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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa is located on the western side of Bazaruto Island, the largest of the five principle islands in the stunning archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. It’s part of Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in the Indian Ocean. You’re sure to be astounded by its rich culture, a convergence of Portuguese colonial heritage and colourful African influences.
This secluded island resort boasts a boutique collection of 30 beach chalets and 14 suites, all delicately designed from indigenous materials to blend naturally into the beautiful unspoilt surrounds. Room options vary and some include a decadent four poster bed, a freestanding bathtub and spacious living rooms with the suites each offering a private outdoor area with plunge pool.
Anantara Bazaruto boasts four indulgent dining options, serving flavours from across the globe. Clube Naval is the perfect effortlessly stylish setting to enjoy a casual bite with a glorious ocean view. Golfinho creates an inspired menu within walls dating back to the early Portuguese traders. However, it's likely to be the succulent barbeques that entice you to the Beach Deck with the option of a beach table if you like the feel of soft sand between your toes. Sample a sundowner from the cocktail menu each night before you sit down to flame grilled seafood, fished from the Indian Ocean that very same day. If it's a celebration or head-over-heals romance you're after then there really is no contest… Anantara offers a bespoke private dining experience, tailor-made right from your perfect menu discussed with your personal chef down to the setting of your choice, tended to by your very own butler.
In terms of activities, Anantara has it all from qolf (an exciting mix of croquet and golf), volleyball, tennis and fitness facilities to separate family and adult-only swimming pools to a revitalising spa with specialist hydro facilities. For water babies, scuba diving here is a must with popular sightings including dugongs, turtles and whales. There's waterskiing, wakeboarding and deep-sea fishing on offer as well as complimentary kayaking and windsurfing. Romantic Dhow excursions and sunset cruises to Paradise Island are available too. From August to November be sure to go whale and dolphin watching. For those who prefer to keep dry, spend the morning horse riding or dune-boarding before returning to a cooking class with a local chef in the afternoon. However, in this pristine setting on the shores of the Indian Ocean it's easy to do absolutely nothing.