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Ibo Island Lodge, Ibo Island

Stand on the battlement, beside the ancient cannons, and stare out over the glittering Indian Ocean. If you let your imagination drift, you’ll hear the cacophony of voices and see the fort’s defenders running to and fro as a pirate ship heaves into view.

Despite its vivid history, its tree forts, its old colonial administrative buildings and its mysterious Stone Town, Ibo Island is today one of the most tranquil, relaxing and welcoming islands in the entire Quirimbas Archipelago - itself a nominated Word Heritage site. And Ibo Island Lodge reflects the island perfectly, with its 100 year-old colonial-style architecture, its panoramic sea views and its deserted white beaches. Welcome to an island that combines history, tropical mangrove forests and a seashore to sigh for.

Ibo Island Lodge, at a glance

  • A fabulous beach-side setting at the centre of the World Heritage-nominated Quirimbas National Park
  • Choice of just nine traditionally simple – but elegant – rooms with wide verandas giving either sea or garden views
  • Four poster or twin beds
  • En suite bathrooms with marble ‘outdoor-style’ showers
  • Superb seafood and local cuisine served in a rooftop deck restaurant

For leisure and pleasure

  • Great swimming pool with decking and sea views
  • Dhow sailing and fishing
  • Snorkelling amongst dolphins
  • Ship wreck exploration
  • Kayaking in mangrove forests
  • Guided nature walks and fabulous bird watching
  • Cultural tours and historic sight-seeing
  • Island hopping and private island lunches

  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    KM, August 2020