Vila Santorini

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Villa Santorini Mozambique, commands panoramic bay views from its private, elevated position. It is situated a few kilometers north of the mainland coastal town of Vilanculos, surrounded by dense coastal vegetation and fronted by its own stretch of beach. The timeless beauty of its white walled, multi-tiered design, pays homage to the bold vision behind this landmark luxury villa.

Vilanculos is serviced by regular flights and road access, with Villa Santorini a 20 minute drive from Vilankulo International Airport. Just beyond the bay expanse, lie the chain of 5 islands comprising the Bazaruto Archipelago, a Marine National Park, hosting over 1200 species of fish.

The elegant interior furnishings and décor of Villa Santorini, echo the hues and flow of the natural surrounds. Five sea-fronting, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms, each with a private balcony, may be configured to accommodate 10 adults or alternatively, 8 adults and 6 children.

The multifaceted living area, comprising a lounge, TV room and library, ocean facing deck with martini pool, secluded patios, wind-protected courtyard pool, 24-hour guest beverage-kitchen and a range of communal and intimate dining spaces, provides guests with a wide range of ensemble and private living, relaxation and dining options. A shared computer terminal with free Wi-Fi access is available; each bedroom has an iPod dock. A staircase leads down from the Villa to the beach.

The Villa’s in-house management couple, head chef George, and other attending staff, are all on hand to assist guests with any requirements. Vegetables and herbs from the Villa’s own garden, local beverages and the option of the day’s fresh sea harvest, complement the daily tantalizing menus. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Complimentary child minding services are available by arrangement together with fun childrens’ pastimes. On-site Spa treatments are a heavenly option.

The Vilanculos’ environs offer a dazzling host of activity choices. The picturesque town is a unique blend of South African, Portuguese and Arab influences. Transfers to Vilanculos are included in the tariffs, together with a guided day tour of the town, which includes the markets, a visit to the Machilla Magic handcraft gift centre ( a community upliftment project ), and a stop at Chef George’s baracca ( bar ).

Long stretches of Palm treelined beaches, with warm, safe, Indian Ocean-kissed waters, are the hallmarks of Vilanculos Bay. Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, beach volleyball, beach cricket, snorkeling and sandboarding are cost-included guest options. Guests are invited to take a sunset transfer to Casbah, the legendary beach bar and restaurant.

Villa Santorini has a beautiful deep-sea 27 foot fishing and leisure boat available for Charter; the deep sea fishing is world-class. A complimentary picnic trip to Magaruque island, the third largest island in the Bazaruto archipelago reserve, is on offer to guests.

Local operators provide a range of additional activities including Dhow sailing trips, scuba diving, guided kitesurfing, game, horse and camel safaris.

This is a place and space where the rhythm of the tides marks the time, and a world of natural beauty fills the pauses.


  • Five majestic en-suite bedrooms that feature private balconies and breathtaking sea views.
  • The villa can sleep 10 people or 8 adults and 6 children.

Room Features:

  • All have private balconies with sea views
  • Ipod docking stations
  • Private room safe
  • Elegant en-suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning and fans


The shaded pool courtyard holds claim to an eternal view and an al fresco seating area beside a pizza oven and gas BBQ. The ocean front deck has a pale blue martini pool which faces directly onto the sea. Relax, meditate, entertain on the covered sala, upstairs from the courtyard. Tucked below this is another deck for private massages or romantic dinners. The Villa has a staircase to the beach.


Experience the sensuous pleasures of Mozambique in this enchanting seaside paradise. Villa Santorini is located a few kilometers north of Vilanculos on its own stretch of beach overlooking the Bazaruto archipelago. The villa rests on an elevated point surrounded by dense coastal vegetation, owning unparallaled views and privacy.


The villa has two kitchens – one where outstanding meals are prepared by our resident Mozambican chefs. The other is purely for guest use should they wish to help themselves to an ice cold beverage, a cappuccino or perhaps a glass of wine of their choice. However friendly and personal waiter service is always available.


Island hop, snorkel, laze in the warm Indian ocean or around the courtyard pool dreaming of dinner, prepared by your personal chef. Listen to the tinkle of ice, perched on the lip of the martini pool or to the slap of waves against fishing dhows while being massaged on the viewing deck. The choices and our contact list is endless. It’s the perfect seaside holiday: a sprawling villa with extensive and enchanting hideaways.


Vilanculos is well known as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and was one of Mozambiques first well known tourist destinations. With regular flights from South Africa and now improved road access, Vilanculos is fast becoming a popular destination with tourists and travellers alike. The town itself is only about 5km long filled with all the amenities needed to make your visit comfortable yet local. The airport is based on the outside of the town with flights arriving and departing on a daily basis. The Bazaruto Archipelago, a chain of islands strung out like a pearl necklace, is a protected National Marine Reserve (declared so in 1971) that lies parallel to the historical Mozambican channel. The archipelago consists of five islands; Bazaruto, Benguerra, Margaruque, Bangui and Santa Carolina also known as Paradise Island.


Villa Santorini is serviced daily with a full team to look after every need, including a chef and a villa management couple. There is secure undercover parking with electric fencing around the property, 24 hour guards and a gated entrance. A villa boat is available on request. Meals and local liquors are included. Children of all ages are welcome.

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