The Bazaruto Archipelago has been a world renown big game fishing destination for years. In the last couple of decades a few lodges offering luxurious accommodation have taken over some of the beautiful white sandy coastline. Made up of six islands, Bazaruto and Benguerra are the biggest, and offer the most accommodation choices. Vilanculos is the mainland drop off point for access to the islands. It is also a destination in its own right with some great friendly accommodation options. Southern Mozambique works well in combination with a South African Safari. There are direct flights twice a week from the Kruger Park into Vilanculos. There are also daily flights from Johannesburg. We have put together some great ideas for tours taking in these two magical Southern African destinations.

If you are looking for a family vacation or a honeymoon retreat, or some luxury time out of the real world, island life will provide the perfect getaway. With most accommodation options on Bazaruto and Benguerra, it is easy to find the right thing. For that ideal family vacation with activities for the kids and relaxation for the parents look no further than the luxury Anantara Bazaruto Resort and Spa. For an off the beaten track romantic honeymoon, Azura Retreat on &Beyond Benguerra are sublime. For a little bit of island paradise the intimate Benguerra Lodge shows off true Mozambiquan hospitality. You can chat to one of our consultants who have been to this tropical paradise.

While the main objective on beach vacations is often to do nothing at all, the islands offer great activities if you are looking to add some to your vacation. With marine life protected by the Bazaruto National Park your snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing options are a highlight and available in abundance. For the best time to visit we have some great information in our tips and information pages.

An idyllic tropical island getaway, &Beyond Benguerra Island offers beach living at its best, with silver sands, warm Indian Ocean waters protected by an unspoilt coral reef and plenty of peace and privacy. Just a short flight by helicopter from Vilanculos Airport on the Mozambique mainland, the island is ideal for carefree relaxation after an African safari. The intimate luxury lodge re-opens in April 2015 after extensive refurbishments in keeping with its barefoot luxury vibe. Read More

Intimate boutique-hotel style has come to the islands of Mozambique in the form of this sophisticated yet utterly laidback escape from it all. The region's first eco-boutique hotel comes with a community upliftment pedigree and was built entirely with the help of the local community. With just 14 ultra luxurious villas, guests are guaranteed privacy and the opportunity to wander the white sands and loll in the warm Indian Ocean waters whenever the mood takes them. Read More

You'll find this laidback luxury lodge in the small coastal town of Vilanculos, in the Inhambane province of Mozambique. Situated on the fringes of the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park, Vilanculos Beach Lodge is perfectly placed for adventures in and around this pristine marine reserve area. Read More