Santorini Mozambique is privately owned and run. It’s a high-end Greek villa-style property, with a very relaxed atmosphere. The main villa can be booked as exclusive use for larger groups of 10. The price of your stay includes all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, transfers between the property and Vilankulo Airport, a guided tour of Vilanculos town (stays of 3+ nights), a snorkelling trip or sunset cruise (stays of 3+ nights), Wi-Fi, and a laundry service. The property is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The property is accessed via 20 minutes’ road transfer from Vilankulo Airport. It’s situated just 5 kilometres north of Vilanculos town, on the spectacular cliffs of Kingfisher Bay!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT SANTORINI MOZAMBIQUE:
There are five guest suites within the property’s main villa, in addition to the two-bedroom The Chapel and the 3-bedroom Villa da Praia. Each of the five villa suites is named after an island within the Bazaruto Archipelago – Santa Carolina, Banque, Magaruque, Benguerra, and Bazaruto. Individually and exquisitely styled, all feature a king-size bed with mosquito netting, air conditioning, and a ceiling fan, as well as built-in cupboards containing kikoi gowns, beach sarong, and a beach bag for guest use. The en-suite facilities typically comprise separate toilet, double vanity unit, and shower – and Magaruque also has a bathtub. All villa suites also boast beautiful views. The Chapel, positioned a short distance from the villa, has two en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan living space with lounge, dining area, and bar, plus a rim-flow pool! It’s an excellent option for a small group of friends or family members, or for a honeymooning couple who would appreciate a little extra privacy. Finally, Villa da Praia offers three en-suite bedrooms, each with either private patio or terrace, in addition to luxurious living/dining areas and a rim-flow pool. This villa is perfect for larger groups, and it comes with a private host too!
The communal living and dining areas at Santorini Mozambique are based in and around the property’s main villa, which has an open-plan design accommodating numerous relaxation areas. These include a lounge featuring comfortable seating amidst coffee and occasional tables, a selection of reading material, a telescope, striking wall artwork, and a corner bar. There’s a TV room too, and even a sunset sala for magical evenings spent watching the sun descend into the ocean. The villa’s dining space incorporates a long table at which everyone is invited to eat together, although private meals can be arranged on request. The pool courtyard contains not only the inviting swimming pool, but also a pizza oven, gas barbecue, and breathtaking views! Just a stone’s throw from the villa, there’s The Pansy Shell, a gift shop stocked with clothes, accessories, souvenir items, and essentials, and up in the hills surrounding the property there’s Spa Na Colina, where anyone in need of a spot of pampering can enjoy a wonderful range of revitalising treatments inspired by the treasures of the ocean – bliss!
ACTIVITIES AT SANTORINI MOZAMBIQUE:
Santorini Mozambique offers an exciting variety of activities:
Boat charters- The property owns a luxurious Supercat 38 Sport, named Aphrodite. Manned by a knowledgeable and experienced skipper, this vessel can be put to use for whale watching, snorkelling, sport fishing, and whiling away a few hours exploring the inner reefs and islands. Both half- and full-day excursions are available.
Scuba diving- Dives are arranged through a local PADI centre. The Bazaruto Archipelago is one of the Indian Ocean’s biggest marine conservation areas, and its reefs contain a real treasure trove of sea life. Species you can expect to see include tropical fish, green turtle, dolphin, humpback whale, and whale shark! And there are plenty of dive sites too.
Bill fishing- Why not hop on board Santorini’s Big Blue fishing boat, and enjoy a fishing trip or two? The year’s highlights feature marlin from September to January and sailfish from April to August. Please note, only catch and release is allowed.
Horse safaris- All riders are welcome to saddle up and explore Vilanculos on horseback. The standard 1 hour 30 minutes’ ride involves the area’s pristine sands, dune bush, mangrove shore, and clifftop views. More experienced riders can head out on even longer adventures!
Kite surfing- This activity is also available for all levels. A local company offers one-, two-, or three-day courses, as well as a boat-supported lesson! The Bazaruto region is considered a kite surfer’s paradise, due to its flat waters and consistent winds.
Dhow safaris- Transportation choice of sailors, settlers, and merchants alike, the traditional dhow offers a magical method of getting to know the Bazaruto islands. Sunset safaris can be organised too!
Scenic helicopter flights- For breathtaking vistas over the archipelago, guests can take to the skies in a luxury helicopter and even do a little island hopping if desired.