Azura aims to bring a new level of luxury, style and exclusivity to the Bazaruto Islands and provides a lovely beach hideaway for those seeking relaxation time.
Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel
Nestled on a plateau above the dazzling coastal lagoons of south-central Mozambique, this ocean-facing boutique property combines relaxation and wellbeing with an idyllic setting. Here, you're, surrounded by lush indigenous gardens dotted with palms and acacia trees and can enjoy views over the turquoise waters of the Mozambique Channel. Just 68 steps away, you can access the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and soft sand beaches, as well as more active pursuits such as kite-surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
The property's intimate size means you'll receive a friendly and personal service. You can choose from four different room styles, each with contemporary decor and lots of natural light, as well as its own veranda overlooking the ocean or gardens.
Outside, you can cool off in the infinity pool and enjoy refreshments from the swim-up bar, or just unwind on the expansive terrace. Thatched roofs shelter an additional bar and lounge area, for a place to escape the heat of the day, while dining takes place in the property's own restaurant. Here, you can enjoy meals and snacks under the shade, or on the outdoor terrace, which makes for an ideal place to watch the sunset.
The property also has its own spa and holds a variety of fitness classes, from yoga and Pilates to more energetic classes such as circuit training and Body Combat. You could also make use of Bahia Mar's own luxury powerboat, allowing you to spend the whole day out at sea island-hopping.
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The 12 rooms and suites are modern and comfortable, with simple-but-stylish interiors including polished concrete finishes and a white-and-grey theme. You can choose from four different categories which vary in view type, size and style but all come with a private veranda, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
The hotel is situated just outside the popular beach town of Vilanculos, where you'll find shops, restaurants and a range of activities to try. Its elevated position allows you to enjoy views over the ocean.
Food and drink
- Restaurant serves a varied menu including fresh seafood and traditional curries using locally sourced ingredients.
- Breakfast served each morning.
- Delicious tropical drinks made on site.
- Fully stocked bar and lounge area.
- Swim-up poolside bar.
- A variety of seafront bars and restaurants are located a short walk from the hotel.
Facilities and activities
- Fitness classes
- Horseback riding
- Motor boat trips
- Ecotours nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Pool area
- Lounge and bar area
Bahia Mar is a comfortable and elegant place to unwind. We feel its setting makes for the ideal place to relax, but enjoy the fact that you have a range of activities to choose from too.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The lodge has a fully equipped Dive and Snorkel Centre and the resident dive instructor will be happy to take you out diving or snorkeling amongst the coral reefs.