7 things to do in Barra Beach

If you’re going to be holidaying in Barra Beach, then we’d imagine
you’re already imagining that your days will be spent like this.

That’s great – we think that’s exactly what you do!  However,
for guests staying at Eclectic Beach Retreat who’d like to enhance the Mozambican experience…

Here are 7 tours and excursions that we highly recommend.

Dhow trips

Originally used to carry goods up and down the coast of East Africa, traditional dhows are a great way to slow down the pace of your holiday. Time spent drifting leisurely along the bobbing waves will ensure that you’re gently lulled into “Africa time” as you feel the sun, breeze and salty splash against your face.

Scuba diving

It’s no secret that the coast of Mozambique is a first-class year-round diving destination!
The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are home to a rich diversity of marine creatures from coral and fish to turtles and Giant Manta Rays which are unique to this area.  Divers are spoilt for choice with the Humpback Whale migration between April and October,
while November to March brings Whale sharks to area.

Bar hopping

You’re on holiday, so let your hair down and enjoy the party atmosphere Barra is famous for. Knowing how to get to and from the hottest spots should never stand in the way of a good time. So hop aboard an open-air game drive truck which will ferry you between the best bars and beach pubs in Barra and Tofo, delivering you back safely at the end of the night!

Historical tour

A short drive from Barra lies throbbing Inhambane. Take in the colonial architecture of sights like Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception before heading off to wander between the stalls of the Mercado Central Market. Take a load off as you sit down at a local restaurant for an authentic meal before heading back to the beach!

Fishing charters

“I caught a fish while I was on holiday, and it was this big!” That story is actually true if you’re out on a charter with a team of experienced local fisherman.  They’ll take you to where you need to be for a blood-pumping game of tug-o-war with a beast of the deep.  When you’re in Barra, there are no tales about “the one that got away”!

Linga Linga Day trip

We love Barra!  So do a lot of people…  Sometimes we like to escape to a secluded spot for a bit of R&R solitude. A short boat trip across the bay from the Barra peninsula, you’ll find the quiet sands of Linga Linga. If you’re able to drag yourself from the beach in this tiny slice of paradise, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant before returning to Barra.

Ocean safari

You’ve done your safari and seen the famed “Big Five”. 
So, why not take your game viewing offshore?
From the deck of your Ocean Safari, you’ll have the opportunity to see whales,
whale sharks, mantra rays, dolphins, turtles and a host of other
amazing marine creatures.  Sounds like an awesome time to us!

Eclectic Beach Resort works with a range of trusted partners, providing these 7 amazing holiday enhancers.  If you’re staying with us, you can book these excursions directly at our reception desk.

So, what are you waiting for?

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