Situated approximately 2 hours south of Nacala on the Mossuril Peninsula, lies Coral Lodge, a modern-African luxury lodge in the heart of Mozambique’s remote and intact culture. With modern architecture mixed with local raw materials, Coral Lodge recently opened with 10 luxury villas, all en-suite, air-conditioned, and include day beds and a minibar.
To fully complement the exterior design of the Coral Lodge villas, architect Edward van Vliet used a blend of African and modern styles for the furniture that decorates the interior of the villas. The bedrooms have been furnished with the award-winning Evening Breeze bed. These beautifully-designed canopy beds allow for full air-conditioned climate control and provide guests with a superb sleeping experience. And if that wasn’t enough, natural materials were used to manufacture the hardness-adjustable mattresses and cushions. To keep it natural, the windows and shutters have been designed with maximum adjustability in mind so that a gentle breeze can always flow through the rooms.
Coral Lodge is built on a privately- owned reserve called Varanda. Varanda is a peninsula with a big Laguna. Through the Laguna, the tides offer life to the mangrove forest behind the sand dunes, the breeding ground for many sea creatures. The area is visited by east African birds and is habited by bushbabies (small nocturnal primates), monkeys, snakes and mongoose. Explore Varanda by canoe or on foot.
What is Special?
Being the only luxury lodge in the area, Coral Lodge gives clients a great opportunity to visit some of the cultural highlights of the area whilst staying in upmarket accommodation. Included in the accommodation rate is a guided visit to Ilha de Mozambique, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see for travellers that enjoy learning more about the history and culture of a country. Other places of interest include the abandoned Governor’s Summer Palace and a hauntingly beautiful old church.
The nearest airport is currently Nampula Airport. Road transfers to Ilha de Mozambique take approximately 2 hours. From the island, it is a 20 to 40-minute boat transfer across to the Lodge. It is also possible to drive around the bay to the lodge, adding approximately another hour to the journey. Private charter flights can also be arranged from Nampula Airport to a nearby airstrip – Lumbo – which is just outside of Ilha de Mozambique.