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Welcome to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Indigo Bay has been rebranded as Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa. This beautiful resort on Bazaruto Island, off the Mozambican coast near Vilanculos offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean magical island getaway. The resort offers understated luxury, with its elegant design complimenting the stunning location on the white-sand shores. Facilities include a variety of dining venues, bars, swimming pools and an Activity Centre – which offers a wide variety of water sports, as well as diving and fishing activities. The Bazaruto Island archipelago is widely regarded as one of Africa’s premier scuba diving and fishing destinations.

With its tropical climate, beautiful raw scenery and wealth of activities on offer, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa is the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners and incentive groups.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a small group of islands situated approximately 30 Kilometers off the Mozambique coast near the town of Vilanculos, approximately 800 km North of Maputo. Bazaruto Island is the largest (approximately 37km long and up to 7km wide) and northern most of the five islands.

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Total of 22 Beach Villas , 8 Beach Pool Villas, 12 Deluxe Sea View Pool Villas and the ultra- luxurious Anantara Pool Villa at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa at the very BEST RATES!

 22 Beach Villas:

Complete with en-suite bathroom (separate indoor shower and recessed sea-facing oval bath), an outdoor shower, king size extra length beds, dressing room area, veranda, open plan living area, mosquito screens, central air-conditioning with adjustable temperature setting in main room and bathroom, mini bar, satellite TV, electronic safe, international plugs, hairdryer and a tea / coffee station.

8 Beach Pool Villas:

New to Anantara Bazaruto, the Beach Pool Villas offer spacious outdoor living, with a veranda and sun loungers with a view. Choose where and when to swim, your plunge pool overlooking the ocean just steps away. Rinse off in your tropical outdoor shower, or soak in a bubble bath indoors. The Beach Pool Villas offer direct beach access, private plunge pool, beachfront verandah and private beach loungers.

12 Deluxe Sea View Pool Villas:

Deluxe Villas are ideal for families, with two ensuite bedrooms, opening onto a central living room. Indoor and outdoor dining spaces are enhanced with a kitchenette and wet bar. There is an outdoor shower, private splash pool, separate air-conditioning in every room, mini bar, satellite TV, mosquito screens, a tea / coffee station. They are spacious and modern in design, boasting the best fabrics and décor currently available in resort room design.

1 Anantara Pool Villa:

With all the interior luxuries of a 5-star suite. In addition to the normal facilities it also has its own spa bath and swimming pool, 1 King room and 1 twin room, 2 bathrooms both with separate bath & shower, a lounge, guest toilet & bar.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa on Bazaruto Island offers the following superior facilities and services to enable guests to realise the full potential of their visit to this idyllic, romantic island.

  • The Golfinho Restaurant specialising in seafood dinners
  • The Neptune Bar featuring original walls dating back to early Portuguese traders, overlooking Indigo Bay
  • Air-conditioned Conference Facilities to accommodate up to 60 delegates
  • Salt-Water Swimming Pool and Wet Pool Bar: The Tartaruga
  • Activities Centre, which includes a restaurant, bar & additional salt-water swimming pool at Clube Naval, as well as a Fishing & Diving Shop
  • Children’s Leisure Centre
  • Boma (known as the Magaluti Bar)
  • Curio Shop
  • A Wellness Sanctuary Spa
  • A Fitness Centre offering the latest, state-of-the-art gym equipment
  • Private beach dinners
  • Basic Medical Clinic
  • Sport Fishing
  • Snorkelling & Scuba Diving – Padi / Naui Dive Instructors (12 sites around Bazaruto island, 22 sites within the Archipelago)
  • Discover Scuba Diving & Refresher courses and Open Water courses also available
  • Water skiing, Knee boarding
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports including kayaks, wind surfers and hobiecats
  • Sunset cruises and Island Excursions to Paradise Island, Pansy Island or Benguerra Island
  • Romantic, traditional Dhow excursions
  • Whale & Dolphin Watching
  • Horse riding & Horse trails
  • Cultural drives
  • Dune-boarding on the sand dunes
  • Bird watching
  • Qolf 2 200×300 Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa 9-Hole flood lit Qolf course – An innovation in golfing technology – similar, to a 9-hole Maché course, but with an inventive way of sinking the ball. Extremely easy to master even for children and perfect for groups as a recreation event or team building.
  • Boats available for charter either Full or Half Day: Roungue  –  (Max 18 )· 37’ Gulf Craft Tourer Vamizi / Ibo  – (Max 8 )· 31’ Gulf Craft Walk-around Quirimba / Rola  – (Max 5 )· 23’ Sport Fisher Muranwa   – (Max 12)· 30ft Local Dhow

Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year. The most practical items to pack are:

  • Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer
  • Long-sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, which will protect you from the sun and from mosquitoes
  • For game activities – clothing in khaki, brown and beige colours
  • Casual/safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
  • Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives/boat excursions for the cooler winter months (Jun/Jul/Aug)
  • Swimwear, sun lotion and sunscreen
  • A hat/cap and sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera, film and sufficient batteries (these are not easily found in Mozambique)
  • Any medication, spare contact lenses, etc



  • Equipped Diving, Fishing and Cruising Boats
  • Diving and Snorkelling equipment
  • Beach games include touch rugby, football, volleyball, Frisbees, mini-cricket, swing ball etc.

The diverse ecosystems contained in the Archipelago cater for a wide range of interests.

The white beaches and protected reefs surrounding the islands support numerous sea life: Dolpins, Dugongs, Game Fish, Giant Lobster.

The shallow, crystal clear waters of Bazaruto Island are home to many interesting residents: Dazzling soft corals, Stafish, Anemones, Seahorses, Numerous beautiful fish, Green Turtles, Manta Rays, Sailfish a variety of sharks, etc.

Game fishing in Bazaruto Island allows guests to try their hand at catching a Marlin or Baracuda, however the view alone is one to adore.

Fauna and flora on Bazaruto Island is a true spectacle and is extremely vast, with Flamingoes on tidal flats, endemic butterflies, hundreds of bird species in wetland, savanna grassland and thicket.

Freshwater lakes are home to many large crocodiles and in total contrast the eastern strip, which is composed of huge bare and vegetated sand dunes.

High Season is mid-December to mid-January, Easter and the month of August.

Low Season is mid-January to the end of March, as well as early September to mid-December.

Vilanculos temperature chart

South African passport-holders do not require a visa for leisure travel. For other nationalities, Visas can also be obtained on arrival.

There are daily Direct flights from OR Tambo to Vilanculos with Airlink, and flights routed via Maputo with LAM.

Please contact us to arrange flights to suit your itinerary, as we have specially reduced IT fares on these flights to offer the most competitive packages.

Arrival at Vilanculos

On arrival at Vilanculos, you will be met by a representative from Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, who will assist you with clearing customs & immigration.

Private parking and a transfer to airport is available if you are travelling to Vilanculos by road.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa Transfer
  • Island Transfers are either by boat or by Helicopter.
  • Boat transfer takes between 45 and 50 minutes. Helicopter transfer would be approx 15 minutes.

Should you choose to take the helicopter from the mainland to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, you are requested to limit your luggage to a MAXIMUM OF 20KG and to utilise SOFT LUGGAGE CARRIERS.

The malaria situation is under control at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa due to regular spraying programmes. All the rooms are equipped with mosquito-proof nets.

We do however, still recommend you to take precautionary measures before going into a malaria area.

Children are welcome, and are charged at specially reduced child rates.

The Indi Kidz Club is open daily from 9am – 5pm, and is equipped with a variety of toys and games for children to amuse themselves with such as painting, colouring, puzzles, games, movies, Play Station, balls, crafts etc.

The Kidz Club is supervised by a female co-ordinator, only during peak holiday periods (i.e Easter/Christmas/New year periods).

The Kidz Club accepts children of all ages, however, children younger than approximately 3 years must be accompanied by a parent or dedicated babysitter (rates available) – as the Indi Kidz Co-ordinator may have too many other kids to supervise and cannot provide an active toddler the sole attention he/she may need.

During busy holidays e.g. Easter/Christmas, the supervisor will organize a variety of programs for children – such as movie nights, games, sand castle building, beach games, horse-riding etc.  This schedule will be displayed in advance so that parents can plan their days around such activities.

If young children require supervision at night while parents are dining, baby-sitters may be arranged via the Guest Services department. Baby-sitters are usually local island women who work in the Housekeeping department, who are kind and caring individuals, but it must be noted that their English language is limited.

Baby-sitting can be arranged via the Guest Services Department.

Rates at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa are on a Fully Inclusive Board basis. (Three meals per day, plus: House wines, local beers & spirits, Bottled water, teas/coffees & soft drinks)

A complimentary 60 minute spa treatment, and a sunset dhow cruise is also included.

  • Payments on Island for extras can either be made by Credit Card, US$ cash or ZAR cash
  • The resort accepts payment via MasterCard & Visa (please note that American Express is not accepted in Mozambique)
  • A National Parks Levy of US$ 15.00 pp is payable locally on the island, and is not included in the Accommodation Rates.
  • Marine National Park Levy of US$ 25.00 per private aircraft landing at Anantara Bazaruto’s airstrip per entry – payable locally and not included in the Accommodation Rate
  • Marine National Park Levy of US$ 15.00 per private boat moored at Anantara Bazaruto per entry.

Guests are responsible for their own travel insurance. A first aid clinic and emergency evacuation services are available.

“We had the most amazing honeymoon at Anantara Bazaruto!!! It really is one of the most amazing places we have ever been and we could not have asked for anything better for such a special holiday!

The accommodation was incredible, staff were helpful and friendly and the food was unreal!! Since we have got back we have not stopped telling everyone about our incredible holiday.

I do actually have a query for you, as my wifes parents got hold of me last week say that they are very interested in going to Indigo Bay, or Anantara Bazaruto as it is now called, with friends of theirs. They are looking to go in April this year so I thought I would get hold of you to get a quote as you guys were brilliant in organising our trip to Indigo Bay.

Many thanks Mike  

“The short flight across to Bazaruto was spectacular and exciting. Nothing could have prepared us for the majestic view of those mountainous sand dunes on the east of the island, nevermind the turquiose surrounding ocean.

The resort itself is just an unbelievable treat. The accommodation (we stayed in a beach chalet) is absolutely top class! There is so much space and everything is so clean and modern. The care taken by the staff who come in and do the bed-making etc in the morning and the turn-downs at night is brilliant. Every effort is made to make the visitor feel like a VIP. As it was our honeymoon, we were stunned to return from dinner one evening and find our entire room decked out with tea-light candles and bougainvillea petals, with a huge bubble bath run and waiting. So romantic!

The activities on the island were also great. We took a trip to Santa Carolina (Paradise Island) and enjoyed a beach lunch and afternoon of snorkling. For those who prefer not to do the Paradise Island cruise though, there is also very good snorkling at Neptune’s Nursery. This option is included in your stay and trips go out to Neptune’s daily. We also made use of the canoe’s to go paddling in the bay and played a good number of qolf games. All equipment is in good condition and there really is no shortage of activities to keep one occupied. We decided to do a cultural tour of the island, which I found very interesting and rather humbling. We’ve become so accustomed to technology and commercialism, that it is astounding to see that some people (like the island’s locals), still live such a simple and rustic lifestyle with pretty much no modern conveniences. In some ways it made me a little envious. But then sanity prevailed and I realised that I’m too used to our modern world to ever survive comfortably in theirs!

If you prefer to just relax, the two swimming pool areas provide plenty of relaxing comfort. Each beach chalet also has its own private beach umbrella and deck chairs, as well as a hammock. Alternatively, the rooms have lovely lounge areas (with DSTV) and pretty veranda’s where you can quietly enjoy a book or just watch nature. The sunsets are incredible!

Food at the resort is plentiful!! There were so many courses at lunch and dinner that we nearly rolled back to our chalet down the beach!  We found most of the food to be fresh and tasty. We were a little disappointed with the seafood, as we’d had high expectations given Mozambique’s reputation for fabulous prawns and crayfish. Sadly the crayfish was a bit dry and the calamari more than a dash on the rubbery side. That said, the rest of the food was really good and certainly most enjoyable when they host their ‘dinner on the beach’ evenings at Club Naval!

Most of the staff were incredibly friendly and well informed. It was so nice to have any request tended to kindly and efficiently. I don’t remember all the names of the various staff members, but those who stood out were definitely Oberi, the manager, who was always ready with a joke or a smile and a helpful demeanour. Anel from the activities centre also deserves a mention. Her passion for scuba diving is an asset in creating excitement in those she takes out to share the beauty of the underwater world of Bazaruto. On the whole, all the staff behave with professionalism and courtesy. I could go on singing the praises of Indigo Bay forever. This entire trip was just fantastic and we feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to experience it.

Kind regards” Barries & Catherine Barnard 

“It was absolutely decadent ! Best holiday ever – would come back in a heart beat. The best service we’ve ever had. Well done. Many thanks again” Pledger Family 

“I would like to thank the Friendly staff of Indigo Bay for making our stay so special. This was one of the best break- aways we have had. From the staff assisting us in renewing our vowels and going out of their way to make it romantic for us. To the Paridise Island excursion where we got to see a whole family of whales swimming around our boat. And the loveley horseride on the beach. We will surely be back soon!!!!!!!!!!

Robert and Reinette 

“Well, what can I say other than WOW! Our trip to Indigo Bay was the best trip that any of us have ever been on – it by far exceeded each and every one of our expectations. From the beauty of Bazaruto Island and the resort, to the amazing service and extremely friendly and helpful staff, the time spent relaxing and bonding as a group of friends made for an absolutely AMAZING trip! And of course those R&R’s…..

We made some special friends while we were there which just added to the fun of the trip and memories that will stay with us forever.

So thank you to Mozambique GSA as well as Laura Parry (who handled our booking) – it was my first time booking a trip and it was made extremely easy and was fuss free.

If you have any specials coming up, please let me know. I can’t wait to go back ;o)

Have a great day further.” Robyn

“We are back in Dubai and I just wanted to thank you for arranging such an awesome honeymoon. My husband and I really thought we found heaven, hehe! Indigo Bay was stunning, the people were friendly and the service was fantastic.Thanks again!

Kind regards,” Kelly

“They had a wonderful time – he says he could live there. Not a man of many words … they really enjoyed it. Thanks for everything – look forward to booking lots with you next year” Lisa (Agent who booked clients )

“It was an amazing honeymoon thank you very much.  We absolutely enjoyed it so much and did not want to leave there. We will definitely be going back soon Thank you and kind regards” Rene Balt 

“It was absolutely awesome. I would recommend Indigo Bay it is fabulous.” Juan-Pierre Foyn 

“What a wonderful and memorable holiday!!!! A million thanks for all your smooth arrangements.  Hope to make use of your services in the near future. Regards,” The Van Eeden Family 

“We had a great time at Indigo Bay.  Thanks for your help and we would definitely use your services again and recommend you to our friends. Many thanks” Damian Hourquebie 

“Absolutely luuuuvly!!!!! – everything from the food to the service to the various activities on offer. Glorious sun rise walks on the beach, sand dunes which I’ve never seen before and got to see my first dolphins on the way to Paradise Island. All in all a wonderful three days. Regards” Colleen