Ibo Island Lodge is situated on the Indian Ocean paradise of Ibo Island, just north of the mainland city of Pemba in pristine northern Mozambique. Ibo is just one of a string of 27 tropical islands that make up the breathtakingly beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique which was gazetted as National Park in 2002. The island, a historical place which nowadays offers a total retreat from the modern world, was colonised by the Portuguese long before the mainland, due to its fresh water sources and its strategic position in the archipelago. Ibo Island Lodge is stylish, elegant and unique encompassing styles and designs of several centuries and different cultural backgrounds. It consists of three magnificent mansions each over one hundred years old and located right on the prime waterfront site, where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide. The century-old buildings have been restored in keeping with the long and colourful history of Ibo Island, with influences from the Arab, the Indian, and the European presence on the island. Each of the fourteen large rooms with high ceilings are individually designed, en-suite, air conditioned, and boast antiques and handcrafted furniture, with magnificent wooden doors and shutters that evoke the original design. The wide verandas are adorned with mahogany and teak day beds, carved by some of the islands most skilled artists and decorated with the softest of cushions covered in vibrant local fabrics. The lodge has two swimming pools set in tropical gardens, an air-conditioned lounge and private dinning room as well as a roof terrace restaurant with an open-air lounge area for after dinner drinks under the stars. Meals feature freshly grown vegetables & fruits which combine traditional specialities with seafood. The romantic dinners are served on the tranquil verandas or on the rooftop terrace all with awesome views over the island.
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