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Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique

 
Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travelAbout Bazaruto Island:

The stunning Bazaruto Archipelago consists of four main islands: Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina (Paradise) Island, situated 30km off the coast of Vilanculos in Inhambane Province off the coast of Mozambique. A protected National Park, the archipelago boasts 180 species of birds, endemic butterflies, suni antelope and freshwater crocodiles. Offshore its protected waters and reefs support dolphin, dugong, gamefish, giant lobster and several species of marine turtle.

Bazaruto, Benguerra and Maguruque were part of an extensive sand peninsula that was once attached to the mainland, but separated over millions of years as the continent slowly dipped into the ocean. The east coast of the islands faces onto the deep waters of the Mozambique Channel, which is rich in game fish and attracts big game fishermen from all over the world. The islands' protected coral reefs also team with marine life, providing some of the finest diving and snorkeling experiences to be had. The Bazaruto Archipelago supports populations of traditional fisherman and their families, many of whom are not permanent but migrate in constant search of good fishing. One can get a fascinating glimpse into traditional life by visiting one of these island fishing communities.

 

Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travelAbout Indigo Bay:

Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is an exquisite island destination situated on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Mozambican archipelago of the same name. It offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean island holiday as well as a gateway to the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding area.

The largest of the archipelago islands, Bazaruto is one of Africa's premier scuba diving destinations. Divers are able to see over 100 species of coral, thousands of tropical fish species, five kinds of dolphins, four whale species and sharks, all five marine sea turtle species and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast.

Owned by Rani Resorts, Indigo Bay offers world-class, understated luxury, with its elegant design making the most of its superb location on the white-sand shores of Bazaruto. State-of-the-art facilities include restaurants, bars, swimming pools, specialist dive pool, and an activity centre, which co-ordinates a wide variety of water sports, as well as diving and fishing activities. With its tropical climate, unspoilt scenery and wealth of activities on offer, Indigo Bay is the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners and incentive groups.

 

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Location:

Indigo Bay is situated on the 12 000 ha Bazaruto Island, part of the jewel-like Bazaruto Archipelago which lies 30 km east of mainland Mozambique. At 37km long and up to 7km wide, Bazaruto is the largest of the main islands comprising the archipelago and features white sands, large sand dunes and freshwater lakes surrounded by the translucent blue of the Indian Ocean.

There are no shops on Bazaruto, only natural beauty, pure white beaches and a wonderland of fauna and flora to discover. Preserving the natural environment is of paramount concern and the island was declared part of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in 1971.

Getting There:

Scheduled flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo, Nelspruit KMIA, Maputo & Beira, to Vilanculos. Federal Air fly to Vilanculos from OR Tambo International Airport daily. LAM - Mozambique Airlines also fly to Vilanculos from OR Tambo International Airport, via Maputo.

On arrival at Vilanculos, you will be met by a representative from Indigo Bay, who will assist you with clearing customs & immigration prior to boarding the air shuttle, operated by CFA Air Charters. Transfer time to Indigo Bay from Vilanculos Airport is approximately 15 minutes.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Beach Chalet at Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel
 
 
Accommodation:

Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa offers world-class luxury and facilities, its elegant yet natural design perfectly complimenting the beauty of its tropical location overlooking Indigo Bay on Bazaruto Island.

The guest areas, as well as the luxury Beach Chalets and Bay View Villas, have been constructed of natural materials like reed, soft-fringed thatch and wood in order to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings.

Each chalet and villa offers complete luxury, with air-conditioning, mosquito screens, sumptuous en-suite bathrooms, mini-bars, 24-hour power, satellite TV and telephone access. A choice of separate, inter-leading and shared veranda chalets and villas are available.

 

 

 

Bay View Villa at Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel

 

29 Beach Chalets with en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, king-size beds, dressing room, verandah, living area, mosquito screens, air-conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV, electronic safe.

1 Beach Honeymoon Chalet with en-suite bathroom, mosquito screens, mini-bar, satellite TV, dressing room, lounge area and splash pool.

12 Luxury Bay View Villas, each with two bedrooms, featuring outdoor dining area, sala, outdoor shower, private splash-pool, air-conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV, mosquito screens, lounge and kitchen.

1 Executive Suite (Matemo Suite) with queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom, lounge, verandah and private plunge pool.

1 Presidential Villa, offering the ultimate in 5-star luxury with its own spa bath and swimming pool. It comprises 1 King room and 1 twin room, each with en-suite bathroom, in addition to a lounge and bar.

 

 

Swimming Pool at Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel
Facilities:

Spectacular restaurants specializing in seafood, and characterful bars with original walls dating back to the early Portuguese traders, provide the focus of Indigo Bay's living areas.

Nearby, the activity centre is the base for a host of Mozambique island-based activities, such as diving, fishing, snorkeling and water-skiing. A state-of-the-art dive-training pool is available for guests wanting to hone their diving skills or take up one of several dive courses on offer.

Those simply wanting to relax can laze around the beautiful swimming pools, drink cocktails (ask for a caiparinha!) at the wet bar, or while away time at the beach snack bar.

And for ultimate hedonism, the ultra-luxurious new Sanctuary Spa offers a range of pampering treatments to revitalize the weariest of souls. If you must check your emails, our refreshingly cool business centre is available.

 
 
Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel
 
 
 
The Spa:

Guests can enjoy an extensive range of spa treatments at Indigo Bay brought to you by the renowned Sanctuary Group.

Our 1300 sq. spa offers five treatment rooms, as well as an ice pool, wet room, hydrotherapy pool, Rasul Chamber, health bar and relaxation areas to pamper even the most jaded city soul.

 

 

 

 

 

Spa Treatment - Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel

 

 

 

 

Treatments include Swedish massages, milk baths, body brushes, body wraps, reflexology and facials, all designed to impart African energy, goodness and vitality.

Therapists are on hand to pamper you with frangipani extracts from Elemis or indigenous Cape fynbos from the Moya range, which blends chamomile, geranium, snowbush, lanyana and buchu to provide an African antidote to modern living.

 

 

 
 


Diving at Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel
Activities:

The protected Bazaruto Marine National Park is a scuba diver's paradise, with crystal-clear waters and a range of dazzling soft coral ridges and reefs to explore. A host of exciting dives can be experienced here with reef fish such as snapper and surgeon, as well as potato bass, kingfish, barracuda, manta rays and reef sharks to be seen.


Above the water dolphin are frequently encountered whilst humpback whales can be sighted between August and October and whale sharks between April and July. Leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles are often seen in the water, coming ashore to lay their eggs on Bazaruto's sandy beaches. You may also be lucky enough to see a rare dugong - part of the largest viable breeding population in the western Indian Ocean.

 

 


Ding at Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travel
 
Bazaruto Island's superb scuba diving locations include:

• Brindle Bass Ridge (North Point) - large reef (18 meters) with impressive concentrations of snappers, angelfish, rubberlips, brindle bass & reef sharks.
• Potholes (North Point) - series of shallow potholes (12 meters) often sheltering black-tail reef sharks.
• Manta Ray Reef (North Point) - flat reef (15 meters) with spectacular concentrations of anemones and clownfish.
• Rainbow Runner Reef (North Point) - (25 meters) with impressive accumulations of green-tree and whips corals.
• Turtle Ridge (North Point) - narrow ridge (14 meters) frequented by turtles and game-fish such as barracuda.
• Two-Mile Reef - well known for excellent snorkeling inside the reef and for exciting dives on the outside (6-21 meters).
• Zenguelema Point - this dive site, with a depth of 21m, is located on the western side of the island and is home to schools of Reef Fish, Scorpion Fish, Crocodile Fish and the occasional Stone Fish.

 

Our on-site diving instructor co-ordinates the diving courses, from beginner courses to more advanced reef diving, and plans every diving trip taking care of all the details, from safety precautions to the final dive entry. We use PADI Instructors and Dive Masters as a minimum standard and we do not conduct technical or deep-water dives that warrant a chamber.

 

Fishing at Indigo Bay Island Resort (Bazaruto Archipelago) Mozambique - www.africansafaris.travelFishing:

The Bazaruto Archipelago offers some of the most spectacular fishing in the world. Unspoilt and little explored, the Indian Ocean here with its deep Mozambique Channel harbors some of the world's most exciting game fish - species such as Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna. Recreational and specialist fishermen are increasingly attracted to the Bazaruto Archipelago to try their hand at luring legendary species such as Giant Black Marlin, Sailfish or Wahoo. Even novice anglers are sure to be delighted with a catch!
Extending six miles out to sea, the Bazaruto Archipelago has been a National Park since 1971. Most fish species occur inside the reserve boundaries and a strong marine conservation policy of tag and release is ensuring the sustainable use of the resource. The Archipelago is known as Africa's most productive area for Black, Blue and Striped Marlin and has produced Black Marlin in excess of 1000 pounds. Apart from Black Marlin in the summer months (October to March), there is a strong winter run of Sailfish (July to December) and a great variety of offshore species such as big Wahoo, Dorado, King Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Tuna. A diversity of inshore species on the leeward side of the islands means that Bazaruto is also an ideal destination for light-tackle and fly fishermen.

 

Indigo Bay offers a high quality Mozambique sport-fishing operation so that guests can experience the thrill of fighting one of the giants of the deep or reeling in a variety of game fish. Our operation has a strong tag and release policy and to date we have achieved an almost 100% release rate on all sailfish and marlin caught by guests. We support the Durban's Oceanographic Research Institute's tagging programme and in 2002 we won the prize for the most tagged fish out of all commercial charter operations along the southern African east coast.

 

  Accommodation Rates:-  Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary. 

 

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