Enjoy luxurious island living at andBeyond Benguerra. The second largest island in the Bazartuo Archipelago, Benguerra is fringed by wide white beaches and the calm blue of the Indian Ocean. This is barefoot luxury at its best: walk from soft beach sand straight onto the cool terracotta tiles of your private island hideaway, tucked amongst the trees of this magical Mozambique island.
Just getting to Benguerra is a highlight in itself. At Vilanculos Airport you’ll board a helicopter for the 10-minute transfer to the lodge; flying low over a tropical sea, the darker blue stains hinting at hidden coral reefs. Since the island falls within a marine conservation area the snorkelling and diving are both superb, as is the catch-and-release fishing in the deeper Mozambique Channel.
andBeyond Benguerra has 10 casitas, two slightly smaller cabanas and a three-bedroom casa. All of the accommodation has been recently refurbished with light, airy interiors opening onto wooden decks, each with a private rim-flow pool. Your personal butler will soon get to know your preferences and make arrangements for French-press coffee served on your deck or a romantic dinner for two down on the beach.
Between snorkelling, diving and swimming; go horse riding along the sand or enjoy a castaway picnic on a deserted island. Sunsets are best celebrated out on the bay in a traditional sailing dhow. And if you love seafood you’re in for a real treat; the catch-of-the-day fresh off the boat of a local fisherman, expertly prepared, and accompanied by a bottle of fine South African wine.