Benguerra Island - Casa Familia

Lying on the protected north-west coast of Benguerra Island in Mozambique, Casa Familia epitomises luxurious island-style living.

Ideal for honeymooners and couples wanting an exclusive-use and direct-access beach retreat, this casual 3-bedroom villa takes relaxation to new levels.

Inspired by East African and Arabian influences, Casa Familia is decorated in raw natural materials, rich fabrics and earthy colours. Laze at the private pool as a dedicated team – including a private chef - discreetly take care of your every need while 115 different bird species sing from the surrounding milkwood forest.

The more energetic can explore underwater kingdoms with amazing caves and swim-throughs along Two Mile Reef – night dives are a rare treat. Or try your hand at salt-water fly fishing, sea kayaking or searching for the iconic pansy shell at their breeding ground on nearby Pansy Island. At the end of the day, unwind with an ocean cruise on a traditional dhow or the villa’s 38ft catamaran.

Fact File

Beds 3
Showers 3
People 8
Location Benguerra Island
Pool Yes
  • Beach Views
Service Fully Serviced by a team of staff
Property Type Villa
Ideal For
  • Family
  • Honeymoon
  • Families with teens
  • Groups of friends
  • Couples
  • Extended Families


  • Connections via light plane or speed boat
  • Exclusive use, direct beach access
  • Incredible snorkelling & scuba diving 
  • Horse riding along the beach
  • Ideal for honeymooners & special occasions
“A suitable option for families with older chilren who prefer the privacy of a family suite, yet still enjoying all activities with the main lodge.”
Liesel van Zyl, Product Manager


Style & Décor

Drawing on Mozambique’s rich history that fused African, Arabic and Portuguese cultures, Casa Familia implores you to sink into its earthy Afro-Arabian textiles while admiring intricate Moorish mosaics. With sloping thatch roofs, interiors are cool, airy and fresh.


Situated in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel, Benguerra Island is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Covered with lush milkwood forests and enjoying endless beaches of silvery sand, the island has a distinct East African-Arabian feel in everything from the décor to the food. Snorkel and dive in some of the world’s clearest waters or sail on the warm sea breezes that embrace the island. Pansy Island, home to the delicate pansy shell, is nearby for shell hunters.


Casa Familia is perfect for small families or groups of friends looking for an exclusive and private island-style retreat. Honeymooners will love its enchanting intimacy.

Best time to visit

Mozambique enjoys a tropical climate all year round with distinctive rainy and dry seasons. Summer months - from October to April - can be very hot and humid with intermittent downpours followed by clear, sunny skies. The winter months (between May and September) enjoy cooler temperatures and less rainfall and clear waters, which are best for scuba diving visibility.

Special Notes

Casa Familia falls within a malaria area, so visitors are advised to consult their physician prior to travelling for the most appropriate medication. The risk of malaria is highest during late summer months when there is peak combination of heat and rain so guests are advised to take suitable precautions.


A fully-equipped kitchen allows your on-tap chef to produce an array of delicious East African cuisine for every taste, including special dietary requirements and special children’s menus. Guests can also take meals at the lodge’s communal restaurant.

Master Bedroom  

Classic ceiling fans undulate quietly above the double/twin bed, which is draped in a frothy, tasselled mosquito net. Moorish touches hark back to Mozambique’s past as a Portuguese territory, while the double-volume thatch roof ensures a pleasant retreat from the sun.

  • En suite bathroom
  • King-sized bed or twin beds
  • Overhead fan
  • Cupboard space
  • Safe

Guest Bedrooms

The second and third bedrooms also offer double beds that can be converted into twin beds with billowing mosquito nets and spacious en suite bathrooms. High raftered ceilings create voluminous space, while rustic hues remind you that you are in Africa. 


Beautiful, burnished copper bathtubs - which are thought to have natural healing properties - are the centrepieces to each open-plan, en suite bathroom. Bathrooms also open onto private alfresco showers, which are laid with intricate mosaics.

Living & Dining Area     

Casa Familia’s living and dining area is warm and inviting, with a comfortable lounge, 6-seater dining table and private bar. Warm, earthy tones create an intimate atmosphere in the spacious areas that open out onto a private wooden sun deck.

  • Dining table & chairs
  • Board games

Outside Area

The elegant wooden deck that encircles the villa houses a twinkling swimming pool and bikini-ready sun loungers. A mere stone’s throw away from the beach with endless horizon views, a sunken Arabian-style terrace offers the perfect place to dine under a sky full of stars. Or take sundowners or lazy lunches here under a sun-shielding canopy in the style of a traditional dhow sail.

Rates are based on per unit night basis

  • dates rates from
  • 1 Jan 17 - 31 Dec 17 $5975

Terms and Conditions

Our rates are per unit unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
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