Coral Lodge 15.41 lies around a 2-hour drive and short dhow cruise from the nearest airport. But that is part of the appeal of this secluded beach paradise: it’s wonderfully remote on an unspoiled peninsula – the turquoise Indian Ocean to one side and a tidal lagoon to the other.
There is a beach just in front of the lodge, and you could happily spend your whole holiday relaxing in the sunshine, snorkelling in crystal clear water and picnicking on deserted islands. But Coral Lodge 15.41 also adds a cultural element to this classic beach break with visits to the nearby village and walking tours of Mozambique Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This rustic chic lodge combines authentic Mozambican style with all the mod cons. There are just 10 villas, five of them overlooking the sea and the rest facing onto the peaceful lagoon. There’s an open-sided restaurant with ocean views, or you can opt to eat alongside the infinity pool with its comfortably cushioned sun loungers.
A real highlight of staying at Coral Lodge 15.41 is the genuinely warm and welcoming staff who’ll chat about what you want to do that day, or what kind of food you enjoy eating. If you love seafood you’re in for a real treat with dishes such as tuna, red snapped, prawns, squid and lobster all perfectly prepared.