The Bazaruto Archipelago lies not far off the mainland at Vilanculos in the southerly part of Mozambique. Known for the high quality of marine life, empty beaches and crystal seas, the islands make a good destination if you are looking to relax but also for the more active.
Between Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands, there are a good range of accommodation options to suit the rustic-loving hermits and those with families who would like a bit more in the way of amenity.
Aside from the long beach walks, sea swims and gently baking with a book under a palm tree, there are a variety of watersports on offer from fishing to diving and boat trips to explore the two uninhabited islands of Santa Carolina and Santa Isobel.
The feel here is very much laid back, easy freedom with high standards of service and options to get busy if you are so inclined.