After several nights camping on our way to the Mozambique coast, despite our arrival at dusk, the lights of Pomene and the sounds of waves of the Indian Ocean were very welcoming. Sharon our host, personally checked us in, showed us to our cabins, and explained that despite our delayed arrival, the chef was expecting us, our dinner would be served in approximately an hour and a half. Dinner was excellent; Specialties of the kitchen, whole crab or crab with curry sauce was thoroughly enjoyed by those who ordered this dish as was the fish of the day.
Up early the following morning, the sight of Pomene Bay with its turquoise waters and expanses of white sand stretching for kilometres to the headlands in the distance was instantly relaxing and truly beautiful. The tranquil inlet with resident flamingoes equally so.
The staff, from management to reception, wait and bar staff are friendly, courteous and helpful, the cottages comfortable and well equipped. Whether you are at Pomene to engage in sporting activities or to chill out and relax, the lodge is the perfect location.
A few things which need attention, but do not detract from this enchanting location;
A number of holes in the mosquito netting; one of my lodge mates was eaten alive the first night. Luckily (for me) the mosquitoes did not find the holes in my netting.
Restaurant: I asked if I could order a crab curry the following night, without the shell, and was very disappointed in the way the dish was cooked and the flavour no way resembled a curry. The cut-off times for ordering meals and kitchen hours. I feel that these are a little restrictive.
Breakfast buffet was rather limited and could be a little more expansive; Coffee was mediocre and instant coffee not acceptable; Portions served off the menu on the small side.