5 beautiful beachfront hotels in Mozambique

By Cathy Magnus,

Mozambique is home to some of the most stunning coastlines in Africa, with long, palm-studded beaches giving way to clear turquoise waters. Spend your next holiday basking in the sun at one of these beachfront hotels.

Southern Sun Maputo

Maputo, South Mozambique

Southern Sun is conveniently located in Maputo, Mozambique’s buzzing capital. The beachfront hotel is ideal for those wanting a scenic escape without too much travel time. Be sure to take part in one of the hotel’s braai evenings – nothing beats steak and seafood by the ocean.

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Bahia Mar

Vilanculos, Central Mozambique

Kick back on a private beach in central Mozambique at Bahia Mar. Seaview rooms look out to the Bazaruto islands, while Luxury Beach Suites come with private terraces and splash pools. Soak up the local culture with an island-hopping day trip in a traditional Dhow boat.

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Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa

Pemba, North Mozambique

Less of a hotel, and more of a beachside mansion, this Northern Mozambique resort oozes luxury. Free WiFi comes standard, while most rooms offer ocean views. Enjoy a drink at Niasa Bar among the various taxidermy, including a huge elephant head mounted above the bar.

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Catembe Gallery

Maputo, South Mozambique

Just out of Maputo you’ll find Catembe Gallery. This beachfront, boutique hotel is home to a range of rooms with contemporary interiors. Opt for the open-plan penthouse which comes with free WiFi, a Jacuzzi, and a large outdoor entertainment area.

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San Martinho Beach Club

Bilene, South Mozambique

This child-friendly resort has something for everyone. Set on a private beach, San Martinho offers paddle boating, water skiing, off-shore fishing, kayaking, beach volleyball and more. The spacious three and four-bedroom apartments are ideal for families.

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