Embark on a journey in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and swim on the island of Ibo, where you can go on diving and snorkeling trips. The island lies in the amazing archipelago of Mozambique’s Quirimbas, home to some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs, pristine beaches and coastal forests packed with birds. Ibo Island Lodge has three 150-year-old houses that have been restored to offer the luxury and glory of fragrant gardens and rolling palm trees.
The island was originally part of an old trade route and has many historic ruins that reflect its ancient splendor: ideal for travelers who want to experience authentic Africa. Make sure that you buy handmade gold jewelry in their simple laboratories.
Snorkeling and diving on traditional sailboats will allow you to discover the surrounding islands; a nearby sandy beach has some spectacular underwater runs and one of Africa’s largest mangrove forests. Combine your holiday on the island Lodge with enriching cultural and historical tours, where you can meet the inhabitants of Swahili and admire the fascinating combination of Arabic and Portuguese architecture dating back to 1600s.
- Local silversmiths make iconic coin jewellery
- Vibrant Swahili culture & historical ruins
- Rooftop restaurant or romantic private dining
- Tropical gardens & ocean views
- Authentic African island experience
Mozambique, Quirimbas, Ibo Island
Type of Accommodation
With a limited number of suites in three beautifully restored palaces, Ibo Island Lodge offers exclusivity and an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The Bella Vista Lounge overlooks the bay and is decorated with antiques and local furniture that reflects the vibrant mix of cultures and the rich history of the island.
The fragrant and colorful Bougainvillea fills the carefully landscaped gardens, while the afternoons can be enjoyed while enjoying a refreshing drink in one of the three pools. The traditional-inspiration spa uses local products such as sea salt, lemon juice, coconut oil and extracts and is served in your suite. The tide bay in front of the lodge offers beautiful views, and you can visit the nearby sandy beach for a free short boat ride.
- Private balcony or deck
- Private garden
- Swimming Pool
Enjoy a great dining experience in the formal dining room at a large teak banquet table or visit the rooftop restaurant for icy cold drinks and smoked fish, curry and the Thermidor lobster. The restaurant is at the lodge and faces west. Beautiful sunsets over the ocean are for you to admire, while lanterns and a starry sky illuminate your meals of the day. Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed in the garden or at your private suite, and the menu offers a variety of Mozambican and international dishes.
Sea Facing Room
These rooms are ideal for a honeymoon and are equipped with the luxury and amenities of the garden rooms. They also have a lanai on the beach and large bathrooms with marble shower and bathtub.
Garden Facing Room
Each of the garden facing rooms is individually decorated and features single or king-size beds, a veranda, and an outdoor seating area, as well as a large bathroom with a large marble shower and double sinks. Some suites have an outdoor shower, a comfortable sofa bed and living spaces that can be converted for two small children.
Garden Facing Room AMENITIES
- Air conditioning
- En-suite bathroom
- Mosquito net
- Safe in room
- Tea & coffee-making facilities
- Beach activities
- Bird watching
- Boat excursions
- Cultural tours
- Day tours
- Dhow cruises
- Historical tours
- Local school visits