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Baia Sonambula Guest House

Hotel category
None Star
Rooms
6
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Walking distance
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Spacious bungalows, only 6 rooms so never overcrowded 
  • Outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean 
  • Relaxed and intimate atmosphere
  • Located a few steps away from beautiful Tofo beach
  • Mozambique offers some of the best diving in the world

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 45 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 15% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 59 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 59 and 29 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 29 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 90% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Baia Sonambula is a small boutique guesthouse with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

The guest house is located a few steps away from beautiful Tofo beach, 150 meters from the central market and just a few minutes’ walk from the dive centers, bars and restaurants.

Baia Sonumbula is ideal for travelers that want to be in the popular Tofo area but prefer to stay in a quaint guesthouse with more personal service than the bigger resort style properties.

With its four en-suite sea view bungalows and two en-suite rooms, Baia Sonambula offers a peaceful and natural place to stay on the East coast of Africa.

Explore diving around the Baia Sonambula Guest House

What to see

The Agulhas Current passes through the coast off Inhambane and Tofo and this brings about plankton rich waters. As such, whale shark and manta ray sightings are almost guaranteed here and you might even spot the great oceanic manta rays which come by to feed and clean. Cleaning stations are filled with lyretail anthias, cleaner wrasse and butterflyfish. Migrating whales also travel along the Agulhas Current which is why there are chances to see the likes of humpback whales off the coast from June to November.

At the outer reefs, sharks are quite plentiful with whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks, leopard sharks and if you are lucky, hammerhead sharks. Besides that, consider it a lifetime opportunity if you manage to dive with a dugong but otherwise the reefs and walls have plenty to offer. These include great personalities of the humphead wrasse, giant grouper and potato cod. There are also green sea turtles and the rare loggerhead sea turtles. Smaller critters like moray eels, seahorses, garden eels, and scorpionfish are also a delight to find.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Beachfront PADI dive center in Tofo
  • Chance to spot the ‘Big Stuff’- whale sharks, mantas, humpback whales
  • All dives led by experienced divemasters and instructors
  • 15 local blue water drop dive sites, more further afield 
  • Bottled water, coconuts, cashews aboard
  • 3 x 8m Superduck dive boats
  • PADI recreational courses & spacious classrooms
  • Specialities including Nitrox, Shark Conservation, Manta Awareness
  • 100% AWARE partner and Green Star Award Dive Center

Description

Liquid Dive Adventuresoffers exciting blue water diving a chance to spot the ‘Big Stuff’.

Morning and afternoon dive trips to 15+ blue water drop dive sites depart daily. All fun dives are led by instructors or experienced divemasters who carry a reel and surface marker for safety. A full briefing is given before each dive covering safety procedures and boat launch. 

Bottled water, coconuts and cashews are served during surface intervals. Whale sharks are often sighted, affording you the chance to snorkel with them. 

Dive center facilities include shaded space, classrooms, storage, rental gear, fish ID books, a training pool, purpose built dive vessels and a shop. A range of PADI recreational courses are available. 

Water temperature is slightly cooler in the winter than the summer, ranging from 22-28°C, and visibility is 10m+. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Finnish
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware
  • Padi Green Star Award

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • Inhambane airport is just 23 kilometres from Baia Sonambula.
  • There are daily flights from Johannesburg via either Maputo or Vilankulos.
  • The airport transfer is free if you are staying 5 nights or more, otherwise an additional charge will apply.
  • Check in time is at 12:00

Departure

  • Check out time 11:00
  • After you have checked out at the reception will be arranged a transfer to the airport if requested.

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