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 hundreds 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. 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.
Ibo Island Lodge has 9 magnificent villas, furnished using beautiful antiques, and traditional decor 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.
The Niassa Garden rooms step out from huge verandas into lush tropical gardens with chunky palm trees that provide shade around the Niassa dip pool. They are spacious twin bedded, air conditioned rooms situated in the garden. Large verandas feature comfortable chairs to soak up the sun and watch the birds that swoop down to drink from the Niassa dip pool which is just a few barefoot steps away. All four garden rooms have en-suite marble showers and twin basins.
Original, beautifully restored large historic rooms with wide verandas facing lush tropical gardens at the rear of the Niassa mansion. Featuring an intricately carved 4 poster king size bed, with huge romantic mosquito net, crisp cotton linen and silk throw, air conditioning and ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with twin basins, separate enclosed toilet, a large marble shower and a stunning range of guest amenities.
Beautiful high and low tide ocean views that change throughout the day. All sea facing rooms feature an enormous 4 poster king size carved bed draped in romantic mosquito netting with rich sea scape colors. High lofty ceilings still boasting their original dark teak ceiling beams from which air conditioning and ceiling fans keep these beautiful rooms cool and comfortable. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with twin basins, baths, a large marble shower and a stunning range of guest amenities.
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.