Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of only a few exclusive hotels on Bazaruto, the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.
Besides Bazaruto, the archipelago is made up of Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue islands, as well as the small island of Santa Carolina, commonly known as Paradise Island. The archipelago, declared a National Park in the year 2000, presents a wide diversity of fauna and flora which includes forest, savanna and swamp ecosystems.
The island, a small piece of paradise, is 35 km in length and 7 km wide between its furthest points. The impressive beauty of the coral reefs completes this subtropical ecosystem which is, 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".
Pestana Bazaruto Lodge was renovated in July 2007 and is a dream destination. The island is undoubtedly a place of rare beauty with lots to be explored, distinguishing itself by its wild life, turquoise blue waters and white sandy beaches on its door step.
It has an outdoor pool, games room and a Business Centre, equipped with computers, laptop connections and Internet access. For the more adventurous, the hotel also provides scuba diving and snorkeling in one of the largest coral reef locations in the world, all facets of fishing including fly fishing, big game, marlin and shore fishing are a most sought after interest, as well as island tours, bird watching, skiing and wake boarding amongst other options.
The hotel has a magnificent and exclusive spa with a selection of beauty treatments to offer for you to relax, unwind and feel special.
The hotel’s restaurant is right on the shore, where guests enjoy a cosmopolitan cuisine in a paradise-like setting with a stunning view over the Indian Ocean.
Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has 40 bungalows with A-shaped thatched roofs, decorated with the unmistakable charm that fuses ethnic style with the island’s tropical environment. These are located among tropical gardens, offering fantastic views of the beach and the gardens.
The Lodge is located at the northern end of the island and is about 65 km north of Vilanculos and 35 km east of Inhassoro, locations of Inhambane Province.
The recommended and most used, access is by air. Vilanculos has an international airport that receives frequent flights from Johannersburg and Maputo. The tranfers are daily and take about 20 minutes. Alternatively, by boat, it takes about 1h30 with departure from Inhassoro, which takes about 45 min.
Alternatively, especially for groups, there's the possibility to rent a private plane with a direct trip from Maputo or Johannersburg without stopover in Vilanculos.