Ibo Island Lodge was built by the community, pioneering tourism development on Ibo. Today either directly or indirectly, the lodge benefits a large part of Ibo's population. Here your visit really does make a difference. Ibo Island lies in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Nominated for World Heritage status Ibo has been described as one of the most unique and atmospheric islands in the world.
Located on the prime waterfront site where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, Ibo Island lodge encompasses magnificent mansions each being hundred's of years old. Coral and lime stone walls over a meter thick surround the property. Ibo Island is a potential World Heritage Site, and therefore rooms have been designed to incorporate the architecture and style of the original ruins. The lodge accommodates guests in beautifully elegant, yet simple rooms, with indigenous solid teak and mahogany furniture, handcrafted by the island people. All nine bedrooms are individual and feature a king size 4poster, or twin hand crafted bed with crisp cotton linen and Indian silk throws. Wide verandas are a traditional feature of all Ibo mansions, the lodge widened there verandas considerably to house comfortable plantation style chairs with soft cushions.
Ibo Island Lodge has 9 magnificent villas, furnished using beautiful antiques, and traditional decore produced by local people using regional fabrics. Most rooms open onto verandas which is the perfect place to relax with a book and watch the dhows sail by. The other rooms are sea-facing or face out on to a lovely garden. During the heat of the day you can retreat to your spacious room, which also has large windows that allow the cool sea breeze in. The en suite bathrooms are equally spacious, with twin basins and marble showers. Some bathrooms also have baths and outside showers.
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Dining options at Ibo Island lodge features freshly grown herbs, salads and fruits and usually combines traditional Ibo delicacies with the freshest of seafood caught from surrounding island waters. Ibo Island lodge is famous for its jumbo prawns, unique game fish, gigantic lobster and signature special dish. Just imagine the taste of giant dressed crab served with fragrant soft traditional coconut rice, absolutely motuh watering. Honeymooners, or couples madly in love can indulge in a romantic dinner served in a number of different locations at the lodge, or the rooftop terrace under the stars, with its spectacular views of the bay of Ibo.
Ibo Island Lodge offers guest many activities including bird watching, cultural tours, cycling, darts, dolphin & whale watching, Dhow safaris, historical tours, kayaking, canoeing, mangrove forest excursions, massage treaments, running, sailing, shopping, snorkelling, scuba diving, star gazing, swimming, and fishing.
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