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Casa Babi
Ranked #1 of 10 Vilanculos B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We spent a week in Casa Babi and loved it. The accommodation is beautiful with ocean views, the service was great and the food was fabulous...all home made fresh produce! Owned by a french couple who are extremely helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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DenisMoz, Owner at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Many thanks from the French couple !

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

My sister and I spent a week at Casa Babi to reminisce about our childhood in Mozambique. It was a perfect place to do so. The room was very comfortable and nicely decorated, mattresses excellent, very tasty breakfast with fresh tropical fruits, home made brioches and jams, and incredibly tasty dinners based on fresh fish and often Sabrina's home grown vegetables, different home made desserts every day, A real find! When we didn't go out on excursions to the islands of the archipelago, we just sat by the pool and watched the world go by below on the beach: fishermen bringing in their catch, children playing on the sand, friendly dogs strolling about, women with huge loads balanced on their heads elegantly walking to the boats as the tide rose. Sabrina and Denis are always there to organize outings, or just to chat over a glass of white wine. Thank you all, we want to come back every year.

Room Tip: Ground floor room is perfect for direct access to the garden. All rooms have views over the ocean.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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sabrov2, Owner at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

thank you so much for this beautiful comment. We shared it with the cooks and they are very proud! we sincerely hope you'll come back every year and as sincerely, hope we'll manage to come and see you in your little paradise! see you soon

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We can only recommend Casa Babi: we spent four fantastic days looking at the Ocean, having snorkeling, boat trips around Bazaruto Archipelago and riding horses on the beach. Casa Babi is not only a guest house but also an appreciated diving center.The rooms are very nice and comfortable, the italian-french-local style kitchen is marvellous and all the staff is really friendly, dedicated and helpful. Sabrina will be able to follow you in every single request and wishes.
We can suggest the area not only to divers but also to people who desire to admire and have a jump in an unspoiled nature.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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sabrov2, Owner at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Thanks for all these nice comments. We hope this mozambican experience will bring you back here, maybe on the occasion of one of the projects you love so much. There is a lot to do... all the best

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Grogeous rooms overlooking a picturesque beach in Vilanculos. The rooms are beautifully decorated, very comfortable and have great showers.

The food is absolutely amazing. I was especially impressed by the breakfasts. Bacon and eggs, muesli with yoghurt, tropical fruit, fresh bread with home-made jams, freshly-squeezed juice, proper coffee - everything you could want really!

The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful with any aspect of your holiday.

We made a good decision to stay here and it was hard to leave. Thank you Denis and Sabrina :)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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sabrov2, Propriétaire at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2012

thank you so much for these lovely comments. Next time, come in summer and you'll have even better fruit on your plate in the morning! mangoes will be here soon!!! We hope you'll choose again Mozambique, and us, for one of your next holidays and that this time we'll be able to bring you diving. All the best,

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Amazing views, fab food and fantastic hosts, couldn't ask for more. We went because the owners run a dive school on site (which is also superb) and found the lodge to be fantastic in its own right. It is like many owner-occpied African lodges in that the owners will help you if and when you need it and to have a beer around their bar with you if you don't. Perfect!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nick F
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DenisMoz, Owner at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Many thanks Nick for this review,

Happy you had a nice stay with us, but we must correct a few things...

1/ We are not South African, we are French/italian, so don't expect a braii !
2/ We don't sit at the bar for beers only, we drink wine as well !!!

Warmest regards,
Denis & Sabrina

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Beautiful accommodations, lovely, friendly owners, full of recommendations of the local area + the food was the best I had in while in Mozambique. Definitely worth waking up early as my photos of the sunrise are some of my favourites. After sunrise, I was delighted to discover that breakfast was more than just eggs on toast (as with many other places I have stayed in Mozambique!) Dinner, although extra, is well worth the price. The chef is a genius in the kitchen and we loved everything that came out. The shower + bathroom deserves a special mention. When travelling in Africa, good showers are difficult to come by + these were excellent !

Just a few strides from the dive shop + the beach, where the local fisherman gather to set off their boats in the early mornings, and to sell their fish in the early afternoons. Beautiful !

Unfortunately didn't have the opportunity to dive while we were here, so will definitely be returning as soon as I can.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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DenisMoz, Owner at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Thanks Cat,

Hope you will take the time to dive next time!

Denis & Sabrina

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Rarely I found such a combination of location, friendliness, great service and amazing food. This is a place where you feel spoiled.

My family and I spent about a week between June and July 2012. We all agreed that we never felt so sad leaving a place.

Only a strip of grass and a couple of palms separate you from the beach. The place is strategically positioned to quickly access the reefs around Bazaruto Archipelago. The reef is in pristine conditions. The annexed PADI centre is well organized and the instructors professional. I particularly appreciated the emphasis they put in explaining divers that the area is protected and any unorthodox behaviour that may affect the reef was not going to be accepted.

Management is keen to help you organizing activities with other operators in the village.

Breakfasts and dinners at the lodge were always of excellent quality. I had the impression the Sabrina liked to go the extra-mile to exceed our expectations.

As a family we always made sure that every holiday we go to a new destination but we have unanimously decided that we will make an exception for Casa Babi.

Potential annoyances: Sunday morning religious services in the nearby Church may be noisy if one doesn't like church choirs.

Room Tip: Top rooms have a great view
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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DenisMoz, Owner at Casa Babi, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Many thanks Andrea!

Will be great to see you again with your fantastic family!

Warm regards...

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Additional Information about Casa Babi

Address: Odyssea Dive | Rua do Palacio, Vilanculos 8000, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Vilanculos
Price Range: $204 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Babi 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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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