South African Hotels

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Bazaruto Archipelago
Hotel Type
Beach, Spa

The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is on the island of Bazaruto. The tropical island can be reached from the village of Vilanculos. The island is a short flight from Maputo or Johannesburg. The resort has beautiful white beaches and warm Indian. Ocean comes up to the foot of the resort. The beauty of the resort and a limited number of guest make for an exclusive holiday with family and friends. No shops can be found on Bazaruto making it a wonderland of local flora and fauna without distractions. The conservation of the environment is crucial to this region of Mozambique having been declared part of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park.

The resort is a member of the Anantara hotel group so travellers can be guaranteed of exceptional service. The resort offers travellers the perfect location from where some of the world's best fishing and diving can be experienced while many other outdoor and water sports await.

Exclusive facilities at the resort include restaurants and bars, outdoor swimming pools including a specialist diving pool, as well as an activity centre where a variety of water sports, as well as fishing and diving, are coordinated. 

The 12 010 ha Bazaruto Island, which forms part of the Bazaruto Archipelago 33 km east of Mozambique. With its length of 36 km and width of 8 km, this island is the most extensive offering dunes, white sands as well as freshwater lakes which are surrounded by the blue ocean. The resort features sea view Villas and beach cottages built with the use of natural materials such as thatch, reed and wood to blend well with the beautiful natural surroundings.

Room features

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mini-bars
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephones
  • Separate or shared verandas
  • Inter-leading villas and chalets are available upon request

Room types:

  • 28 Beach Chalets
  • 1 Beach Honeymoon Chalet
  • 13 Luxury Bay View Villas
  • 1 Executive Suite
  • 1 Presidential Villa.


Access to all resort facilities is provided to guests staying at the Island Resort & Spa. The unique dive-training swimming pool is used for diving lessons. The swimming pools offer great refreshment in the warm African sun while the Sanctuary Spa provides pampering spa treatments.

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Swimming pool
  • Activity centre
  • Dive training pool
  • Beach snack bar
  • Sanctuary Spa
  • Business centre.

The Spa

An extensive list of relaxing spa treatments is available to guests during their stay. The large, 1310 sqm Sanctuary Spa features five treatment rooms; an ice pool; a wet room; a hydrotherapy pool; and a Rasul Chamber. While the relaxation area and health bar complete the unforgettable spa experience. Modern spa treatments include Swedish massages, body brushes, milk baths, reflexology and facials as well as body wraps.

Scuba diving: Bazaruto Archipelago Island

The largest of the Mozambican archipelago islands, the island is one of Africa's most famous scuba diving locations. It is here where divers have the opportunity to admire over thousands of tropical fish species, 110 species of coral, various kinds of dolphins, different whales and sharks, the five sea turtle species as well as the largest population of rare dugong which inhabit the east coast of Africa.

Access to the Island Medjumbe

When arriving in Vilanculos, guests are helped to clear customs and immigration before boarding the air shuttle which is operated by CFA Air Charters. The flying time to this Resort from the Vilanculos Airport is only about 18 minutes.
  • Flights from Johannesburg, Mbombela KMIA, Maputo & Beira
  • Federal-Air flights to Vilanculos from the Johannesburg 
  • LAM Airlines fly to Vilanculos from to Johannesburg via Maputo.


Below detailed information about the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • International electrical adapters
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities


Golfinho Restaurant - Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

The Mediterranean themed Golfinho Restaurant, is renowned for their delicious and divine seafood dishes. Guests are invited to relax and experience a breathtaking view of the sunset while dining in style here at this Resort.



Spa Facilities

Guests can enjoy an extensive range of spa treatments at this five-star Resort & Spa which is provided by the renowned Sanctuary Group. The 1300 square meter spa offers five treatments rooms, as well as an ice pool, wet room, hydrotherapy pool, Rasul Chamber, health bar and relaxation area to pamper even the most jaded soul.

Spa Treatments:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Milk Baths
  • Body Brushes
  • Body Wraps
  • Reflexology
  • Facials.

Snorkling & Scuba Diving

For those guests who prefer not to put a tank on their back, then snorkeling is definitely the best option as these oceans are home to some of the most colorful, tropical reefs and marine life in the world. There is also no need to worry about equipment as all is provided by the Resort to which guests can choose from either guided and unguided snorkeling. In addition, there is chance to experience some of the most stunning and unexplored diving habitats in the world and is home to a unique array of fish.

Boat Trips

Guests can take offshore and onshore boat trips at the Resort. The offshore trips give guests a unique opportunity to view dolphins and marine turtles, as well as whales and whale sharks at certain times of the year. Some guests may even catch a glimpse of the rate sea cow which is an endangered sea mammal that sparked early fishermans tales of mermaids. The onshore boat trips are offered to the nearby deserted Paradise Island ( Santa Carolina ) where guests can enjoy picnics and snorkeling.

Bird Watching

The Island is not only popular for its sea species but also for the on land animals as over 170 various species of birds can be spotted here.

Water Sports
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Hobiecat sailing
Dune Boarding

The Island is home to some of the best and highest sand dunes which are guaranteed to provide all the family with a thrilling dune boarding experience. These boards are for professionals and beginners so anyone can take part including both adults and children.

Horse Rides

Guests can take part in either an early morning or late afternoon riding lessons to which they can choose to either explore the forest on the island, or cross along the beautiful white beaches. The Stable Manager will conduct basic riding lessons for guests looking for instructions so both beginners and professionals can take part and full chaps/riding hats are provided.

Spa Treatments
  • Swedish Massage
  • Milk Baths
  • Body Brushes
  • Body Wraps
  • Reflexology
  • Facials

Indigo Bay Conference Venue

The conference facilities are available for up to 60 people and all rooms are fully air conditioned.

  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Fishing and Diving Shop
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Kid's Club
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa in Mozambique.  Babysitting can be arranged by prior arrangement, at an additional fee. This service needs to be booked with guest services before 12h00 on the day required.

    The "Indi Kidz" club is open from 08h00 – 17h00 daily and is free of charge. Please note that Kids Room is only supervised during certain hours a day (hours posted on the door at Kids Room), at other times children below eight must be supervised by an adult.

    To participate in organised Kidz activities children under three must be accompanied by an adult or a babysitter. Children attending without adult or babysitter must be out of nappies.

Available Rooms

Beach Villa

# Rooms:

The Luxurious Beach Villa provides a beautiful beach facing veranda which leads onto the beach and upon returning from the beach, guests can relax with a refreshing outdoor shower located at the Villa itself. Uninterrupted panorama views of pure white sands and the warm, sparkling turquoise ocean can be admired from here. The Villa also offers guests the chance to sit back and take in the surrounding views whilst indulging in the sunken bathtub.

Beach Villa features:

  • Size: 96 square meters
  • Beachfront location with sunset view
  • King size beds or twin beds
  • Mosquito nets framing beds
  • Veranda with sun loungers, a table and chairs
  • Hammock in the garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Living area
  • Sunken bath with a garden and sea view
  • Tropical outdoor shower
  • Overhead fans
  • Electronic safe
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Dressing room
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Mini bar

Seaview Pool Villa

The villa provides a great choice for guests who wish to have privacy in a stunning location.

Sea View Pool Villa features:

  • Size: 135 square meters
  • Great sea views
  • Queen size bed
  • Mosquito nets framing bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead fans
  • Electronic safe
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace with sun loungers, a table and chairs
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Living area
  • Bar counter with stools
  • Flat screen satellite TV

Deluxe Seaview Pool Villa

These Villas are best suited for groups of both families and friends who are traveling together as this room includes 2 separate bedrooms.

Deluxe Sea View Pool Villa features:

  • Size: 140 square meters
  • Magnificent bay views
  • Master bedroom with four poster king size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Mosquito nets framing beds
  • Two en-suite bathrooms
  • Master bedroom bathroom features a curved bath with a sea view, and a separate shower linking to an outdoor shower
  • Second bedroom bathroom features a combined bath and shower
  • Veranda with sun loungers, a table and chairs
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor cabana
  • Outdoor shower
  • Plunge pool with Jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic safe
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Living area
  • Kitchen area
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Mini bar

Anantara Pool Villa

The villa has an amazing private entrance and 2 bedrooms making it perfect for families & friends.

Anantara Pool Villa features:

  • Size 335 square meters
  • Private driveway and entrance
  • Secluded with outstanding ocean views
  • Master bedroom with king size four poster bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Mosquito nets framing beds
  • Master bedroom bathroom features a sunken bathtub with Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean with a sliding window opening onto the terrace, a shower with an ocean view and his & hers basins
  • Twin bedroom bathroom features a sunken bathtub, shower and single basin
  • Living area
  • Overhead fans on the deck
  • Electronic safe
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace with sun loungers, a table and chairs
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Air conditioning

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -21.710000

Longitude: 35.446357



Indigo Bay is located on the 12 000 ha Bazaruto Island, part of the jewel-like Bazaruto Archipelago which lies 30 km east of mainland Mozambique. At 37km long and up to 7km wide, Bazaruto is the largest of the main islands comprising the archipelago and features white sands, large sand dunes and freshwater lakes surrounded by the translucent blue of the Indian Ocean.

How to get to the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Scheduled flights from OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport, Nelspruit KMIA, Maputo & Beira, to Vilanculos are available. Federal Air fly to Vilanculos from the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport daily. LAM - Mozambique Airlines also fly to Vilanculos from OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport, via Maputo.

On arrival at Vilanculos, guests are met by a representative from the resort, who assists guests with clearing customs & immigration prior to boarding the air shuttle, operated by CFA Air Charters. Transfer time to Indigo Bay from Vilanculos Airport is approximately 15 minutes.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


  • World Travel Awards' Leading Mozambique Resort 2007 and 2010
  • Conde Nast's Top 10 Hotel Spas of the World in the Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean
  • Tatler magazine's 2009 Top 100 Spas in the World


  • Advancing Tourism to Africa (ATTA )

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