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Bonito Bay
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Inhambane Province
Durban SA / Berkshire , UK
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Simply Stunning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

This place is simply paradise! We cannot wait to get back next year!

We were a group of 8 people from the UK travelling from Kruger National Park for some beach time - and we were not disappointed. Given the time of year, the resort was relatively quiet, so our adult son and his friend each had a one bedroom casa close to the bar and restaurant to themselves. The rest of us (our two teenage daughters and their two friends) stayed in the 5 bedroom casa with magnificent sea views.Our bedroom had an en suite. Accommodation here is very spacious, clean and comfortable and is serviced daily. Mosquito nets on all beds - but we never saw a single mosquito as they spray daily. It is a self catering unit which is fully equipped with all utensils and we enjoyed several braais on our veranda overlooking the sea.

We arrived quite late - at about 10pm and we were starving! The enormously energetic and helpful Manager, Dwayne, had kept the kitchen open especially for us. Crayfish, catch of the day, prawns - just delicious! We had lunch at the restaurant every day, which was really tasty. Dwayne even went out and bought prawns and crayfish on our behalf which we had the option of preparing ourselves or letting the chef do it for us. The bar is well stocked and the staff were all friendly and efficient.

During the day we relaxed by the stunning pool area... reading in the hammock, played volley ball, darts or snooker or went boogie boarding. Unfortunately the sea was too rough to launch for a deep sea fishing trip or even fishing from the beach which Dwayne had been trying to arrange - but we will save that for next time! The kids loved every minute. When the weather improved we went diving with Scuba Galaxy: Wolf and Tina are an excellent team who did everything possible to assist our 3 new divers in qualifying. Unfortunately there had been a lot of turbulence so the viz was not great - but we look forward to returning next year for more diving as we have seen the photos of how excellent it can be.

It really is a wild and remote stunning location and we cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: If a bigger group choose the 4 bedroom Casa with sea views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Bonito Bay is an excellent place, fine accomodation, great food and above all the service and hospitality. Anything you need ? Just only think of it and the enthousiastic manager Dwayne will already go for it. There is nothing else to do in Morrongulo beside a few restaurants, but that is the charm. Buy your fish on the beach, your bread in the village,or go for Massinga on the beautiful sand road for twenty minutes.
Do not forget to pay attention to the diver center where Wolf and his wife offer some magic dive and snorkel tours.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

If you're looking for a beautiful location, simple but super-sweet accommodation and the friendliest and most helpful service in Mozambique, this has to be the place!

We had escaped from an accommodation disaster near Vilanculos, and so arrived a day early. The casita that we had booked was not available for that night, but the friendly receptionist offered us a casa at the cheaper rate of the casita. What a wonderful welcome!

Our little casa was just perfect, with beautiful views across the bay from the upstairs bedroom and balcony. It was well equipped and maintained, and serviced every day. The grounds are meticulously maintained, with little gazebo's dotting the cliff which overlooks the bay.

Resort facilities include a lovely swimming pool, bar area (with pool table, darts and other drinking paraphernalia) and restaurant. Food and beverage prices are very reasonable, and food in general seems to be good. Unfortunately the king prawns that I had been dying to have were overcooked, but the rest of our stay was so perfect that it hardly mattered.

The ace of this resort must be the staff - from the very energetic and hands-on manager (pity I can't recall his name now) to the receptionist, guards and the cleaning ladies.

Our reason for staying here in the first place was to go diving with Scuba Galaxy, the on-site dive shop. Unfortunately heavy winds kept us out of the water. But judging by the way the resort is run, I feel confident that the diving matches the general high standards here.

This little gem exceeded my expectations in every respect. If I ever had the opportunity, I would go back in a heart beat!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Bonito Bay
Address: Morrungulo Beach | Massinga, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Inhambane Province
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Inhambane Province
Number of rooms: 20
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