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“Best Honeymoon destination!” 5 of 5 stars
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Massinga Beach Lodge
Beach Rd, Massinga, Mozambique   |  
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best Honeymoon destination!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Wow! We spent a week at this stunning lodge as part of our honeymoon, everything was perfect - the room, the staff, the food. We were lucky that it was never too buys - always just a few other couples and one day we were the only guests in. We had romantic dinners, beach picnics, enjoyed strolls on the beach, the cycling is also great fun. Snorkelling was also great - just keep an eye on the tides. Overall nothing could be faulted and all every single staff member was soooo friendly. Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Thank you for your 100% review. We realise what an important decision the honeymoon location is and we are so pleased you will have great memories of this special time.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I don't usually write reviews as most of the times what you see in pictures is not always what you get BUT this place is really amazing.Have been to Mozambique before but not to paradise like this.The staff(every single one)go out of their way for you.We were lucky enough to be the only ones there for a while and were treated like royalty.When food is included,normally theres disappointment but definitely not at this place.We happen to mention on our last night that it was a pity we didn't get lobster and guess what.They made sure we had these enormous lobsters for dinner.What a treat.Would not hesitate to brag about the wonderful break we had.Will make sure when we go back that we stay for longer

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful stretch of paradise. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Johannesburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Beautiful rooms. Spectacular uninterrupted view of the ocean and beaches if you have deluxe seafront doom. Private splash pool with great patio. Bedroom and bathroom are fantastic...imagine lying in the bath with a sea view. Rooms are all private. Difficult to access the beach, but if you are fit for a climb, a good workout. A golf cart is provided for less active. Food was very good, and staff pay good attention to all detail. No electricity for periods during the day...which is understandable. Highly recommend as a quiet, private, breakaway!

Room Tip: Take the plunge for a front sea facing room with private splash pool. Worth it!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
We appreciate your feedback.

It seems that you did walk along the golf cart route down to the beach from the leisure centre since this is a gentle sloping meander; the stairs are definitely for those who want to get the heart rate up a little.

Officials have advised that power lines will be extended towards Massinga Beach by December this year. Connectivity will take pristine and remote beach lodge into a different era.
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Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What can I say about this place that will do it justice?
We were there for the second part of our honeymoon. We spent four amazing nights here.
From our arrival at the lodge, being greeted with cold towels and cocktails by the owner, to the personal touches in the room, to the menu that was totally to die for and the view! wow! what a view!

I cant say enough about this place. the service was sublime. the staff are so friendly, I mean that within a day of us arriving every staff member knew our names and used them.

We spent hours at the beach bar, the beach itself was pristine and we did not want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for choosing Massinga Beach for your honeymoon. We value being part of this special time.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

What a stunning secluded setting for a romantic breakaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our first anniversary here at Massinga Beach Lodge! The staff were absolutely incredible. They really made an effort to serve us well and we felt welcome and cared for throughout our stay. This was the first establishment that actually brought in special wheat free food since my wife is wheat intolerant. Considering the location and access to supplies, this was no mean feat.

The first night they gave us the most stunning honeymoon turndown and a private dinner in our room the last evening. We felt spoilt. No, we WERE spoiled. We especially liked the accomodation (wow what views),the beach bar and the high tea in the afternoon. The food was excellent, especially considering where this lodge is based. The transfers were fun, especially the dhow transfer and just driving through Mozambique almost brings you in touch with the local and culture. As such, we were espeially pleased that our flight was delayed since it presented an opportunity to explore Inhambane.

The lodge even contacted us (since we were already en route to the airport) to advise of the delay. Thankfully we were still on time for our flight to Cape Town.

It would have been nice if there were a direct flight to Inhambane from Jhb, but we understand that it is what it is and since the view over the reefs and lagoons can't be justified by any photo, it's a detour you'd wish to have anyway.

As for the accommodation, it is suprisingly luxurious and spacious. The chalets are not too close to one another so privacy is ensured. The panoramic views are glorious. Since the nearest lodges to you are 20km north and 40km south, the beach is really almost owned by you. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet professional. The staff are friendly. The food is excellent. The setting is magnificent. It's the ideal place to kick your shoes off for a week and forget there's a world beyond the millions of palm trees surrounding you.

Oh and how can I forget!? The whales, the whales! Soooo many whales. It's an almost permanent fixture in the mornings and afternoons. What an amazing sight, especially if they breach just beyond the surf. Absolutely amazing :)

Room Tip: Most rooms are sea front, but be sure you get one of those. Some are a little way to walk, but not s...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Great to hear from you. We try to meet most dietary requirements, although ( as you mention) it can be challenging due to our remote location.

It was our honour to celebrate your anniversary with you - thank you for choosing Massinga Beach.

Thanks also for specifically mentioned the airport transfer and Inhambane. The trip to our lodge is a wonderful opportunity to see at least experience some of this interesting’s unique culture and inland scenery.

Please send us photos of your whale watching experience for our FB page.
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Centurion, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Decided to be brave with a vacation in Mozambique! What a pleasant surprise! Peace and quiet; sandy beaches that stretch forever; caring (but not overbearing) staff; great food.
Went for runs on the beach, cycled for kilometres on the beach, swam, palyed pool and table tennis and just lazed around the pool.
Locals are friendly but dont intrude on one's space.
Thank you Des and Kim and Suzanne - you are great!
And Bongi, the Jack Russell, for keeping me company while I cycled... Brave dog!

Room Tip: Number 17 is right next to the main lodge area - could maybe be a bit noisy. The rest are all fine...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed the beach cycling - quite a new addition to our leisure offering and so well suited to making the most of our exquisite, private beaches.

It was a pleasure having you to stay and its shows that Massinga Beach even suits active guests.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This remote luxurious lodge has lovely rooms, stunning beaches, friendly helpful staff. Relaxing but still things to do to stay entertained like snorkelling swimming kayaking. We recommend u start your day early as the weather cools down or it can rain. Rather go to sleep early than wake late.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBMarketing, Marketing at Massinga Beach Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Massinga Beach and we note that we did not score full marks. Please stay in touch through our Facebook page. We are constantly adding services to enhance the guest experience and add value. We hope you will be tempted back soon!
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Additional Information about Massinga Beach Lodge

Address: Beach Rd, Massinga, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Massinga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Massinga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North of Inhambane, the new Massinga Beach sits high, far from the madding crowd, overlooking kilometres of isolated, pristine beach; an exquisite and romantic place to relax. Facilities include restaurant, beach bar, swimming pool, games room, beauty therapy, star-gazing, picnics and delicious food. Every room is a honeymoon suite! ... more   less 
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