We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ibo Island Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Ibo Island Lodge
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 162: English reviews
new york
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying at this property in late August..it was fantastic! If you are looking for the typical cookie cutter type of experience take a cruise or stay at some she.she resort...this place is the real deal...located on an island that will soon change i fear for the worse..but beneficial to the local population..i sound selfish..it is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank zemuron
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights in Ibo on our anniversary , the lodge is a magnificently restored collection of buildings from the Portugese colonial times. The furniture is local hand carved pieces supplemented with pieces from Goa. The view from the upper deck where the bar and restaurant are situated has a view of the bay with sunsets...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dave_King2014
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dave_King2014, So happy to read this post and even happier to read your anniversary trip was lovely! Glad your found our views and sunsets to die for, and even happier still to read you felt the lodge was magnificently restored. Thank you to you both for the review and hope you can come back to magical Ibo some day....

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Where can we start? This beautiful property has been expertly and painstakingly restored, but the efforts were certainly worth it. Each of the gardens have been stunningly landscaped, whilst the beautiful detailing of the rooms has created spacious, elegantly simple spaces. The staff are by far the best on the island whilst the food is some of the best we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AWildLife
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AWildLife, Wow what a wonderful accolade to read - "The Best Hotel in Mozambique"! Thank you - that makes us all very proud. Lovely to read you rated everything so highly including our food, service and staff. We would love to welcome you back some day and thank you again for taking the time to review Ibo Island Lodge....

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ibo Island Lodge provided my sister and I with an extraordinary experience from 26-30 September 2016. We had 2 beautiful sea-facing suites, spacious and elegantly furnished with a wide, wrap-around balcony with a view across the mangrove plain to the ocean. The food was exceptional (all cooked on open coals - amazing) and the level of individual, personal attention was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jennymcn
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jennymcn, Thank you to you and your sister for your visit and review. Really happy to read you thought our food was exceptional and that the level of individual, personal attention was excellent. Its all we strive for as a team and its wonderful to read that its paying off! We would LOVE you to return too! All our...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with my wife and young son, and we were treated with great care and consideration. We were not simply served, we were cared for. The accommodations were not only the best in the area, they are competitive with any of the best lodging you can find anywhere. I cannot recommend Ibo Island Lodge enough.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rmwhite3
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rmwhite3, So happy to read you had such a lovely stay with us. We truly do care about our guests - nothing makes us happier than looking after you all! Thank you for your kind words and great review and thank you for saying you cannot recommend Ibo Island Lodge enough - that is great feedback. All our best...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We booked our honeymoon here with little idea of what we were getting into, besides the fact that we going to travel the archipeligo in a dhow. The meals were of amazing quality made more impressive by the fact that our cook was using just a little "braai". Our guide was excellent, catering was excellent (I have a few kilos...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank spoonersd
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear spoonersd, Congratulations again on your marriage and so happy you spent your honeymoon with us at Ibo Island Lodge! Very glad to read your great review - its makes us happy and I have passed on your comments to Cosmo, Wilfred and Kissinger and the team. All our best, Fiona Record, Owner, Ibo Island Lodge.

Paris, France
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The lodge from the colonial period has been fully renovated with style The rooms are spacious and well decorated, the pool fantastic with a view on the mangroves and the food delicious (breakfast is a bit light though with not too much choice) The lodge offers many activities several of which are complementary If you come to Ibo, I would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Renaud D
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Renaud D, Thank you for posting a review on Ibo Island Lodge. Glad you found our pools fantastic and our food delicious. So happy you recommend us. I have taken note of your comments about the breakfast being a bit light and will chat to the team about this - although you know at Ibo you can always ask...

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Pricey if you pay full whack but we walked in and got a great rate. Lovely, impeccable rooms, good facilities and excellent food and diving. Take the free tours and sand bank option - they are all thoroughly worth it and you will leave much better informed as to how Mozambique has become the country it is today.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jane D
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane D, so happy to read you had a lovely stay and rated our food, our impeccable rooms and facilities. The diving in the Quirimbas is some of the best in Africa and we are delighted you rated that highly too - Mark and his team will be thrilled! All the very best and thank you so much for...

Fredericia, Denmark
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is for sure the most luxorious place on Ibo island. It offers some great gardens with pools and fantastic views. Exellent service and do not miss out on the views from the restaurant, it's the best place on the island, to enjoy a nice drink while seeing the sun set over the sea. Especially Marc and Kisinger, helped making...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ErikKraft
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ErikKraft, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We have worked so hard to cultivate our oasis of gardens on Ibo and its wonderful you enjoyed them - the incredible views were there before we started so that was easy! So happy to read you loved the excellent service and luxury that is Ibo Island Lodge. I have...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Ibo Island Lodge is a unique island experience with the opportunity to immerse oneself in a community with a rich history and culture. If you're looking for lodge experience which mixes great food, culture, service and endless activities then Ibo Island Lodge is a great destination. Positives include the food which is superb given how difficult it is to source...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank craigstewartza
IboIsland, Owner at Ibo Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Craigstewartza, Wow thank you for taking the time to write such a long and informed review. Delighted that you rated our great food, culture, service and endless activities, this is exactly the balance we set out to achieve, so its lovely feedback. So happy you snorkelled with dolphins and turtles and sought out the amazing bird species on Ibo...

218 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (194)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (16)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (42)
Viewed
View from Room (10)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
7:33
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (86)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (24)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (19)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ibo
0.0 km away
Dugong Beach Lodge
Dugong Beach Lodge
#4 of 8 in Vilanculos
60 reviews
0.0 km away
Ulala Lodge
Ulala Lodge
#1 of 2 in Murrebue
97 reviews
0.0 km away
Casa Rex Boutique Hotel by Sol Resorts
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Cinco Portas Pensao
0.0 km away
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
#1 of 2 in Quirimbas Archipelago
146 reviews
0.0 km away
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
#1 of 2 in Bazaruto Island
400 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Conference Facilities
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: $842 - $2,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ibo Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Ibo Island Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ibo Island Hotel Ibo
Ibo Island Lodge Mozambique, Africa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Ibo Island Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ibo Island Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get a room facing the waterfront”
 of 5 bubbles zemuron, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“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.”
  • Sunset over the mangrove plain
 of 5 bubbles jennymcn, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“View the sunset from the restaurant, with a nice drink in your hand.”
 of 5 bubbles ErikKraft, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There is a room with an outdoor shower - awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles JanienWilkens, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a court yard suit and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles IngramCapeTown, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay