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8 Days Detox Retreat in Africa
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Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, Bairro 19, Rua De Outubro, Vilanculos, Mozambique

Rejuvenating Detox Retreat Africa

This unique retreat blends the physical and mental purification of massage treatments and the healing powers of the surrounding nature. It will include different types of massages and body treatments along with delicious detox meals, where your activities are designed so that you can also have time to do different activities in the islands. 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!


  • Juice detox
  • Aromatherapy
  • Facials and body wraps
  • Detoxifying massages and treatments
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily detox meals
  • Airport transfers


8 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Vilankulo Airport
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During this retreat, you can stay in private or shared accommodations. Follow the path downwards to the 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.

Beach luxury suite

Pied-à-terre luxury self catering unit with king sized bed, television lounge, fully equipped kitchenette, private barbecue, terrace with sunbeds, and private splash pool.

Sea view bedroom

En suite bedroom with a queen sized bed, shower, large veranda with sun beds, and sea view overlooking the Bazaruto islands.


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. It is based on purist aromatherapy principles, in which essential oils are lipo soluble, meaning they penetrate fast and deep into the skin, with aroma serums and organic ingredients form the DNA of the extensive range, promising profound results.

Both compelling and comprehensive, their choice of treatments comprises a range for face (anti-aging, hydrating, and rebalancing), body (detox and hydrating), and infusion teas (flowers and loose teas) which will immerse you into an olfactory world of well-being used in different types of massages and treatments. During these seven days you will be able to experience purifying treatments, explore the beauty of the area, enjoy and relax in a beautiful boutique hotel, and learn about the Mozambican culture and heritage.

Daily schedule

Day 1

Sunset dhow trip in Vilankulo bay followed by a neck, head, and shoulders relaxation massage.

Day 2

A day for what Bahia Mar calls the Bazaruto extravagance. This day begins with a body exfoliation with sea salt followed by a detox body wrap. After a refreshing shower they will serve you a selection of teas from the menu while you have your feet treatment. Lunch will be served from the special menu at Bahia Mar Spa. Afterwards you will experience a detox facial treatment and your day will end with a full body massage. This treatment will last approximately six hours.

Day 3

This will be a free day where you can opt for one of the activities available or just relax and enjoy a book by the pool.

Day 4

Benguerra pleasures. This day begins with a hydrating body wrap and a face and head massage. After enjoying lunch off the special Bahia Mar Spa menu, you will indulge in a completely renovated Ayurvedic massage. This treatment will last approximately three and a half hours.

Day 5

This will be a free day where you can opt for one of the activities available or just relax and enjoy a book by the pool.

Day 6

Paradise beauties. This treatment is devoted to a complete rebalance that will bring you a sense of general harmonization. It begins with a rebalancing body wrap followed by a facial. You will then be served a light meal from the special Bahia Mar Spa menu and fruit juice detox. Your treatment will end with a relaxing deep tissue massage that you will leave rejuvenated. This treatment will last approximately three and a half hours.

Day 7

This will be a free day where you can opt for one of the activities available, relax and enjoy a book by the pool, or for a last minute visit to the local shops.

Day 8



This retreat will take place at the Bahia Mar boutique hotel in Vilankulo, Mozambique. 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 park hosts the last viable population of dugongs on the east African coast. Dolphins and whales are often seen and there are four species of turtles and 2,000 fish species, with 80% of Indo-Pacific species occurring there.

The coral reefs attract a rich diversity of tropical fish and other marine creatures, and are regarded as some of the most diverse and least disturbed in the Western Indian Ocean. Over 180 bird species, including the crab plover and olive bee-eater that tunnels its nest into the sand dunes can be found as well as large flocks of migrant waders which visit the fertile mud flats from September to April. The nomadic greater Flamingo arrives from their mainland breeding sites around mid-October.

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 colorful 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, bar, and fully equipped wellness center offer the finest in pampering and indulgence.

Nearby places

  • Vilankulo Airport (VNX), 8 kilometers


The price of this retreat includes three daily meals. Situated on an elevated plateau with panoramic views over the islands of Bazaruto Archipelago, the Bahia Mar á la carte restaurant offers the finest food dishes prepared with local and fresh ingredients. Chef Orlando and 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 out fresh fruit smoothies and delicious cocktails.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
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)

Dhow trips to the islands

You will have an unforgettable day trips to the islands that will include sailing on a traditional wooden boat (dhow), snorkeling, relaxing, and strolling along the deserted, white beaches. Various dhow trips are available to the different islands.


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 renowned.

Horseback riding

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


Bahia Mar is the best spot for kitesurfing in Vilankulo! Try a kitesurfing baptism, learn how to kite surf or hire equipment and join a kiting safari.

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. The most famous one is "The Aquarium" on the inside of two mile reef.

Stand up paddling

Experience one of the ultimate water activities. Suitable for beginners or more experienced ones, families, or individuals. The blue and calm waters of Vilankulos's bay are ideal for paddle standing on a board.

Sunset cruise

Enjoy the stunning sunset from the water. Can’t get better!

Vilankulo guided cultural tour

Faquiri is the best guide to show you around. He’ll take you to the market, church, orphanage, and will tell you all about the history of this special place.

Spa treatments

The price of this retreat includes body wraps, massages, and detox treatments. Health and wellbeing are the focus at Bahia Mar where a holistic approach has been applied to the development of their wellness centre. Comprising a state of the art gym, an aerobics area for group classes, massage rooms used for different massages, and treatments and a Zen meditation garden, it is there that you can focus on both your physical and mental harmony, at one with nature.

As well, for an additional cost, you may other spa treatments. Bahia Mar's in-house professionals, Emília and Ana, are local Mozambican girls that went to an extensive training by invited international professionals. Training in Ayurvedic treatments and massages, they use different organic spa products and treatments. Different types of massages were part of their training.

What's included

  • 3 daily detox meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Access to the gym and classes
  • Airport transfers
  • Aromatherapy
  • Detoxifying massages and treatments
  • Facials and body wraps
  • Juice detox

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Drinks not mentioned in the program
  • Visa expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

The roads to Vilankulo are acceptable and tarred, but look out for potholes en route; a 4x4 is not a necessity. Bahia Mar does not suggest traveling at night in Mozambique. Fuel is readily available, but it is suggested to fill up whenever possible. Unleaded fuel is available in Vilankulos.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at the Vilankulo Airport (VNX). Bahia Mar will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Vilankulo Airport Airport transfer included: Vilankulo Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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