Ilha de Moçambique (Mozambique Island) is a coral and sand island off the northern coast of Mozambique. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the island boasts a rich, multicultural history that dates back centuries. The Portuguese established a port and naval base in 1507, and built the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, in 1522, now considered the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere.
Devised in 2006 as a sustainable eco-haven, Pambele is set along a stretch of seashore at the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary in Mozambique . It consists of four villas topped with jekka thatch, and a central lodge with an infinity pool, a bar hewn from an old dhow, an open-sided lounge and an enclosed winter/television room.
Tried and tested: our pick of where to stay in Vilanculos