The Luxurious but Secluded Coral Lodge 15.41, Mozambique
This secluded luxury beach resort designed by renowned Dutch designer Edward Van Vliet offers exceptional views of the Indian Ocean. The luxury lodge, which opened last year, is a unique barefoot beach retreat situated on a peninsula within the wild and rugged untouched Varanda reserve in Northern Mozambique.
Coral Lodge 15.41 (the numbers refer to the hotel’s latitude and longitude) is surrounded by a privately owned nature reserve, which is full of un-spoilt beaches, dunes and mangroves. It lies only a short boat ride from UNESCO listed Mozambique Island, a former Portuguese trading post, with its 16th-century architecture and numerous churches and mosques.
Guests can step onboard the lodge’s traditional dhow and learn to sail, or try snorkeling and diving around 17th-century Portuguese wrecks followed by a visit to an uninhabited island for a picnic lunch. The mangroves can be explored at high tide where guests can spot native birds, mangrove crabs and other indigenous animals. Enthusiasts can indulge in a fishing dhow excursion before enjoying their fresh catch prepared for dinner that evening. For a more cultural experience, guests can experience the delicacy of ‘sea urchins’ in the homes of the local fishermen.
The resort boasts 10 unique villas most with stunning beachfront views, an infinity pool, The Reef lounge and bar perfect for dinner under the stars and a luxury spa if you fancy that deluxe massage.