Blessed with a stunning coast line, Mozambique has made the most of its beautiful beaches and coral islands of the Indian Ocean to become a world class beach destination for those seeking to relax and unwind. With its white sand, coral islands and luxury lodges such as Azura Beguerra, it is the perfect honeymoon destination and a perfect combination with a safari holiday.
Famous for its seafood, Mozambican cuisine is heavily influenced but its Portuguese colonial heritage. Piri Piri prawns and fresh Snapper fish are some of the delights to be savoured at a beach barbecue under the stars.
If casinos and night clubs are your ‘thing’, forget Mozambique as a holiday destination. This is strictly romantic dinners with waves lapping at your feet and sipping cocktails at the pool bar.
By day there is plenty to do if you enjoy water sports; deep sea fishing, diving, sailing and snorkelling are all available. Or if that sounds too much like hard work, the how about a picnic on a deserted coral island. At the larger, family friendly Anantara Bazaruto Resort, activities including cooking lessons, beach volleyball kayaking, wake boarding and wind surfing or horse riding along the beach.
For anyone that wishes to combine the beach in Mozambique with safari, the Kruger National Park is easily accessible to and from the Bazaruto area. There are direct flights from Kruger International Mpumalanga Airport in Nelspruit which services Vilanculos on the coast. There are also direct flights to Johannesburg.
Anantara Bazarruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is a sophisticated beach hotel on the island of Bazaruto, it is the perfect spot to relax after a safari or golfing holiday in South Africa. It is a family friendly resort with plenty of activities and a kid’s club.
Imagine an unspoilt island within a marine conservation park. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand and clear turquoise seas, Coconut palms sway on the gentle breeze. This is Azura Benguerra, a luxury eco retreat.
Casa Rex offers a superb beach retreat on the coast. The up market lodge overlooks the southern-central section of Vilankulo Bay, with its own swimming pool and access to the beach. It is a more cost effective beach holiday than the island properties.