Blues Waves @ Aloha is an exclusive and upmarket self-catering villa nestled right on the beach of Ponta Mamoli in the secure beach estate of Aloha. You have the most breath-taking views of the beautiful coastline from all bedrooms, as well as from the pool and entertainment area. From the main pool area you will find direct access onto the beach in just a few steps… unparalleled beachfront bliss on this unspoilt coastline of Southern Mozambique.
The private and modern villa sleeps 12 guests in 4 tastefully decorated bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms are family rooms comprising of a queen bed and a bunk bed, and 2 of the rooms are more like honeymoon suites consisting of a queen bed. Each room has a ceiling fan and an ensuite bathroom. A 5th bedroom is being built and will be ready by the end of August 2022. All rooms open onto their own private wooden deck, where sunrises can be enjoyed whilst drinking in the magnificent ocean and beach view. Linen and bath towels are provided.
The main living area comprises of a lounge and a large fully-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a double door fridge-freezer, double door glass fridge, chest freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, air fryer, stove, ice machine etc. All crockery and cutlery is provided, as well as drinking water from the reverse osmosis system which can be found on the centre island. The lounge area has comfortable seating, a dining table and a smart TV offering Netflix and YouTube. Complimentary WiFi is provided at Blue Waves.
The living area opens up onto a deck with a large infinity pool overlooking the beach. The deck has an outdoor seating area and a dining table and there are sun loungers by the pool for those wanting to work on their tans and relax by the sparkling pool. Beach / pool towels are provided.
There is a comfortable fire pit area with both a cooking area and a fire pit. Firewood and charcoal can be purchased locally. There is a gas braai for those that prefer cooking on gas rather than coals.
Our friendly and attentive staff, Rosa and Jerry, will take great care of you. Please chat to them if there any problems or issues. They are on duty Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 16h00 and from 07h00 to 13h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Please chat to Rosa and Jerry directly should you wish for them to work overtime. Please also let them know if there any issues in the villa that need attending to. Please note that Rosa and Jerry are Portuguese speaking and that they are not 100% fluent in English, so please be patient if they don’t understand you all the time. Mozambique is well known for its delicious and super fresh Pau (local bread). You are welcome to ask Jerry or Rosa to bring you fresh Pau each day – it normally costs R4 per roll.
Marcella, our local qualified masseuse, offers incredible massages for R250 an hour. Please chat to Jerry if you would like to book a massage and he will arrange with Marcella (a minimum of 2 people is required). She will come to the villa and do the massage at Blue Waves, either in the privacy of your own room, or on your private deck.
About Ponta Mamoli
Ponta Mamoli is situated on the south east coast of Mozambique, nestled in a pristine natural coastline approximately 100kms south of Maputo and 25kms north of Kosi Bay Border. A number of rare and varied ecosysyetems can be found in the area, from unspoilt expanses of beach, woody grasslands, fresh water coastal lakes and floodplains characterised by expanses of bulrushes and papyrus.
Ponta Mamoli is well known for it’s pristine natural coastline with a subtropical climate. Here you will find magnificent expanses of beaches and unspoilt offshore reefs which offer excellent scuba diving and snorkelling. It is no surprise that Ponta Mamoli is considered to be one of the top beaches in Mozambique!
Things to do in the area:
There is a great variety of things to do and see in the area besides the usual beach activities such as swimming, snorkelling, surfing, tanning, leisurely beach walks. Those that prefer more action-packed holidays will not be disappointed.
Turtle Nesting Season is from October through to March and you have a very good chance of seeing the turtles laying eggs on the beach at night… sometimes right in front of the villa! Please respect these incredible creatures and give them the necessary space that they need. Lights chase the turtles back into the sea so use of any form of light during turtle viewing is strictly forbidden. Please be mindful of keeping your distance and minimising any form of disturbance so as to allow these sea creatures to follow nature’s course.
Dolphins are seen surfing the waves in front of Blue Waves almost all year round.
Dolphin viewing boat rides and swimming with dolphins can be arranged from Ponta D’Ouro or Ponta Malongane.
Whales can be seen breaching from the decks at Blue Waves from July to October.
There are scuba diving centres in both Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane. They supply all your diving gear and some of the dive centers also offer dive courses, so even if you are not a qualified diver you can still manage to fit a dive in.
Deep Sea Fishing is very good along this stretch of coast. There are fishing charter companies in Ponta do Ouro.
Frederico’s Bay, a famous snorkelling spot, is only a few hundred meters away from Blue Waves. At low tide, Frederico’s becomes an amazing spot to snorkel from the beach, or to just wallow in the calm waters, so if you are going to be staying at Blue Waves ensure that you take snorkeling gear along.
Beach Horse Rides on the beach can be arranged at the White Pearl Resort.
The Maputo Elephant Reserve is a 30-minute drive from Ponta Mamoli. Perfect for a day trip into a Reserve where you can see wildlife such as zebra, giraffe, elephants, impala, wildebeest etc. Please note that you do need a 4x4 to drive through the reserve.
Ponta Malongane is a fun 25-minute drive away on the dune roads. This little village is famous for its vibey bars and restaurants and a great place to go for meals and a fun night out of music, dancing and great company! Small bars and restaurants will be found from here all the way down to Ponta do Oura, a 45-minute drive away from Blue Waves.
Getting to us: One of the many reasons Ponta Mamoli has remained a remote destination is due to the sandy roads that you need to drive to reach this area. You will require a 4x4 and this makes for the perfect holiday for those who love wild and remote beach holidays.
Border Entry: A valid passport is required for entry into Mozambique (ensure that it is still valid for at least 6 months after date of entry and there are two blank pages in it). Unabridged birth certificates need to be presented at the border when travelling with minors (children under 18 years of age) as well as an affidavit if both biological parents are not present. Please ensure that you have your vehicle papers or police clearance papers and let us know if you require any further information regarding customs and excise allowances. Vehicle Entry into Mozambique costs Mets 750 (approximately R200) and this can be paid in cash. South Africans do not need a Visa to enter Mozambique however a lot of International countries are required to obtain a Visa.
Covid-19 Entry and Exit Requirements: Fully Vaccinated Persons can enter Mozambique and South Africa by producing their Covid Vaccination Certificate. If you are not fully vaccinated then you will need to show a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours. PCR tests can be done at any Ampath or Lancet laboratory in South Africa. On return to SA, unvaccinated persons can have a rapid test done on the SA side for R250 (Payable in Cash).
Malaria: Ponta Mamoli is officially listed as being a malaria area although cases are rare, especially with the sea breeze. Guests should consult their doctor for any advice and about appropriate malaria prophylaxes. Please use mosquito repellent sprays at night and wear long pants.
We look forward to welcoming you to Blue Waves @ Aloha!