11 Days » Wellness Retreat in Mozambique, Africa

11 days / 10 nights

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Get in shape, Detox and Relax in Paradise

This unique retreat is blending the physical and mental purification of the Massage treatments and the healing powers of the surrounding nature. In this retreat you have also the amazing opportunity to explore the nature and the wonders of Bazaruto Archipelago. A program that includes different types of massages and body treatments along with delicious and healthy meals. The program is also designed so that you have time to explore different activities to the islands and surroundings.

It has been known since ancient times that scent stimulates memory, imagination, dreams and wellbeing. Now, embracing the soul of essential oils, Bahia Mar SPA chose a new generation of aroma wellness for the in-house treatments. This retreat presents a sensorial journey towards balance and beauty. Based on purist and organic aromatherapy principles, in which essential oils are lipo-soluble, meaning they penetrate fast and deep into the skin, “aroma serums” and organic ingredients form the DNA of the extensive range, promising profound results. Our choice of treatments will immerse you into an olfactory world of wellbeing used in different types of massages and treatments.

During these retreats you will be able to experience our purifying treatments, explore the beauty of the area, enjoy and relax in a beautiful boutique hotel and learn about the Mozambican culture and heritage.


  • Programs which can be flexible according to your schedule and available anytime throughout the year, All treatments use local and organic ingredients free of chemicals and parabens;
  • Located in one of the most beautiful Marine Park areas in the world, the Bazaruto National Park is the perfect destination for lovers of azure waters and marine life;
  • The accommodation and facilities focus in a modern style and comfort;
  • In this retreat you can mix and match a perfect holiday that will help you relax, detox, rejuvenate and at the same time allow you to explore the beauty of your surroundings;
  • Far from crowds and close to untouched nature and local culture.

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Aerial Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Aromatherapy

  • Massage

  • Ayurvedic Massage

  • Reflexology

  • Meditation


11 / 11 days with instruction
English Instruction language
English, Portuguese Spoken language(s)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Minimum age allowed is 18 years
  • The maximum participants in the group is 34 person
  • Seasonality


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    Typical Retreat Schedule:

    Arrival Day:
    Welcome SPA ritual with a full body massage and feet treatment.

    Retreat typical day
    A special and personalised program will be developed that includes several body, face and feet treatments and/or therapies like Ayurveda and reflexology. Your program is designed according to your needs and targets and after a small interview before travel.

    Resting and leisure days
    Boat trip on Mothassane speed boat or Boat trip on the traditional dhow.

    Other activities can also be available like cultural tours, market tours, bird watching, etc. (these are not included in the program).

    A SPA treatment is included in the end of this day to relax your body after a day out in the sea.

    Departure Day
    Goodbye SPA ritual before departure to the airport at 1130h

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    Vilankulo 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).

    The Bahia Mar, is located where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean touch the palm fringed beaches of Vilankulos on mainland Mozambique. It is the ultimate destination for visitors wanting to experience colourful local culture as well as the fabulous beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

    Situated on an elevated plateau with panoramic views over the Archipelago, the lodge, á la carte restaurant, infinity pool and bar and fully equipped wellness centre offer the finest in pampering and indulgence. Follow the path downwards to our modern boutique accommodation, where your spacious, en-suite Sea View bedroom or Beach Suite bedroom is waiting for you. Air conditioning, mini bar, Internet access and hairdryers are standard in all the bedrooms. Verandas and indigenous gardens enhance your outdoor enjoyment and, of course, the
    magnificent Indian Ocean is right on your doorstep

    • Private Room/Double Room = Garden Suites
    • Private Room Deluxe/Double Room Deluxe = Sea View Bedroom
    • Private Room Superior/Double Room Superior = Beach Suite

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    Included Meals

    Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Drinks

    Food Types Supported

    Gluten Free , Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Lactose Free, Organic, Pescatarian (You take fish but not meat), Regular (Meat, Poultry, Fish), Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian

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    Nelson is our in-house personal trainer and group class instructor. He is the host for our Pilates, Aqua Fitness, Circuit Training and HIIT sessions.

    Ana is our leader massage therapist. She is with Bahia Mar since we opened and went to an extensive training by invited international professionals.

    Julia is one of our favorite therapists. Amazing hands that will take you to an overall wellness period. Ayurvedic treatments and massages, use and choice of organic spa products and treatments, and different types of massages were part of her training.

    Additional Things to do Review Like

    The small fishing village of Vilanculos is considered the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, which consists of 5 picture-perfect islands, all situated within the National Marine Park. We are privileged to share these breath-taking attractions with our guests. We will provide free transport to and from most of the activities within Vilankulo.


    Unforgettable day trips to the islands. Sailing on a traditional wooden boat (dhow), snorkelling, relaxing and strolling along the deserted, white beaches. Various dhow trips are available to the different islands.


    Mozambique is one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world. The diving around the Bazaruto Archipelago is magnificent!


    There are several stunning snorkelling spots within the Bazaruto Archipelago. The most famous one is ́The Aquarium ́ on the inside of two mile reef.


    If you love the thrill of a big game fishing day this is the place to be ! The deep sea fishing in this area is world renown.


    Bahia Mar is the best spot for kitesurfing in Vilankulo! Try a kitesurfing baptism, learn how to kitesurf or hire equipment and join a kiting safari.


    Experience one of the ultimate water activities. Suitable for beginners or more experienced ones, families, or individuals. The blue and calm waters of Vilanculos’s bay are ideal for Paddle standing on a board.


    Horse riding along the beach, to the dunes or around the lakes or even swimming with the horses. Great experience to get into nature and a must for the horse lovers. (Beginners are welcome).


    Enjoy the stunning sunset from the water. Can’t get better!


    Faquiri is the best guide to show us around. He’ll take you to the market, church, orphanage and will tell you all about the history of this special place.

    What is included Review Like

    • Accommodation;
    • Half board A La Carte (breakfast and 3 course dinner, unlimited teas and fresh juices);
    • Airport transfers;
    • All massages and treatments as described in the program;
    • Access to the gym;
    • 1 boat trip to Bazaruto Island;
    • 1 dhow trip to Magaruque on the 7.

    What is not included Review Like

    • Flights & VISA expenses;
    • Alcoholic drinks or other drinks not included in the program;
    • Any extra massages not included in the program described;
    • Any extra day activities that can be booked to explore the amazing beauty of this location in Mozambique ("Additional things to do").

    Know before you go Review Like

    • Chef Ildo and the kitchen team have not only included a brilliant breakfast during your stay, but have also launched an amazing new A- La-Carte menu.
    • The infinity pool and bar are the perfect venue to try our fresh fruit smoothies and delicious cocktails.

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    Vilankulos hosts an international airport with flights departing to and from Maputo and Johannesburg on a daily basis. There are also flights from KMIA (Nelspruit) to Vilanculos twice weekly.The International Airport is serviced by LAM and by Airlink.

    Bahia Mar is situated just 8km from the Vilankulo International Airport. The lodge arranges transfers for guests to and from the airport.


    The roads to Vilankulos are acceptable and tarred, but look out for potholes en route; a 4x4 is not a necessity.

    We do not suggest travelling at night in Mozambique. Fuel is readily available, but it is suggested to fill up whenever possible. Unleaded fuel is available in Vilankulos.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Non Refundable

    Deposit Percentage


    The rest of the payment should be made 30 days before arrival

    Features Review Like

    • Boating

    • Diving

    • Fishing

    • Gym

    • Horse Riding

    • Kitesurfing

    • StandUp Paddle Boarding

    • Massage

    • Pilates

    • Sauna

    • Spa

    • Swimming

    • Whale Watching

    • Air-Conditioned Rooms

    • Balcony

    • Bar

    • Beach

    • Café

    • Dining area

    • Eco-Friendly

    • Garden

    • In-Room Safe

    • Luggage Room / Storage

    • Mini Bar

    • Multilingual Staff

    • Poolside Bar

    • Restaurant

    • Yoga Studio

    • ATM / Banking

    • Baby Sitting / Child Care

    • Convenience / Grocery Store

    • Currency Exchange

    • Free Bicycle

    • Free Drinkable Water

    • Free Parking

    • Wi-Fi (Not Included)

    • Free Wi-Fi

    • Hair Dryer

    • Internet Access

    • Laundry

    • Local Market

    • Medical Assistance

    • Mosquito Net

    • Room Cleaning

    • Wedding

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      I have visited Bahia Mar for a couple of times now, and what keeps me directing there whenever I visit vilanculos is the amazingly and insanely view you get from the yard and all round the pool. It is just a soul calming soul. Their speciality in smoothies and cocktails tops up the package. I would also recommend the homemade prawns pasta as it is just simply delicious
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      Love this hotel, the people and the service were fantastic, we were so well looked after from collection to drop off on all accounts. Food was also wonderful but what took the cake was the beauty and location of this hotel, just stunning on all accounts, romantic, fresh but rustic with absolutely beautifully appointed rooms and patios so much so that we often just preferred to remain in the privacy of our room - stunning!

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