Fitness Retreats in Mozambique – The Art of Balance

We all try to juggle our responsibilities on a daily basis, navigating our way through this thing called life. It can be all consuming and sometimes downright overwhelming at times, which makes balancing it out with something contrary probably one of the most important decisions you can make.

I believe it is a decision that we need to make. Take a breath, do something for you, and only you!

One of the latest trends at the moment, are fitness retreats. This may sound a bit of a contradiction in terms, but it all swings back to balance.

Recently, I read on a social media platform that a group of thirty-something moms, that I know from school days, whom normally only gather at outings aimed at their children’s interests, like sports fields, school functions or birthday parties, actually did something for themselves. They left the hubby to tend the family, and zooted off for a fitness retreat in some obscure, off-the-beaten track.

“For some reason, the main guest interested are young or middle age, successful woman or moms. They come alone and want a very personalized program” said Susana Vidal, General Manager of Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel.

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, located in Vilanculos (overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago), offers a fitness retreat to their guests, throughout the year. It is tailor-made specifically for their guests, which means that they get to decide how much of a “bootcamp” or “holiday” you want to incorporate into the retreat. “The active fitness program is mainly 1.5h in the morning and 1.5h in the afternoon. The rest of the day they can indulge in our spa or explore the islands and go in any other activities. There is plenty of time to relax too.”

With a first-class Wellness Center has a gym and spa treatment rooms with state of the art equipment, located on the premises at this boutique hotel, not to mention the outstanding restaurant, Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is the logical choice to hold the perfect fitness retreat. “Our guests can enjoy two training sessions on the premises every day. We balance cardio, weights and circuit training in the program. Morning workouts are one on one with your personal trainer before breakfast, targeting a specific muscle group every day. Evening fitness programs in the retreats are in groups, looking more at guided aerial fitness, yoga or REAX raft training on our infinity pool overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago sunset. That said, should guests prefer to only work with a personal trainer and not as part of a group, this could also be arranged”, says Susana Vidal, founder and visionary of the Bahia Mar Retreats Mozambique.


“By focussing on the guest’s specific wellness goals, Bahia Mar Retreats program offers a holistic experience, aiming to revive, regenerate and revitalise body and soul.”

Get your girlfriends together, trust the hubby to take care of the family, and book your retreat today! These have been known to be anything from 7 days to 3 months, depending on individual requirements.

In today’s society, much focus is on how we treat our bodies and what passes your lips, a fitness retreat is a logical thought process and not contradictory in the slightest, but rather the perfect balance!

Contact The Mozambique Collection to tailor-make your FITNESS RETREAT today!