Baia Sonambula
Bed and breakfast
Whether it is to watch the Humpback Whales from your private deck, take a romantic break or that ultimate dive holiday, we ensure that your comfort is our priority....
Tofo Beach Inhambane

Whether it is to watch the Humpback Whales from your private deck, take a romantic break or that ultimate dive holiday, we ensure that your comfort is our priority. Each room conveys the subtle, yet lavish boutique appeal of French inspired guesthouses. Think fresh flowers, smooth stone floors cool underfoot, crisp white linen, cozy reading room, white washed walls, large double showers, slabs of wooden furniture and large bay windows proffering endless sea views. Lavish king-sized beds and carved wooden and rattan furniture overflowing with plump batik print cushions with large 50’s style overhead ceiling fans are the main focus of the spacious bedrooms, laced with French accents and European bathroom appointments. A stay in the Honeymoon suite or bungalow rooms extends elegance outdoors onto a private wooden deck that views the essence of Tofo Beach, from the ocean sunrise each morning to the colourful star-studded skyline each night. Lush gardens and peaceful wooden sundecks with linen awnings and a central kitchen where baked good aromas waft endlessly, round out Baia Sonambula ultimate beach haven, transplanting the revived historic property back on the Southern African Beach map, right where it should be.
Dive centers, bar, restaurants are all at walking distance, about 150 metres from our doorstep.

Open since 2008, and nestled unassumedly behind Tofo Beach and white washed stone and thatch walls with flowering bougainvillea lapping over its edges, Baia Sonambula (“Sleeping Beach”) offers an understated stylish beach hideaway at a standard unparalleled in the rustic beach village. With just five rooms, relaxation, privacy and comfort are our priority. This is a place to feel at home.

After a night rested on thick Egyptian cotton sheets and waking to the sound of rolling waves lapping at the sand just 30 metres below your room, ease your way into the day with a delectable, all homemade, breakfast feast. Homemade creamy yoghurt, endless combinations of delightful homemade fruit jams (cinnamon and mango if you please!), freshly baked muffins and pastries, granola sumptuous Mozambican rich coffee and local tropical fruits and nuts a mere sniff of the breakfast that awaits you each day on the wooden roof terrace overlooking Tofo Bay.

Slip into a day bed or hammock with a fresh mint and ginger iced tea or perhaps a gin and tonic from our well-stocked honesty bar and find out what a true beach break is all about. Or, if it is culture you seek, take a short 150 metre stroll to the friendly local market brimming with unique produce and step into the real Mozambique. With a maximum of 10 guests staying at any time, Baia Sonambula will always feel like your own private retrea

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Tofo Beach Inhambane

Our boutique guest house provides an intimate, quiet, and private space where guests can feel completely relaxed. We have four staff members that take care of the property, and our famous Sonambula’s breakfast is available on request.

 We also have a well-equipped kitchen with fridges, freezers, and a fully stocked minibar. It easily caters for four people, making it a great spot to gather with friends and family for a delicious meal. If you prefer cooking your food outside, we have a fireplace that you can use while enjoying the view.

 The house sits between two dunes, and we channel the prevailing wind from the south to create a lovely breeze throughout the day. The rooms are partially sheltered from the sun, and there is a ventilation system of wooden walls that can be opened and closed to keep the interior cool even in the hottest weather.

 The white walls and the light grey cement floor are well-matched with the warm Mozambican wood, and most of the furnishings were done on-site by our team of carpenters. We have given lots of thought to the lightscaping at night, and while their temperature was chosen to provide you with a tranquil and calming experience, you can easily adjust them to match your desired mood.

 The house is split in half by the central open area in the middle, with the living room and kitchen on the one side, and the main bedroom and bathroom on the other. The bedroom contains a king-size bed with white cotton sheets, soft towels, bathrobes, and various toiletries for your needs. We also made sure that there is excellent WIFI internet coverage, and plenty of plugs scattered around for your tech convenience. 

 We built a small stream that flows through the middle of the house and out into the pool, with a similar-sized space carved out above it. This feature allows you to look up at the sky from below. If you want to cool off, standing under the small waterfall where the stream enters the pool is both refreshing and enjoyable. If relaxing with your favorite book is more your thing, a movable sofa can be placed in front of the fire, under the skylight by the stream, or around the pool.

 When you arrive at the reception, you will find a quint “piazza”, an outside shower to clean off the sand from the beach, and a small windy path that will take you down to the house and private parking area. To ensure that you feel entirely safe, we also have a nightguard that will do regular checks around the premises.