Barra Lodge is only a 30 minute drive from Inhambane Airport, and complimentary transfers are done by the lodge.
Barra enjoys secluded, unspoilt beaches, and is bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. The lodge is set amongst groves of coconut trees and the warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round.
The Lodge prides itself on being a family-friendly property, and offers a selection of accommodation. There are the traditional Casitas, made of thatch, brick and reeds creating a charming atmosphere. Some have sea views and all are a stone's throw from the beach. Barra Lodge has 20 family casita's. The casitas have 1 double bed and a single bed as well as en-suite shower, toilet, hand basin. Tea & coffee is also available in the rooms.
In addition there are some two or three bedroom self-catering cottages, with open plan living area, kitchen, shower and hand-basin with hot and cold water and a separate toilet. The bedrooms each have 2 beds (with mosquito nets). All the basic amenities are supplied including a fridge/freezer, 2 plate gas stove, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, utensils and bed linen.
The restaurant offers an excellent selection of fresh food, with the emphasis on seafood - prawns, calamari and fresh line fish being the ever-popular favourites. Enjoy your meal indoors or outdoors on the patio overlooking the pool.
In addition there is a Beach bar, which is a popular spot for relaxation, and where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset cocktail. The beach bar is open daily and offers drinks, light meals and fresh pizza’s allowing one to enjoy all day on the beach.
Barra Lodge offers a swimming pool, kiddies paddling pool, an activities room, with Satellite TV and games.
One of the Lodge’s main attractions is in the diversity of activities on offer. You can try some spectacular Scuba Diving (there is a fully equipped PADI centre); Ocean Safaris are also offered for diver and non-divers, and you get the chance to see some incredible sea life, such as Whalesharks (seasonal visitors) and dolphins; trips to Pansy Island are offered as well as snorkelling trips.
You might choose an excursion on a dhow – which are still built locally along traditional lines. Behind Barra Lodge is a saltwater mangrove with crystal clear waters which can be explored by boat or on foot. There are also trips to historical Inhambane City - this was the southerly most trading port in Africa used by the Arabs, and Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1534.
A guided horse ride on the beach is a wonderful experience, and you don’t have to be an experienced rider to participate. For a different pace, there are quad bike trails through the coconut plantations – which are guided.
There is also a good choice of water sports - the bay is ideal for Hobie-cat and laser dingy sailing. Snake rides, paddle ski’s, surfboards and boogie boards are just some of the activities available. Fishermen can hire a boat for the day (tag and release is encouraged).