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With views across the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago, Bahia Mar Vilankulo is a boutique hotel on the soft white shore of Mozambique’s mainland.
Twelve rooms make up the hotel, all with en suite bathrooms, private terraces and picturesque views of the beautifully manicured gardens. Each room also has a private splash pool, perfect for a cooling dip at the end of a busy day of exploring or having fun on the beach. The rooms are decorated in a beach-chic style, using pale blues and bright whites to create a calming atmosphere which also accentuates the spectacular views. For families the Family Unit makes a great choice thanks to its three bedrooms, TV lounge, fully equipped kitchenette, private barbecue, terrace with sunbeds and private splash pool.
Good food is an important part of any hotel experience, and the Bahia Mar Vilankulo certainly does not disappoint. Visit the hotel's a la carte restaurant, situated on an elevated plateau which overlooks the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Using local and freshly sourced ingredients, guests can expect culinary delights which are both healthy and delicious. During the day, the infinity pool bar is the perfect place to sip fresh fruit smoothies and refreshing cocktails.
The Bahia Mar SPA has a variety of treatments available, from massages to skin therapies and is perfect for a relaxing afternoon. An assortment of aerobics and meditation classes are also available, and are set in the picturesque gardens so guests can admire the lush surroundings while finding their inner Zen. A number of trips can be arranged for those wishing to explore further afield with diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding and kitesurfing experiences all available a stone's throw away.
Why we love it
At the end of each day, wander down to the shore and watch as the locals anchor their fishing dhows and reel in the catch of the day. Just an hour or two later, their success could well be sitting on your plate!
Ra, Original Diver