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Accomodation in Portuguese islands, inhaca, St Maria

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Accomodation in Portuguese islands, inhaca, St Maria

Good Day to everyone

We are going to Mozambique in July and would like to know about visiting Inhaca, St Maria and portuguese islands and whether there are places to stay there or if one can only do day trips? Who are the best to do the day trips and transport to get to the islands?

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1. Re: Accomodation in Portuguese islands, inhaca, St Maria

You can do day trips there but if you don't join a big group they are quite expensive.

Personally I don't think Portuguese Island is that interesting and a trip to Inhaca is probably better.

Somewhere like Manico Camp is simple but perfect to explore Inhaca. You should go to Santa Maria for some snorkelling, it's nice to also go to the lighthouse.

The local ferry goes to Inhaca 5 days a week (no ferry Tuesday and Thursday)

Here are some accommodation options

mozambicanhotels.com/inhaca-morrungulo-hotels

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2. Re: Accomodation in Portuguese islands, inhaca, St Maria

Accommodation on Inhaca Island has become limited ever since Pestana Inhaca closed down a few years ago.

There are much nicer options at Morrungulo (I believe the Dutch Prince even has a house there) which is at the point of the Peninsula also known as Santa Maria (Santa Maria is the Inhaca side of Hell's Gate. I'd recommend looking for accommodation that can also organise trips. there is good snorkelling at Santa Maria.

Take wet suits though, Southern Moz is freezing in July

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We are a group of 15 people and want to visit Portuguese island or just one of Maputo islands. Looking accommodation and transport to the island. Where we will spend 5 days n 4 nites as of 31st dec until 5th january 2019.

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4. Re: Accomodation in Portuguese islands, inhaca, St Maria

Please see the link with the accommodation options in Inhaca and Santa Maria.

Inhaca is the only island with accommodation. Xefina Island is still ruled by the military, and Portuguese Island is very small and never had a hotel. See that link or contact www.toursmaputo.com to organise it all for you.

Note that the ferry to Inhaca now only runs three days per week. Not sure if this will change over December.

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