Well, I feel a little unoriginal giving Ilha Blue a 5-star review, since it seems everyone else has the same sentiment. But it’s five stars well deserved. I stayed on Mozambique for 10 days at the end of August, and one of the best finds on the island was the folks at Ilha Blue. Gail and Peter, the couple who run the business, are super friendly and very interesting people, and their staff are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming.
One of the highlights of my trip to Mozambique was the overnight camping trip to Ilha das Cobras (which means “island of the snakes” and I must say that really made me hesitate to sign up – but I only saw one teeny snake the whole time so I’d recommend to anyone that they don’t judge an island by it’s name).
Anyways, the trip was great – visiting an uninhabited island that most folks don’t get to because of the finicky tides, but Peter and Gail are not most folks!! The trip was great, and incredibly reasonably priced, and there is nothing like eating delicious, fresh grilled fish under an incredible blanket of stars. And the group was the perfect size and all friendly, interesting people from all parts of the world.
I’m so glad to have met Gail and Peter and the whole Ilha Blue crew. I also really like that the idea of the business is to give travellers beautiful experiences of the island whilst also helping to source jobs for local people. It’s a sustainable and very altruistic aim, and Gail and Pete are to be commended for that.
Great people, great experiences, and great prices – if you’re going to Ilha, go here first!!
Becky M – London, UK