We travelled to Inhaca as we were visiting our son who was working in nearby Maputo. We would probably not have chosen it otherwise, but it was convenient. It was as described by our travel agent, Imagine Africa, UK and met our needs.
However - although it was clean, tidy, and did what it said - there was something lacking, which as a family we could not quite identify. The accomodation, although clean and fair quality was dark and of basic design. It reminded us of some of the hotels we have stayed in in Cuba - sound but lacking interest and modern style. Staff were fine, food adequate but not exciting.
Trips as advertised, to diving etc were very expensive. The daily free speed boat to Portguesa Isla is good fun and takes you to white sand and clear sea. The beach by the hotel is a local port - however this is great for people watching - especially from the little bar just up the beach - good value food/ drinks here - also at Lucas Restaurant in village just outside the hotel. The flight we took both ways is very exciting - it was a 4 seater Cessna on the way back - what an experience!!
I could see that you might be disappointed if you had chosen this specifically, but we had a lovely relaxing 5 days and a fun Christmas on the beach so it did us fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the beach front, amongst coconut palm groves and luxuriant tropical vegetation, Pestana Inhaca Lodge is famous for its wonderful gardens, food and its warm hospitality. The island is a secure and quiet location that is a port of call for yachts, sailing boats and cruise ships seeking out a tropical option in the turquoise and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inhaca Island has been protected since 1976 and still boasts huge areas of untouched vegetation and expanses of velvety water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Inhaca Hotel Inhaca Island
- Pestana Inhaca Island Hotel
- Inhaca Hotel
- Pestana Inhaca Island Resort