Reef Resort Xai-Xai

Reef Resort Xai-Xai

Rua de Marginale Praia de Xai Xai, Xai-Xai 1200 Mozambique
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4.5
#1 of 3 small hotels in Xai-Xai
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reef Resort is situated along the beautiful, unspoilt beachfront of Praia de Xai Xai. We offer accommodation in spacious beach houses, there are 2 different sizes to choose from: 2 bedroom/4 sleepers and 3 bedroom/6-8 sleepers. All the houses have magnificent views of the ocean, they have their own splash pool and they are serviced daily. There is a generator for back up during power outages (T&C's apply). Accommodation can be booked for self-catering or we can provide meals at our restaurant on the premises. Our restaurant Café Pescador is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and there is a 100-seater venue available for meetings/functions. Activities offered at Reef Resort are deep sea fishing charters, guided quad bike excursions, whale watching (from May to November) and we have an assortment of snorkeling gear available for hire.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Snorkelling
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Secured parking
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese

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Rua de Marginale Praia de Xai Xai, Xai-Xai 1200 Mozambique
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Adwait D wrote a review Sept 2022
Konstanz, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reef resort is an excellent place family, couples, and large groups. We stayed there for two nights, and our experience was fantastic. All the houses/villas are well maintained. Bed are comfortable and has mosquito nets. The bathrooms are clean. The kitchen in the houses are well equipped, and also basic tea and coffee set is provided. Wifi works everywhere in the resort.
However, what makes reef an excellent choice for a beach holiday is the terrific ocean view from the house. We actually saw 3-4 whales breaching while sitting on the porch of our villa. So keep scanning the ocean if you are there during whale season. Secondly, the restaurant provides superb food for breakfast, lunch and supper. I highly recommend Baboti spring rolls, and then if you are a good appetite, go for a seafood platter with freshly caught seafood. Reef resort has its own fishing boat, and they fish daily for their clients.
You can enjoy long walks on the beach, boat rides, and fishing expeditions while at the reef resort. The staff are well trained and provide excellent service in the resort as well as in the restaurant and will guide you all the time, so your holiday is worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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luca s wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights in this fantastic resort.
All the villas are well maintained, and the beds are comfortable with mosquito nets. They all have a private pool and a stunning view of the ocean ( we saw 2 whales breaching from our porch).
The restaurant provides good-quality food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highly recommended bobotie spring rolls and the fresh seafood platter.

The staff is super friendly and provides excellent service.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Robert Jones wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did not stay at Reef Resort however I would recommend them based on the owner taking time out from being with his family to tow us out of a sticky situation. To help a stranger with such hospitality when we were not even staying with them I can only imagine what fantastic service they must provide. Thank you for rescuing us.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Flyer24147108523 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Most amazing resort and restaurant in Xai Xai!
Absolutely beautiful resort with the friendliest and most helpful staff. Clean, modern and beautiful accomodation with great sea view.
Would recommend Reef Resort and Cafe Pescador to anyone visiting Xai Xai.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Koos Croukamp wrote a review Jan 2023
Pretoria, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifull beach houses, very clean and serviced daily. Stunning little splash pool at every house, also cleaned daily. Very friendly and efficient staff. Cafe Pescador Restaurant, great food, a must visit. Very safe Resort with 24/7 security and beautiful views of the ocean. Awesome beaches for swimming close by.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Use Giriyondo border post through the Kruger National Park.
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annette s wrote a review Jan 2024
Middelburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have returned home from 2 wonderful weeks staying at REEF RESORT in Xai-Xai!
Accommodation, charters, restaurant and security are 5 out of 5!! All staff were very friendly and helpful, we felt like royalty! Thanks Judy!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ané Lombard wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Certainly one of the best places for a family holiday in Moz. Stunning beaches, ideal and safe for children. Great restaurant, luxury villas, super friendly and helpfull staff and management. Can't be compared to any other lodge in the Xai-Xai area.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wendi M wrote a review Jan 2014
Calgary, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great family vacation here from Dec 27 to Jan 3, 2014. Just a note of caution: DO NOT assume it is as safe and secure as it feels. We had one cell phone and over R5,000 stolen from multiple wallets on our last day. We wish there had been a note encouraging us to use the Safe provided! It is easy to get lulled into complacency when there are 24 hr security walking around the property and very friendly maids. When we reported our loss, we were told this was the fourth such incident, and in fact the family who moved out of 'our' house on the day we arrived also had a cell phone stolen. It would have been comforting to have heard some follow up from the owners on the steps they had taken to check with the security and maids etc. regarding our theft. We have never heard a word back from them! Loved the area - will not go back to this resort!!
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Date of stay: December 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Timothy H wrote a review Aug 2018
Pickerington, Ohio
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter is in the Peace Corps in Mozambique. We went to visit her and traveled to Xai Xai and stayed at the Reef Resort. We felt safe at the resort - it seems to be well guarded. The views were excellant from the balcony! We saw many, many whales. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the restaurant. Good food at a reasonable price! The road to get there was a little rough.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from judylS5466SM, Owner at Reef Resort Xai-Xai
Responded 06 Mar 2019
Hi Timothy Thank you for your booking as well as your review of Reef Resort as well as the mention of meals at Cafe Pescador, we do appreciate it. My apologies for the late response in thanking you. Regards Management & Staff Reef Resort
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Mand c wrote a review Sept 2015
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 perfect nights. My brother-in-law had just completed a run across Africa, 3 months, 40 kilometers a day, 20 Degrees South Run. The run ended at Al Reef and we couldn't have chosen a better place to finish and celebrate. The whole team was amazing, the views incredible and the accommodation beautiful. I can not wait to come back especially as they might be adding diving to the activities soon.
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: we had 2 villas for our group and both were beautiful
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Response from ReefResortXX, Owner at Reef Resort Xai-Xai
Responded 30 Sept 2015
Thank you for your lovely review of our resort, we enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope that we will have the pleaure of welcoming you back, Regards Reef Resort
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Answer from Gregory.B
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Hello, the best way is to contact the Reef Resort reception directly via email for all enquires on accommodation, travel plans and restaurants.
Answer from ReefRentals
Xai Xai10 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi Francelino Could you please contact us on Tel 849 729 867, thank you, Regards Judy Lawrence Reef Resort
Answer from BigPondXX
Xai-Xai, Mozambique2 contributions
Hi Claudia Thank you for your message - we cannot supply contact information on this platform, please look for our resort on the web, we have a website as well as a Facebook page, Regards Judy
Koos Croukamp wrote a tip Jan 2023
Pretoria, South Africa8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use Giriyondo border post through the Kruger National Park."
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Getaway537008 wrote a tip Dec 2019
Maputo, Mozambique1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are large and confortable."
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Helena M wrote a tip Aug 2018
Catembe, Mozambique214 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Houses as up in the hill as possible"
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helent905 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Newcastle, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think all the units are great and did I mention a private splash pool"
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dicky693 wrote a tip May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All houses have full sea view"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reef Resort Xai-Xai
What are some of the property amenities at Reef Resort Xai-Xai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Reef Resort Xai-Xai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Reef Resort Xai-Xai?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Reef Resort Xai-Xai?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Reef Resort Xai-Xai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reef Resort Xai-Xai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Does Reef Resort Xai-Xai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.