andBeyond Benguerra Island: The Experience

Located in Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Join a skipper for a cruise in a traditional wooden sailing vessel known as a dhow, navigating calm waters as the sun sets over the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Dive into the diverse ecosystem of Two Mile Reef and explore pristine coral gardens that sustain an array of tropical fish.

Saddle up and explore Benguerra astride horses rescued from abandoned Zimbabwean farms. Canter along the water’s edge or guide your steed inland along hidden horse tracks.

Stroll sandy shoals that jut into the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters.

The lodge can deliver guests to remote sand shoals for secluded “castaway picnics.”

Far-reaching shallows provide the ideal breeding ground for baitfish, which in turn provide sustenance for game fish.

Spend long afternoons relaxing at an oceanfront infinity pool.

Take a spin on an overwater swing.

The lodge catamaran can whisk guests away for snorkeling, scuba diving, and other marine excursions.

Once a simple fishing lodge, andBeyond Benguerra Island stays true to its roots by offering a range of catch-and-release options in the Mozambique Channel—a particularly excellent spot for reeling in black marlin and bonefish. These days, guests can also go beyond the dhow and dive into marine-rich waters on snorkeling and scuba excursions, where there are chances to swim with whale sharks, dolphins, and the elusive dugong. Days onshore are spent discovering the island's beguiling sands during horseback rides along the beach, hikes to the top of massive coastal dunes, and picnics atop sandy shoals surrounded by turquoise seas.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Scuba Diving and PADI Courses
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddleboarding
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Catch-and-release Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Island Drives and Village Visits
  • Sunset Dhow or Catamaran Cruise
  • Bird-watching

Food and Drink

A typical meal at andBeyond Benguerra Island comes with a dash of wind in your hair and a side of sand on your toes. The lodge brings dining outdoors whenever possible, delivering “castaway picnics” to remote corners of the island, and assembling dinner tables and hanging lanterns at the water’s edge for magical evenings under the stars. The oceanfront bar—fashioned from a traditional dhow sailboat—offers an intimate gathering spot between meals, serving ice cold drinks and fresh seafood at all hours of the day.

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