The owners of Ibo Island Lodge have converted three one-hundred-year-old waterfront mansions into very attractive accommodation for guests who would like to explore the island, encounter the history and culture, enjoy water sports, fishing and pottering around the Island in an old teak dhow. Two of the mansions now accommodate guests in spacious bedrooms, each simply yet attractively furnished with a king-size extra length bed, teak and mahogany furniture, brass and antique fittings and an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are air conditioned and also have ceiling fans so that you can open the windows and relax in the warm ocean breezes, and of course you can enjoy superb views across the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
One of the mansions, Villa Bela Vista has the restaurant where delicious meals are served with African, Asian and Arabian touches, making extensive use of wonderfully fresh locally caught game fish, lobsters, crayfish, local meats and locally grown vegetables. There is also a pool in the garden.
Many guests like to spend a few days on Ibo Island relaxing and exploring the cultural and historical aspects, also taking time to meet some of the friendly and hospitable islanders and admire their craft work, most notable of which is the Island’s long tradition in intricate silverware and jewellery.