24 of us (5 families) have just returned from a week at Barra Lodge. 3 families stayed in the Fishermen's cottages and 2 families stayed in the Beach Chalets. Due to the other negative comments on the Fishermens cottages, we opted for the much more expensive beach chalets. The beach chalets were great, position great, nice and new, aircon etc - but so too where the fishermens cottages. Given what we paid, I would definitely book the cottages if I went again - as there really is a large difference in price.
What can I say about Barra?
The staff were excellent. The food was excellent - including the breakfast - cannot fault the food at any time. The sea was just amazing - really warm and the waves are just the right size to keep everyone happy. Big enough to boogie board and body surf, but not too strong to wash the littlies away. There were some blue bottles around and jelly fish and we did have a few stings.
The activities on the main are excellent. The catamaran is an absolute hit out to Pansy Island although hardly any shells left. You will find more when they take you snorkelling.
The horse riding on the beach was a favourite with one of my girls. The quad bike ride also got a thumbs up. We didnt get time to go kayaking unfortunately. Just disappointed with the snorkelling trip - not very much to see on the nearby reef! Also a pity that the nearby resorts cant keep their sections of beach clean!
A negative - too many touts on the beach! You literally cant read a book or fall asleep as they come along all the time.
Also, it takes a really long time to get there!!!! Think we will fly in next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barra Lodge, the flagship Lodge of the praia da barra area, is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Situated 485km north of Maputo, access by road is on a tarred road which is suitable for normal vehicles. The road from Maputo to Xai Xai has been upgraded and resurfaced. Please note that there are numerous towns and villages en-route and the main road often passes directly through these villages. Speed limits are enforced in these places and it is advised to drive with caution. Do not drive at night. From the historical city of Inhambane it is only a 30 minute drive to Barra Lodge and transfers are done by the lodge staff. Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, and is bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other. The lodge is nestled amongst groves of coconut trees and the warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round. Wide open, sun-drenched beaches offer endless hours of strolling pleasure. Barra Lodge caters for families with children and is geared towards fun and activities for the whole family. Other Services Offered: - Conference Facilities: Seating up to 60 cinema style, audio visual equipment available. - Weddings: We also cater for weddings, cocktail parties and special functions. - Activities Room: DSTV, pool table, table tennis, darts. - Swimming Pool: With kids paddling pool. - Curio Shop: Basic toiletries, sweets, clothing and curios. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barra Hotel Inhambane
- Barra Resort Inhambane
- Barra Lodge Mozambique/Inhambane