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Villa Sands Hotel Tours

Situated on the Mozambican coast is the beautiful and elegant hotel, Villa Sands. Rich in culture and history, Villa Sands is the perfect place to explore the historical Ilha de Mozambique. The hotel features 8 double rooms on the ground floor and 6 roof top sea-view rooms with great views over the ocean. All rooms feature a king size bed, Aircon, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and TVs. At Villa sands you are perfectly positioned to enjoy freshly prepared sea-food like prawns, fish and freshly caught langoustine lobsters. Explore the culture of the town, the Indian Ocean, and the nearby Islands surrounded by coral beaches or just swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the freedom of the Ocean.


Tranquil and lovely, Villa Sands is beautifully located at a short distance from the old town by the water in Ilha de Mozambique, one of the world’s UNESCO World Heritage Site as declared in 1991. Unique in character and atmosphere the Island embraces a mixture of the dominant African, Arab, and European cultures all living together in harmony. Take a walk on the Island and check out different ancient monuments, mosques, churches, and Hindu Temple. The Island has been a trading point for centuries where people from different walks of life met and lived together in peace although power moved from the Arabs to Portuguese before Independence in 1975 to Mozambiquans.

Fresh Seafood

One of Ilha de Mozambique’s highlights is its fresh seafood such as prawns, calamari, lobsters etc. In line with this, the hotel’s restaurant has embraced a variety of ways to cook and serve these precious ingredients. All foods are freshly prepared for you in the kitchen and can be served to you in the hotel restaurant or in your roof-top suite. They also have an outdoor grill for those evening beach braais.

Great Explorer Point

With its idyllic setting on the oceanfront, Villa Sands has a boat which guests can use to explore the seas and the nearby islands. This is a perfect snorkeling and dive point for spectacular sightings of vast schools of coloured fish, coral reefs, dolphins and more. You can also enjoy charming picnic at the famous lighthouse Island of Ilha de Goa or go bird watching in the mangroves.

OPEN: All year round



  • Lush green scenery and best sunsets
  • Turtles nesting (Jan-Feb)
  • Fewer tourists
  • Wet, hot and humid


  • Beautiful green scenery after rains
  • Dry weather
  • Mild temperatures
  • Excellent time for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing


  • Whale watching season (+ dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks)
  • Dry weather
  • Warm/hot temperatures
  • Excellent time for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.

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Fast Facts

  • Location: Ilha de Mozambique, Mozambique
  • Internet connection:WiFi
  • Fans/Air ConAircon
  • Number of rooms:14 rooms
  • Child policy:Children of all ages are welcome
  • Swimming poolYes

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