Located just under 3 hours from Nampula, Coral Lodge 15.41 is a modern, African-style beach resort, which offers an authentic feel of Mozambican pureness. The resort’s design, by Dutch designer Edward van Vliet, incorporates the colors of its environment using wood and brightly-colored textures. These natural materials make the resort blend in perfectly with the surroundings. Coral Lodge 15.41’s villas have been built on top of the dunes to allow guests to get the full benefit of the incredible views and the constant breeze from the Indian Ocean. Enjoy taking in the coastal scenery on your 45 minute boat transfer to the resort. Depending on your arrival time and the tide, you may end up taking in an impromptu paddle to shore for the last couple of metres which will no doubt add to the adventure of it all!
Coral Lodge is located in the north of Mozambique. The area around the lodge is called Varanda, a privately-owned nature reserve with dunes, beaches and mangroves. Varanda lies at the tip of a peninsula and is only a short distance from Ilha de Moçambique (Mozambique Island), the former capital of Mozambique. After the civil war ended in 1992, Mozambique has enjoyed a stable political climate and a growing economy. Tourism is fast becoming one of the country’s key resources, but the area around Coral Lodge 15.41 is still largely untouched. The sometimes rugged but unspoiled terrain and friendliness of the local people are a testament to this.
Coral Lodge 15.41 comprises 10 villas, For optimal privacy and relaxation the living space includes informal sitting areas, a bedroom, a bathroom and a big terrace. In two of the villas an extra bedroom is included for 2 children or an extra adult. The extra bedroom has his own seperate toilet and basin. Five villas have direct ocean view situated on top of the dunes at the border of the beach. The other 5 villas also situated on top of the dunes, are more secluded and have direct view on the mangrove forest and Ilha de Moçambique. To fully compliment the exterior design of the villas, Edward van Vliet used a blend of African and modern styles for the furniture that decorates the interior of the villas.The bedrooms have been furnished with the award-winning Evening Breeze bed. These beautifully-designed canopy beds allow for full climate control and provide you with a superb sleeping experience. And if that wasn’t enough, natural materials were used to manufacture the hardness-adjustable mattresses and cushions as only COCO-MAT can. To keep it natural, the windows and shutters have been designed with maximum adjustability in mind so that a gentle breeze can always flow through the rooms.
The lounge bar and restaurant, The Reef, is situated at the very tip of the peninsula. The building is an open wooden structure with a high thatched roof that can accommodate in- and outdoor dining. Here your senses will be excited with our culinary delights. Accompanied by the sound of the sea and the soothing hum of the area’s nocturnal animals, you will experience the amazing flavors of Mozambique.
The Indian Ocean is teeming with fish, which benefits everyone in Mozambique. If you enjoy exotic fish dishes, you will appreciate this fact when you dine at Coral Lodge 15.41. Using only local ingredients and supplies, the chefs prepare everything themselves. Their delicious Portuguese pastries will make your mouth water and the gastronomical skills displayed in the variation of the daily culinary dinner menu will surely impress you. The dishes are infused with the original flavors of Mozambique and the influences from Portugal and the Middle East.
All meals suit the tropical Mozambican climate. During the day freshly-made snacks and small bites are served, which will constantly surprise you both in taste and presentation. And to compliment these delicious dishes you can choose from a number of great wines from South Africa and Portugal.
Coral Lodge 15.41 has a professional small dive centre, with all new Scubapro diving gear. Unspoiled diving with a professional guide or on your own, the reefs just off the coast from Coral Lodge 15.41 offer easy as well as more strenuous diving spots. These reefs have hard and soft corals with many species of small fish. They are regularly visited by the bigger predators like dolphins.
The most special reason dive in this area, is to visit the wrecks of the 17th century Portuguese vessels. Between the remains there is still a lot of broken chinese porcelain, trading beeds, which the Portuguese used to trade the slaves for, as well as canons and old Portuguese coins
During September and October whales migrate along the coast where Coral Lodge 15.41 is situated and they can easely be spotted from the islands in front of the lodge. Great to combine it with a pick nick lunch at the beach.
The resort will provide snorkeling gear and take you with a dhow (traditional sailing boat) to the best snorkeling spots in the area. Afterwards, you can sail to one of the uninhabited islands, where a delicious picnic lunch will be served
A great way to explore the mangroves is by canoe during high tide. Find the birds, mangrove crabs and other animals on your own or with the help of one of the local guides
Learn to sail the traditional Mozambican dhow and try to catch some fish. If you wish, the chef will be happy to cook any edible variety you catch for your dinner that evening. Or take a sundowner sail while looking for dolphins
The constant breeze from the Indian ocean is perfect for learning to windsurf or for taking one of our surfboards for a sail over the crystal blue waters.
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