Lying off Mozambique’s southern coast, the Bazaruto Archipelago offers plenty of relaxation and thrilling adventures with pristine beaches, underwater treasures and more just waiting to be discovered.

Protected Reserves

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a national park and marine reserve with much to explore. Those staying at properties within the archipelago such as Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort can look forward to swimming with dolphins, spotting humpback whales (August to October) and dugongs, birdwatching and observing nesting sea turtles.

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Stunning Dunes

Apart from indulging in a stay at luxury villas in Mozambique located on Bazaruto Island, you can also look to try some exhilarating dune boarding. You can enjoy access to East Africa’s largest sand dunes, some reaching impressive heights of over 100 metres, providing a memorable ride, especially at sunset.

Two Mile Reef

Amongst the best things to do in Mozambique is to go snorkelling or diving at Two Mile Reef in the Bazaruto Archipelago. You will come across vibrant coral and diverse reef fish as well as have the chance to spot honeycomb moray eels, hawksbill turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and humpback whales during the season.

Pansy Island

Those based at places like Bazaruto Island can enjoy excursions to destinations such as Pansy Island; on your way, you may catch glimpses of traditional fishing dhows (boats), dolphins and dugongs. The island is a secluded sandbank with dunes and provides the perfect spot for a swim or a picnic by the ocean.