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8 Day Weightloss 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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Highlights

  • 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

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 34 participants
Airport transfer included: Vilankulo Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • 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.

Program

A program that includes 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.

By focusing on the guest’s specific wellness goals, this retreat offers a holistic experience, aiming to revive, regenerate, and revitalize body and soul.

Body sculpting with bamboo therapy, 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.

Guests can enjoy two training sessions on the premises every day. They 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. The Les Mills Virtual classes are also accessible during the afternoon and evening schedule. That said, should guests prefer to only work with a personal trainer and not as part of a group, this could also be arranged.

What is included - Fitness

  • Personal assessment before travel to design a program that can meet expectations
  • Daily 45 min one-on-one training sessions
  • Daily group classes in different modalities
  • Access to Les Mills Virtual classes
  • 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

What is included - SPA treatments:

  • 1 full body relaxation massage
  • 1 feet treatment
  • 3 x 45 min Reflexology sessions
  • 5 x 45 min Body sculpting - bamboo therapy massages
  • 1 Bahia Mar signature water massage

What is included - Cuisine

  • Detox menu

Instructors

Ana

Gretha

Susana

Nelson

Location

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.

Distances

  • Vilankulo Airport (VNX), 8 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar

Services

  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Room cleaning

Food

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.

Fishing

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.

Snorkeling

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

Daily exercise programs are combined with different treatments with acclaimed all natural C-spa produces, local and organic ingredients and highly trained wellness therapists on site. 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.

FULL BODY COCONUT RITUALS:

A full body relaxation bliss using a high quality cold press coconut oil. This massage brings a

great sense of wellbeing. 60 min.

AROMA FRESH FOOT TREATMENT WITH CSPA:

With relaxing geranium & sandalwood aromas, the mint & lime foot soak followed by a short

foot massage will give you a refresh feeling.

BAHIA MAR SCULPTING MASSAGE:

Designed to improve body contours, this treatment combines lipomassage, lymphatic drainage and anticellulite massage techniques. It's an intensive massage where bamboo sticks are used as a tool to stimulate the break down of fatty cells, interstitial fluid and lymph circulation, resulting in an enhanced elimination of various toxins. This massage treatment

boosts weight loss and improves the condition of skin tissue as well as promoting the contour of the body. Also known as the "Miracle Massage" 45 min per session.

REFLEXOLOGY:

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet that correspond to organs and

systems of the body. Pressure applied to those trigger points brings relaxation and healing to

the corresponding area of the body. Reflexology is generally relaxing and helps to alleviate stress, reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety. This treatment enhances relaxation and helps with sleep disturbances. 45 min per session

BAHIA MAR SIGNATURE MASSAGE:

This is a very special massage that involves water and is designed to offer a journey into the senses. Performed by two therapists (four hands), it brings a deep sense of wellbeing, stimulation and revitalization. Ideal for guests with low energy levels or stressed lives. This hydro massage creates awareness of the body, reduces anxiety and gives a feeling of peace of mind. It also helps to treat athletic or work related injuries and relieves tension headaches. 60 min.

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 and trips to the islands
  • 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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