There are a total of 14 rooms all air-conditioned with ceiling fans and all individually designed and lovingly renovated to stay authentic to Ibo’s history and original architecture. The end result is simple, yet elegant large spaces, with splashes of opulence in the details - silk throws, luxurious fabrics and antiques. Huge ornate mirrors, vintage decor and original solid teak ceiling beams add texture and a proud sense of heritage. Deep verandas either facing the bay or the shady gardens feature comfy teak and cane plantation chairs with soft cushions to sink into, relax and contemplate Ibo Island life. 
The Bela Vista mansion is the central public area. As with all original Ibo architecture if features an long central hall way that runs from the elegant pillar lined front veranda all the way to the back, and acts as a naturally cool place as it catches the sea breeze. Off the hall is the beautiful Bela Vista lounge with antiques and interesting vintage décor, comfortable couches and chairs to relax in under a large colonial style ceiling fan. The Bela Vista front veranda is a wonderful spot for taking a coffee and watching dhows sail out to sea in the morning, and is the usual meeting place for all guided activities. 

The Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge




Mobile Island Hopping Dhow and Kayak Safaris 

Ibo Island has been described as one of the most unique and magical islands in the world and is the perfect place to explore the beaches and beauty of the Quirimbas Archipelago and National Park in Northern Mozambique. Nominated for World Heritage status, Ibo is an island that is still remote and relatively untouched by large scale commercial developments, and is one of the most fascinating, idyllic islands you could dream of visiting. Ibo Island Lodge is made up of three impressive mansions, sensitively restored to their former glory and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in December 2006.

Mansions Bela Vista, Niassa, and Paradiso are located on the prime waterfront site of the island, where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, and offering guests outstanding views.

Ibo Island Lodge offers some of the broadest range of experiences in Mozambique set in an undeniably unique and tranquil island atmosphere. The flexibility of guest activities is what makes Ibo Island Lodge renowned. One day guests can be active and exploring with a wide range of guided land and marine experiences, and the next they can relax island style, with a massage and have a lazy day at the beach. 

Included (one per day)

  • The Sand Bank Beach Experience

Included (one per stay)

  • Guided Historical Experience 
  • Ibo of Today Guided Experience 
  • Ibo Island Pre School Project 

At an additional charge

  • Scuba diving
  • Island Hopping Dhow & Kayak Safaris 
  • Dolphin Encounter Safari 
  • Snorkeling Excursions ​
  • Guided Nature and Bird walk 
  • Traditional Dhow Sailing Excursion 
  • Traditional Sunset Dhow Cruise 
  • Trip to Quirimba Island