Off the east coast of Africa 30 kilometers from mainland Mozambique lies the Anantara’s newest resort and first venture into the continent. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a series of national park islands surrounded by dazzling turquoise blue water met with white sand beaches. Where what was once the award-winning Indigo Bay Resort, theÂ Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa (Bazaruto Island, Mozambique;Â 258/293-91500; doubles from US$1,050) now occupies 44 villas starting from a spacious 90 square meters to an expansive 330 square meters. Villas include luxurious four poster beds draped in mosquito nets, sunken tubs, and outdoor showers juxtaposed with natural, rustic appeals including thatched roofs, swaying hammocks, and charming gardens. Guests can enjoy poolside relaxation with designated pools for adults and children. Active sports include volleyball, golf, snorkelling, diving, horseback riding, and fishing while enjoying the wildlife of Africa’s coast. Alternatively guests can indulge in 1,300 square meters of spa facilities with a wet room, hydrotherapy pool, and rhassoul mud chamber. Six unique culinary experiences also await from fresh-caught local fish to Dining by Design concept dining that allows guests to pick their setting, culinary influences, and menu. Though off the beaten path, the Anantara Bazaruto resort is just a 15-minute flight from Mozambique’s Vilanculos Airport, accessible by Johannesburg with a direct two-hour flight.
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