Vilanculos is Mozambique's tourist hub and when you drive through the town, you may wonder why. It isn't the prettiest town in Mozambique, but once you reach the small Casa Babi, your view changes straight away.
You're made to feel part of the family here. The optional dinner is stunning continental and local cuisine and the owners join you. I think everyone who stays at Casa Babi chooses to stay for dinner because the food is great and reasonably priced.
The rooms are really modern but retain some African influences - the blend worked well.
The beach is a hive of activity - it's not one to sunbath on, but one where you can experience the local culture. The fish market is right outside. The owner's dogs look after their guests as well as the owners do - they accompany you during your walks if you want!
This place is slick - Sabrina and Denis have thought things through from a user experience. Water in the room, a bag containing beach towels is in the room, local amenities are used etc.
The other benefit is they own Odyssea Dive, so you get discounts on their daily snorkeling and diving trips to the Bazaruto Islands. For these, you go on a speed boat so arrive before the slow dhows and get to spend longer on the island after lunch.
We really enjoyed our time at Casa Babi.
- 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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