Highlights of Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa
- Superb watersports including snorkelling & diving at the PADI Dive centre
- Family-friendly resort so great for families heading to Mozambique after a safari
- Lots of activities include diving, fishing, horse-riding, dune boarding, even ‘Qolf’
- Large spa with five treatment rooms and two special pools
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is ideal for those who prefer less of a casual beach lodge experience and more of a resort feel. The lodge lies on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Bazaruto & Benguerra Islands just off the coast of Mozambique near Vilanculos. It faces west with glorious sunsets over the bay.
Accommodation at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
This resort is constructed using natural materials such a soft-fringed thatch, reed and wood to blend into the environment. There are 44 beach chalets and villas in total. The air-conditioned beach chalets, some with interconnecting chalets for families, are decorated in a fresh coastal style. Each has indoor and outdoor showers, en suite bathroom, sea-facing king size extra length beds, open plan living area, mosquito nets and screens, air-conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, safe and tea/coffee facilities. Outside there’s a veranda, and a hammock for relaxing. A honeymoon chalet is similar but in a more secluded location about 20 metres from the beach with an added dressing area and a private plunge pool outside.
Anantara Bazaruto has 12 Luxury Bay View villas, each with two en suite bedrooms, with an outdoor dining area, sala, outdoor shower, private plunge pool, air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, mosquito screens, tea/coffee facilities, lounge and fully equipped kitchen. There’s also one executive suite, the Matemo suite, and one Presidential Villa with two bedrooms and its own swimming pool.
Families and Activities at Anantara Bazaruto
Anantara Bazaruto, as the resort is also colloquially known, is great for families, with a pool, games room and supervised play area with jungle gym, trampoline, slides and swings. The Bay View villas are particularly good for family beach holidays.
The lodge has an Activity Centre where a range of water and land-based excursions are on offer. As well as snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing and sunset cruises, you can also enjoy canoeing, fly-fishing water-skiing, hobie-cat sailing, kayaking, horse-riding, tennis, ocean safaris in search of dolphins and whales, nature trails and guided drives around Bazaruto island. A state-of-the-art dive-training pool is available if you want to take one of several dive courses on offer.
Those simply wanting to relax can laze around the beautiful swimming pools, drink cocktails at the pool bar, or enjoy a pampering treatment at the luxurious Sanctuary spa or a workout at the gym.
29 Beach Villas - Price per person from: $ 488Boasting 58 square metres of beachfront space, both your generous en-suite bedroom and living area open onto a veranda with a view of pure white sands, turquoise sea and romantic sunsets. Villa Features - tropical outdoor shower (some villas only), dressing room, flat screen satellite TV, mini bar, veranda with table and chairs, air conditioning, electronic safe and coffee/tea making facilities.
1 Beach Pool Villa - $ 1 000Situated only 20 meters from the beach and secluded from the rest of the Villas, complete with en-suite bathroom, mosquito screens, mini bar, full satellite TV, DVD player and a tea/coffee station and dressing room area, plus an open plan living area and private splash pool.
1 Sea View Pool Villa - $ 800A luxury Villa with one separate bedroom and lounge area, with a Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom, lounge, veranda and private plunge pool.
12 Deluxe Sea View Pool Villas - $ 1 520Each luxury villa consists of one King-Bedded room and one Twin-Bedded room, each with their own en-suite bathroom and separate air-conditioning. The King-Bedded room opens into a separate lounge area, and both bedrooms open to an outdoor veranda with a private splash pool. All villas are equipped with a mini bar, satellite TV, mosquito screens, electronic safe, international plugs, hairdryer and a tea/coffee station. They are spacious and modern in design, and are perfect for a romantic getaway or a family break.
1 Anantara Pool Villa - $ 2 065A Villa with all the interior luxuries of a 5-star suite, consisting of one King-Bedded room and one Twin-Bedded room, each with their own en-suite bathroom and separate air-conditioning. The King-Bedded room opens into a separate lounge area, and both bedrooms open to an outdoor veranda with a private splash pool. Equipped with a guest toilet and bar, PVR and full satellite TV, mosquito screens, electronic safe, international plugs, hairdryer and a tea/coffee station.