Casa Rex Description
Casa Rex now offers travelers a sublime stopover in Vilanculos, aimed at providing choice accommodation and delectable dining to the discerning traveler or businessman. Reminiscent of a gracious era and with its buildings encompassed in lush gardens, Casa Rex overlooks the southern-central section of Vilanculos bay and the Bazaruto Archipelago, a World Heritage Site. Accommodation is charming, decorated in an individual style with an emphasis in the lounge and dining areas on custom crafted wood furniture and fittings.With bathroom en-suite, all rooms offer a breezy perspective of the bay . For maximum comfort, mosquito nets are hung and windows are fitted with shutters against the occasional rain shower. Casa Rex is not close to swimming beaches, being high up on a promontory, but has stunning views over Vilanculos Bay. Excursions and day trips, with diving / fishing, can be arranged with the management of Casa Rex. At the beginning of November 2006 Casa Rex is opening 8 new, luxury rooms. All rooms will be en-suite with magnificent seaviews, air-conditioning and fans as well as having an internet connection. We are offering a 25% discount as an opening special for the months of November and December 2006 on the luxury rooms.
* Diving - Mozambique is one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world. The diving around the Bazaruto Archipelago is magnificent. You need to see it to believe it! Double dive 3400 MT Single dive 2500 MT Including National Park tickets. Discover scuba and PADI scuba courses (Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Dive Master) also available on request. * Snorkelling - There are several stunning snorkelling places around the Bazaruto Archipelago. The most famous one is the aquarium (inside of two mile reef) 1900 MT, including National Park tickets * Game fishing - If you are a fisherman (or woman) this is the place to be. The deep sea fishing in this area is world renowned. 1260 MT per hour or full day fishing 8750 MT + 63 MT per litre. Includes skipper, gillie, bait and all fishing gear. Excluding National Park ticket. * Whale & Dolphin watching - July - Sept. The Bazaruto Archipelago surrounding Vilankulo is visited by migrating hump-back whales which mate and calve in the warm waters. 3185 MT per person. Advance bookings required, as visiting Marine Biologist can be arranged to lead the trips and give amazing insight into these magnificent creatures of the deep. Excludes National Park tickets. * Dhow trips to the Bazaruto Archipelago - The most relaxed day trip to the islands (good value for money). Go snorkelling, strolling along the white, deserted beaches on one of the islands, enjoy the beautiful views, or go swimming in the lagoon. 1900 MT for adults and half price for children under 12 (under 6 free of charge), including coffee, tea, lunch and National Park tickets. * Sunset cruise - Enjoy the stunning sunset from the water. Can't get better! 55 USD (2 hours), including snacks, excluding drinks (minimum of 4 pax). * Canoeing - If you want to explore on your own. Goes per hour (about 10 USD per hour) * Sailing - With the dhow or catamaran. Goes per hour (about 10-15 USD per hour) * Waterskiing, donut rides - for the adrenaline rush seeker 45 USD per ½ hour * Visit to the Vilankulo market area - To get a real Mozambique experience, a visit to the local market is a must. * Guided village walk - For those who are interested in the history of Vilankulo. 30 MT per half hour. * Guided island walks - The Bazaruto Archipelago islands are well known for their beaches, but many overlook the beauty of the islands. There are even crocodiles on some islands! * Boat rental costs + guide (price on request, depends on amount of passengers) * Bird watching - Due to the surroundings we have a great variety of birds around the lodge, the lakes, on the islands and in the sanctuary Saint Sebastian. Free of charge (except if boat transfer is requested to the sanctuary). * Horse riding - Horse riding along the beach or around the lakes(also for beginners). 45 USD for a 2 ½ hour guided ride (adults) and 25 USD per hour for beach rides for children. * 4 x 4 car rental - self drive safari - There is a car rental organization at the airport (Merkin). Rental car can either be delivered to the lodge or be picked up on arrival. 100 USD per full day, excluding fuel and 60 USD for half day * Dining out - There are several restaurants in Vilankulo. Besides Casa Rexs superb a la carte restaurant, there are the following restaurants in close proximity: Na sombra, Samara, Veranda, Casa Guci*, Smugglers Tropical, and Dona Soraya* SQ (3 course dinner is around 25 USD). * Massages - If you really want to treat yourself. Full body massage 30 USD, Neck shoulder and head massage 20 USD * In addition to all these activities, you can of course also choose to relax by the pool or enjoy a good book.