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Phnom Penh
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Totally off-road hidden in the Mozambican wilderness, in between the bush and the dunes of Zavora, you will find the magical blue lake of Poelela and Nunzio's villa on a private sandy beach. The main house is very nice and well equipped, with all the facilities you need, including a braai on the beach. The two en-suite sleeping-huts are nice...

Thank Strekke C
Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went to Lagoa Poelela two years ago and this summer we came back, but this time in 4 adults and 4 kids. We received a very warm Welcome by Nunzio and his wife and having them around made a big difference thanks to their knowledge of the area and their very nice suggestions. We definitely enjoyed staying at Lagoa...

1Thank Paolo633
Turin, Italy
Reviewed 11 August 2015

One of the placed we love to go to when we want to get away for a few days from the confusion in Maputo. The houses are very well organized and the place is peaceful and relaxing. Definetely suggested!

Thank neropass
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We stayed in Lagoa Poelela for two nights and felt like we should have stayed there two weeks. It is completely remote and a welcome respite from the built-up resorts along the south coast of Mozambique. The lake is warm and perfect for swimming, just watch out for the vivacious crabs that tend to roam along the beach (they're quite...

Thank soliplatja
LakePoelela, Manager at Lagoa Poelela Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Lagoa Poelela. And we thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again.

Tete, Mozambique
Reviewed 9 March 2015

we were there for a weekend. From Maputo need 4/5 hours, but one time there we foregot the dificulties to achieve there. It is something magic. Quiet is not enough to tranmit the feeling of the Logoa. Belene too have Lagoa, but this is different. the coulors are differents. the house are very well done and the service of the...

1Thank Gabriele M
Poelela, Manager at Lagoa Poelela Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at Poelela. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with Poelela. We hope to see you in the near Future . See you soon Regards Manager

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Our second visit here and a truly enjoyable one. The venue is a piece of heaven and even though off the beaten path and isolated it is worth the trip. You can swim in the calm water on your doorstep and watch the breathtaking view from your verandah. There are activities nearby with Zavora Beach about 12 km away which...

Thank CK444
LagoaPoelela, Manager at Lagoa Poelela Resort, responded to this review

I want to thank the entire family for returning. it was good to have you back. and i am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. you are welcome anytime. Have a good year. God Bless

Reviewed 1 December 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Lagoa Poelela. The spacious and well-equipped house are situated on the white sandy beaches of the lake. We had stunning views from the house and veranda of the turquoise water of the lake. The tranquil and shallow banks of the lake provided a perfect playground for our (small) children. They could not get enough...

Thank Renske P
Reviewed 30 November 2014

It was paradise on earth!! We just stayed for 3 nights, but we love every moment. Arriving with sunset, under full landscape. Two days of beach and beautiful water. Barbecue, peaceful, charming, romance, shy full of stars and love did the rest. Good service, but don't forget to bring your food "the sand its not tasty"! We LOVED MANINGUE!!!! Khanimambo...

Thank efesmozambique
Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed at Lagoa Poelela for few nights recently on our way to explore the dunes of Southern Mozambique. It was an amazing and beautiful surprise to find this peacefull, beautiful and very well located place. The house was beyond our expectations: very clean, with every comfort and with an amazing view on the always mirror-calm waters of the Lagoa...

2Thank Paolo633
Poelela, General Manager at Lagoa Poelela Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Lagoa Poelela. I am please to hear you enjoyed you stay with us. I hope to see you again soon. Regards Riaan Welman Lodge Manager

Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is the perfect place to go if you want to get away from the rat race. With lovely warm water this is such a safe place to swim. The lodges are so comfortable and is well equipped with everything you should need to make this the ideal holiday getaway. The braai is set right on the 'beach' and such...

Thank Colleen M
Kurz1969, Proprietario at Lagoa Poelela Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit We hope to see you soon again

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This new Resort is located on the eastern shores of Lake Poelela, from which the Resort takes its name. It's surrounded by extensive plantations of coconut palms. It offers accommodation in two and four beds chalets on the beach, with private bathroom for each room, shower and hot water. All the chalets are built with indigenous materials with full respect of the surrounding nature. Moreover, they are all very spacious and comfortable. Each room has furnishings and fine finishes. The decorations evoke the typical African warm earth colours, resulting as the natural complement of the idyllic scenery of white sand and turquoise waters of the lake. Sliding French doors with large windows give access to a lovely terrace overlooking the lagoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lagoa Poelela Resort

Address: Lagoa Poelela, Nhautse District | Inhambane, Inharrime MZ03, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Inharrime
Price Range: $62 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Nunzio and his wife manage two houses on the lake shores. Both houses are equally very good, one larger and one smaller.”
 of 5 bubbles Paolo633, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All Casa are superb”
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“There are only 3 houses, we will always choose number 1!!!”
 of 5 bubbles efesmozambique, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Small lodge best book in advance in high season”
 of 5 bubbles neropass, 1 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Mobile phone reception is best at the Reception and while sitting on the toilet in the lodges (really!).”
 of 5 bubbles Sald516, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
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