We (2 adults and a 7 year old girl) visited Bay View Lodge in May 2011, which is low season in Mozambique. Bay View Lodge is located about 30. mins from Inhambane by car. Indeed, it's not necessary to bring your own car since transport can be arranged, even just for refilling the pantry.
Our house was clean, snugly, comfortable and with sea view. The beaches are gorgeous. The area is quiet, and with at least 3 - 4 restaurants at walking distance.
An own restaurant and bar is under construction and is probably finished during 2011. The work is moving slowly forward without any disturbing noise at all.
And what a great service! The owners are very friendly and helpful, trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible. My wife got fever (turned out to be throat infection), and they helped us out with a malaria test at the lodge and also with a visit to the doctor in Inhambane the next day.
We also got the chance to borrow a wonderful, old car (!) to be able to visit a great restaurant, which was a bit too far to reach on foot.
As a whole, the place is a bargain. We will definitely stay at Bay View Lodge if we get the possibility to return to Mozambique and Inhambane/Barra in the future.
- 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. All units are within 90 m from 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay View Lodge Mozambique/Inhambane