Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 488 (Pps)

Overview

  •  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

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

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 spa or a workout at the gym.

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Rooms

Beach Villa

Wake up to the call of the ocean, sliding open floor-to-ceiling doors for a morning stroll on the beach. Spend sunny days in a hammock or sun loungers, touched by ocean breezes. The villa’s open-plan design offers spacious unwinding, with a feature tub overlooking the ocean. Plan your getaway at Anantara Bazaruto, renown among Mozambique luxury beach resorts.

 

Beach Pool Villa

Beach pool villas offer spacious outdoor living, with a veranda and sun loungers with a view. Choose where and when to swim, your plunge pool overlooking the ocean just steps away. Rinse off in your tropical outdoor shower, or soak in a bubble bath indoors at Anantara Bazaruto, prominent among Mozambique beach hotels.

 

Sea View Pool Villa

Sea view villas are spacious, and enjoy elevated positions overlooking the bay. Throw open floor-to-ceiling doors to let the tropics in. Laze on your deck or plunge into your pool. Dine indoors or out on the veranda with sea views. Your stay at luxury villas in Mozambique will never be as extraordinary.

 

Deluxe Sea View Pool Villa

Deluxe villas are perfect for families, with two ensuite bedrooms opening onto a central living room. Indoor and outdoor dining spaces are enhanced with a kitchenette and wet bar. Spend time together out in the pool, then retire for a quiet bath overlooking the bay at one of the best resorts in Mozambique.

 

Anantara Pool Villa

The Anantara villa enjoys a secluded location with panoramic bay views. Luxurious touches range from four-poster beds to a sunken Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. Perfect for parties of up to four, dine and lounge indoors or poolside overlooking the ocean at one of the most scenic Mozambique island resorts.

 

Highly recommended

"One of the most gorgeous places I have ever been (and I’ve been around a bit!!) and so interesting – not just palm tree lined white sandy beaches and turquoise sea with dophins, turtles so many fish and coral but 100m sand dunes, lakes, villages and wonderful friendly people. The accommodation was beautiful and service charming (they use quite a few local people who are wonderful but not trained in quite the same way as some top resorts – something we loved as they were so interesting with stories galore!). I can’t recommend this place highly enough!"

Includes

Accommodation and meals, return boat transfer between Vilanculos & Anantara, scheduled daily snorkelling trip to Neptunes Island (weather permitting), soft drinks, bottled water, house wine, local beer and select house spirits, tea/coffee, mini-bar (soft drinks & beers only); non-motorized activities/equipment and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Various extras for honeymooners.

Excludes

Island transfers, arrival/departure taxes, visas, specialized and/or premium brand beverages, Food and Beverage services to beach chalets and bayview villas, laundry, motorised watersports, horseback riding and activities unless specified, Gratuity, Park Fees and all items not stated above

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Leisure, Watersports, Fishing, Beach, Gourmet, Relaxation, Nature, History & Culture

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