Flamingo Bay Water Lodge
The magical Flamingo Bay Water Lodge is located in a beautiful tropical tidal estuary along the Inhambane coast. This uniquely designed resort lies 485km north of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. It has become synonymous with honeymooners and couples looking for an eco-chic retreat and the perfect getaway. They love the 20 beautifully appointed chalets on stilts, extending into the water and overlooking the warm Indian Ocean. Memories of the sunsets from your private deck will linger for a long time after you leave.
This eco-paradise derives its name from the flocks of pink flamingos that inhabit the lagoon surrounding the lodge. You can watch these majestic birds from your deck, and spot numerous other species of Mozambique birds. Picture a beautiful azure lagoon, surrounded by indigenous coastal vegetation and palms. Enjoy safe bathing all year round in water that remains in the mid-twenties most of the time. This is the romantic Flamingo Bay Water Lodge.
Daily flights and easy access to Inhambane from Johannesburg International Airport make getting to Flamingo Bay really easy. A full meet-and-greet plus transfer service to the lodge takes care of all the rest! For people wanting to self-drive – you can get there in a day from Johannesburg.
The lodge boasts 20 luxury water chalets and a single quintessential Mozambique honeymoon suite. Each air-conditioned unit has spectacular sea views and sliding doors lead onto a timber deck with comfy sun loungers and chairs. The units cleverly face west, to make the most of unreal sunsets, unique every day. The simple rooms are elegantly furnished with hand-crafted hardwood furniture, and equipped with an en-suite bathroom plus indoor and outdoor showers. Unfortunately, no kids under the age of 12 are permitted at Flamingo Bay - which means couples find real solitude here, in the peaceful watery setting.
Extended wooden walkways conveniently separate the chalets, ensuring the utmost privacy. This lodge offers some of the best Mozambique Beach Accommodation along this stretch of coast, and as a result, it is very popular.
The main lodge at Flamingo Bay is known for its relaxed atmosphere, overlooking the main pool and deck. The restaurant serves mouth-watering meals with the emphasis on fresh seafood of every description. Meals are taken around the pool and the pool bar serves a great range of cocktails. Choose a good wine from the superb wine list to compliment your food.
Guests often just want to relax in their water chalets. Taking a swim directly from their decks when the tide is high, in the lagoon below. It’s the perfect place to chill out - mix a drink from your mini bar and soak up the sun.
It is great to know that a well-equipped African Spa offers signature treatments to pamper guests as part of their stay.
For those guests feeling a little more energetic, there is a huge range of activities to keep you busy. Not called the Manta Coast for nothing, scuba diving in Inhambane is world class. Giant Manta rays and Whale sharks are common and a real highlight for both divers and snorkellers. A Padi dive center at neighboring Barra Resorts (a sister lodge) will take good care of you.
Other activities on offer include quad biking, boat trips, fishing, horse riding, dolphin encounters, cultural tours, and dhow cruises to Pansy Island.
Flamingo Bay is also becoming a premium Mozambique Wedding venue, making it the ultimate spot to tie the knot. Contact us for our wedding packages and special offers.
PLEASE NOTE: Flamingo Bay Water Lodge is not on the open sea but located on a peaceful tidal estuary. It therefore experiences the same kind of tidal changes as one would come to experience at any coastal resort.