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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Ibo Island is unlike anywhere we have been before. The Lodge itself is beautiful, decorated with impeccable taste. The rooms are huge and spacious and the ocean facing rooms in particular have stunning views. Everyone at the lodge was extremely friendly and the food was great. The island itself is extraordinary. Nothing has changed since Portuguese occupation and it has...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Olive 1993, What a pity the weather and wind did not play along for your dhow safari - April is usually wind free, I am so sorry it must have been disappointing for you. Really glad to read you found the lodge beautiful and done with impeccable taste that's wonderful feed back thank you so much. Hope you can...

South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I've just arrived home after a fantastic weekend at Ibo Island Lodge. I was celebrating my 30th birthday and Rob, Cosmo and the rest of the team went out of their way to make it extra special for me. We started my birthday with a 40 minute dhow trip to a sand bar where the team set up canvas shade...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Imogen H Wonderful to read your review and so glad you had such a memorable special 30th Birthday at Ibo Island Lodge! Thank you for your review and would love to welcome you back one day to celebrate another milestone Birthday! All the best from the entire team. Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I must exhort as many people as possible to go to Ibo Island Lodge. It was a fantastic place to experience the ambience and culture of the islands off Mozambique. The lodge itself is excellent as is the food and all the management and staff. I could not recommend this place highly enough.

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Colingduncan, Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. Great to read that you recommend us highly and thank you for your visit and kindest Ibo greetings from the whole team. Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 January 2014

It took us a while to review this corner of paradise, maybe because of the shock of going back home. Not only Rob and his team rescued us from our cancelled honeymoon, but what we discovered at Ibo is exactly why we came to remote northern mozambique for: a relaxed atmosphere away from the crowds of mass tourism in surreal...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guido F, We were most happy to be able to rescue your honeymoon and thank you for such a lovely post. We are delighted that Ibo was all that you hoped it would be and that you felt we were from another world - that's lovely. Really good to read you loved our dhow safari too - your thanks...

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 24 January 2014

This has been the most relaxing week’s holiday we have ever had, thanks to the really helpful & friendly staff, excellent food, brilliantly restored buildings and excellent location on such a beautiful island.

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear M0nkman, So lovely to read you have had the most relaxing weeks holiday ever at Ibo Island Lodge. That is wonderful feedback thank you for your review and all the very best from all of us at Ibo. Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge

Pemba, Mozambique
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Ibo lodge is a marvellous place, peaceful, restful and a service minded staff that make it all perfect. If the weather allows it, the sandbank is just the perfect place to spend the day, it is my favourite place. A lot of times the dolphins are seen on the way. The rooms are beautiful and it cools you down with...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Linda72497, Thank you! We are so happy that you love Ibo Island Lodge. 'The perfect place' is all the feedback a lodge owner could ask for ! Thank so much for your review. All the very best from all of us. Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed at Ibo Island Lodge for our honeymoon in November 2013 and had an amazing time! Apart from the absolutely beautiful surroundings of Ibo Island and lovely setting in an old colonial villa it's the great attention to detail and consistently outstanding service by the staff and owners of the lodge that makes the biggest difference. Throughout our stay...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alex R Your review of us gave me goose bumps because you noticed and appreciated all the little things that the team do to make things extra special. Thank you so much. All the very best for your married life together and hope you can come back someday and see us all again! Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2013

It is unfortunate that having missed out on their 5* paradise and been re-booked onto Ibo, the reviewer Ulrike B below has chosen to visit his/her disappointment and frustration on Ibo Island Lodge. This is very unfair and rather poor form. Ibo Island was the last stop on our 4 week African journey. We had done the safaris and laid...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KT272013, Thank you so much for your recommendation and review and very glad we were all your hoped we would be. So glad you rated our guides our food and our location. Sending you warm tropical Ibo hello's and all the very best. Fiona and team, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Ibo Island Lodge is not a paradise in the resorty sense of the term, and perhaps in any sense of the term. It is a lodge/hotel nestled in an unusual place, a former colonial trading counter which has lost all its lustre since the independence of the country. There is no sandy beach with coconut trees and parasols in front...

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FionaRecord, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ulysse5London, Thank you for your review! Authenticity, charm, and beauty - that is lovely feedback and we aim to be just that. So thank you and all the very best from the entire team. Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Cant believe that people accept paying $800 a night for that ! We paid for 6 nights at LONDO 5* Lodge and stranded at IBO because Londo hat to close downand IBO was the only place available. We understand immediately why..............Instead of staying in a private bungalow on the beach, we had to accept a room with moister on the...

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IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

The rates mentioned in this review are NOT the rates at Ibo Island Lodge. Before you make these statements you should get your facts correct! Your holiday was also not booked with Ibo. We actually ‘rescued’ you when Londo Lodge closed down suddenly and permanently leaving its clients stranded with no refund in peak season. We find your review misleading...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ibo Island lies in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Nominated for World Heritage status Ibo has been described as one of the most unique and atmospheric islands in the world. Ibo offers pristine beach excursions, snorkeling, sea kayaking, dhow sailing, birding, mangrove forests, sumptuous seafood, romance, simplicity, tranquility and a perspective that will change your life forever. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ibo Island Lodge

Address: Rua Bela Vista, Cabo Delgado Province 3212, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Cabo Delgado Province > Quirimbas Archipelago > Ibo
Price Range: ₹ 43,594 - ₹ 52,274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ibo Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“All rooms are acceptable and pleasant”
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“The rooms with sea views are lovely but the garden rooms are also good. You are in suchan exceptional spot it really doesn't matter.”
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jennymcn, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“View the sunset from the restaurant, with a nice drink in your hand.”
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“There is a room with an outdoor shower - awesome!”
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