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Rio Azul Mozambique

BD Point On the banks of the Guvoru River’s Estuary, Inhassoro 1305 Mozambique
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Inhassoro
Luxury beach lodge. 6 Chalets (2 Bed), 2 Villas (3 bedrooms en-suite) with pools. Main area with pool and bar. Situated on the pristine Govuro estuary mouth in the northern Bazaruto archipelago. Amazing family beach experience, birding, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling; real value for money. All meals and wonderful staff, beautiful natural wood finish and decor.
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BD Point On the banks of the Guvoru River’s Estuary, Inhassoro 1305 Mozambique
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Blamps02 wrote a review 07 Jan
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam20 contributions5 helpful votes
We had an incredible experience! I could not recommend it more highly. We were fortunate enough to have booked over New Year, which coincided with the owners, John and Jane, who were incredibly warm and welcoming. Location: Amazing. Completely secluded from other lodges, beach and estuary to yourselves - would give the location a 6/5 - truly special. Food: James (Head Chef) knows what he is doing. The food is simple yet wholesome and delicious. You will also never go hungry as they cater for absolutely everyone. Rooms: We stayed in a chalet (number 4), which was heaven. Arguably the best chalet - although 3 would be a good debate too. Perfect balance between rustic luxury with all the comforts you could want. Activities: One of the most active holidays I have had. Of course, you could chill in your private chalet/villa and read or lounge by the pool for hours, but there was so much beauty to explore for us. The tinnies (estuary boats) are a great addition, making getting around very easy. Mark (lodge manager) was exceptional and had a great understanding of what we would be keen for. We did BD island, Paradise Island, to name a few, and I would recommend them. Mark really goes out of his way to ensure your stay is a happy one. Shadrack (Head barman), Gildo (Headwaiter) and all staff are excellent and attentive. We honestly can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: If you have 3+ get a villa - if you are a couple ask for room 3/4.
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Kelly O’Donnell wrote a review Sep 2021
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My family and I are very fortunate to have travelled a fair bit- a few places in Africa and across Europe. Within 24 hours of arriving at Rio Azul, we had reached a consensus that Rio Azul is THE most beautiful place we have ever been to. The lodge is situated in the Inhassoro district, a 1.5 hour drive from Vilankulos. It is nestled in the dunes between the Guvoru lagoon and the ocean. What this means is that the lodge has magnificent views of turquoise waters but is well protected from winds. The area surrounding the lodge can only be described as paradise. It is one of the few places on earth that is not littered or over developed/ commercialised. It is serene and the natural environment has been preserved. The lodge itself is the perfect combination of luxurious yet unpretentious. The wood and thatch structure of the lodge blends into its surrounds, while the decor and white furniture give a luxurious finish. Photos, regardless of how beautiful cannot do the lodge justice! The lodge is exceptionally well run. Mark, the manager, is incredibly accommodating and goes above and beyond to provide you with a truly exceptional experience. He organised numerous personalised excursions that will forever remain some of our favourite memories! Mark’s team are completely wonderful and very easy to build rapport with. From the cleaning ladies to the chefs, to the bartender, waiter, maintenance team and skipper- the service was impeccable! No request is too big and it feels as if the staff are genuinely happy to deliver on every request. The food was exceptional. We found ourselves frequently saying ‘this is the best xxxx we have EVER had’. James and George catered for fussy eaters and food allergies, ensuring that all guests’ needs were met. A head’s up- Shadreck makes an exceptional Mojito with a Mozambican twist! We loved every single second at this wonderful spot. We are so grateful to have discovered it and to have had such a special time here. The greatest testament to our experience is that before our 7 days were up, we had already booked a 10 day return trip for 2022. We cannot wait to be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Rich wrote a review Sep 2021
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I found Rio Azul an absolutely wonderful place. It just completely exceeded my expectations! Trip started with the manager telling us not to worry about valuables! What a different start to a holiday when compared to anywhere else around the world. The lodge is remote and we rarely saw anyone else, really peaceful. It turned out to be a bonus that the lodge actually faces the estuary that leads to the sea, as the sea breeze/wind did not affect our time in the pool or on the deck in front of the accommodation. The beach was a very short walk over the dune behind the lodge. The staff worked as a team and they really gave me the feeling that they are a well oiled machine. Everyone had their roles and they enjoyed executing them. The staff were really friendly and took pride in delivering their service to us. Nothing was too much trouble. We went out on a number of excursions that were facilitated by Mark the manager, he really works hard and his attention to detail is amazing. They took umbrellas, chairs, tables, huge number of cooler boxes and food for a lunch on a remote island the one day. It was one of my best experiences ever. The fishing rods were always close at hand, Mark even set up rods in the water for us to use. Well done team and we have already booked our return trip! Until we meet again!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Tonya V wrote a review Aug 2021
Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa4 contributions
We have just returned from another memorable trip to the amazing Rio Azul. Arriving at the resort was like coming 'home' to where you know you are in a safe, magnificent and pampered environment. Once more team Rio Azul delivered the goods in every which way. The resort itself is beautiful and we loved the upgrades done, the staff as always are superb, the food was delicious and fresh. What more can one want and all this delivered with flair and the biggest smiles. Thank you again for an amazing break during these 'strange times'. We will be back again!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Always book a villa! Your own pool, a lounge and outdoor dining area with a sand deck just above...
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Stefan J wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
We went there for honeymoon and could not have asked for better. Each night we were treated to freshly cooked seafood on the deck overlooking the estuary. The staff are very friendly and do what they can to help. There is so much to see and do. Wish we had a few more days there!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MozambiqueInhambane ProvinceInhassoro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Azul Mozambique
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Azul Mozambique?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Azul Mozambique?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Azul Mozambique?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Azul Mozambique?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rio Azul Mozambique have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rio Azul Mozambique offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rio Azul Mozambique have airport transportation?
Yes, Rio Azul Mozambique offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.