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6 Days Refresh, Relax, and Rejuvenate Detox Retreat in Vilanculos, Mozambique

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, Bairro 19, Rua De Outubro, Vilanculos, Mozambique

Refreshing Detox Holiday in Mozambique

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This unique retreat is blending the physical and mental purification of massage treatments and the healing powers of the surrounding nature. In this retreat, you will have the chance to explore the nature and wonders of Bazaruto Archipelago. This program includes different types of massages and body treatments, along with delicious and healthy meals. You are in for a treat, do not miss this!

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  • Enjoy deep tissue massage
  • Body exfoliation followed by detox body wrap
  • Enjoy neck, head, and shoulders relaxation massage
  • Facial treatment and full body massage
  • Delicious and healthy daily meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

During this retreat, you will be staying at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel. This is an ultimate destination for visitors that wanting to experience colorful local culture, as well as the fabulous beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

The hotel is situated on an elevated plateau with panoramic views over the archipelago, the lodge, á la carte restaurant, infinity pool, and the bar. In addition, the accommodation site has a fully-equipped wellness center that offers the finest in pampering and indulgence.

The beach luxury suite is a pied-à-terre luxury self catering unit with king sized bed, it has a TV lounge, fully equipped kitchenette, private barbecue, terrace with sunbeds, and private splash pool. As for the sea view bedroom, it has an en-suite bedroom with a queen size bed, shower, large veranda with sun beds, and sea view that is overlooking the Bazaruto islands.

The rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and covered with modern boutique design. It also has a mini bar, internet access, and hairdryer in all the bedrooms. You can also go for an outdoor enjoyment at the verandas or the indigenous gardens, along with the magnificent Indian Ocean that is just right on your doorstep. The accommodation options is on a single and double occupancy basis, you can either book the en-suite sea view bedroom or the beach suite bedroom.


This five-day retreat program can be flexible according to your schedule and is available anytime throughout the year. Everyday is filled with massages and treatments to detoxify your body, along with delicious and healthy dished from Bahia Mar menu.

There are choice of treatments comprises a range for face, which are anti-aging, hydrating, and re-balancing. As for your body, there are detox, hydrating, and infusion teas such as flower and loose teas, which will immerse you into an olfactory world of well-being used in different types of massages and treatments.

During this retreat, you will be able to experience Bahia Mar's purifying treatments, explore the beauty of the area, enjoy and relax in a beautiful boutique hotel, and learn about the Mozambican culture and heritage.

Day 1: Arrival

There will be a sunset dhow trip to Vilankulo Bay, it is located in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. Vilankulo Bay is commonly known as a destination for honeymooners, adventurers, and under water enthusiasts. In addition, you will get to enjoy a neck, head, and shoulders relaxation massage.

Day 2: A day for the Bazaruto extravagance

This day begins with a body exfoliation followed by a detox body wrap. After a refreshing shower, you will be served with selection of teas from the menu while having your feet treatment. The lunch of the day will be served from the Bahia Mar menu. Afterwards, you will experience a detox facial treatment and your day will end with a full body massage. The whole treatment takes approximately six hours to finish.

Day 3: Free day

You can either opt for other activities that are available or just relax and enjoy your book by the pool.

Day 4: Benguerra pleasures

This day begins with hydrating body wrap, followed by a face and head massage. After enjoying your lunch, you will indulge in a completely renovated Ayurvedic massage. The treatments will take approximately three and a half hours to complete.

Day 5: Paradise beauties

This treatment is devoted to a complete re-balance that will bring you a sense of general harmonization. It begins with a re-balance body wrap followed by a facial. You will then be served with a light meal from the menu and detox fruit juice. After that, your treatment will end with a relax deep tissue massage that you will leave rejuvenated. The treatments will take approximately three and a half hours to complete.

Day 6: Departure

This is the end of the retreat.

Included excursions

You will be able to enjoy a sunset dhow trip to Vilankulo Bay on your first day.





This retreat will be held at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel in Vilankulo, Mozambique. It is located where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean touches the palm-fringed beaches of Vilankulos on mainland Mozambique. In addition, the hotel is also sited at the gateway of the Bazaruto Archipelago, the only underwater national park and the most beautiful marine park at the coast of southern. This is the perfect destination for lovers of azure waters and marine life.

Nearby places

  • Vilankulo Airport (VNX), 8 kilometers



  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar


  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Room cleaning


During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, two-course lunch, and three-course dinner. All the meals with be served by Chef Nelson and the kitchen team. Chef Nelson launched an amazing new à la carte menu with local choices, vegan meals or detox, and weight loss options. Moreover, you will also be served with detox fruit juice and teas during massage and treatment.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are plenty of exciting activities and places for you to explore at the retreat site. The small fishing village of Vilanculos is considered the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, it has five picture-perfect islands that are all situated within the National Marine Park. If you are interested, the organizer will provide free round trip transport to most of the activities within Vilankulo.

Dhow trips to the islands

Enjoy an unforgettable day trips to the islands by sailing on a traditional wooden boat (dhow). You can either go for snorkeling, or just simply relax and stroll along the deserted white beaches. Also, various dhow trips are available to the different islands as well.


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.

Horse ridding

You can enjoy horse riding along the beach, to the dunes, around the lakes, and even swimming with the horses. It is truly a great experience to get into nature and a must for the horse lovers, beginners are welcome too.

Kite surfing

Bahia Mar has the best spot for kite surfing in Vilankulo! If you are interested, you can go for the kite surfing baptism, learn how to kite surf, or hire equipment to join a kiting safari.

Stand up paddle boarding

The blue and calm waters of Vilanculos’s bay are ideal for paddle standing on a board, known as one of the ultimate water activities. This activity is suitable for beginners, more experienced ones, families, or individuals.

Sunset cruise

You can go on cruise to enjoy the stunning sunset from the water.

Scuba diving

If you are interested in scuba diving, Mozambique is one of the top ten diving destinations in the world, the diving around the Bazaruto Archipelago is magnificent.


There are several stunning snorkeling spots within the Bazaruto Archipelago for you to explore. The most famous one is "The Aquarium" on the inside of two mile reef.

Vilankulo guide cultural tour

The guider for this tour is Faquiri, he is the best guide to show you around Vilankulo. He will take you to the market, church, orphanage, and will tell you all the history of this special place.

Spa treatments

It has been known since ancient times that scent stimulates memory, imagination, dreams, and well-being. Embracing the soul of essential oils, Bahia Mar SPA chose a new generation of aroma wellness for the in-house treatments.

Based on purist aromatherapy principles, in which essential oils are lipo-soluble, meaning it penetrate fast and deep into the skin. The aroma serums and organic ingredients form the DNA of the extensive Bahia Mar SPA range, gives you a promising profound results. The essential oils are made in Africa, it is free of parabens and malevolent minerals. Also, these organic products are suitable to all skin types and body wellness requirements.

As this is a detox retreat to be refreshed and rejuvenated, there are several massages and treatments included in this retreat for you to enjoy and relax. On the first day of the retreat, you will get to enjoy a relaxation massage for your neck, head, and shoulder. Moving on to the second day, you will be experiencing a body exfoliation, detox body wrap, feet treatment, detox facial treatment, and a full body massage.

Following to the fourth day of the retreat, you will get to enjoy the hydrating body wrap, face and head massage, and get indulge in a completely renovated Ayurvedic massage. Moving on to the fifth day, there will be a re-balance body wrap followed by a facial, to bring you a sense of general harmonization. Your treatment will end with a relaxing deep tissue massage that will leave you rejuvenated.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Access to the gym and classes
  • Airport transfers from and to Vilankulo Airport (VNX)
  • All massages and treatments as detailed in the program
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily two-course lunch
  • Daily three-course dinner

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional massages and treatments
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Drinks that are not detailed in the program
  • Other excursion trips
  • Traveling visa

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Vilankulo Airport (VNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Bahia Mar will pick you up from the airport. Bahia Mar is situated just eight kilometers away from the airport. In addition, 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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