About Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Island is the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago. It is approximately 37km long and 7km at its widest point. The island is a beautiful, unspoilt, leisure destination and is the perfect place to switch off from stressful city life. The impressive coral reefs attract a diversity of tropical fish, which abound in this sub-tropical ecosystem. The archipelago has well earned its name as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.Read More
The whole Bazaruto Archipelago is part of a Conservation project whose primary objective is to maintain the ecological and social integrity of the Bazaruto National Park by wise and sustainable use of the resources.
On Benguerra, cashew nut trees are indigenous and grow on the seaward side of the island. The local residents harvest the nuts and the toxic husk from the nuts is used to brew a very intoxicating liquor.
Wild orange trees are plentiful as are sisal plants, which are used in a manufactured form by the locals to repair their fishing nets. Mlala palms are everywhere and the leaves are used in the weaving of mats, baskets and hats which are good souvenirs of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The sap from the palms is used to brew a potent liquor.
Bazaruto Archipelago Hotels
If you are planning a Bazaruto Archipelago holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Indigo Bay Lodge - Bazaruto Island Bazaruto Archipelago
Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is the archetypical tropical island paradise surrounded by palm trees, white sand and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.