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Great stay at Anantara Bazaruto resort
We had a great stay at Bazaruto! The staff is very friendly and make you feel very welcome. The restaurant staff is professional and attentive (especially Albino). The food is nice with a lot of choice. During our stay we had multiple staff members a day, who knew our name, to inform if everything was OK. The rooms and premisis are beautiful and very clean. Even though the buildings in the resort are starting to become a bit outdated; but the quality of the food and staff make Bazaruto into a 5 star experience
Expensive taste of paradise
This expansive resort stretches along a gorgeous desolate stretch of beach, offering guests a sense of privacy, often much desired by honeymooners. The rooms are exactly as depicted in their photographs. Our villa was on the beach with a pool. We thoroughly enjoyed being on the beach, allowing you to easily walk from one section to another either via their winding walkways or via the beach, plus witness the horses on the beach, wake up for an early ocean swim and more! Amenities: We were not shown them. You are appointed a representative to 'take care of you' during your stay and ours was certainly helpful when we asked. Some basics that go hand in hand with a R15k a day price tag are; trained staff and adequate language skills. Friendliness alone just doesn't cut it. We have just come out of the pandemic so for that we cut them some slack. Food: produce is hard to come by and in fact Bazaruto island itself can only provide the hotel with very little of the food we are eating here. The produce is outstanding. The cooking of the exquisite produce is a disaster. Last night was a case in point. Went to bed on a coffee after giving up trying to get a decent plate of food. Ordered the grilled line fish & calamari with a lemon butter sauce and roasted veggies. The meal looked wonderful but in spite of warning them about their calamari being tough at lunch, it was tough again. The food was ice cold. We sent it back to be heated. It came back with just the fish hot, everything else cold. Veggies were suddenly all soggy and there was no lemon butter sauce. Cocktails are badly made with little to no understanding and are, as a result, mostly sugary mixes. Coffee has been a major issue. I think for the most part it appears to be that the staff just do not understand what is being asked of them. Yesterday a decaf espresso took a half hour to arrive disguised in a large cup filled with a disappointing milky mess. Eventually we had to leave on our excursion. Excursions; to date we've only been on the boat trip to Paradise Island. Stunning snorkeling. Decent meal. As a previous guest said, remember, when you come here there is NOTHING you can do without paying the resort crazy money. The boat trip came at a cost of $160 pp, currently totalling just over R5k Nobody preps you for what to wear, what to take with you. You will wade through kneed deep water for almost 500m so don't wear a dress or skirt. The ocean floor can be sore on the feet so wear your water shoes if you have some. Intentions are good but planning and execution is poor.
Perfect Island escape to a private villa with pool on the beach, only 2 hours from Johannesburg.
Excellent all inclusive resort with shelter from the wind and turquoise blue waters. Was our home from home for 3 weeks. Spacious villas with amazing sunsets, well equipped and cooled. Staff so helpful and food really good. The prawns is amazing. We have visited before and we will be back again soon.
Idyllic and Tranquil
Thank you Anantara Bazaruto. You far exceeded our expectations. Isabel and team made sure that we had a week of absolute luxury. Thank you to the kitchen and chefs for accommodating my dietary requirements. We had wonderful outings with Juma and Abdul who treated us like royalty. Snorkeling at 2 Mile Reef and Paradise Island can be compared to swimming in an aquarium. Seeing turtles, dolphins and dugong was the highlight of our trip! We cannot wait to go back one day!
This is a beautiful, restful resort. Unfortunately, we were not give a good introduction of amenities, I.e. time of breakfast, alternate food choices when buffet was too spicy for me. The spa was worthwhile and restful. I would return, but for first time visitors “ask, ask.”
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