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Chibuene, Vilanculos 1304 Mozambique
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#4 of 31 Specialty lodging in Vilanculos
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.6
The resort consists of eighteen fully furnished chalets. There is a central area with an attractive restaurant, bar and swimming pool. The chalets sleep six people each and have a fully equipped kitchen. It is situated close to the Bazaruto Marine Park famous for it pristine sea life, coral reefs dives, turtle breeding grounds, dugongs and migrant whales For the more active, we boast an extensive knowledge of the area, with our Dive Instructor/fishing expert having operated in these waters for nearly 10 years. Our portfolio includes unexplored dive sites, fantastic surf, fly and big game fishing. A fully equipped SCUBA dive center offering on site PADI courses; boats and fishing equipment for hire, wind surfers, para sailing, banana boating, island trips and transfers, dhow trips, horse riding along the Vilanculos beach and much, much more.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Canoeing
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Airport transportation
Internet
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Diving
Horseback riding
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Windsurfing
Fishing
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Rozanne H wrote a review May 2022
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Archipelago has everything a holiday maker is looking for! We have been going to Archipelago for 10 years and it is still by far our most favourite holiday. We call it our second home. Arriving there is surreal. No time to unpack, but put costumes on, head into the beautiful blue sea for a swim and then onto the deck for a delicious seafood lunch! The Casas are situated high up with a full view of the sea and constant breeze and a few footsteps onto the white sandy private beach. There are beautiful walks and boat trips out to the islands and the snorkeling at 2 mile reef is magical. The restaurant offers the best food in town and the menu has a wide variety. Priscilla and her staff go out of their way to look after you and you don't want to leave when the time comes! Days are filled with swimming, snorkeling, walking, island trips, making new friendships, reading, building sandcastles, buying seafood, trips to Vilanculos town and marketing shopping! The countdown for our next trip has already begun!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Hails A wrote a review May 2022
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One can only kick back and totally relax at wonderful Archipelago. It NEVER ever disappoints. Being back after these past 2 tough years was just fabulous. As always Priscilla and her amazing team looked after us with the utmost care and excellent service and welcomed us back like family. Priscilla’s paella is second to none and to eat it on an island with a cold glass of vino from the bar. Magnificent! I don’t think there is a seafood platter anywhere to match the resorts and the tiger prawns are epic. Be sure to ask about their lemon garlic sauce and prawn rissols. The casa’s are looking amazing and I love the new fresh look. You can’t beat those views from the deck, watching the dhows come in and tides change. Those incredible blues! We have been coming here for nearly 20 years and it really is the most perfect family holiday spot. We are now the “oldies” on the beach, sipping on Savanna’s reading our books under the beautiful palms but love to be part of the fun the young families have. Easter egg hunts and pizza evenings put on by the resort, sandcastle and volleyball competitions of Olympic standards, swimming across to the sandbank, seafood braais, boat trips to the islands, exceptional snorkeling at 2 mile and Margaruque, climbing the dunes on Baz, savannas, 2M, sunset swims, laughter, dancing, friendship and family. That’s what this special place is all about- all those truly good things in life. We will most definitely be back soon. 🌴🍹🏖
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jane Reilly, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded May 4, 2022
Your holiday sounds like it was made in heaven! We agree the Sand Dollar Restaurant at Archipelago Resort is the finest in the area, most delicious seafood dishes created by Priscilla and her team. We give thanks to the generosity of the Easter Bunny and we look forward to 20 more years of your company at the fabulous, affordable, family resort right on the best beach. . Safe and happy travels to you and your family
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Tim M wrote a review May 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just spent another two weeks at Archipelago Resort in Vilankulos. We have spent several weeks there over the last 20 years and each year it gets better. The view from the pool deck is stunning. The beach is the best in Vilankulos and is perfect for young ones. The options to go snorkelling at Magaruque or diving at two Mile Reef or just relaxing on the magical Bangue Island by yourselves are always there. Priscilla and her staff were excellent. The service and food at the bar and restaurant excellent as always. Prsicilla is a real star and is always prepared to assist wherever she can without complaint. Really superb holiday again . Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Jane Reilly, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded May 5, 2022
Thank you for your great review, we look forward to hosting you for another 20 years! We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Archipelago Resort where you can once again enjoy trips to the glorious islands and Priscilla fabulous meals! Safe travels to you and your family
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Julia T wrote a review May 2022
Lusaka, Zambia4 contributions3 helpful votes
We have just spent 2 weeks at Archipelego resort in vilanculous, this is not our first time to the resort. Such fantastic service,staff,casas are perfect and a lovely beach with incredible island visits. Priscilla and her team make the stay a superb experience! Every one in the family’s needs are met! Great place and we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jane Reilly, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded May 5, 2022
The team at Archipelago Resort looks forward to your return to our Mozambican gem. Thank you for your inspiring review. Safe travels to you and your family
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Geoff Thomas wrote a review May 2022
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
A second amazing stay at Archipelago Resort, Vilanculos. From booking through to ALL arrangements at the resort they have it covered. Its strength is its value for money because of the per Casa booking. We will be returning for another Archipelago holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 5, 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you for another amazing stay at Archipelago Resort. Safe travels.
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Sasha wrote a review May 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe3 contributions2 helpful votes
A fabulous family resort, incredibly attentive stuff and made to feel like family. Beautiful location right on the sea front, it is a must. Wonderful restaurant in the resort, serving delicious and reasonably priced meals. There’s a dive shop facility within the premises, catering for all your activity needs
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jane Reilly, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded May 5, 2022
Thank you for your 'magical' review. We look forward to your return visit to Archipelago Resort where you can once again enjoy fabulous meals, great accommodation and visits to the glorious islands. Safe travels to you and your family
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Tabanon Family wrote a review Mar 2022
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Our stay at Archipelago Resort was amazing, the view is just Fantastic (magic) !!! In a dream setting, Priscilla the 'conductor', and her team make your stay even more pleasant. The positioning of the hotel is wonderful, easy access to the beach, to everything... Our Priscilla knows everybody and always has good advice, horse riding in the ocean, boat trips to the surrounding islands, snorkeling on the two-mile reef, name it she knows...! We would love to come back (soon)!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Lana Scott, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded Mar 16, 2022
We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Archipelago Resort. It certainly is a 'hidden paradise on earth', with so much to do and enjoy (and that includes the fabulous view!) We look forward to host you, your family and friends again very soon. Safe Travels!
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AntoinefromJHB wrote a review Nov 2021
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Our stay at Archipelago Resort was absolutely great. Superb facility, very good food and a special mention to the utterly helpful staff. Priscilla, the manager, has been great, going the extra mile to organise things for us and also helping sorting out a tricky passport situation. We will definitely come back and recommend Archipelago for families who want some independence - thanks to the self catering villas - but also the ability to enjoy all the perks of an hotel. All this a stone trhow away from Vilanculos, allowing one to avoid the most busy and touristy beaches.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Lana Scott, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded Mar 16, 2022
Thank you for your very positive response. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Archipelago Resort. We look forward to hosting you again for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of Archipelago Resort
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Greg H wrote a review Oct 2021
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Hats off to Priscilla and the team! My family had an absolute blast. Everything from the food, the views, the accommodation, the staff it was amazing ! I tried everything on the menu and it was delicious, look out for Priscilla's legendary curry, something to die for! Peace and tranquility with beautiful horse riding in the ocean, boat trips to the surrounding islands, snorkeling on the two mile reef! Canoeing in the wetlands! Heaven on Earth! Keep up the good work Archipelago (Vilanculo), we will definitely be back for more!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lana Scott, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded Mar 16, 2022
We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Archipelago Resort. We look forward to seeing you again. Safe Travels
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Scenic570156 wrote a review Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just had the most wonderful 8 days at The Archipelago Resort. The positioning of the hotel is wonderful...easy access from the Airport and a breath-taking right-on-the-beach sea view. Nothing is too much trouble for all staff . Thank you so much Archipelago Resort...we will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lana Scott, General Manager at Archipelago Resort
Responded Apr 27, 2021
Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Archipelago Resort and we look forward to hosting you and your family ( and many friends!) on a return to tip to our little piece of Mozambican magic. Safe travels!
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PRICE RANGE
$70 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueInhambane ProvinceVilanculos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Archipelago Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Archipelago Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Archipelago Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Archipelago Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Archipelago Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zitas Restaurant, Leopoldina's, and Casbah.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Archipelago Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Archipelago Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Archipelago Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Archipelago Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Archipelago Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Archipelago Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Does Archipelago Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Archipelago Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.