Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort brings authentic luxury to an African island hideaway. The Bazaruto Archipelago, located 30 kilometres off Mozambique’s coast, is a body of protected national park islands scattered like emeralds across the turquoise Indian Ocean. Travel to Anantara Bazaruto is both seamless and breathtaking, whether it’s a 45-minute boat transfer or 15-minute flight from Vilanculos Airport.
44 villas are crafted from indigenous reed, fringed thatch and wood, and their rustic charm blends seamlessly with their understated luxury and modern amenities. 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.
Why we like it here
Set out on a boat trip in search of dolphins, turtles and shy dugongs, as well as humpback whales from July to September.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is also one of the world’s top deep-sea fishing destinations.
The spectacular dunes of Bazaruto Island are the highest in the archipelago and are a playground for thrill seekers to go sand-boarding down at an exhilarating speed.
Dining by Design bring the most romantic of settings to life, like a table for two on a sandbank out in the middle of the ocean.
Take time to unwind at the award-winning Anantara Spa – a serene sanctuary perched high above the resort while immersing yourself in the slow pace of island life.
Food enthusiasts can enjoy the immersive Spice Spoons cooking classes in which you will be introduced to the essential ingredients of Mozambican cuisine. Start with a guided tour of the resort’s vegetable garden and orchard, and learn traditional techniques to craft authentic African recipes. End the day off tucking into all the delicious creations.
Go full speed with waterskiing, wake or kneeboarding, or tranquilly explore by kayak or stand-up paddle-board.
Enjoy a range of excursions by dhow, including a romantic sunset voyage.
Things to be aware of
The resort features two pools – one for families and one for adults only.