Experience Southern Africa’s Idyllic Indian Ocean Beaches
The spectacular archipelagos of the warm Mozambique Channel are a subtropical paradise of gleaming sands and turquoise seas where guests can live out their dreams of luxurious paradise and indulgent leisure on private islands. Beyond the palm-fringed island beaches, stretches an unspoiled marine world where diving and snorkelling promise scenes of vibrant coral reefs teeming with colourful life. Unsurpassed beauty, luxury beachfront accommodation and a variety of unforgettable island adventures ensure that our beach experiences offer incentive travellers the time of their lives.
- Experience subtropical paradise of gleaming sands and turquoise seas
- Unspoiled marine world where diving and snorkelling promise scenes of vibrant coral reefs
- Variety of unforgettable island adventures
What to Do
Arrive in style
The Bazaruto Archipelago in the Mozambique Channel is stylishly accessed by charter flights from South Africa and a breath-taking helicopter fly-in from Vilanculos to your group’s island lodge.
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch on the beach
Lavish lunches on powder-white beaches at the edge of the turquoise sea are typically tropical feasts with an abundance of seafood, redolent with the flavors of exotic spices and coconut.
Immerse yourself in the blue waters to see what you can see
Dive or snorkel over the wild underwater seascapes of the Bazaruto Marine National Park where the water temperature rarely drops below 26 degrees. The colorful reefs are dazzling, and guests have the opportunity to spot the rare dugong, encounter dolphin or glide with sunfish.
Set off by boat to Pansy Island
Transfer by boat to the north of Benguerra Island where rugs are spread out on pure white sand and lunch is to be served in the shade of colorful umbrellas. Enjoy a variety of beach and water sports, or a quiet stroll to search for the delicate pansy shell that gives this slice of paradise its name.
Enjoy action-packed water and beach sports
Water-skiing, wake boarding, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing, as well as dune-boarding on the beaches, all provide guests with a range of action-packed activities that provide exciting team-building options.
Venture to the Quirimbas and take the Ibo Island tour
Skim across the translucent sea to the Quirimbas archipelago, where the depths of history are revealed in the forts and traditional silversmiths of Ibo Island. Here the legacies of centuries-old slavery and colonialism highlight the extraordinary resilience and fortitude of Mozambique’s island people.
Savour a sunset dhow cruise
No visit to Southern Africa’s spectacular Indian Ocean Islands would be complete without a sunset cruise on an original dhow.
Where to Stay
White Pearl Resort’s Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique
Ponta Mamoli offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury in Africa. Guests experience elegant simplicity at this exclusive beach resort set in the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Mozambique. Guests can sip cocktails in their private plunge pools, indulge in sumptuous traditional cuisine, head out on a deep-sea fishing adventures or escape from it all by exploring rich coral reefs with qualified dive instructors. The stylish suites, each with a view of the vast and spectacular Indian Ocean provide cool coastal comfort and ultimate luxury.More information
Marlin Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
At Marlin Lodge on Benguerra Island, guests are free to surrender to a nonchalant way of life. Time slows down here, and lasting memories of unhurried bliss are made. Guests relax in spacious luxury seafront chalets or suites where attention to detail; soft, inviting furnishings and colours that reflect the lush island greenery and sparkling blue ocean, complete the picture. Guests can enjoy delectable food served in secret island locations, rejuvenating wellness treatments and exhilarating explorations on land or under water.More information
Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of only a few exclusive beachfront hotels on the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Set in a National Park that protects the diversity of fauna and flora living in coral reefs, forest, savannah and swamp eco-systems, Bazaruto Lodge takes its place in paradise. The hotel offers a magnificent spa, outdoor pool and games room. The on-shore Flamingo Restaurant serves cosmopolitan cuisine in a paradise-like setting with stunning views over the Indian Ocean.
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is a classic tropical island resort, a spa sanctuary, a beach break and a delightful luxury. Accommodation is in private en-suite villas right on the beach. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is the ideal place to enjoy all that the archipelago has to offer from action-packed island adventures to laid-back tropical relaxation. There is a fine restaurant specializing in seafood and grills, and three character bars that feature exotic cocktails.More information
Ibo Island Lodge, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Ibo Island Lodge is a magical place on a remote and romantic island in the Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique. Laze in balmy tropical weather on an island lost in time and watch the ocean float past from the lodge’s roof-top terrace. This lodge is set in lush frangipani, bougainvillea and palm tree gardens, and provides accommodation in three historic and exquisite mansions, each over 150 years old. Each room – whether Sea Facing, Historical, a Garden Room or the Private Villa Paradiso – represents the unique Mozambique style.More information
Azura Benguera Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Located within the Bazaruto Marine National Park, guests will find their private natural sanctuary here at Azura with sparkling turquoise seas and lush, indigenous gardens. Villas include Infinity Beach Villas, Luxury Beach Villas, Beach Villas, the Villa Amizade and the Presidential Villa, providing all the creature comforts and seclusion you could ask for. Each villa built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community has its own Mozambican Butler-host, private pool and is just footsteps from the beach.More information
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