There are primarily two beach destinations in Mozambique – the southern Bazaruto Archipelago and the northern Quirimbas. The decision on which one to choose, usually depends on where the remainder of your trip is based. Quirimbas is easily linked from East Africa, specifically Tanzania, whilst Bazaruto is much better for southern Africa, especially South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.
If you are looking for the very best beach experience, then Vamizi in Quirimbas is the best place to go. In our view it is one of the two best beach properties in Africa. Azura at Quilalea and Benguerra are also superb. For travellers looking for an adventurous beach lodge with a seriously good price, then Guludo is always a great option. If you want our input on the choice of Bazaruto vs Quirimbas… and we are not considering ease of logistics etc, then the answer is Quirimbas – by a country mile!!