We returned to Bazaruto lodge for our 35th wedding anniversary in mid-July 2014. We also visited previously in May 2013, and on the basis of that experience, we were "enticed" back.
We spent 7 nights on the island, and what a wonderful experience. The tranquility of the place is such that you cannot help but just to relax from the minute you step out of the airplane from Vilanculos.
The people were exceptional, always friendly, ever present and willing to help. This applies to all staff from Tony right through to the cleaning staff. The room I requested (nr 14) is the furthest north from the Bar/Restaurant area (about 200m), was tastefully finished off (like all the rooms), and kept very clean every day of our visit. But from what I could see, all rooms are the same, but the superior chalets facing the bay is a "must".
The food was excellent (and fresh), offered enough variation and options to cater for our dietary preferences. The seafood was in abundance, and the Sashimi fresh from the ocean (!!), thanks to the Tuna I caught and delivered to the kitchen on day 4 & 5 of our visit. The catering staff surpised us on the night of our anniversary with a special and private dinner setting which was very touching, and the size of the crayfish was amazing (we were unable to finish it!).
I was also privileged to have caught my first ever Billfish (Sailfish of about 2m, and 35kg), thanks to the able assistance of the skipper and deckhand (Adriano and Patricio). I would be amiss not to mention the legendary Vicky and her collegues in the bar area. They indicated to us that they are going to miss us, but if only they realised how much we miss them already! I would recommend the resort to anyone seeking peace and quiet and just want to relax and be spoilt. We are already planning a return trip for later this year with our kids and grand children.........
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