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Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Tel: +258 84 304 6670 or +27 10 003 8979
bazaruto@anantara.com

For Mozambique reservations please contact:

+27 10 003 8979 or reservations.jhb@anantara.com

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Resort Activities

Make the most of our fitness facilities or or play a fun game of beach volleyball. Learn to create the inimitable flavours of local cuisine.  Ride horses along the dunes or surf down the towering works of art.  See for yourself why Bazaruto Marine National Park is one of the world’s premier snorkelling, diving and big game fishing destinations.  Cruise in search of dolphins, whales and the elusive dugong, or board a traditional dhow boat and sail into a romantic sunset. Leave your holiday in the hands of one of the best resorts in Mozambique, sit back, and enjoy the journey.

Cooking Classes

Sign up for a professional cooking class with our talented chef and learn to cook the unique flavours of Mozambique.  Enjoy a guided tour of our resort’s vegetable garden and orchard.  Create your chosen dishes in a fun and informative step by step class.  Savour your masterpieces for lunch and leave with impressive new skills to entertain family and friends back home.

Fitness Centre

Maintain your exercise routine at our well equipped Fitness Centre.  Work out on treadmills, cycling and rowing machines, as well as circuit apparatus.

Volleyball

Discover fun in the sand with a session of energising beach volleyball.

Bird Watching

Bazaruto is an ornithologist’s dream come true.  The island is home to over 180 species of bird, including a vast range of Palearctic migrants, 26 species of waders, and huge flocks of pelicans and flamingos who frequent the coastal lakes and tidal pools.  Set out on an organised nature tour, visiting the best bird watching spots with a knowledgeable local guide.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Set out in the early morning or late afternoon to explore the island on horseback. Or revel in a breathtaking beach ride, cantering along powdery white sands and enjoying the rare opportunity to swim with your horse in the sea.  Horses and routes cater for novices and experienced riders.


Please be advised that our horse riding activities will not be available between 22 April and 4 June due to the horses undergoing their annual vaccinations. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Snorkelling & Diving

Snorkelling & Diving

Bazaruto Marine National Park is one of the world’s premier snorkelling and diving destinations.  Explore crystal clear waters and a range of dazzling soft coral ridges. Discover an underwater world that is home to over 100 species of coral, thousands of tropical fish species including kingfish, barracuda and 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.  Snorkel in tropical waters that seldom drop below 26 degrees Celsius.  Enjoy trips and courses for beginners and advanced divers. 

Dune Boarding

Bazaruto’s spectacularly high sand dunes tempt the more adventurous to clamber up the towering works of wind blown art and board back down at exhilarating speed.  Dune boarding requires very little skill, and is appropriate for both children and adults, making it a great family escapade.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

The Bazaruto Archipelago has been a National Park since 1971, and a strong marine conservation policy of tag and release ensures sustainability, and many a prize catch! Anglers looking to test their skills can try their hand at catching sailfish and wahoo with our exclusive Bazaruto fishing experience. The Archipelago is also renowned as Africa’s most productive area for black, blue and striped marlin, with black marlin catches coming in at a staggering 1000 pounds, while kingfish, queenfish, barracuda, mackerel and yellowfin tuna are just a few more of the delights in store with fishing in Mozambique.

Water Sports

The Indian Ocean waters surrounding our private island provide ideal conditions for skimming the waves, with a choice of non-motorised water sport activities available.  Discover the thrill of water skiing, knee or wake boardingKayak at a serene and relaxing pace as you feel the ocean breeze atop the shimmering water.

Dugong, Turtle, Whale & Dolphin Watching

Set out on an offshore boat trip to view some of the Indian Ocean’s most mesmerising sea creatures.  Spot dolphins dancing in the waves.  Look out for humpback whales from August to October, and whale sharks from April to July.  Turtles also frequent the waters, and leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles often come ashore to lay their eggs on Bazaruto’s sandy beaches.  Lucky guests may also glimpse the elusive dugong, since Bazaruto boasts the largest population of this rare “sea cow” on the African east coast.

Traditional Dhow Excursions

Cruise the Indian Ocean in timeless local style aboard a dhow sailing boat.  Enjoy a range of excursions, including a romantic sunset voyage as a perfect end to a day in paradise.

Coral Garden

Coral Garden

One of the greatest allures of Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is its secluded location in the breathtaking Bazaruto Archipelago. To ensure that this precious marine environment is conserved long into the future, and in line with Anantara’s focus on protecting nature and working alongside local communities, the resort is proudly engaging in a sustainable coral gardening initiative that is the first project of its kind, in co-operation with the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park.


The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park boasts a stunning array of marine diversity. From the rare dugong to the smallest crustacean and beautiful coral reefs, this paradise is an ocean enthusiast’s dream come true. Dedicated to conserving the amazing biodiversity, the Activities Team at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is actively involved in the development of conservation initiatives to preserve valuable coastal resources, while encouraging the sustainable development of local marine ambassadors.


Anantara’s coral gardening initiative will provide guests with a unique and enriching experience in seeing this remarkable project unfold.


Should you wish to receive more information or participate in this exciting project, please email bazaruto@anantara.com or call us on +27 10 003 8979

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Ilha do Bazaruto,
Inhambane, Mozambique
Tel: +258 84 304 6670 or +27 10 003 8979
Fax: +258 293 91501
Email: bazaruto@anantara.com

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