Only minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Moçambique - once the capital of Mozambique and occupied by the Portuguese, the island dates back to the 1500's. History is hardly the only reason to visit Coral Lodge 15.41, however. Discover magnificent beaches and a great base to explore, from the property's situation on a pretty peninsula.
There's a traditional Mozambican feel to Coral Lodge offset by modern comfort, with dark woods meeting comfy sofas and beds. There are only 10 villas on offer, the small size of the property building an intimate and laid-back atmosphere. Outdoor decking provides the perfect excuse to relax and admire the view while interiors are equipped with air conditioning, an electronic safe, outdoor showers and tea and coffee making facilities. Additional extras are also available: Mozambican Indian Ocean salt baths and mosquito repellent can be provided.
With a unique location on the coast (the 15.41 in the lodge's name are its latitude and longitude co-ordinates, in case you were wondering) there's the chance to enjoy a spectacular array of water sports. Diving and snorkelling are joined by wind surfing and sailing a traditional Mozambican dhow. Ilha de Moçambique is a must visit for history buffs, with old buildings including the San Sebastiao Fort relics of a bygone era.
How to get to Coral Lodge 15.41
A charter flight to Lumbo airstrip followed by a short car transfer and a 15 minute boat ride to the lodge. Alternatively it is a 2 hour drive from Nampula airport followed by a 15 minute boat ride.
Activities at Coral Lodge 15.41
A range of water sports, visits to Ilha de MoÃ§ambique and beach dinners.