We have just returned from a really wonderful holiday at the Lodge. Previously we have always had a fantastic time but this time we celebrated my son’s 21st at the Lodge and the holiday was simply the best. All the staff members were exceptionally pleasant and accommodating and willingly followed all requests with ease. As all were excellent, it is not possible to single one out from the house boys, butlers, ground staff, and boat crew to the restaurant staff.
Mush, the manager, was also very helpful and obliging. He responded quickly, quietly and efficiently to all requests including those relating to the 21st party. He was always in the background calmly doing all that was necessary, from requests to sort out things on the boat, to sorting out an irritating air con, all the 21st paraphernalia as well as insuring that the generators were quickly switched on at night when the power failed. The welcome party, which he organised for our arrival, which included R&Rs and a bit of staff dancing to the beat of the drum, was super and thrilled everyone. It set a great tone for the rest of the week.
The Restaurant was a very pleasant surprise and all our meals were superb. We ate the following meals, all of which were really commendable: Peri chicken, fresh calamari and heads, toasted sarmies and various pizzas. (all outstanding) The prawn spring rolls are the best I’ve ever eaten. The breakfasts were also great.
The night of the 21st party with the sheep on the spit was the highlight. Everyone made it very special and a night to remember. All the staff jumped in and the restaurant was decorated beautifully by the staff with the local vegetation as well as bits and pieces brought by ourselves. It was no effort, at all, for the staff to assist in blowing up balloons and putting up lights etc.
The sheep on the spit was without doubt the best, being juicy and succulent and excellently carved.. Chef went out of his way and obliged by making and icing cupcakes as well as the potato bake, pap & sous, salad and garlic rolls. All of which were delicious. The staff dance was also enjoyed by all and contributed to the charming ambiance of the entire evening.
A huge thank you to everyone for making the 21st party such an awesome experience. Every person in our party has agreed that it was truly a most memorable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Do Paraiso is a resort of 6 individual luxury villas set right on the beach in Vilanculos, capital of tropical adventure in Mozambique. Each of the superb thatched villas are free-standing double-stories with wonderful ocean views, set amongst lush tropical gardens within a secure 24-hour patrolled perimeter. Each accommodates 8 guests in 4 double rooms with en-suite facilities and a private pool, as well as your personal house Butler who can cook meals, do laundry and assist with all your needs while at Vila Do Paraiso. ... more less
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