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Bazaruto Island is Beautiful!!! Worth seeing & snorkeling!!

If you had to choose one island it would be Bazaruto Island with the 2 mile reef. The dunes were... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Christine V
Los Angeles, California
Poor Paradise Island / Santa Carolina Island

75 min rough boat ride from Vilanculos (Villas do Indico Lodge) to Paradise Island, small boat... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you had to choose one island it would be Bazaruto Island with the 2 mile reef. The dunes were beautiful and fun to climb. The view from the top is gorgeous. Do snorkel around the island as you might see a dugong! I didn't...More

1  Thank Christine V
Reviewed 18 April 2017

75 min rough boat ride from Vilanculos (Villas do Indico Lodge) to Paradise Island, small boat, not suitable for Kids. The Paradise Island is more or less covered the concrete ruins from a bigger old Hotel complex, rubish all over the small beach next to...More

Thank TravellerFromMunich
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Nice place to hang out for a day. Plenty of open beaches shallow water pools to run through. Flamingos too.

Thank skientropy
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We did the one day tour from Vilankulos. The price was a bit expensive but it was really worthy. During our trip we visited 2 of the Island (Bazaruto and Benguerra). Firstly we did some snorkeling and enjoy an amazing lunch (prepared by the boat...More

Thank pabloaceuchal
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We took a daytrip to the Bazaruto island. The island was beautiful. The trip to and from the island with a boat called Sailaway was an accident asking to happen. Some of the safety jackets were in a very poor condition. Safety procedures were not...More

Thank CoreneBloemfontein
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The one day trip it is expensive but is the only way to see the island. You leave from Vilanculos in the morning and return in the evening. Nice views and so far the best spot I have ever done snorkeling in my life.

1  Thank DanielleVentura
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We visited three of the islands and loved the soft sand, warm water and snorkling. Make sure you ask the locals for the best snorkling spots. We found ok places but not as good as most Fijian islands. But there's something exotic about Mozambique so...More

Thank Moss092014
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We stopped over here for a while to have lunch & wait for the tide to be right so we could snorkel Two mile reef. There are some amazing shells here & some very large sand dunes to climb, look put for the wild goats,...More

Thank pppbooma
Reviewed 8 September 2015

After spending a perfect day on Bazaruto island I understand now why it is called the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. It truly is an untouched paradise, Mile after mile of deserted sandy beaches. Breathtakingly beautiful!!

Thank rhonda p
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Spent a day trip at Bazaruto Island with my wife. Truly amazing. One ,if not the best place I have ever been. Wish I could afford to stay in a lodge there for a week, to explore. Speed boat trip out, stopped at smaller Island...More

1  Thank Kevin J
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