One of the most fun activities on vacation in Mozambique has nothing to do with water at all - though it takes place in the soft, sandy dunes on the island. Try dune boarding at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa. This is quite a new sporting activity, which developed out of snow boarding - an alternative to skiing in the snow-capped mountains of the northern hemisphere.
Another special activity at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa in Mozambique involves fascinating drives on the Bazaruto Island. Interesting things to see include: visits to local villages and interaction with the chief, excursions to a 19th century lighthouse and Sailfish Bay on the pristine east shore and just enjoying the sunset on the dunes.
At you will be offered a number of different horse riding experiences: from visiting stables, riding lessons to a number of different trails around the island. The stables are situated close to the hotel's reception and visitors may see the horses, paddocks as well as demonstrations including feeding, grooming, saddling and ring training (lunging).
The stable offers a library, tack room and a garden area where guests can relax or be entertained by the horses or read books on related subjects. Guests receive a full briefing on horse handling and trail conduct. Full chaps and riding caps are available. Bottled water is supplied en-route. The Horse Facility Manager at the stables conducts basic horse riding lessons so that you can wander around on horseback during your vacation in Mozambique.
And to top it all off there is nothing like a massage at the full destination spa or a sunset cruise in the Indian Ocean to get you in the holiday mood. Families, small groups or honeymooners can all enjoy their stay at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. There is something to do for everyone.
Bazaruto Island is one of Africa's premier scuba diving destinations. The island is situated in the magnificent Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, with its numerous, vibrant coral reefs and crystal clear waters - a scuba diver's paradise.
The resort will help to plan every diving trip, taking care of all the details from safety precautions to the final dive entry. There is an on-site scuba diving instructor who can assist you from beginner courses to more advanced reef diving.
The Bazaruto region offers an incredible diversity of scuba diving sites. The Bazaruto Archipelago has been voted as having some of the best scuba diving in the world and with the number of spectacular reefs and dive sites.
The flat-topped reef supports a colourful diversity of hard and soft corals, with a highlight being the numerous schools of reef fish such as Coachman, Fusilier, Snapper and Surgeon.
Schools of large pelagic and reef fish also frequent the area and there's a chance of encountering Potato Bass; Kingfish; Barracuda; Devil fire fish and Honeycomb rays and Reef sharks. Occasionally, in season, Manta rays have been spotted here.
PADI Instructors and Dive Masters are used, as a minimum standard. All dives are guided by them and the dive times and depths are regulated by PADI and the qualification of the diver.
The resort does not do Technical or Deep Water Specialties that warrant a chamber. PADI Open Water Dives to max 18m / PADI Advance Dives to max 30m. Trips to all dive sites are weather dependent, as wind direction plays a large part in dictating conditions.
The Bazaruto Archipelago has been considered one of East Africa’s best, and certainly the premier fishing destinations in Mozambique. With this potential at its doorstep, the Resort has set up a top quality big game sport fishing operation for you to take full advantage of.
Although you will most probably enjoy seeing Whales, Dolphins, Mantas, Whale Sharks and different sea bird species on your fishing trips, the resort also organizes Whale and Dolphin watching safaris which, due to the island’s rich marine resources, can be a thrilling and most interesting experience.
Proceeds from the ocean safaris will support the Bazaruto National Park and community development in the area. Some of the other species that can be seen on the safari are Dugongs, Sea Birds and Sea Turtles.