Welcome to Villa Sands!

Villa Sands is a family owned boutique hotel situated on Ilha de Moçambique, in the province of Nampula, 180km east of Nampula town, Moçambique. You will find Villa Sands right by the ocean on the western shore of the island. Gisela Matavel Antman, the hotel’s manager since 2012, and the Mozambican staff, will give you a warm welcome once you arrive. Gisela, who also is Mozambican, was born in Quelimane and grew up in Maputo. She studied agronomy in Campobasso, Italy before returning to Mozambique where she worked at a business consultancy firm. Gisela is married to Marcus Antman who is the architect of the hotel and the mother of Liv and Kailane. Hospitality is an integral part of Mozambican culture and making people feel welcome and comfortable was essential to Gisela’s upbringing. In the best of the mozambican spirit, we will make your stay a truly unique and pleasant experience. Welcome!

How To Get To Villa Sands


Fly from Maputo, Johannesburg, Dar-Es-Salaam or Nairobi to Nampula, or from Maputo to Nacala. Nacala is a newly opened airport, closer to Ilha de Moçambique, but with few departures/arrivals.



The price of a pick up or drop off to Pemba is 300USD and to Nampula the price is 100USD per journey and it takes just over 2 hours. Transport to or from Nacala is 80USD per journey. Villa Sands can also organize transport to Nuarro Lodge at a cost of 150USD.