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This unique retreat combines a perfect blend of yoga, meditation, spa therapies, and natural beauty. The yoga practice calms the mind and gently reenergizes the body while the soothing spa therapies pamper the body, feeds the soul, and deepens the sense of relaxation on all levels of your being. The retreat also offers an amazing opportunity to explore and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the Bazaruto Archipelago or enjoy one of the many activities on offer. Or, simply laze by the pool with a good book!
This retreat will be held at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel in Vilankulo, Mozambique. The hotel is situated on an elevated plateau with panoramic views over the archipelago, the lodge, á la carte restaurant, infinity pool, and the bar. In addition, the accommodation site has a fully-equipped wellness center that offers the finest in pampering and indulgence.
The Luxury Beach Suite is a pied-àterre luxury self-catering unit with a king-sized bed, it has a TV lounge, fully equipped kitchenette, private barbecue, terrace with sunbeds, and private splash pool.
As for the Sea View bedroom, it has an en-suite bedroom with a queen-size bed, shower, large veranda with sunbeds, and sea view that is overlooking the Bazaruto islands.
The Garden suites although not having the ocean views offer the ideal sense of retreat where you are surrounded by luxurious gardens and beautiful birdlife. The Garden Suites have a private pied-à-terre luxury bedroom with a super king-sized bed which can be converted to two ¾ twin beds, DSTV, lounge, and a private terrace area in the cashew nut tree garden. This bedroom can sleep a couple or two people in twin beds and two of these units have inter-leading rooms for families.
The rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and covered with modern boutique design. It also has a minibar, internet access, and hairdryer in all the bedrooms. You can also go for outdoor enjoyment at the verandas or the indigenous gardens, along with the magnificent Indian Ocean that is just right on your doorstep.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath, imagine yourself on a very special trip to a tranquil and luxurious seaside resort in Africa. Your room is spacious, cool, and luxurious with an elevated sea view overlooking the islands, so beautiful, that it takes your breath away every time you see it.
Now imagine yourself calmly stepping onto your yoga mat and finding your breath again, greeting the day with an energizing yoga class. This retreat has yoga at its core combined with a complementary schedule of spa treatments and healthy meals designed to refresh both body and soul. Ideal for both beginners and more advanced yogis.
This retreat includes daily yoga practice that is designed to be transformative, yet playful and fun. Your day will be filled with one-on-one daily yoga practice offering you the opportunity to dive as deeply within as you desire through the practice of breath-inspired movement, and deep stretch and relaxation. You will also participate in daily group classes.
Gretha de Wet and Susana Vidal, our in-house yoga teachers, and the Bahia Mar invite you to join this eight-day luxury Hatha yoga and aerial yoga holiday.
Emilia is one of Bahia Mar’s in-house professional masseuses. She is a local Mozambican girl that went to an extensive training by invited international professionals. Training in Ayurvedic treatments and massages, use and choice of organic spa products and treatments, and different types of massages were part of her training.
Ana is one of Bahia Mar’s in-house professional masseuses. She is a local Mozambican girl that went to an extensive training by invited international professionals. Training in Ayurvedic treatments and massages, use and choice of organic spa products and treatments, and different types of massages were part of her training.
Hatha yoga instructor
Fitness Instructor, personal trainer, circuit trainer and aerial yoga instructor.
This retreat will be held at Vilankulo, Mozambique. It lies at the gateway of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique's only underwater national park, which comprises five islands; Bazaruto, Benguerra, Margaruque, Bangue, and Santa Carolina (commonly known as Paradise Island). It is located where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean touch the palm-fringed beaches of Vilankulos on mainland Mozambique.
This is an ultimate destination for visitors that want to experience the colorful local culture as well as the fabulous beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
In addition, the hotel is also sited at the gateway of the Bazaruto Archipelago, the only underwater national park and the most beautiful marine park on the coast of southern. This is the perfect destination for lovers of azure waters and marine life.
During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and juicing plans. All the meals will be served by Chef Sophie and the kitchen team. Chef Sophie launched an amazing detox, salad, raw, and juicing menu where you can choose your preferences. Moreover, you will also be served with detox fruit juice and teas during the massages and treatments.
The Bahia Mar restaurant is situated overlooking the lush garden and swimming pool with the stunning ocean view. Choose a table under the high thatched roof in the restaurant, on the sunny terrace, or sit in the garden under the shade of swaying palms. There is also a pool bar with space to relax on comfy chairs and catch the game on their widescreen TV.
There are plenty of exciting activities and places for you to explore at the retreat site. The small fishing village of Vilanculos is considered the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, it has five picture-perfect islands that are all situated within the National Marine Park. They are privileged to share these breathtaking attractions with their guests. They will provide free transport to and from most of the activities within Vilankulo.
Enjoy an unforgettable day trips to the islands by sailing on a traditional wooden boat (dhow). You can either go for snorkeling or just simply relax and stroll along the deserted white beaches. Also, various dhow trips are available to the different islands as well.
You can enjoy horse riding along the beach, to the dunes, around the lakes, and even swimming with the horses. It is truly a great experience to get into nature and a must for the horse lovers, beginners are welcome too.
Bahia Mar has the best spot for kite surfing in Vilankulo! If you are interested, you can go for the kite surfing baptism, learn how to kitesurf, or hire equipment to join a kiting safari.
The blue and calm waters of Vilanculos’s bay are ideal for paddle standing on a board, known as one of the ultimate water activities. This activity is suitable for beginners, more experienced ones, families, or individuals.
You can go on a cruise to enjoy the stunning sunset from the water.
If you are interested in scuba diving, Mozambique is one of the top ten diving destinations in the world, the diving around the Bazaruto Archipelago is magnificent.
There are several stunning snorkeling spots within the Bazaruto Archipelago for you to explore. The most famous one is "The Aquarium" on the inside of two-mile reef.
The guide for this tour is Faquiri, he is the best guide to show you around Vilankulo. He will take you to the market, church, orphanage, and will tell you all the history of this special place.
During this retreat, you will be able to unwind with some of Bahia Mar's amazing spa treatments. The treatments included in this package are:
Please book your flight to arrive at Vilankulo Airport (VNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Bahia Mar will pick you up from the airport. Bahia Mar is situated just eight kilometers away from the airport. Vilankulos hosts an international airport with flights departing to and from Maputo and Johannesburg on a daily basis.
There are also flights from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) to Vilanculos twice weekly, a great combination for a safari and retreat holiday!
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