Vilanculos, the pearl of Mozambique is everything you could wish for in terms of booking the ideal breakaway from the 9-5 hustle and bustle. As you touch down at their international airport you cannot but feel the stress and strain melt away as the Indian Ocean air warmly wraps its arms around you and gently welcomes you to paradise.

As the gateway to the incredible Bazaruto Archipelago this little town (5km long) will present you with endless possibilities in terms of your destination of choice. From accommodation located right near the town or alternatively a boat or charter plane hop away, relaxation is a promise that is delivered on time and time again.

What makes accommodation so attractive is the fact, diving aside, that many visitors come specifically for the pampering and spoiling that these resorts offer. Many on Vilanculos offer for example spa treatments, incredible lunches and dinners with tables groaning under mouth-watering seafood and local specialities; canoe hire and private dhow trips for one to explore at one’s leisure and even water sports such as skiing and tubing.

Several choice venues offer a resort experience with many visitors to interact with as you party into the night or alternatively exclusive boutique hotels that offer a more specialised, intimate and unique experience.