Situated on the protected north-west coast of Benguerra Island, this laid-back beach hotel is sheltered by a natural acacia forest and bordered by the crystal-clear waters of Benguerra Bay. Lying on the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra Island Lodge offers genuine hospitality and personalised service - all that you need to do is relax and enjoy your holiday.

Go scuba diving and snorkelling at Two Mile Reef, an amazing underwater world of colour and form. One of the other main attractions is world-class deep-sea and saltwater fly-fishing. Alternatively, just stretch out in the shade of your thatched sala on the stunning white sandy beach, go exploring in a sea kayak, take an island tour, or jump on a boat to Pansy Island, which is a breeding ground for the legendary pansy shell and is only exposed at low tide.

Benguerra Island was declared a national park in 1971 and is home to 140 bird species and Africa's last remaining population of dugong. There is excellent catch-and-release game angling for marlin, bonito, sailfish and giant trevally.


  • On a sheltered coastline on Benguerra Island 
  • Excellent dive centre & well-equipped fishing boats
  • Small, personalised treatment area
  • Horse riding on the beach
  • Ideal for honeymooners
  • Diverse birdlife & rare dugong
  • Dhow sunset cruises & castaway picnics

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Cool off with a refreshing dip in the uniquely designed pool and gaze out at the crystal-clear Indian Ocean. Browse for mementos at the beach shop or book a dive trip at the Dive Centre, which has all the necessary equipment and plenty of convenient change rooms.

There is a dedicated massage sala, private beach bandas and Wi-Fi in the communal guest areas. Horse riders can saddle up at the stables for an idyllic beach outride.

General Facilities

    Curio shop
    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Laundry Service


Meals at Benguerra Island Lodge are fresh from the sea with delicacies such as tiger prawns, crab curry and grilled crayfish, but meat dishes such as beef and lamb are also on offer. The castaway 'desert island' picnics on the north of the island are highly recommended and the beach is the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cocktail beneath whispering coconut palms.


Benguerra Island has 10 casitas, two cabanas and a luxurious 3-bedroom villa called Casa Familia.

Set right on the beach are the two cabanas: these romantic and elegant accommodations have queen-sized beds, large en suite bathrooms with separate tubs, as well as indoor and outdoor showers, and private decks with Jacuzzi plunge pools.


Other Room Types

The 10 casitas are also set along the beach. These spacious and luxurious suites have a 'home away from home' feel with comfortable open-plan lounge areas and shuttered windows to keep out the midday sun. Each has a very large timber deck with a plunge pool, fantastic sea views and an outdoor thatched gazebo for starlit dinners.

The 3-bedroom and very exclusive Casa Familia villa is set away from the rest of the lodge and is an excellent option for those seeking total privacy. Each room has a double bed and en suite bathroom with a bathtub and outdoor shower. A personal chef prepares all your meals, which can be enjoyed in the lounge and dining area. Casa Familia has a private garden, swimming pool and a thatched sala with beautiful sea views.


  • Birding
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fly-fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Horse-riding
  • Kayaking
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Sailing
  • Scenic drives
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruise
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $630
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $730
  • dates rates from board basis

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Casinha Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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Traveller Reviews

  • Benguerra Lodge is very intimate, has a local feel and a lot of charm, so we are very happy we chose this one. The food was simply exceptional and the snorkelling was great and a unique experience.

    Jean-S Bastien Bres, November 2011
  • We really loved our stay and it was everything we wished for.

    Patrick Humphries, November 2008
  • Benguerra Lodge was fantastic! I think we might be going back there next year. That place is paradise, it really is. It comes highly recommended from myself and Nix. From the moment you arrive you immediately feel relaxed. What a place and the people that run it, Robbie and Lee are fantastic along with the rest of the gang, Andrew, Glanville and Ben. They were all very friendly!! This place knocks the socks off Mauritius.

    Andrew McDonald, November 2008
  • It was the perfect place to start. Idyllic island, friendly staff and very professional management. Good honeymoon activities too e.g. lunch on our very own beach on a nearby island.

    Matthew Ball, October 2008
  • We were welcomed as honeymooners! But this caused us the only inconvenience to drink a free bottle of champagne, which is not really our first choice.

    Silvano Crespi, October 2008
  • The service was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were not however able to do all the activities that we had hoped. But maybe next time.

    Cassia Pacheco, April 2008

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Liesel van Zyl

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"For the dreamers at heart, this remote island oasis offers privacy and romance in a truly African setting."

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Benguerra Lodge is very intimate, has a local feel and a lot of charm, so we are very happy we chose this one. The food was simply exceptional and the snorkelling was great and a unique experience.

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