Relax and enjoy the luxury of Dugong Beach Lodge, situated on the Indian Ocean coastline of Mozambique within one of Africa's most unique marine and wildlife sanctuaries - 'The Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary'.
A typical day begins with a lovely breakfast savoured amidst the tranquil surroundings of nature. Water sport enthusiasts can look forward to an array of activities, including salt water fly fishing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, pedal boats and kayaks. Shallow and deepwater reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as great and leatherback turtles, sailfish and manta ray, to name a few.
For the less energetic, quite simply, relax and enjoy. The idyllic setting may even include large flocks of flamingoes and pelicans, truly a sight to behold.
Later, enjoy sundowners followed by a scrumptious dinner. Afterwards, gaze at the stars in an African night sky while you ponder tomorrow's 'typical day'.
Air transfers from Vilanculos International Airport to Dugong Beach take 10 minutes, or boat transfers take 30 - 40 minutes (depending on the tide).
The lodge offers 14 luxuriously appointed, air conditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual pathways.
Two of the chalets have a private plunge pool, but all have a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation and offer panoramic ocean views. Romantic private dinners with majestic views of the star studded skies can also be enjoyed under the secluded canopy.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Boat Transfer to / from Vilanculos to lodge (one way)
1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
GBP 94 USD 118 ZAR 1,920 EUR 103
per person per night
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Three meals per day; one bottled water per person per day; scheduled boat transfers from Vilanculos to Dugong; and non-motorised watersports are included.
PLEASE NOTE: All guests will be liable for a Conservation Fee which is payable directly at the Lodge upon check out.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Since the cyclone in 2007 devastated the whole area, Dugong Beach Lodge has basically been completely rebuilt. Now all the rustic but luxurious lodges are right on the sea front and the communal areas are excellent, with a lovely large decked area which extends onto a long jetty.
Being in a nature reserve we saw flamingos, eagles and amazing sea life, even just snorkeling off the jetty.
The staff at Dugong were fantastic, incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We were recommended a couple of trips to different parts of the area, including lunch on a little island and a trip across the reserve to the Indian Ocean, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The seafood, beautiful remote location, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service made for a perfect trip.
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General Information For Guests
The chalets are all en-suite with bathtubs and outdoor showers. In-room facilities include a ceiling fan, air conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar (stocked on request), hairdryer, mosquito nets, a private sundeck and tea/coffee making facilities.
The lodge has a dining room, lounge area, swimming pool, viewing deck, jetty, a spa and wellness centre, a curio shop and an island bar.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in the main public areas.
Daily meals are served in the dining room and on the main deck in either buffet or à la carte style. Dugong Beach Lodge has a variety of other exclusive dining experiences available on request, including exciting picnic excursions to different nearby islands, as well as meals set up on the jetty overlooking the ocean.
On site activities include beach walks, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing (hobie cat) and sundowner dhow cruises.
Activities that are available at an additional cost include island excursions, deep sea fishing, scuba diving (24 hours notice and a diving licence are required) and visits to a local fishing village.
The spa and wellness centre offers a range of different massages and treatments. These needs to be booked 24 hours in advance (additional cost).
For those wishing to go on a beach walk, please contact management on your departure, so they can provide you with a radio for communication and a map to guide you on your venture.
Boat transfers from Vilanculos International Airport to Dugong Beach Lodge take 30–40 minutes (depending on the tide). Guests should be advised that wading into the water (to about knee level) may be required, depending on the tide. Please ensure to keep this in mind and dress correctly on the day of travel (sandals and easy roll up pants or shorts are advised). As an alternative, guests can freshen up and change clothing once they get to Vilanculos.
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