Excursions

Exploring The Indian Ocean

With its perfect oceanfront location it is only natural that Villa Sands have a boat available for our guests. An idyllic boat trip can be the perfect way to pass the time. If water sports are a natural pastime for you, then you’ll be spoiled for choice. Snorkeling and diving are spectacular, with vast schools of colorful fish flashing past the untouched coral reefs and ancient shipwrecks waiting to be discovered. Plan for a charming picnic on the famous lighthouse island of Ilha de Goa, or a sunset tour bird watching in the mangroves.

Take A Trip With The Boat

Villa Sands’ motorboat, a custom made handcrafted wooden dhow was beautifully and skillfully built by local craftsmen. Our crew plans trips daily, and our guests are always invited to join in the fun. Visit the nearby coral beaches, swim in the clear water of the mangroves or take a trip around the island. The boat is always available for our guests. If you prefer, arrangements can be made to hire a local sailing or motor dhow with crew. You can also take trips with Ilha Blue Island Safaris, who offer boat trips, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching, bicycle tours etc.

The Great Whale Migration

Experience the truly amazing whale migration that occurs every year between June and December along the east african coast. Most commonly seen in the warm waters of Mozambique are the Southern Right Whales and the Humpback Whales, while migrating to new waters.