Travelling on a group tour, this was our second stop. If you are looking for a peaceful beach location, with plenty of opportunity for snorkelling and diving, then Bay View Lodge fits the bill. Two beach cafes with good food and where you can relax if feeling lazy are very close by. I was not expecting luxury accommodation (although it is described by such in their website) but feel that they need to look at one or two issues - the front door did not close without using undue force. Two of the bedroom doors would not close properly - in fact the handle of one broke trying to open it - fortunately someone was around to help .... My bathroom was not cleaned... Our chalet (I think the furthest from the main house) was about a 5 minute walk (shortcut) across sand and through the vegetation. However there were no signs whatever to the properties and no lighting at all (at night it was pitch black) - so if going back by oneself, needed someone to make sure one made it back safely. There was the danger of the longer "road" route getting flooded, so this shortcut was the only option. Wooden signposts in the ground would have helped, together with some form of lighting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bay View Lodge is situated on Barra beach (Praia da Barra) on the northeastern tip of Inhambane peninsula with a long, sandy beach in front and an estuary behind the lodge. All units are within 50 m of the beach, offering self-catering or catered (full or half board) accommodation. The area is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving, and world famous for diving with whale sharks and manta rays. Inhambane town is one of the oldest trading centres on the east African coast, with one of the largest number of dhows (local fishing boats)occuring in the area. Guests can arrive over land - NO 4x4 vehicle needed - or can fly in to the lodge, with daily flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Inhambane, via Maputo. ... more less
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