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Eclectic Beach Retreat

Sia Sente Estate, Barra Road, Praia da Barra Mozambique
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Breakfast included
R 5 733
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The sublime location of our beach suites allows you to soak in the mesmerising views of the Indian ocean, with white sands perfect seas and swaying coconut trees aplenty, you are a mere 50 meters from your suites doors to the water’s edge. Sit in barefoot style and comfort at your very own splash pool where you and your partner can refresh, renew and restore your mind, body and soul.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Adults only
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Portuguese
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HABUK wrote a review Jan 2024
170 contributions49 helpful votes
There are places in the world where you visit and think to yourself that this is a place I definitely want to return to in the future! This is one of those places. There are so many aspects that are incredible. This includes the lovely staff, the delicious food, the beautiful views, the beach, the quaint charm of the 7 villas, and the overall oasis that you experience while at this charmingly rustic resort. From Karin to Ernesto to Armando and many others, everyone makes your feel welcome and special. Every request is fulfilled and every aspect of your stay is addressed. The food is delicious and there is some much variety. The chefs on site cook everything to your desire, make their own sauces, obtain the freshest seafood and truly care about your culinary experience. The rooms are large and include a comfy bed, outdoor shower and huge bath, and cleanings twice a day by the most friendly staff. Some rooms even have a small pool, which is refreshing! The resort sits right on the beach so you can enjoy beautiful views of the bright blue and turquoise waters. Transfer from the airport is included in your stay, which makes your arrival seamless.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Wow, this is really excellent feedback and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! The staff and chef were all exited when reading your review. We enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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Andreas wrote a review Sept 2023
Tübingen, Germany3 contributions
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We enjoyed the stay and specially the team (Ernesto, Ricardo, Ernesto, Hercolo, Armando, Antonio and the rest of the team). We felt really like home. Location is little remote but gorgeous. Bungalow with Pool and direct beach access! Recommend!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check arrival time for high tide! Be prepared to be almost alone on the beach (at least in...
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Responded 22 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking time to send us such a positive review! Eclectic Beach Retreat Team always try to walk the extra mile for our guests. We hope to see you again some time in the future. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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lruiz907291 wrote a review Aug 2023
Community of Madrid, Spain1 contribution
If you are thinking about to spend a holiday in Mozambique, there is not a better place than Eclectic Beach Retreat. We strongly recommend this luxury place. Its facilities, its beautiful architecture, its extraordinary rooms, just in the beach with all kinds of facilities, its fabulous restaurant directed by the great chef Antonio and a very professional Team made our stay on this paradise unforgettable. Our special thanks to the Direction team Karen and John (and Armando, of course) for their invaluable support and suggestions. We had the great experience of enjoying one of their activities with Aubrey’s Association (he supports the community with his activities) snorkeling and sailing in a Dhow with a picnic included in a paradisiac desert sand island. An unmissable experience. Many thanks to all of them.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Dear Luis and Maria, thank you for taking the time to send us your positive review. Our team is very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future! The Eclectic Beach Retreat Team's mission is to walk that extra mile with our guests to make their stay unforgettable. Thank you once again. Warm Regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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cathyv676 wrote a review Dec 2022
8 contributions4 helpful votes
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Karin, Wynand and all the staff are the best. The resort is an absolute paradise. The service and facilities are incredible. We can't wait to return for our next holiday. Thank you Karin and Wynand for going out of your way to insure that we had the most unforgettable vacation. There is no other resort in the area that comes anywhere near Eclectic Beach Resort!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do yourself a favour and book any water activities with Greg from Aquaholics Barra Scuba &...
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Responded 13 Dec 2022
Dear Miguel, Cathy, Justin and Jordan, you are a lovely family and we are looking forward to see you again! Thank you for your positive feedback. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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apena951174 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Incredible place, facilities and above all staff. Rarely does one already feel on vacations as quickly as when arriving to the Eclectic Beach Retreat. I will be repeating the experience as soon as it is possible.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 13 Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your positive feedback - looking forward to see you again!
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msousa858007 wrote a review Mar 2022
Luanda Province, Angola1 contribution
This Resort ranked in the top 3 of our favorite places on Earth. The location is excellent, in paradise, and from our point of view, it is on the best beach in the area. The combination of the architecture perfectly framed in nature and the refinement of the decoration, together with the friendliness of the staff, were the perfect ingredients for a superb stay. The morning walks on the extensive beach to go diving with the Aquaholics diving school, dating in our private pool, the magnificent meals prepared by Chef António, the smiles and pampering of the staff left us already missing and with the certainty that we will be back soon. Lots of love Maria & Filipe
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 27 Mar 2022
Good day Filipe and Maria, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience you had at Eclectic Beach Retreat. We are looking forward to your next stay with us! Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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Rumbi M wrote a review Nov 2021
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I had a 30th solo trip to explore Mozambique (this initially was a group trip but COVID) nonetheless, the team were just AMAZING! The resort is literally heaven on earth, great food, great service, right by the shore and all you can hear is the sound of the ocean. Great staff and I loved how attentive everyone was to make sure I had the best birthday ever. Thank you so much! I also appreciate the effort to organise transport and massages for me - you guys are just fantastic. Literally 12/10 experience, communication on point too. Can't wait till I come back.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 28 Nov 2021
Thank you Rumbi, for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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David N wrote a review Nov 2021
Bangui, Central African Republic29 contributions10 helpful votes
We booked initially for three nights. The first night, the AC was out of order and we were transfered to another room. What was the surprise the room was not clean, a chewing gum on the table, bed not done and changed, it smelled a lot. No service at all (reception and bar closed from 5pm), no internet connection. We decided to leave the second night. This is absolutely not acceptable and the prices are too high regarding the poor service !
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 28 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback of your bad experience. We have followed up with the staff about your stay and such a situation will not happen again. Please accept our sincere apologies. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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ALexBerg wrote a review Nov 2021
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A wonderful place at a unique location directly on a long and wide beach. Great, spacious and fancy room with a perfect view. Super friendly staff, helpful, all wishes came true immediately. Great food, tasty, perfect variety with amazing seafood. Paradise!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 28 Nov 2021
Dear Alex, thank you, we really appreciate your positive feedback! We are happy you have enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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zeldalehetla wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
When I chose Eclectic Beach resort, I was looking to recharge and enjoy the ocean. To my delight, the service, facilities and beach on my doorstep made my trip fabulous. I am certain I will be back. Thank you very much to Karin and team.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 28 Nov 2021
Dear Zelda, thank you so much for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again. Warm regards Eclectic Beach Retreat Team
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PRICE RANGE
R 5,099 - R 5,708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueInhambane ProvincePraia da Barra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eclectic Beach Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Eclectic Beach Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Praia Azul (4.7 km) and Barra Beach (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Eclectic Beach Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Eclectic Beach Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Eclectic Beach Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eclectic Beach Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Green Turtle, Mango Beach Restaurant, and Neptune's Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Eclectic Beach Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Eclectic Beach Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Eclectic Beach Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Eclectic Beach Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, and Afrikaans.
Does Eclectic Beach Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.