There are five main islands making up the Bazaruto Archipelago, Bazaruto Island is the largest of these. South of Bazaruto Island lies Benguerra Island (or Santa Antóniao), the second largest of the islands. Further south still are the islands of Magaruque (Santa Isabel) and the tiny Bangué Island, neither of which currently have any accommodation options, but day trips to Magaruque can be arranged. You may also hear about Pansy Island or Pansy Shell Island, which are popular for snorkelling. Those however are actually moving sandbars, which regularly disappear and reappear at a slightly new locations! For more information about the diving and snorkelling in the Bazaruto Archipelago, please have a look at our 'Diving & Snorkelling' section.
How to get there
There are dhows sailing from Vilanculos and daily helicopter transfers to the resorts on 2 of the islands. We can arrange either for you.
Renowned as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” the Bazaruto Archipelago offers exclusive Mozambique Accommodation options on only 2 of the islands, for peace, solitude and incredible sunrises and sunsets. Bazaruto Island, the biggest island of the 5, only has one resort on it, which is Anantara Bazaruto and Benguerra Island offers 3 resort, Azura Marlin, Azura Benguerra and the top end &Beyond Benguerra Lodge.