Where to stay in the Bazaruto Archipelago

Renowned as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” the Bazaruto Archipelago offers exclusive accommodation options to all of our guests to Mozambique. Peace, solitude and incredible sunrises and sunsets.  The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of six idyllic islands lying off the Mozambique coastal town of Vilankulos: Bazaruto, Benguerra Island, Magaruque, Santa Carolina (Paradise Island), Bangue and Pansy Shell Island. Our 2022 Mozambique packages to the Archipelago are some of the best beach holidays on the African continent.

There are four properties on Benguerra Island. Azura Benguerra our personal favourite, the new Azura Marlin Beach (opening 2023) and & Beyond Benguerra Lodge. All offer their own unique styles and service with varying price ranges and inclusions.

Bazaruto Island has a single offering, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa. It’s the largest of the resorts in the archipelago and great for groups and families.

Why Visit the Bazaruto Archipelago with Mozambique Travel

First of all we know it really well and have some incredible holiday deals to Bazaruto, unbeaten in the market place. We have visited all the resorts and can decide the best resort for you based on your budget and personal preferences.

And if you are looking to create the perfect Mozambique honeymoon or a special family holiday, then let us take care of it all for you. Of course, our 24/7 support throughout your holiday also means we are at the end of a phone line if anything goes wrong or you need additional advice and services on the ground.

What to do in The Bazaruto Archipelago

Diving in the Bazaruto Archipelago is uncrowded with diverse and rich marine life. Dive sites reach between 12 to 30 metres in clear waters. Divers will discover groups of dolphin, humpback whales, whale sharks, sharks, manta rays and turtles.

Honeymoon experiences to this paradise include daily snorkelling above the splendid coral reefs for an unforgettable experience. We have unbeaten honeymoon deals with flights and loads of extras to all Bazaruto Archipelago accommodation options.

Ranked as the best Marlin fishing destination in the Eastern Indian Ocean, the seas around the six Bazaruto Archipelago islands are a fisherman’s playground. We can assist you with your request to book deep sea fishing trips in and around Bazaruto islands for you.

Experience a traditional sailing dhow around the Bazaruto Archipelago. All of the islands support populations of traditional fisherman and their families but many do not live permanently on the islands.

Horse riding is another popular activity on the Bazaruto Islands and wildlife on the mainland includes the Samango monkey inhabiting the islands and mangroves, as well as small antelope, flamingos, pelicans, otters, and crocodiles in the inland island lakes.

The Bazaruto Archipelago was declared a Marine National Park in 1972, protecting unique habitats (freshwater lakes, sand dunes, tidal flats, forest, savannah and wetlands) and species (birds, dugong, turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and so much more).

Getting to the Bazaruto Archipelago

Flights to Mozambique’s Vilankulo town begin a fantasy holiday into the Bazaruto Archipelago. Visitors have their choice of the island at their fingertips each of which boasts protected coral reefs and crystal waters, therefore, some of the best diving and fishing in the world.

There are daily international flights to Vilanculos from Johannesburg International Airport as well as two flights a week from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. This makes a bush and beach safari a real pleasure and easy to organise.

On arrival you will be met by your hotel representative for your air transfer to the islands. Benguerra Island makes use of helicopter transfers and you fly on a light aircraft to Bazaruto Island.

Get in touch for all the best deals on Bazaruto Island accommodation with us. We have been selling memorable holidays to Mozambique and Bazaruto for more than 20 years.