My wife and I stayed at Casa Babi in mid Nov 2013 for three days after spending a similar time in Tofo. We went especially for the diving (10% discount if you stay at Casa babi) and to see the island of Bazaruto etc. The place exceeded our expectations in all ways. We were picked up from the airport by Virginie who gave us a quick overview of the town. Casa babi's location was absolutely fabulous overlooking the beach where the locals sort through the days catch and little fishing boats are dotted about the shoreline. Our room was on the ground floor with a little deck that opened onto the grass in front. Diving was excellent fun! Francisco, Denis and Virginie all great fun to dive with and the boat ride out to the dive sites was fabulous highlights being turquoise water, dolphins and the bar crossing (life jackets passed around). The diving itself was quite technical at one location with quite strong currents but well worth it for the manta rays. After the freezing water of Tofo it was simply a fantastic couple of days to soak up the sun and have some fun. In between dives at two mile reef we had lunch at Bazaruto and got to climb the giant sand dune - very hot sand so take footwear or a towel.
As other guests have commented, the food as Casa Babi is amazing (at least 3 delicious courses - lobster, fish, mussels in white wine sauce etc etc in the evening) and the generally relaxed atmosphere encouraged by Sabrina and Denis with plenty to drink makes each evening wonderful. The staff (dive guys and house staff) are so friendly and happy it makes you really appreciate how glad they are to be part of Casa Babi and Odysea dive. Overall we wished we had spent more time there than Tofo. Finally, I should mention that the location is pretty central and its really easy to walk into town or just stroll the beach with the dogs in tow. Thanks to everyone at Casa Babi for a fabulous couple of days. Hopefully we will be back to maybe try the rebreather gear!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Vilanculos, overlooking the bay of Bazaruto, Casa Babi is the latest addition to accommodation in Vilanculos. Designed by Odyssea Dive as a "boutique hotel," our aim is to meet the needs of travellers, divers and non-divers, who wish to spend some time enjoying our unique decor in a cosy and familiar atmosphere, where details are important. A real home away from home. ... more less
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