Take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean, walk down the vast stretch of natural beach, soaking up the white sand and shimmering sea. Explore the shallow pools for crabs, small fish and quirky sea urchins, hop in a kayak (supplied by the lodge) or don a mask and go snorkelling. We also recommend a day trip to visit Pemba’s thriving local market, as well as a pre-arranged whale watching boat trip.
During your stay at Chuiba Bay Lodge in Pemba, you can also meet the inhabitants of Chuiba Village on an organised visit. Experience local life and get to witness how the villagers swiftly conquer the sea at low tide, collecting clams, mussels and sea urchins for their daily meals. Learn about the dhows flowing with the tide, and meet the fishermen who ensure there is fresh fish, lobster and prawns which make up all of those delicious dishes Pemba is known for.
We can’t forget to mention the food! The Chuiba Bay Lodge restaurant offers a paired down and focused menu with every item prepared just right. The Marlin carpaccio with capers is to die for, while the breakfast omelette is one of the tastiest you might ever have. Mealtimes are an event to look forward to, and just one of the things you will miss the most when you leave.
At this Mozambique getaway, relaxation is considered as a top activity. It’s hard not to relax as you find yourself surrounded by the most glorious sea and garden views. The shimmering pool is just a few steps from your bedroom, the beach a few steps more. Sprawl out on one of the sun loungers under an umbrella, take up your new favourite spot at the beach bar or nip off to the natural jacuzzi at the Talassa Spa.