Set on Mozambique's tropical coast, Dugong Beach Lodge lies within the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary and offers an idyllic escape. Perfect for romantics and sun-worshippers, the lodge opens out onto the beach where sea turtles nest and dolphins play in the water.

Snorkelling and scuba diving offer the chance to experience the varied marine life, from leatherback turtles, to the incredible variety of tropical fish, dolphins and the Atlantic Dugong - a mysterious creature that is critically endangered.You can also enjoy windsurfing, kayaking and dhow cruises, to name but a few. After a tranquil sunset cruise, you can return to your chalet to relax in private or watch as the resort turns into a romantic haven as evening sets in.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Luxury Hotel Awards - Country winners - Luxury Lodge


  • Intimate luxury beach lodge
  • Relaxed, calm atmosphere
  • Situated in a marine reserve - no watersports directly in front of the lodge
  • Beautiful deck - delicious meals, attentive service
  • Romantic dinners under the stars on the jetty 
  • Luxury beachfront chalets - beautiful baths & outdoor showers
  • Private decks, plunge pools & beach lapas
  • Great for couples or families with older kids 

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The tropical bar is set beside the freshwater swimming pool and together they create a wonderful place to spend an afternoon relaxing and cooling off in style, perhaps nibbling on some poolside snacks.

If you feel like spending some time indoors, relax in the lounge or curl up on a sofa with a book. Alternatively, the quaint library offers another cosy place to read and relax, or browse the small curio shop for gifts and souvenirs.

The gazebo on the jetty is a perfect setting for sundowners or romantic private dinners close to the beautiful turquoise ocean. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating wellness treatments in the comfort and privacy of your own room.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities


Enjoy delicious seafood meals prepared using only the freshest ingredients as you sit down to dinner in the evening.

For a special occasion, you can enjoy a private dinner on your deck, or at a table set out on the beach with the sand between your toes.

Room Description

You'll find only 12 luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned chalets at Dugong, ensuring a peaceful and private stay. Each of these chalets has direct access to the beach via individual walkways. The chalets all have outdoor showers, thatched canopies, and a private deck – the perfect place to take in a magical sunset.

Other Room Types

There are two luxury villas at Dugong, perfect for a family or group of close friends travelling together. Each villa has two bedrooms and an exclusive-use plunge pool.


  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Motorised water activities
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water-skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Dhow cruise
  • Sunset cruise
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Nature drives
  • Fly-fishing

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"You will enjoy an exceptional stay at Dugong; I loved the luxurious comfort, relaxed atmosphere and remote surroundings - just magic."

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