Ibo Island Lodge makes its home on a former Portuguese colonial outpost, amidst centuries of history and grand architecture. The award-winning luxury lodge is celebrated as much for its proximity to important cultural history as its fantastic personalized service and activities.

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Ibo Island Lodge is comprised of three historic waterfront mansions – Niassa, Bela Vista, and Paradiso – built more than 150 years ago. The restorations have been completed with care, to remain true to the original architecture of the historic place, and thoughtfully updated for the discerning travelers of the modern age. Just 14 rooms are included in the accommodation options, each with their own character and their own unique floor plan. Thick walls of coral and lime, rich teak beams, and original red clay tile roofs are just a few of the distinct architectural curiosities at Ibo Island Lodge.

Rooms face either the lush gardens of palms and colorful bougainvillea, or look out over the endless blue of the Indian Ocean. Each features a private veranda, double sinks in the en-suite bath, and mosquito netting and crisp cotton bedding adorning the romantic four-poster beds.

The private Villa Paradiso occupies one mansion on its own and is available for exclusive use by up to 12 travelers. A private garden with a pool, private kitchen facilities, and private rooftop terrace are yours to enjoy exclusively in this generous space.

From freshly-caught seafood and pawpaw salad to decadent coffee eclairs, the menu at Ibo Island Lodge is a tribute to traditional Mozambican dishes and ingredients of the island. There are also a number of amazing locations to indulge in the from-scratch creations from the kitchen. Dine by the light of the lanterns on the sandbank beach, take lunch in the shady garden, or on the rooftop terrace. An extra special evening can also be arranged at the stunning Joao Baptiste fort nearby.

Ibo Island is a part of the Quirimbas National Park, and its protected status has preserved the natural beauty and the cultural history of the region. From Ibo Island Lodge, set off on boating and diving excursions through the Quirimbas Islands, in search of dolphins and other marine wildlife. You can also walk with your private guide through the town, past the buildings from the 1500s to meet local silversmiths who ply their trade in traditional ways.

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