A member of Design Hotels. Locked between the turquoise glimmer of a lagoon and the stunning Indian Ocean, Sentidos Beach Retreat on Barra Beach in Mozambique offers you a moment to truly connect with the powerful beauty of nature—it is one of the world’s foremost dive spots—but also provides a laidback but very real slice of this enigmatic southeast African country. Here, miles of white-sand beach, the beautiful ocean, and a fascinating blend of cultures dictate the interiors, which combine colonial-style furniture and clean lines.
Fittingly, the cuisine is a mouthwatering mix of incredibly fresh-off-the-boat seafood, local ingredients, and Portuguese-inspired flavors.
The villa-only property encourages those visiting to get in touch with the surrounding community by showcasing local artists’ pieces at the in-house Aroma boutique as well as arranging trips and adventures of a lifetime. These divinely inspired pleasures include an ocean diving safari with humpback whales; snorkeling with whale sharks and manta rays; kayaking around the mangroves; and sailing in a dhow at sunset.
Feel the pulse of this unexplored, unique African country while finding the pace of your heart again.