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Bahia Mar boutique hotel & wellness centre is the ultimate destination for barefoot luxury combined with a holistic approach to improving your wellbeing with one of our exclusive retreat programs. The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful marine park areas in the world, the Bazaruto Archipelago; a collection of five magical islands inviting you to relax and revive in an unspoilt destination, rich with nature and marine life, far from bustling crowds.
Each of our 8 day / 7 night retreats include accommodation, healthy detox meal plan and juicing programme, spa treatments and a trip to explore the islands on board our luxury speedboat, Mothassane. Each program can be tailored to your needs and schedule, bookable all year round by individuals or groups.
What makes our retreats so unique and sought after by wellbeing travel enthusiasts is the careful balance between a guided exercise program, Ayurvedic and aromatherapy treatments and day excursions in and around the waters of paradise in the Bazaruto Archipelago. We're very proud to offer competitively priced retreats with uncompromised quality in such an exquisite location.
The exclusive programmes delivered by our in-house team of passionate professionals include;
- Wellness & Detox
- Weight Loss & Fitness
Please see below for a summary of each retreat or enquire directly for the full program details and what's included.
15 inclusive spa treatments in barefoot luxury including island exploring
This program is filled with massages and treatments to detoxify your body, along with delicious and healthy salads and juices from the Bahia Mar Detox Menu.
The spa treatments include a time for detox and release and a period for hydrating and anti-ageing. The treatments include a range for face, body and feet including a full pack of reflexology sessions during your entire stay. The local organic products used, like Moringa oil, coconut oil, baobab and aloe vera, organic essential oils and aromatherapy solutions will immerse you into an olfactory world of wellbeing. A typical day incorporates an early yoga or pilates class (optional), a pause for a healthy breakfast or juicing, spa treatments as described in the program, lunch detox break and more treatments at the end of the day.
Weight loss menu, personal training, spa treatments & island exploring
A program that includes a comprehensive body and fitness analysis, your own personal trainers and a sustainable plan that you can take home along with delicious and healthy meals.
What makes this retreat so sought after by wellness travel enthusiasts, is the careful combination between a guided exercise program, spa treatments and a day excursion in and around the waters of paradise in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
A typical day includes a morning personal training session specific to your fitness goals and an afternoon/evening group class in various forms (yoga, aerial fitness or REAX raft training in the pool as the sun sets). Daily exercise programs are combined with Ayurvedic and aromatherapy treatments using acclaimed all-natural C-SPA products and highly trained therapists on site.
Beachside hatha & aerial yoga with meditation and island exploration
Our in-house hatha and aerial yoga teachers invite you to deepen your practise or immerse yourself as a beginner in this beautiful paradise. This unique retreat combines a perfect blend of yoga, meditation, spa therapies and natural beauty. The yoga practise calms the mind and gently reenergises the body, while soothing spa therapies pamper the body, feed the soul and deepen the sense of relaxation on all levels.
Your yoga retreat will include a minimum of 2 daily yoga practices that are designed to be energising and fun, as well as restorative and peaceful. A typical day includes a one-on-one meditation and hatha yoga practice and one or two group classes. Some days will also include SPA treatments and free time can be spent exploring the beautiful surroundings.
Stylish boutique luxury lodge with panoramic views over the ocean
Bahia Mar is situated on an elevated plateau with incredible panoramic views to the Indian Ocean and Bazaruto Archipelago. The property offers 22 rooms in total with 3 room types; Sea View, Beach Suites and Garden Suites.
The hotel offers a comprehensive range of facilities and features including;
- Reception lounge & bar
- A la carte restaurant (indoor) and outdoor terrace seating
- Infinity pool (outdoor)
- Pool bar and lounge area
- Fully equipped state of the art gymnasium
- Group classroom / studio
- Deluxe spa with multiple treatment rooms and therapies on offer
- Private entrance onto the beach & cabanas for guests exclusive use
- Gift shop showcasing artisan local crafts, jewellery & skincare products
- Wide range of activities to explore locally
Garden Suites: Whilst these rooms don't offer an ocean view, they offer complete tranquillity set in luscious gardens and cashew trees. The pied-à-terre rooms feature a super king size bed (which can be converted to 2 x 3/4 size singles for twin use), lounge, en-suite bathroom & private terrace area
Sea View Rooms: En-suite bedroom with a queen-size bed, shower, large veranda with sunbeds and sea view overlooking the Bazaruto islands. The sunrises and sunsets from these rooms are breathtaking!
Beach Suites: Pied-à terre luxury self-catering unit with a king-sized bed, TV lounge, fully equipped kitchenette, private barbecue, terrace with sunbeds, and private splash pool.
All the rooms are spacious and feature a safe, air con, mini-bar, toiletries, hair dryer and wifi.
Retreat guests have full access to the gym and classes as per the retreat program - and are welcome to join any additional classes.
Our on-site gymnasium comprises a full weight room equipped with state of the art Tecno Gym machines including rowing, treadmill, step, light weights and a spectrum of dumbbells. In our group classroom / studio, Queenex equipment from Italy provides the ideal environment for functional training along with hosting our various classes.
We offer a wide range of daily classes from our team of experts and via the Les Mills virtual service. Classes include Pilates, hatha yoga, aerial yoga, aerobics, step, circuit training and during the summer months, aqua-aerobics held in the swimming pool.
The weekly schedule of classes can be found on our website.
Each retreat includes a range of treatments to complement the activity of the program and your individual wellness goals. Our expert team of professionals will work with you to improve both your physical and emotional wellbeing so you can feel restored and renewed.
Our treatments have all been carefully designed and combine massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and reflexology to leave both your body feeling nourished and your mind refreshed. The SPA's range of products is all organic and wherever possible locally sourced. Natural baobab, moringa, coconut and essential oils work in harmony with your body and produce real results.
Please visit our website for a full range of treatments and therapies available.
Mozambique is a colourful, laid-back paradise with over 2500km of unspoilt coastline, palm fringed sandy beaches, pristine coral reefs and picture perfect desert islands. Historical Arabian and Portuguese influences make for a vibrant culture too so there is plenty to explore outside of your retreat schedule.
Ocean safaris / boating around the islands of Bazaruto Archipelago
Cultural village tours
NGO partnership projects tour
Stand up paddle boarding
Catch and release fishing
Canoe river trips
Most activity organisers will provide transport free of charge, to and from the activity and we can assist in helping you decide which experience to choose.
During each retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and juicing plans. Working with experienced nutritionists we have created our unique juice & spa menu.
Bahia Mar's Chef Sophie launched an amazing detox, salad, raw, and juicing menu which can be tailored to your preferences. Moreover, you will also be served with detox fruit juice and teas during the massages and treatments.
We can cater for Vegetarian, Lacto-Ovo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic, Pescatarian, Lactose Free. We will try our best to accommodate any other dietary requirements - please let us know if you have any in advance.
Prices are in US Dollars, per person and vary according to the accommodation booked.
Wellness and Detox Retreat - from USD 2,320 single / 2,080 double
Weight Loss and Fitness Retreat - from USD 2,480 single / 2,180 double
Yoga Retreat - from USD 2,350 single / 2,100 double
Please see the website for full details on all retreat prices and payment terms.
If you are a retreat organiser and would be interested to host your clients with us, the venue is available to hire partially or in its entirety, meaning your clients have complete exclusive use of all of our facilities. Our personal trainers and yoga teachers are also available to hire hourly or per day.
We can help you to plan and execute a retreat program that honours the locality and brings out the very best of Vilanculos to create a really exciting schedule for your clients and students. We offer our local knowledge, expertise and resources so you can spend more time concentrating on the content of your retreat.
Get in touch to discuss venue hire options.
We are wheelchair friendly property with 10 suites available that are fully accessible for less able guests.
Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organization which promotes best-practice, responsible tourism in Africa. Bahia Mar is a member of the organisation and we are proud to have been awarded the prestigious accolade of certification from them. Fair Trade Tourism is defined by fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, respect for human rights, culture and the environment. We are committed to clean energy solutions and a plastic free environment.
Bahia Mar has also partnered with PARCO, a local NGO that concentrates on providing help where it is needed within our community. We fund the local pre-school providing money for teachers’ salaries, resources for the children and a healthy meal. Another one of our supported projects is the Sea Horse Conservation program.
We are open year-round and our retreats are bookable at any time of the year by individuals or groups. Ideal for solo travellers, couples or small groups.
Please book your flight to arrive at Vilankulo Airport (VNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Bahia Mar mini bus will pick you up from the airport. Bahia Mar is situated just eight kilometers away from the airport. Vilankulos hosts an international airport with flights departing to and from Maputo and Johannesburg on a daily basis.
There are also flights from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) to Vilanculos twice weekly, a great combination for a safari and retreat holiday!
Retreat Features and Activities
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