Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of the only and exclusive hotels in Bazaruto, the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north from Maputo (capital of Mozambique).
Besides Bazaruto, the archipelago is constituted by Benguerra and Magarupe islands, as well as the small island of Santa Catarina (formerly known as the island of Paradise). The archipelago, declared National Park in the year 2000, presents a wide diversity of fauna and flora and includes forest, savanna and swamp ecosystems.
The island is 35 km in length and 7 km wide between its furthest points, being a small piece of paradise. The impressive beauty of the coral reefs completes this subtropical ecosystem, enriched by the abundance and beauty of tropical fish, clean water and excellent conditions for all kinds of fishing activities. The archipelago is deservedly called the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”.
This hotel in Bazaruto was renovated in July 2007 and is located in a true dream destination. The island is undoubtedly a destination of rare beauty with lots yet to be explored, distinguishing itself by its wild life, turquoise blue waters and dream beaches.
It has an outdoor pool, games parlor and a Business Center, equipped with computers, laptop connections and Internet access. For the more adventurous, the hotel also provides scuba diving, fishing and island tours, among others.
The hotel’s restaurant is right above the sea, and its guests can enjoy a meal at the Cosmopolitan Cuisine in a paradise-like setting with a stunning view over the Indian Ocean. Every night, the African Drums announce the meals.
The Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has 40 bungalows with A-shaped thatched roofs, decorated with the unmistakable charm that fuses the ethnic style with the island’s tropical environment. These are located among tropical gardens, offering fantastic views of the beach and the gardens.
Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is an exquisite island destination situated on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Mozambican archipelago of the same name. It offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean island holiday as well as a gateway to the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding area.
The largest of the archipelago islands, Bazaruto is one of Africa’s premier scuba diving destinations. Divers are able to see over 100 species of coral, thousands of tropical fish species, five kinds of dolphins, four whale species and sharks, all five marine sea turtle species and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast.
Owned by Rani Resorts, Indigo Bay offers world-class, understated luxury, with its elegant design making the most of its superb location on the white-sand shores of Bazaruto. State-of-the-art facilities include restaurants, bars, swimming pools, specialist dive pool, and an activity centre, which co-ordinates a wide variety of water sports, as well as diving and fishing activities.
With its tropical climate, unspoilt scenery and wealth of activities on offer, Indigo Bay is the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners and incentive groups.
On Bazaruto Island Rani has built community centres, provided transport facilities and access to water for local islanders. The education and training needs of local people remains Rani’s focus with the building of schools and initiating adult literacy programmes. Also on Bazaruto Island, Rani has formed a partnership with local communities to conserve the ecosystem and assist the Bazaruto National Park staff with transport, communication and health care facilities. Teaching the importance of conserving local marine life and working with the authorities to counter illegal fishing activities is a priority as well as implementing a tag and release policy for fishing activities in conjunction with Durban’s Oceanographic Institute (ORI).