Welcome to Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago has clear, turquoise waters filled with colourful fish, and offers diving, snorkelling and birding. It makes a fine upmarket holiday if you’re looking for the quintessential Indian Ocean getaway.

The archipelago consists of five main islands: Bazaruto, Benguera (also spelled Benguerra, and formerly known as Santo António), Magaruque (Santa Isabel), Santa Carolina (Paradise Island or Ilha do Paraíso) and tiny Bangué.

Since 1971 much of the archipelago has been protected as Bazaruto National Park. You’ll see dozens of bird species, including fish eagles and pink flamingos. There are also red duikers, bushbucks and, especially on Benguera, Nile crocodiles. Dolphins swim through the clear waters, along with 2000 types of fish, plus loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles. Most intriguing are the elusive dugongs.

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Luxury hotels & Lodges in Bazaruto

Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island

Set in its own secluded garden and mere metres from the beach, the Casa Familia boasts three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, as well as private swimming pool set on the sheltered wooden veranda. The lodge’s colourful dhow-inspired bar, sheltered by swaying palm trees.

Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra was built entirely by hand by the local community and is operated in partnership with them, it has just 20 villas each with a Private Mozambican host service for the duration of the guests stay. The handbuilt villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. 

Azura Marlin Beach

Azura Marlin Beach

Just 10 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, including Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences.

Anantara Bazaruto

Anantara Bazaruto

Fulfill your escapist dreams on the paradise private island of Bazaruto, in a jewel-like archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. With few distractions to interrupt your stay at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life.

Santorini Mozambique

Santorini Mozambique

Santorini Mozambique, commands panoramic bay views from its private, elevated position. The Main Villa offers five sea-fronting, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms, each with a private patio. The living area, comprising a lounge, TV room, ocean facing deck with martini pool.