The rebirth of Benguerra’s first lodge, the reopening of &Beyond Benguerra Island on 1 June has seen this exquisite lodge become the most exclusive destination in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Boasting the island’s best location and situated alongside a permanent deep water channel, the generously sized guest rooms peep out from among the boughs of a tropical forest, offering direct views onto the beach. With a distinct nod to both Africa and the Mozambican coastline’s Portuguese heritage you can expect light and airy casinhas and cabanas, and in keeping with the trend for multi-generational travel, the lodge’s private villa has been redesigned as the Casa de Familia, a three-bedroom suite ideal for families.&Beyond Benguerra Island’s USD 5.5 million rebuild is transforming this beautiful island paradise into one of Mozambique’s premier luxury lodges. Located alongside a permanent deep water channel, the lodge has a grand new entrance and welcome area with spectacular ocean views. The guest area incorporates a refurbished rim-flow swimming pool, while the dining areas will create the setting for delicious fresh meals, including just-caught seafood with traditional Mozambican flavours. Cocktail and light meals will be served at the Dhow Bar on the beach, a Benguerra icon.With a refreshed dive centre, new diving equipment, additional change rooms, as well as a new dive boat, vehicle and refurbished catamaran, guests will enjoy an unmatched experience when the lodge reopens its doors on 1 June 2015.