An exceptionally elegant hotel situated on the idyllic Barra beach strip offering 12 superb double rooms. The rooms are all decorated in luxury beach style, using natural woods and materials. An extensive sub tropical garden surrounds the hotel, creating a tranquil atmosphere, and leading on to the vast beach front with a picture perfect view of the Indian Ocean.
Facilities and Amenities
DSTV and Flat Screen TVs
Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
Lagoon seahorse snorkeling
Dhow trips to Pansy islands
Surfing & kite surfing
Mangrove guided walks
Local bar hopping
Dining and Bar
The restaurant has an exciting a la carte menu with the freshest seafood on offer. The wine list boasts great names like our popular Dieu Donne house wine from Franschoek as well as an array of Portuguese, Chilean, French and a few selected South African wines and champagne.
Our Beach Bar: Agua de Coco offers sea view seating with a beach-style a la carte menu and the ever popular Cocktails!
Weather and Dress Code
Temperatures may reach between 26 - 36 degrees Celsius from November to May (Mozambique summer time) and the winter month reaching temperatures of 18 - 29 degrees Celsius.
If you are driving up from South Africa there are a few stops to fuel up: Komatipoort, Maputo, Manhica, Xai Xai and lastly Cumbana. Fuel prices may vary in different towns and as you go further from Maputo, the more expensive it becomes. These towns also have clean restrooms where sometimes you may be charged MT10 to make use of the facilities. There are a couple of options available if you would like to stay over on the way:
Blue Anchor Inn - 60km outside Maputo, Sol do Mar Halfway house in Manhica or Mareirate in Xai Xai.
Each town has a speed limit of 60km/h. Please be sure to keep to this speed as traffic police are always busy trapping with cameras. Fines are to be paid at the nearest Police Station and bribes are forbidden. Always travel with 2 emergency red triangles as well as light reflector jackets. Please remain calm if you are pulled over and do not under any circumstances hand over your original documents to anyone.
Exchange Rates and Payments
Avoid exchanging money at the border as you will be offered low rates. It’s best to exchange money at any exchange bureau or the bank in Mozambique itself. You will be required to present your passport. Most places accept credit or debit cards, Rands and Meticais
Praia da Barra, Inhambane
23°47’22.11’’S - 35°30’30.39’’E
501km from Maputo
983km from Johannesburg (Komatipoort Border)
1067km from Durban (Lavumisa then Goba Border)