Let us start with the unusual activities at Anantara Bazaruto Resort and Spa, one of the most luxurious island lodges in the Bazaruto Archipelago off the southern coast of Mozambique. Cooking classes are fun – enjoy a tour of the resort’s own vegetable garden and orchard before you see the kitchen! Learn to cook with the unique flavours of Mozambique, tasting as you go. Create your chosen dishes with a chef who teaches you step-by-step. Yum!
Take a tour, get fit, play outside
Every day at Anantara is a surprising day – there are organised activities for young and old alike including tours, adventurous water sports, cultural past times and more. There is also a fitness centre at the resort where guests can opt for treadmills, cycling and rowing machines and a full circuit!
If you haven’t heard of Qolf, then now is the time to try this funny combination between golf and croquet. All ages will enjoy it on the lawn outside – or go for a game of tennis and volleyball against newfound friends.
Sand boarding is great fun for children and adults and only requires the energy to clamber up and down the highest sand dunes in the Archipelago. While out and about, take binoculars to spot incredible birds – Bazaruto Island is home to more than 180 different species including flamingos, pelicans and other fantastic migrants.
Diving and fishing – heaven on the ocean
The most popular activity at Anantara Bazaruto Resort and Spa is the diving and snorkelling within the boundaries of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. One of the world’s premier diving destinations, this part of the Indian Ocean is home to more than100 species of coral, kingfish, barracuda, manta rays, five kinds of dolphin, four types of whale and shark, all five marine sea turtle species, and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast!
Which is why fishing is just as trendy – anglers try to catch Sailfish and Wahoo, Marlin and other charismatic species on a catch and release basis. Whale, dolphin and dugong watching takes place on idyllic ocean safaris while dhow sailing cruises are fantastic honeymoon treats.
Finally there is horse riding along pristine white sands, the wind in your hair, the sun at your back – aaaaahhhh. Swim with your horse in the sea then head to the restaurant for something cold and liquid! Boredom certainly does not exist at Anantara Bazaruto Resort and Spa.