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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 will also have the amazing opportunity to explore the nature and the wonders of Bazaruto Archipelago. This is 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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  • Reflexology treatments
  • A series of different spa treatments
  • 1 trip to the islands of Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Airport transfers from Vilanculos Airport (VNX)
  • Daily full-board meals and detox plan
  • Free time to relax or explore
  • 7 nights accommodation


8 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 34 participants
Airport transfer included: Vilankulo Airport
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  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

This is an ultimate destination for visitors that want 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 Luxury Beach Suite is a pied-àterre luxury self-catering unit with a 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 sunbeds, and sea view that is overlooking the Bazaruto islands.

The Garden suites although not having the ocean views offer the ideal sense of retreat where you are surrounded by luxurious gardens and beautiful birdlife. The Garden Suites have a private Pied-à-Terre luxury bedroom with a super king-size bed which can be converted into two ¾ twin beds, DSTV, lounge, and a private terrace area in the cashew nut tree garden. This bedroom can sleep a couple or two people in twin beds and two of these units have inter-leading rooms for families.

All the rooms are air-conditioned and finished with a modern, boutique design. Each room invites you to explore the outside; on the veranda or terrace, in the indigenous gardens or soaks up the magnificent Indian Ocean right on your doorstep.

The facilities in the bedrooms include personal safe, free Wi-Fi, kettle, tea and coffee, mini-bar, towels, robes, and hairdryer. Amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand wash, hand lotion, and toothbrush are all provided. The Beach & Garden Suites also include DSTV.


The wellness and detox retreat begins with ridding the body of toxins using a combination of natural juices, healthy meals, various spa treatments, and a holistic exercise schedule to cleanse, nourish, and revitalize the body inside and out. Pure aromatherapy uses Bahia Mar's unique range of lipo-soluble essential oils that penetrate deep into the skin.

Body exfoliation, body wraps, massages, and hydro-therapy stimulate cells and nourish the skin while reflexology both restores the body’s natural balance and relaxes. Finally, yoga and meditation help to strengthen the body's core and still the mind.

Rest days are incorporated for you to take time to visit the stunning Bazaruto Archipelago or enjoy one of the many activities on offer. Or, simply laze by the pool with a good book! A typical day incorporates an early yoga or pilates class (optional), a pause for a healthy breakfast or juicing, spa treatments as described in the program, lunch detox break and other treatments at the end of the day.

What you get

  • 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
  • Delicious and healthy daily meals while you detox your body and promote weight loss
  • Far from crowds and close to untouched nature and local culture
  • Enjoy a series of different spa treatments during the entire stay

Day 1: Arrival

On your welcome, you will get to enjoy a full body massage and an introduction to your first reflexology session.

Day 2: A day to decompress and detox the body

This day includes a Rasul Mud treatment followed by a deep hot stone massage that will help open your pores and promote the stimulation of the detoxification process. After a refreshing lunch, you will have your reflexology session.

Day 3: Free day

After the first two days of treatments and special meal plan, your body will feel the need to relax while the detox takes place. Nurture yourself attending any of Bahia Mar's yoga or pilates classes, a sweaty gym workout, or just relaxing by the pool. Your reflexology treatment will take place at the end of the day.

Day 4: A day to hydrate the body

This day includes a hydrating body wrap, followed by a coconut ritual. After enjoying your lunch, you will indulge in a hydrating facial and a well-deserved session of reflexology.

Day 5: A day to discover the beauty of the Bazaruto islands

Embarking on Bahia Mar's beautiful and comfortable boat "Mothassane" you will be treated in luxury while you visit the famous two-mile reef and climb the dunes of this well-known paradise!

Day 6: A day to for rebalance

This day is devoted to a complete re-balance that will bring you a sense of general harmonization. It begins with a holistic ayurvedic massage followed by a face and head massage. You will then be served with a light meal from the menu and detox fruit juice. To end your day in style, you will have your reflexology session promoting your balance and making you feel grounded.

Day 7: A day to for total rejuvenation

This day is inspired by the healing powers of the local fruit baobab. A body wrap with baobab, raw local honey, and aloe vera will promote the rejuvenation of your skin cells, will indulge your body systems with vitamin C and will leave your skin soft and smooth. An antiageing facial and another session of reflexology will end your program in style.

Day 8: Departure day - energize!

On the morning of your last day, you will experience the Bahia Mar Signature Massage. This special massage is performed using water to promote endless sensations that will energize your body and will leave you ready to go back home.








The retreat is hosted and curated by Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel in Vilankulo, Mozambique. It is located where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean touch the palm-fringed beaches of Vilanculos on mainland Mozambique. The hotel is situated at the gateway of the Bazaruto Archipelago, the only underwater National Park on the southern coast. The ultimate destination for relaxation and connection with nature.


  • 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, lunch, dinner, and juicing plans. All the meals will be prepared by Chef Sophie and the kitchen team. Chef Sophie has created an amazing detox, salad, raw, and juicing menu where you can choose your preferences. In addition to the menu, you will also be served detox fruit juices and teas during the massages and treatments.

The Bahia Mar restaurant is situated overlooking the lush gardens and swimming pool with the stunning ocean view. Choose a table under the high thatched roof in the restaurant, on the sunny terrace or sit in the garden under the shade of swaying palms. There is also a pool bar with space to relax on comfy chairs or catch a game on Bahia Mar's widescreen TV.

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:

  • Raw food
  • 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

The spa treatments include time for detox and release and a period for hydrating and antiageing. These treatments include a range for face, body, and feet including a full pack of reflexology sessions during your entire stay. The local products used, like moringa oil, coconut oil, baobab and aloe vera, organic essential oils, and aromatherapy solutions will immerse you into an olfactory world of wellbeing.

What's included

  • All massages and treatments as detailed in the program
  • 1 trip to the islands of Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Access to the gym and to group classes
  • Full board meals with juicing and detox meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers to and from the hotel

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional massages and treatments
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Traveling visa

How to get there

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Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Vilanculos Airport (VNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Bahia Mar team will pick you up from the airport. Bahia Mar is situated just eight kilometers away from the airport.

Vilanculos 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, a great combination for a safari and retreat holiday!

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 15% 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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