Luxury Diving Accommodation in Africa

With such a variety of countries to go to comes an even bigger selection of hotels. Africa has a great variety of accommodation, from the extremely rustic to the very luxurious. We have visited and dived Africa extensively to choose the very best of a very good bunch of hotels and here are our top selections:

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Constance Tsarabanjina

Madagascar > Africa

A private island paradise just off the Madagascan coast, Constance Tsarabanjina houses just 25 thatched villas set within a tropical jungle leading down to powder white beaches. Read more

Miavana

Madagascar > Africa

Possibly the most exclusive castaway experience out there, Miavana is an ultra-luxurious private island hotel located off Madagascar’s northern shores. Read more

Thanda Island Private Marine Reserve

Tanzania > Africa

With sugar white shores fringed by coconut palms and outstanding diving potential across the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean, Thanda Island is the ideal escape for divers and non-divers alike. Since the villa has to be rented exclusively it is also the perfect place to gently... Read more

Mafia Island Lodge

Tanzania > Africa

Mafia Island Lodge, a little tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, is nestled amongst tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay. It has a welcoming, relaxed and laid-back atmosphere and is located just 16 miles off the coast of Tanzania - reachable by light aircraft in 35 minutes. Read more

The Manta Resort

Tanzania > Africa

Located on idyllic Pemba Island, The Manta Resort is a peaceful retreat fronted by sandy beaches and turquoise seas and backed by lush forest. On this remote East African island, the emphasis is all about the experience and the hosts aim to provide their guests with a truly serene Swahili stay. Read more

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Mozambique > Africa

The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is nestled on the private island of Bazaruto (just off the coat of Mozambique). The island is part of Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in the Indian Ocean. Read more

Bahia Mar Club

Mozambique > Africa

With views across the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago, Bahia Mar Vilankulo is a boutique hotel on the soft white shore of Mozambique’s mainland. Read more

Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Africa

Really the only place to stay (unless you go for a liveaboard – talk to us about that too) is the Djibouti Palace Kempinski. It would be fair to say this isn’t an architectural feat of great beauty but it is eminently comfortable and a great place from which to explore on land and sea. Read more

Chole Mjini

Tanzania > Africa

Chole Mjini is a unique island lodge whose seven tree house chalets offer a lofty luxury adventure. Read more

Pole Pole

Tanzania > Africa

Nestled amidst the tropical jungle on Mafia Island, overlooking calm ocean waters, Pole Pole (or “slowly slowly” in Swahili) is an exclusive luxury eco-lodge located on the doorstop of Tanzania’s first marine park. Read more

Fundu Lagoon

Tanzania > Africa

Located on Pemba Island, just to the north of Zanzibar, Fundu Lagoon is the essence of ‘barefoot luxury’ and a secluded and peaceful retreat with over two miles of private beach and stunning ocean views. Read more

Mnemba Island Lodge

Tanzania > Africa

Located off the north-east coast of Zanzibar, barefoot luxury escape Mnemba Island Lodge is an award-wining jewel sitting in the untouched Mnemba atoll. Read more

Benguerra Lodge

Mozambique > Africa

Benguerra Lodge is an intimate, romantic and luxurious beach retreat situated on the protected north-western side of Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique. Read more

Azura Benguerra

Mozambique > Africa

Located on the tropical paradise island of Benguerra, off the coast of southern Mozambique, Azura Benguerra is a boutique beach eco-lodge built entirely by hand by the local community, allowing an authentic, ‘locale’ feel. Read more

Coral Lodge

Mozambique > Africa

Set atop a peninsular overlooking one of Mozambique’s most beautiful beaches, it is little wonder Coral Lodge is renowned for both location and its accommodation. Read more

Vamizi Island Lodge

Mozambique > Africa

Vamizi Island is an eight-mile long finger of jungle covered island, fringed by idyllic sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It also happens to be about the most idyllic barefoot luxury destination on the planet. Read more

Azura at Quilalea

Mozambique > Africa

Azura at Quilálea is an idyllic Mozambique island resort situated in a forgotten corner of Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. Read more

Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge

Mozambique > Africa

Backed by bush and baobab forest and facing shockingly turquoise ocean waters, Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge is located on the sugar-white shores of Nanatha Half Moon Bay in Northern Mozambique. Read more

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