Hotel

Dugong Beach Lodge

Dugong Beach Lodge

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
77 Reviews
Guide Price £3,339 per person
Based on 09 April 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with South African Airways, staying for 7 nights full board in a Beach Chalet (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A Slice of Paradise

Perched at the far end of an attractive, long stretch of white sand beach on a peninsula just south of Vilanculos is the serene Dugong Beach Lodge. The peninsula has been declared a wildlife sanctuary whilst the impossibly clear sea waters are part of the Bazaruto Marine National Park making is area flush with wildlife and sea life including turtles, manta ray, dolphins and the close to extension Atlantic dugong, plus numerous species of birds, fish and corals.

Dugong Beach Lodge, a simply beautiful resort mixes relaxation and peacefulness with activeness and tradition. Laze by the pool sipping an ice cold beverage whilst enjoying the warm African sun or enjoying a meal from either the buffet or A la Carte menu. Feeling adventurous try windsurfing, kayaking or scuba diving. Dhow cruises (a traditional sailing boat) are a superb way to see the coastline and watch the sunset. The 14 luxurious chalets each offer air-conditioning, direct access to the beach and their own private deck with secluded canopy for privacy and evening dining. 

Direct flights from Johannesburg and Kruger National Park fly into Vilanculos taking 1 hour 40 minutes and 50 minutes respectively. From Vilanculos a boat transfer takes you the rest of the way. This is a great way to start your trip and may even spot dolphins and turtles.

  • Situated in a Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Surrounding Waters part of a Marine National Park
  • Just 14 chalets
  • Sea View from all chalets

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 14 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 45 minute boat journey from Vilanculos
  • Minimum age: 12

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Dugong Beach Lodge

  • Beach
  • 45 minute boat journey from Vilanculos
77 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 52
  • Very Good 10
  • Average 3
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 8

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 21, 2018

WORST VACATION OF OUR LIVES ! Thanks

Calgary, Canada

I almost never write reviews, but after a week long nightmare staying at dugong lodge for ourhoneymoon, it is clear that it has been the WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. Says air conditionig, but try to survive in 30+ weather when there is only one henerator that they randomly shut off to ‘give it a break’ as they say, no hot water. Once complained, no water at all for 12 hrs. Toilet seats cracked with mold on them, no tv access, (the one in the clubhouse doesnt work) . They ration water heavily, and downsized the daily amount, or pay big $. Charged for even asking for a glass at breakfast or lunch, Goway travel was the booking company, but PAUL TRAVEL WAS OUR AGENT. Despite bringing issues to attention, resort tried their best to reduce blackouts and provide more food, but after 7 days of worst sleeping ever, covered in insect bites (no screens on windows) , so durring blackouts room be omes unberrable . I feel sorry for the staff who do try their best to alleviate our concerns, but no refunds when we wanted to move is enough to NEVER RECOMMEND STAYING HERE, or using Paul Travel. If you wish to discard this honest rating, go ahead, but i assure you it will RUIN YOUR VACATION. Have i ever learned a hard lesson about using a travel agent called ‘Paul travel’ !
Aug 30, 2018

get away from it all

Murren, Switzerland

the rooms are very comfortable, the staff are charming and try hard, Roberto delivers smashing food. we were unlucky that the winds were high so we couldn't partake in the water sports but relaxed, ate and drank in between reading books and conversing. what holidays are for. great boat trip to get to the resort and discovered late in the day that we could have gone horse riding. they need to promote what they have to offer. few maintenance problems and avoid the house wine. the view changes all the time as the tide leaves sand banks which you can visit and a few hours later its a sea. the generator was switched off after breakfast and lunch which meant no internet and the high winds prevented you from doing much else. we loved it despite that.
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Dugong Beach Lodge

Facilities

Boat hire

Hire a boat with an experienced skipper for the day who knows the area well and will take you to the best places. If you are more independent, hire a smaller boat and sail it yourself.

Dugong Beach Lodge

Room Types

Beach Chalets

The Beach Lodge offers 14 luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual walkways with two of the chalets having a private plunge pool. Each chalet has a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation or wellness treatments and where private dinners can be enjoyed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

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