tension and stress. The spa is the perfect place to release all of that and reset your body to start fresh again. 

The spa offer a variety of treatments including:

  • Hot Stones Massage
  • Back, Neck and Shoulder Massages
  • After Sun Massages
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Waxing and Eyebrow Tinting
  • Facials

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