Travessia is an Eco Beach Lodge that is all about understated barefoot-luxury. Our secluded casas have 180° sea views, spacious decks, a hammock and ensuite outdoor showers. The lodge is built on raised wooden decks with timber or roll-up canvas walls under a thatched roof. The lodge is entirely solar powered – ensuring a light environmental foot print. Take a walk on our endless beach, relax in the shade of our palm grove, paddle out or gaze at the sea from our rim-flow pool or accept an invite from the neighboring community. Sophisticated whilst down to earth, with no-one around for miles, Travessia is for families, individual travellers and couples alike.
Travessia Beach Lodge is situated between coastal forest and palm trees on the dunes along an endless beach. At low tide, the surf is perfect to take the canoe for a paddle and both children and adults will enjoy boogie boarding whilst the little ones love the small natural “pools” that are created when the tide goes out.
We are not in a protected bay with flat water like Vilankulos or Tofo. This means that there is always a bit of a surf and at low tide you don’t have to walk for miles to get to the water. You will have the beach almost entirely to yourself, except for our local fishermen and the occasional children or women from the neighboring village. There are no hawkers trying to sell you local curios. Depending on the weather offshore, you will find plenty of different shells and bleached coral on your beach walk. The Travessia team keeps our beach clean by regularly collecting all waste that gets washed up on the beach a few hundred meters up and down our property.
There is a definition of romance that describes it as a “quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life”. For couples seeking out that level of romance, Travessia might well be the ideal spot. Leaving the tar road and making your way along a sandy track that winds itself through the coastal palm forest, you get that sense of being cast-away. At some point you will think you must be lost until eventually you catch the first glimpse of the sea. Minutes later you will reach Travessia Beach Lodge. Our elevated casas have been carefully positioned to maximize views and privacy. If you are craving solitude, dinner on your own deck, under the stars, breakfast in bed or a beach picnic for two are all ideas which we will happily turn into reality for you.
Our open plan family room sleeps four people in King or Twin beds and there is even room for a third bed or baby cot to accommodate families of five. There is lots of space for children to roam around without getting in the way of those seeking tranquility. Being a small lodge allows us to be flexible most of the time. If the kids don’t want to leave the beach for lunch, then lunch comes to the beach as a picnic with sandwiches, fruit or other finger food. Talking about food, we also think our food is family friendly. We usually serve a fusion of Southern African – European comfort food with as much fresh fish, seasonal fruit and veggies as we can source.
If you absolutely have to check your emails, we recommend buying a local Sim card with mobile data. It will still not be a 100% fast and reliable connection, however we highly recommend a digital detox for the period of your stay and using our remoteness as an excuse to your work colleagues for being offline for a few days. You may soon find yourself adapting to the Mozambican time schedule: Follow the sun.
Authentic – Our focus is on delivering an authentic bush and beach experience that is sustainable, participative and professional. Our guests enjoy an unpretentious and honest atmosphere allowing for a relaxing and real holiday that inspires to explore, dream and discover.
Inclusive – We strive to bring supportive energy and commitment to our guests, the community we are working with and to our environment. Our process of inclusion engages each individual and our ability to make people feel respected and valued is essential to the success of Travessia.
Sophisticated – Good quality of accommodation and professional service is important to us. Whilst we recognize the challenges that remote locations such as Travessia bring, we continuously work on developing our staff and improving our offering to ensure our guests experience authentic, laid-back luxury.