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, pull up a recliner and relax at the pool deck and bar area overlooking the estuary. Order a cold beverage from the bar, put on lots of sunscreen, and wile away the hours doing absolutely nothing.
Meals can be enjoyed on the expansive veranda overlooking the jetty where the fish life will keep you mesmerised and entertained for hours. Spot the dolphins coming into the estuary to feed at sunrise and sunset while enjoy a cup of coffee or sip on a cocktail in the evening.
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 rooms with direct access to the beach via individual pathways.
All have a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation and offer panoramic ocean views.
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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.