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“A Jewel on the Mozambican Coast”
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Vista Do Mar
Reviewed 16 November 2016

What started out as a men only, 60th pre-birthday bash, ended up being a hell of a 5 day celebration in 5 star comfort - one of our friends immediately booked the entire hotel for December 2017.

This is a place one needs to book out in it's entirety to be enjoyed with family and friends or in solace. It is not a place in my opinion to be shared with strangers.

Schantelle [yes - unique spelling] is absolutely brilliant at what she does - nothing is too much trouble or too strange a request, even when coming from a male only contingent.

The meals we enjoyed beat in restaurant in the area. We enjoyed lots of activities - diving, catamaraning, visiting the market and local must see spots. There is so much to do. Despite much initial bravado, deep sea fishing was not something anyone pursued although it was on offer - I think it had to do with opening the Jameson at 4am when the first ball was bowled in the Oz vs SA cricket test.

I recommend at least one visit in your life.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The location and quality of accommodation is excellent with stunning ocean views from every room ,Chantelle and her staff spoiled us with fabulous seafood meals and bent over backwards to ensure our every request was met. Gys skippered the big cat around the Inhambane inland estuary sharing other lodges with.
This is a "must do" element to any trip to moz. Better value is difficult to find anywhere.
We will be back

Room Tip: All rooms have the same fantastic view and are almost identical
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My 4th visit with friends to this great Lodge. Excellent food, service and hosts. A definite must is the boat cruise and deap sea fishing with Gys.
Thank you Chantelle and Gys for the excellent service and very enjoyable stay. We will definitely be back.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This has been my 5th time at VdM. It's once again one of my best holidays ever. Great food, aircon in rooms, excellent service. Great value for money. Basically on the beach with beautiful northern faced see view...only a few in the world. I will be back!☺

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent stay with friends. Staff and management were great, friendly and extremely accomodating. Facilities were above expectations and service comparable with any five star hotel. Will go back without a doubt. Thanks Gys and Schantal.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: Vista Do Mar, Praia Da Barra | Inhambane, Mozambique, Inhambane 1300, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Inhambane
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Inhambane
Price Range: R1 039 - R1 691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Do Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the trendy Praia da Barra (Barra Beach) in Inhambane, Vista Do Mar, meaning 'view of the sea' is a modern, tastefully furnished beach front lodge which offers ten stylish air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms (all with magnificent sea views 30 meters from the beach)and a range of other luxuries and activities such as fishing, charter, scuba, Jetskis, surfing & snorkling. ... more   less 
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