African Island Seclusion, Natural Luxury and Rare Adventure

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort brings authentic luxury to an African island hideaway. An escapist’s dream, this is a place to lose oneself in total seclusion, dazzling tropical beauty and protected ocean life. Signature experiences immerse travellers in the remote and captivating charms, embellished by world-class pleasures. 

Breathtaking seclusion in the Indian Ocean

30 kilometers off Mozambique’s coast, the Bazaruto Archipelago of protected national park islands scatter like emerald jewels across the turquoise Indian Ocean. On the largest of these islands, far removed from modern distractions, travel to Anantara Bazaruto is both seamless and breathtaking. A 15-minute flight from Vilanculos Airport, which connects to Johannesburg with a direct two hour flight, provides Anantara guests with their first glimpse of paradise.

Luxury in harmony with lush nature and translucent ocean

44 villas, ranging from a spacious 90 to an incredible 330 square meters, reveal soothing garden and shoreline panoramas. Crafted from indigenous reed, fringed thatch and wood, rustic charm integrates understated luxury and modern amenities, including a dressing room, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities. A lounge space offers air conditioned comfort. Elegant bathrooms entice soaks in the sunken tub and exotic outdoor showers a refreshing cascade. Verandas are perfect for dining in privacy under the stars. Five villas types are set apart by unique allures. Beach Villas and Beach Pool Villas are decorated with traditional African charm. Beach Pool Villas offer direct access to the beach and cool dips in a personal plunge pool. Sea View Pool Villas are spacious and enjoy elevated positions overlooking the bay. 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. The one-of-a kind Anantara Pool Villa affords exclusive seclusion and unrivaled ocean views and is the perfect sanctuary for families and friends to share with a private driveway and entrance, two generous en-suite bedrooms, spacious lounge and dining areas inside and out, a pool and Jacuzzi.

Island flavors and refined global tastes

Culinary experiences offer signature tastes and unique views. Golfinho serves breakfast and themed dinners in a dining room and on the outdoor terrace with a pool and bay vista. By the pool and beach, Clube Naval’s à la carte lunch menu showcases European and African flavors, with sundowner cocktails enjoyed in between, while a fine dining menu can be savored from the Sea, Fire, Salt menu. At the Beach Deck, grilled meats and seafood can be relished on the shore. In-Villa Dining lets guests enjoy snacks, meals and drinks on their private veranda. Dining by Design tailors romance with dream settings, fine dining menus, a private chef and butler service. Spice Spoons cooking classes reveal the secrets of African culinary culture, after a tour of the resort’s vegetable garden and orchard.

Sublime relaxation and rare adventures

Youngsters splash out at the family pool and engage in interactive fun at the children’s entertainment room. Couples can relax in peace at the adults-only pool and indulge in award-winning pampering at Anantara Spa, which boasts signature treatments and specialist hydro facilities. A fitness centre, tennis, volleyball and qolf course extend the leisure possibilities.

Discovery is a must, with adventures at every pace. 4×4 island tours uncover more pristine bays, rich flora and fauna, laid-back local life and a 19th century lighthouse. Soft powdery white sands are cantered along on horseback and riders can take their steed for a swim in the sea. Towering dunes offer dramatic boarding slopes, and a unique spot for sunset drinks. Ornithologist guides lead bird watchers to flocks of pelicans and flamingos at coastal lakes.

Renowned as one of the world’s top snorkelling, diving and fishing destinations, the Bazaruto Archipelago boasts year round warm waters, dazzling soft coral ridges and thousands of tropical fish species. Water sports in a pristine ocean playground include water skiing, knee and wake boarding, donut and banana boat rides, or the serener pace of exploring by kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Traditional dhow boats sail into sunset, with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. Cruises set out in search of dolphins, whales, turtles and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast.

Naturally exclusive, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort inspires love stories with exotic backdrops. The crest of a dune and a deserted sand bank out at sea provide unique proposal and wedding scenarios. Vows can also be exchanged on the deck of a gorgeous villa, and a horseback arrival gives a beach wedding a gallant beginning.

Corporate retreats enjoy productive meetings in the conference room, with state-of-the-art equipment and flexible seating for up to 60 guests. Distinctive team building activities can be followed by impressive dining, with the added allure of no interruptions to seal the deal or celebrate a triumph in secret.