11 Days » Wellness Retreat in Mozambique, Africa
11 days / 10 nights
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Wednesday, May 31, 2119
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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.
Natural & Holistic Therapies
Typical Retreat Schedule:
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.
Goodbye SPA ritual before departure to the airport at 1130h
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
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
Additional Things to do
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.
DHOW TRIPS TO THE ISLANDS
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!
VILANKULO GUIDED CULTURAL TOUR
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
How to get there
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.
The rest of the payment should be made 30 days before arrival
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