This is a place people visit, and would not leave, if given half the chance. The mystery, the magic, the culture and beauty of Ibo Island beckons. It’s an African Island you probably never heard of. Ibo Island is impossible to box, impossible to label...
Recline high on our mesmerizing roof top terrace overlooking the ocean and track the slow and steady dhows that drift across the blue horizon.
Refresh your senses with a massage and indulge yourself with a frosty cocktail at one of the pools.
Quirimbas accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge is award nominated and has been described as one of the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa. The island is also one of the oldest and most romantic settlements in Africa and is nominated for World Heritage Status.
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, Ibo Island Lodge was built with the community, and today either directly or indirectly benefits a large portion of Ibo’s population. Here your visit really does make a difference.
The mystery, the magic, the culture and beauty of Ibo Island beckons....
Rooms - Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why? The effects of thier rooms are similar, distracting and attracting attention all of their own.
Off To Bed? Rooms are either bay or garden facing. Overlooking the bays you’ll witnesses an ever changing vista of Ibo life revolving around the tide, rather than the time. Garden facing rooms step out into lush tropical gardens, with chunky palm trees, and intimate swimming pools.
Dragging yourself from bed becomes even more difficult. All rooms boast mahogany handcrafted beds, almost too comfortable to get out of. Beds are covered with crisp cotton linen and Indian silk throws.
In a climate which is always summer, air conditioning and ceiling fans go without saying. All rooms have large windows to catch the sea breeze.
Rooms at Ibo Island Lodge share wide verandas, which house comfortable plantation style chairs and soft cushions. A carved Indian screen divides the space, providing that extra bit of privacy.
Bathrooms are all en suite with twin basins and large marble showers. Showers are designed to feel like a shower outdoors, just a little less revealing. Don't live out of your travel bag, solid mahogany wardrobes, with hangers, are in every room.
If you'd like, we can wake you with traditional Ibo coffee or tea of any flavour. Or we can just wait for you to alter that do not disturb sign.
Food and Dinning - Fruits of the ocean and other tropical dishes are all prepared by our local chefs, unhurried and from scratch.
Dine Me...A culinary splendor overcooks in thier kitchen. Sublime desserts, surf-fresh seafood platters, coconut and chilli traditional Ibo Island crab curry, and lobster thermidor are some of the highlights on our menu. Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed in a number of different locations, served either in the privacy of your own room, on a deserted sandbar, or in the tropical gardens.
At Dinner... Dinner becomes a little more extravagant served on the rooftop terrace under the stars and lantern light. With the shore just feet away, sometimes dolphins can be heard in the bay. Dining on Ibo is a real event, elaborate and indulgent. For those who are celebrating something special, a candle lit dinner in our tropical gardens is arranged just for you.