Quietly waiting on the shores of Mozambique, is Rio Azul, an untouched paradise meaning "Blue River." The Lodge offers the perfect haven to rest, and restore one’s soul while soaking in the breathtakingly beautiful views of the endlessly blue estuary.
Rio Azul Lodge is situated on the Northern end of the Bazaruto Archipelago at the mouth of the pristine Govuro River which enters the sea at Bartholomew Dias. Guests enjoy a scenic 1 ½ hours scenic road transfer from Vilancoulos before reaching this private beach haven.
The lodge faces west and enjoys spectacular sunsets in a quiet and peaceful setting of your own personal paradise. The setting is ideal for honeymoons, romantic holidays, family holidays, fishing holidays and of course beach holidays. Excellent fishing and bird watching opportunities wait, as well as kayaking, snorkelling and boating to name a few of the lodge beach holiday activities. Each group has access to their own boat to explore the estuary, allowing for endless hours exploring this pristine environment. Part of the experience is the excellent fine dining experience, with freshly caught cuisine to tantalise your senses.
Rio Azul offers luxury lodge accommodation including six twin chalets and two luxury villas which sleep six adults and six children. Each villa has its own swimming pool and is situated along pristine beach shores.
Rio Azul Lodge Amenities
Rio Azul Lodges main area consists of a lounge, dining room, bar area with a big wooden deck in front and a plunge pool. The view from the 31-foot bar is possibly one of the most spectacular in Africa, overlooking the Guvoru River during sunsets
Rio Azul Lodge has a small shop that sells items such as batteries, sun block, fishing shirts, sunglasses, hats, lures, line and other fishing tackle. The lodge has electricity supplied by a generator and plug points for charging camera batteries etc.
The beach lodge accommodation consists of six thatched luxury chalets and two luxury villas.
Whether you are staying in Rio Azuls Luxurious Villas or Chalets, your Daily rate will include:
All meals daily
Unlimited use of estuary boat per room
Use of sea kayaks
Tea & coffee
Snorkeling on request
Boat hire for deep sea fishing
Snorkeling at sea
All petrol for estuary boats and deep sea fishing boats
Mozambique airport tax
Transfer from Vilanculos Airport to Rio Azul lodge
Rio Azul holiday activities range from walking on pristine beaches to deep sea charter fishing trips to romantic sunset dinners out on our deck. Relax at the pool or for the more adventurous windsurfing. Rio Azul luxury beach lodge offers kayaking, sundowner cruises on a local Dhow, trips to BD Island but to name a few of the magical experiences at Rio Azul.
Rio Azul lodge prides itself on being a family friendly holiday resort. For many of us the necessary stresses required to survive in this day and age results in us not having as much quality time with our family as we should have.
Rio Azul is constantly striving to accommodate the needs and requests of all members of the family.
To this end we have introduced the following alternative holiday activities for yours and your family’s enjoyment.
Kayak on the estuary at Rio Azul
Exploring the estuary in tinnies (small aluminium alloy boats with silent electric motors)
Windsurfing (arriving soon)
Special Offer Details
R2500.00 per person sharing per night
4 nts / 5 days
11 Jan - 11 Dec
R 16,500.00 p.p.s
- All meals daily.
- Unlimited use of estuary boat per room.
- Use of sea kayaks.
- Tea & coffee.
- Snorkling on request.
- Boat hire for deep sea fishing.
- Snorkeling at sea.
- All petrol for estuary boats and deep sea fishing boats.
- Mozambique airport tax.
- Transfer from Vilanculos Airport to Rio Azul Lodge.
Prices are from a starting price, per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuation and availability Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Valid for dates as specified.
Rating: Author: Tonya V Posted: Wednesday, July 02 2014, 12:33:43
We had the privilege of taking our top performers and their spouses to Rio Azul on an incentive trip. For most of the people it was their first trip to Mozambique and believe me we now have Rio Azul converts on hand. We were blown away by the resort, the incredible staff, food and experience! Reon, Michelle and Staff : a massive thank you for making us feel so special, nothing was too much effort. We cannot wait to come back.
Rating: Author: Barbara F Posted: Wednesday, July 02 2014, 12:28:44
This was our first trip to Mozambique and our expectations were not high. We decided to keep away from the popular spots with speedboats and partying as we prefer a quite holiday. The website does not do this resort justice - it is a blissfull retreat with beautiful villas and stylish finishes. The trip from the Vilancoulos airport is about 2 hours, the last 40 minutes being along the beautiful beach with the only people around being local fishermen hauling in their catch of the day. Take the time out to watch how they bring the nets in from the sea and then sort the fish.
The resort is like a home away from home. The villas have beautiful white cotton linen and mosquito nets are let down in the evenings while you are at dinner.
Each villa is given its own 'tinny' (boat with a motor) so that you can go fishing on your own in the estuary or take a trip up the river. We spotted fish eagle, kingfishers, flamingoes to name but a few. The barman will pack you a cooler box of drinks to take on your trip.
If deep sea fishing is your thing, you will definately not be disappointed. Depending on the tide, you can take your tinny to the pansy islands in low tide and collect pansy shells and see all sorts of interesting sea life.
The resort faces the estuary so you are protected from the offshore winds. The high dunes are behind you with the beautiful beach on the other side. They will drop you off at the beach, put up an umbrella, pack a cooler box and fetch you again at a specified time. We had the beach to ourselves. The sea is like a jacuzzi with waves big enough to have a fun swim. Unlike Mauritius or the Maldives where there are no waves because of the reefs.
They serve 3 full meals a day which is all included in the price, as are the soft drinks. They serve a starter cocktail before dinner when guests can mingle.
We stayed for 10 days and normally by then I am homesick and ready to leave. Not at Rio Azul, I could have stayed another week. Reon and Michelle will meet your every need. The owners John and Jane were there at the same time as us and were wonderful hosts. We will definately be back.
Rating: Author: Kikofen Posted: Wednesday, July 02 2014, 12:36:42
Has been a wonderful experience for Paloma and for me to stay at Río Azul. Is the perfect place to honeymooners, couples and people who want to feel relaxing and happy. All my congrats to Michelle, Reon and the staff for this amazing week. Food were incredible, landscapes, people, rooms, services.... Thanks a lot. We Will come back!!!
Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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