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8 Days Weight Loss, Detox, and Fitness Retreat in Vilanculos, Mozambique

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

Active and Rejuvenating Detox Holiday in Mozambique

This motivational retreat is blending the physical fitness, detox, and relaxation programs with the healing powers of the surrounding nature. In this retreat you have also the amazing opportunity to explore the nature and the wonders of Bazaruto Archipelago.

A program that includes a comprehensive body and fitness analyses, your own personal trainers, a sustainable plan that you can take home, along with delicious and healthy meals. The program is also designed so that you have time to explore different activities to the islands and surroundings.

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  • Weight loss and fitness retreat program
  • Body sculping massages and bamboo therapy
  • Airport transfers from and to Vilankulo Airport (VNX)
  • Daily breakfast, two-course lunch, and three-course dinner
  • Access to the gym and classes
  • 7 nights accommodation


8 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 34
Airport transfer included: Vilankulo Airport
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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.


These retreats are tailor made to the specific requirements and expectations of any guest. What makes the retreats so unique and sought after by wellness travel enthusiasts, is the careful combination between a guided exercise program, ayurvedic and aromatherapy treatments and day excursions in and around the waters of paradise in the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Our guests can enjoy two training sessions on the premises every day. We balance cardio, weights and circuit training in the program. Morning workouts are one on one with your personal trainer before breakfast, targeting a specific muscle group every day. Evening fitness programs in the retreats are in groups, looking more at guided aerial fitness, yoga or REAX raft training on our infinity pool overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago sunset. That said, should guests prefer to only work with a personal trainer and not as part of a group, this could also be arranged.

The Bahia Mar Wellness Centre has a gymnasium and a spa with state of the art fitness and treatment equipment. This truly offers a well-balanced and diverse platform for fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike, looking for that special retreat to beach paradise. Daily exercise programs are combined with ayurvedic and aromatherapy treatments with acclaimed all natural C-spa produces and highly trained wellness therapists on site.

Dietary requirements are met in every way. The restaurant prepares wholesome and fresh dishes, locally sourced, and can cater for anyone, from gluten intolerant to vegan. Meals are served as per the expectation of the visitor. Should weight loss or detoxing not be part of their expectation, guests are welcome to try the wide range of daily baked sweet and pastry goods and Italian coffees.

Over and above really taking great care to fill the itinerary with the very best of fitness and wellness, Bahia Mar Retreats puts great care into allowing visitors to rest and enjoy two full free days from the spa in surrounding paradise, where activities such as snorkel and island safaris, kite surfing or deep sea fishing can be arranged.

By focusing on the guest’s specific wellness goals, Bahia Mar Retreats program offers a holistic experience, aiming to revive, regenerate and revitalise body and soul.

All highlights

  • Seven nights and eight days of the weight loss and fitness retreat program which can be flexible according to your schedule and available anytime throughout the year
  • Taylor made workout program designed especially to hit your targets and with possibility to take it home
  • Spa treatments that will help you recover from the workouts and relax after a hard day of bodywork
  • Includes body sculping massages and bamboo therapy that will help eliminate cellulite from specific areas of your body and promote an athletic figure
  • All treatments use local and organic ingredients free of chemicals and parabens
  • Located in one of the most beautiful Marine Park areas in the world, the Bazaruto National Park is the perfect destination for lovers of azure waters and marine life
  • The accommodation and facilities focus in a modern style and comfort
  • Retreat far from crowds and close to untouched nature and local culture

In this retreat 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.








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 our host Sophie, Chef Ildo and the kitchen team. Bahia Mar 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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • 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 weight loss 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 full body relaxation massage and a whole feet treatment with your first reflexology session. Moving on to the second day you will start your body sculping sessions where you will not only be able to relax your muscles after the workouts but also eliminate cellulite and mold your figure.

Following to the last days of the retreat, you will get to enjoy massages that will help you in the muscle recovery like Ayurvedic massage and the famous energisinf Bahia Mar signature massage. The ideal just before you travel back home.

What's included

  • 7 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

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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.

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 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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