The Dona Ana Hotel is situated in the coastal town of Vilanculos offering visitors easy access to the unspoilt majesty of the Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected World Wildlife Trust marine reserve and cultural reserve.
Hotel Dona Ana‘s windows look out onto the splendour of the Bazaruto Archipelago. In her day Dona Ana played host to scores of local and international tourists. Sadly, for nearly 30 years Senhor Alves’s testament to his love lay empty and forgotten. New life is being breathed into the Hotel Dona Ana, energizing her with all the passion and mystery of her namesake.
The original Art Deco building is being intimately restored and updated as Dona Ana readies herself to become a distinctive, world-class destination. The design is a fusion of classic and contemporary, offering business travellers and tourists a differentiated experience where Portuguese and African tradition merge in unrivalled splendour. Privately owned and run, Dona Ana is committed to offering the most gracious hospitality to her guests and remaining true to her passion and love for life.
DIVING The Bazaruto Marine National Park is one of the largest of its kind in the world and home to a wide range of marine species. Scuba divers can swim with dolphins, the mighty humpback whale, manta rays, reef sharks and hosts of exquisitely coloured reef fish. The area also boasts one of the world’s largest breeding herds of dugongs, as well as bales of leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles that often come ashore to lay their eggs on the sandy beaches. Our on-site PADI dive team co-ordinates diving courses catering all the way from beginners to advanced reef divers.
FISHING The Bazaruto Archipelago is a paradise for fishermen harbouring the world’s most exciting game fish including Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna. Pit yourself against the Giant Black Marlin, Sailfish or Wahoo or enjoy a peaceful afternoon fly-fishing in one of our inland lakes.
SNORKELING The clear blue waters of the Archipelago’s reefs offer snorkelers a startling diversity of exotic marine life. The Dona Ana Dive Centre can provide all the equipment you need to explore the world beneath the sea with one of our experienced guides.
BOAT TRIPS Sundowner cruises and exploratory boat trips through the islands of the Archipelago offer you the chance to meet dolphins, whales and dugongs while enjoying a cocktail or picnic.
WATER SPORTS Dona Ana Hotel offers a range of water sports from the gentle to the extreme. Water-skiing and wake boarding are available off our main beach as well as kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.
ROOF-TOP SPA If absolute escapism is your desire, the perfect place to relax and unwind is Dona Ana‘s gracious rooftop-spa. As you gaze towards the horizon allow the gentle current of the waves to wash away your tension and renew your spirit. Choose from a variety of treatments designed to rejuvenate, re-energise and re-awaken your senses.