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The Beach Village
2 out of 5
Rua do Palacio, Bairo Desi, Vilanculos
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8.47 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Lovely garden. Next to beach.

"Lovely, well maintained garden and clean swimming pool. Dormitory facilities poorly maintained with non functioning toilet and wash basin and no hot water for shower. Food very good and staff friendly and helpful. Problem with final accommodation bill which had been paid in advance. Hopefully this ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2018

The Beach Village
Zombie Cucumber
3 out of 5
Marginal, Bairo Centra, Vilanculos
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9.03 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Basic chalets near the beach - plus great pizza!

"The chalets at Zombie Cucumber are fairly basic but have everything you need - and the outdoor bathrooms are definitely a plus! There is also a beautiful pool area as well as excellent wood-fired pizza. The staff were friendly, and the owner was very helpful in explaining how to take public transport ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2018

Zombie Cucumber
Azulik Lodge
4.5 out of 5
Stand 40, Vilanculos Wildlife Sanctuary, Vilanculos
The price is $598 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.41 mi from city center
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Perlo do Mar Lodge - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
19 de Outubro, Manhaque, Vilanculos
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9.16 mi from city center
Perlo do Mar Lodge - All Inclusive
Aguia Negra
3 out of 5
Aguia Negra, Vilanculos, Mozambique
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11.16 mi from city center
3/5 (3 reviews)

"Al momento della prenotazione le foto della struttura erano completamente diverse da quello che abbiamo trovato. Da una struttura tipica con stanze a capanna abbiamo soggiornato in bungalows in muratura completamente nuovi ma impersonali. Il contorno tenuto bene e carino. Cosa gravissima mi è stato ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Aguia Negra
asDunas Lodge
5 out of 5
Barrio Chigamane, Vilanculos, Inhambane
The price is $393 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
13.91 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
OUR 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

"We had the most amazing few days at asDunas Lodge. Fabio and Elena are lovely hosts. We were the only guests, due to the corona virus, so we had the entire place to ourselves. Sadly, our stay was cut short by 2 days due because of the lockdown happening in South Africa. The sea views from our tented ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

asDunas Lodge
Moyeni Lodge -private & Exclusive -full Board
Vilanculos, Inhambane Province
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9.16 mi from city center
Moyeni Lodge -private & Exclusive -full Board
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Vilanculos, Vilanculos
The price is $163 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
10.98 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Paradise in the Middle of Nowhere - but close to a

"The ambience could not be nicer, spectacular views, great food and excellent, friendly service. We spent four days there and I really did not want to leave. I went deep sea fishing on the hotel boat and was successful, while some French visitors went out with the official fishing boat and caught ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel
Vilanculos Beach Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Bairro 19 de Outubroo, Vilanculos
The price is $147 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
11.4 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great Stay at Vilankulos Beach Lodge!!

"Had a great stay at the Vilankulos Beach Lodge. Well run, staff are friendly and attentive. Location to the beach was amazing, pool was always blue and clean. Angela the manager was there to welcome us in person and see us off in person too. Wifi is pretty good in almost all areas. Did want a better ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Vilanculos Beach Lodge
Casa Chibububo Lodge
2 out of 5
Rua Aeroporto No. 10, Vilanculos
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8 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Casa is mi casa in Mozambique

"Second stay and they always make the best effort."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2015

Casa Chibububo Lodge
Santorini Mozambique
4 out of 5
19 cle Outboro, Vilanculos
The price is $991 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
10.87 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Nice property located in beautiful surroundings with home feeling"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2019

Santorini Mozambique
Dugong Beach Lodge
4 out of 5
Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary, Vilanculos
The price is $957 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
3.05 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
On the beach.

"Fantastic getaway. Excellent food, all you want for a getaway."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2017

Dugong Beach Lodge
Deacra Villas By Sol Resorts
4 out of 5
Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos, Inhambane
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10.36 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great stay with a few caveats

"6 of us stayed at Villa 1 at Deacra and the overall trip was pretty good with a few caveats. Positives - The staff were amazing - e.g. Jill tried to find a way for our one veg-only members to find alternates (although avoid vilankulos if you can’t eat fish!), shuttles were organized for us to go ..."…"

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Deacra Villas By Sol Resorts
Moyeni Lodge
4 out of 5
San Sebastion Peninsula, Vilanculos, Inhambane
The price is $506 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.28 mi from city center
Moyeni Lodge
Dolphin Dhow Safaris
3 out of 5
330 Bairro Central, Avenida Marginal, Vilanculos
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8.82 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Viihtyisä majoitus aivan meren äärellä.

"Pieni ja sympaattinen majoitus hyvällä pikailla aivan meren äärellä. Siisti & turvallinen. Ystävällinen henkilökunta, hyvä sänky, huone ok. Järjestävät hinta/laatusuhteeltaan hyviä retkiä Bazaruton saaristoon. Saatavilla halutessa myös illallista etukäteen sopimalla. Myös ruoan osalta hinta/laatusuhde ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2018

Dolphin Dhow Safaris
DONA SORAYA LODGE
3 out of 5
C.P 12, Rua de Chibuene, Bairro de Chibuene, Vilanculos
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7.22 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
It was a pleasure

"It was a pleasure to stay at Dona Soraya Lodge. My family and I enjoyed our stay. The place is family friendly, the owner is very welcoming and does her best to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Her kitchen cuisines were mouth watering. The lodge is just by the beach!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

DONA SORAYA LODGE
Palmeiras Lodge
3 out of 5
Avenida da Marginal, Next to the old Camping Park, Vilanculos
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9.22 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Viaggio di coppia + amici

"Quando siamo arrivati in auto ore 23.30 dopo circa 8 ore di viaggio abbiamo scoperto che le nostre camere erano state date ad altre persone x errore. Il manager Osvaldo ci ha collocato in altro lodge a sue spese (lodge Mamma Mia. Decisamente più economico ma passabile per una notte visto la situazione) ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018

Palmeiras Lodge
Mamma Mia Complexo
3 out of 5
Avenida Marginal, 1099, Vilanculos
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9.15 mi from city center
1/5 (1 review)
Scam! Stay away

"I had a confirmed, pre-paid booking "guaranteed by Hotels.com," but on arrival, the hotel had no record of it (they had also ignored all emails and phone calls for the falsely-advertised airport transfer). After conversing with someone on the phone in a language I didn't understand, the hotel moved ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

Mamma Mia Complexo
Lukes Place
3 out of 5
Bairro desse, Vilanculos, Inhambane Province
The price is $89 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
8.23 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Luke's Place is a fantastic gem in Vilankulo. Rooms are spacious and perfect whether you self-cater or not. Restaurants are close. Pool is sweet on a hot day, and shady yard looking out to the ocean is excellent. Don't miss the sunrise! Generators keep the power going when the power goes out. Owners ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Lukes Place
Casa Cabana Beach
3 out of 5
3 North Beach Road, Vilanculos
The price is $39 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
10.67 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (19 reviews)

"Very well greated and treated by all staff. We were in a cozy little cottage just a few meters from the beach. Next to Wild Africa tours where they arranged us a day-trip to Ilha Magaruque and my first lessons of kitesurfing. The only thing that should be sorted out is the car entrance for ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

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Visiting Vilanculos

Visitors to Vilanculos are sure to enjoy the seaside. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its safari tours.

  • There are 32 hotels and other accommodations in Vilanculos
  • The closest major airport is in Vilanculos (VNX), 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Vilanculos

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and such places to visit as Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary and Vilanculos Beach. Additionally, you might want to add Municipal Market to your agenda.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 32 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Vilanculos. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel - This 5-star resort features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • Villas do Indico Eco-Resort & Spa Lodge - Our customers like the beach locale and helpful staff at this lodge. With a stay at this 4-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.

Dressing for Vilanculos

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 88°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 70°F
  • From April to June, the average is 86°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 82°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 87°F as the daytime average and 67°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Vilanculos is 30.51 inches
  • February and March are usually the hottest months averaging 87°F, while July and June are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 59°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Vilanculos?
Vilanculos Beach Lodge is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star lodge offers 2 bars and free breakfast. Traveler reviews also recommend Casa Cabana Beach and Villas do Indico Eco-Resort & Spa Lodge as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Vilanculos, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get top deals in Vilanculos.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Vilanculos?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Vilanculos, click here.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Vilanculos?
Villas do Indico Eco-Resort & Spa Lodge is a top 4-star lodge on Expedia for families, and features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Santorini Mozambique and Golden Sands Apartments by Sol Resorts.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Vilanculos?
Casa Rex by Sol Resorts is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features an alfresco restaurant and an outdoor pool.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Vilanculos?
Palmeiras Lodge is a top lodge for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests.
What's the best hotel to stay near Vilanculos Beach?
Adjacent to Vilanculos Beach, Vilanculos Beach Lodge is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star lodge offers 2 bars and free breakfast. Other good choices close by include Casa Cabana Beach and Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel.
What about the best place to stay near Municipal Market?
One of the top choices for your stay is Eden Bay Eco Lodge, located next to Municipal Market, and this 3-star tentalow offers a private beach and an outdoor pool. Baraka Beach and This Rate Includes all Meals for 10 Guests are other good choices nearby.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Vilanculos?
Villas do Indico Eco-Resort & Spa Lodge is a top 4-star lodge located on the beach. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel and Casa Rex by Sol Resorts.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Vilanculos?
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is a 5-star resort with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your stay is Villa do Paraiso.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Vilanculos?
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is a favorite 5-star resort with our travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring 12 guestrooms, a restaurant, and a poolside bar.
What are some accommodations with pools in Vilanculos?
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is a popular 5-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, a full-service spa, and a poolside bar. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Golden Sands Apartments by Sol Resorts and Casa Babi.

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