Barra Lodge is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, and is bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other. The lodge is nestled amongst groves of coconut trees and the warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round. Wide open, sun-drenched beaches offer endless hours of strolling pleasure.
Barra Lodge caters for families with children and is geared towards fun and activities for the whole family.
Our traditional Casitas are made of thatch, brick and reeds creating a charming atmosphere. Some have sea views and all are a stone's throw from the beach. Barra has 20 family casita's. All casita's have 1 double bed and 2 single beds as well as en-suite shower, toilet, handbasin. All bedding and mosquito nets are supplied and rooms are serviced daily. Tea & coffee is also available in the rooms.
Self Catering Cottages
Barra Lodge offers a selection of cottages with two or three bedrooms, open plan living area, kitchen, shower and hand-basin with hot and cold water and a separate toilet. The bedrooms each have 2 beds (with mosquito nets) allowing a total of 6 guests to enjoy a cottage. All the basic amenities are supplied including a fridge/freezer, 2 plate gas stove, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, utensils and bed linen. The cottagesare serviced daily. This traditional style of accommodation sets the scene for an unforgettable holiday.
Restaurant : While you relax to the sight and sound of the ocean, indulge your taste buds at our restaurant. Fresh seafood dominates the menu with prawns, calamari and fresh line fish remaining the ever-popular favourites. Enjoy your meal indoors or outdoors on the patio overlooking the pool.
Beach Bar : A very popular meeting point right on the main beach. Here you are invited to gather in the evenings to watch the beautiful sunsets, participate in beach volley ball, pub games or simply sip and enjoy your favourite drink. The well stocked bar is a popular gathering point attracting guests to share their days experiences. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening Barra Lodge boasts a sumptuous buffet dinner served in the beach bar while enjoying live Mozambican entertainment. The beach bar is open daily and offers drinks, light meals and fresh pizza’s allowing one to enjoy all day on the beach.
Dress : Being in the tropics it rarely gets cold. Dress is casual at all times. A tracksuit or a jersey is recommended in case of occasional cool evenings. Sun hat, cap and sun protection lotion are recommended.
Note: Some activities may be seasonal. Please check with the relevant lodge on arrival.
Scuba Diving : We have a fully equipped PADI dive centre with all the necessary facilities including kitting-up rooms, filling station, rest areas, kit storage, lecture and first-aid areas.
Ocean Safaris: are also offered for diver and non-divers wishing to experience all the creatures like Whalesharks and Dolphins on the surface. These experiences last approx. 2 hours and are a must.
Catamaran Yacht: Our luxury 33foot liveaboard catamaran offers unforgettable day trips in our secluded estuary. Trips to Pansy Island are offered as well as snorkeling trips.
Charter Boat Fishing : Our experienced resident fishermen are on hand to introduce you to our excellent fishing waters. A large number of game fish abound in these waters including sailfish and pelagic species. This makes this area a prime destination for fishing competitions.
Our ski boats offer the latest equipment and tackle to give you the edge on catching the big one. We do encourage tag and release.
Dhow Trips: Take a trip on a dhow and feel a great sense of history as the dhows are still built as they were in ancient times. This is something that must be experienced before this age old tradition dies out.
Mangrove : Behind Barra Lodge is a saltwater mangrove with crystal clear waters which can be explored by boat or on foot. This ecosystem is made up of a fascinating chain of pioneering and sacrificial plants together with a huge array of crustaceans. Flocks of flamingo’s, local fish traps and stunning sunsets over the estuary make this a photographers dream.
Sightseeing : Inhambane City is steeped in history. This was the southerly most trading port in Africa used by the Arabs. Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1534. The cathedrals, old colonial Portuguese architecture, African culture and local markets make this a fascinating town to browse around. A number of restaurants in and around Inhambane offer a variety of meal options.
Horse Riding : A guided horse ride on the beach is a once in a lifetime experience. The romance of riding along the beach with the sea and sand and wind in your face is an unforgettable experience. Beginners are welcome.
Quad Bikes: Quad biking through the coconut plantations opens new vistas and following the tracks and paths through these areas allows one to experience the real Mozambique while riding through local villages and into the heart of Mozambique. These are guided and managed by Barra staff.
Quad bikes and vehicles are prohibited from the beaches as we wish to preserve the rich and unspoilt marine life.
Water Sports : For water lovers a host of activities are available. The bay is ideal for hobie-cat and laser dingy sailing. Snake rides, paddle ski’s, surfboards and boogie boards are just some of the activities available.
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