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A magical week in a magical place
What a magical place to spend a week or more... From the pick up at the airport, the room by the beach, the food, the hospitality, the horses, everything was above expectations. Madri and Wimpie, Manager of the lodge and Manager of the stables, took very good care of me and made my week more than magical. I experienced local life going on horseback rides in the bushes, encountering zebras, eland, gnou! and meeting local people (especially amazing children). We swam with horses, and this was a beautiful experience... The staff at the lodge is the most reliable and nicest people. Always a smile, always a nice word. The lodge itself is such a precious place. It is peaceful and beautiful. Grateful for such an incredible week.
Holiday in paradise
From the moment we met Madri at the airport, our holiday really began. We were blown away by the location of the beach lodge. Our welcome was so special as we docked outside. We felt very welcome!! The lodge is a real paradise. Beautifully kept, quality furnishings and has everything you need. Even a little library, board games and chess which my children enjoyed. The accommodation is beautiful. The rooms are first class. Lovely shower, comfy beds with mosquito nets. Gorgeous views of the beach. The small spa is lovely and treated myself to 2 massages which was bliss! The pool is lovely and there was floats and snorkels for the children. My youngest also appreciated the sandpit. The food was amazing and I can’t believe there was such choice given the location. The chef was superb and even made a cake for my son’s birthday. The bar by the pool was great and stocked well. The staff were simply amazing. So proud and truly looked after us. So friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We went on the fishing village excursion which was beautiful and lovely to see local people. My husband and son also swam with the horses which again was magical. Unforgettable. The kids enjoyed the banana boat rides! I particularly enjoyed the boat trip to a nearby island. On our last night we had a special dinner with the most amazing fresh fish and lobster. Such a treat. Watching the stars and sunset (the lodge is west facing!) - what more could you want. We felt totally refreshed and so lucky to find this special place. Thank you! Hope to see you again.
Beautiful but poorly managed resort
Do not be fooled by the ‘air conditioning’ feature of this resort. It is only on for a few hours in the morning and evenings which makes sleeping at night or afternoons very difficult. Electricity is cut off due to generator noise from 11.00pm to 6.30am and from 10.00am to 6.00pm. It is a beautiful resort but very poorly managed by a couple who do not understand housekeeping (had to request for sheets on our bed twice, not shampoo and body wash, no shower mat, face washer... just 2 towels). They also cannot manage their stock levels (no beans for coffee machine, no more yoghurts for our first breakfast, no bread for one of our lunch, no more juice, no more beer...) New Year’s Eve was a disaster. After providing guests with a meal, we were left with no entertainment from 9.00pm to 12.00pm when we were then served a glass of sparkling wine. A little music would have sufficed as guests were keen on partying. Unfortunately, the resort was very quiet for these 3 long hours. After complaining to the couple who managed the resort, we were offered our laundry cleaning for free and our horse riding activity which were were initially charged full price when we could only enjoy for 5mn instead of 1 hour due to unavailability of the horses. The manager charged our credit card twice on the last day. That was the cherry on top of the cake. On a good note, the wait and bar staff was very friendly, the resort is beautiful although needs a few repairs, the view is amazing. It’s just a shame it is poorly managed.
The Vilanculos treasure
Exotic destination with crystal clear blue beaches. The food is fresh and out of this world delicious. We loved the island excursion to Pansy islands. The staff were not only friendly, but also very accommodating to make our stay a memorable experience.
Honeymoon in paradise
We were greeted at the airport by the general manager, after a short boat trip over crystal clear water we arrived at the lodge and were greeted by friendly staff members who were singing and playing musical instruments. The staff were friendly, warm and extremely accommodating people. The venue is situated in a bay, with the most amazing sunsets. We watched these while sitting around a fire, sipping G&T’s every night. Rooms are clean, comfortable and luxurious, and equipped with mosquito nets, air conditioning and a ceiling fan which all came in handy. The beauty therapist at the spa gave some of the best massages I’ve had so far. The food for me was the high light of our trip: fresh, tasty and plentiful, Chef Roberto personalizes his dishes to your likes and requests. We had two excursions: snorkeling at Bazaruto Island and deep sea fishing. Both were extremely rewarding and worth every cent. We also had the opportunity to do some horse riding along the coast, which was also my first time riding a horse on a beach and an amazing experience. I would highly recommend this lodge. We will be back for our anniversaries to come.
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