Coral Lodge 15.41
Bazaruto and the south coast, Mozambique
Coral Lodge 15.41 occupies a superb position on the Mozambique coastline, with access to a vast stretch of pristine white sand beach. The ten beautifully-appointed villas all have wonderful views of this incredibly unspoiled and remote location.
At a Glance
Remote and total unspoiled beauty
Wander around Ilha de Mozambique and learn about the history and culture
Snorkel in the lagoon
Dive totally untouched reefs
Head to the local market with the chef to choose vegetables
Enjoy a cool night's sleep in amazing air conditioned beds
Dive the wreck close to Ilha de Goa to see some fabulously colorful marine life.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Visit what is believed to be the oldest church in the Southern HemisphereLouisa Ross-Taylor
Take a historical tour of Ilha de Mozambique, the original capitalLouisa Ross-Taylor
The chef here is a magician, producing a delicious array of different menus throughout your stay. His traditional Mozambican dinner is not to be missed!Scott Dunn team
The diving is easily accessible and good for beginners. There’s a large pool to dust off the cobwebs and the two top dive sites are less than 20 minutes dhow ride away.Scott Dunn team
Coral Lodge 15.41 is a unique property in Mozambique, located close to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ilha de Mozambique, a fascinating town full of wonderful crumbling buildings and interesting colonial culture.
Coral is the only luxury lodge in the area - it is a modern, African-style beach resort, which offers the latest in luxury and comfort while maintaining that authentic feel of Mozambican pureness. The resort’s design incorporates the colors of its environment using wood and brightly-colored textures. These natural materials make the resort blend in perfectly with the surroundings.
Five villas have a direct ocean view, situated on top of the dunes overlooking the beach. The other five are more secluded and have a view over the mangrove forest and Ilha de Moçambique. The villas have been designed by Edward van Vliet using a mixture of African and modern designs. Each has its own private lounge area, large bed and en-suite bathroom with both a bath and a shower. There is a large deck area, perfect for sundowners and relaxing. In two of the villas an extra bedroom is included for two children or an extra adult. The extra bedroom has its own separate loo and basin.
Guests at Coral Lodge 15.41 can enjoy a wide range of activities during their stay. Relax and simply enjoy the resort, the beach and the water sports or explore Mozambique's rich history and the culture of the Macua people. Watersports include diving, snorkeling, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and whale watching between August and October.
Ten minutes away is llha de Moçambique, the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Mozambique and one of the few on the African continent. A local guide is on hand to share his knowledge of the fascinating history and stories of the area. Also on offer is the opportunity to join the chef on his visit to the local market and then learn to cook his favorite Mozambican dishes back at the lodge.
Coral Lodge 15.41 has seven spacious villas. For optimal privacy and relaxation the living space includes informal sitting areas, a bedroom, a bathroom and a big terrace. In two of the villas an extra bedroom is included for two children or an extra adult. The extra bedroom has his own separate toilet and basin. Five villas have direct ocean view situated on top of the dunes at the boarder of the beach. The other five villas also situated on top of the dunes, are more secluded and have direct view on the mangrove forest and Ilha de Mocambique.
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The Coral Lodge bungalows have large king size beds, with sophisticated over-bed a/c systems. Each is en-suite with a bath and shower.
Each bungalow has access down to the beach, half are located on the ocean side of the peninsular, the other half on the lagoon side. Each room has a large living area, if needed this can be used as an extra bedroom.
There are two family rooms at Coral Lodge. One is located on the ocean side of the peninsular, the other on the lagoon side. They are the same size as the normal bungalows, however, the rooms have been divided to create a second bedroom with either bunk beds or twins.
There are no specific child care facilities available at Coral Lodge 15.41, however, children of all ages are welcome and an English speaking nanny is available for babysitting or child minding. Food and meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests.
The lounge bar and restaurant, The Reef, is situated at the very tip of the peninsula. The building is an open wooden structure with a high thatched roof that can accommodate in and outdoor dining. There is a large salt-water infinity pool, with views over the ocean and lagoon, and a spa with a range of treatments for guests to indulge in.
The Coral Lodge 15.41 dive center is stocked with top quality Scubapro diving equipment.
Professional dive masters are on hand to help you explore the reefs just off the coast.
The reefs of the area have both hard and soft corals, and countless species of small fish. Larger open ocean predators are attracted to the reefs often resulting in spectacular underwater sightings of dolphins or game fish. An important but dangerous trading route, due to the treacherous sandbars, reefs and tropical storms, the coast of Mozambique is home to numerous shipwrecks. Some 17th century Portuguese vessels lie off the coast from Coral Lodge and it is possible to find many pieces of broken Chinese porcelain, trading beads, canons and old Portuguese coins.
For those preferring to stay on the surface, the lagoon offers good snorkeling. As the tide runs out many small fish are trapped in the water of the lagoon creating a temporary colorful aquarium.
Between August and October whales migrate along the Mozambican Coast, moving away from the cold southern seas to breed in the warm Indian Ocean. It is often possible to see whales breaching from the beach. Ask the lodge to pack you a picnic lunch to take with you as you explore the area looking for the ultimate whale watching spot.
Enjoy a trip on the lodge's dhow; head out for a sunset cruise or take some rods and try to catch dinner in the prolific fishing spots close by.
Location & Directions
Bazaruto and the south coast, Mozambique
The exact coordinates for Coral Lodge 15.41 are part of the name, i.e. 15 degrees south latitude and 41 degrees east longitude . In other words: we are located in the north of Mozambique. The area around us is called Varanda, a privately-owned nature reserve with dunes, beaches and mangroves. Varanda lies at the tip of a peninsula and is only a short distance from Ilha de Moçambique (Mozambique Island), the former capital of Mozambique.
When to go
Throughout the year daytime temperatures are between 28 and 33°C at Coral Lodge. In June, July and August (the local winter months) the daytime temperatures maybe a little bit cooler. In northern Mozambique, where Coral Lodge 15.41 is situated, the rainy season generally lasts from January to March. The best time to visit Coral Lodge 15.41 weather-wise is, therefore, from April to June and September to December.