Tuesday 25 October 2016

Unique Fisherman photos to raise funds for school project

We were delighted when renowned South African photographer Dee Louw suggested she compile a portfolio of photographs of our local fishermen and women for sale, to boost the coffers.
These exquisite, limited edition, framed photos will be exhibited from 15th December in the hotel foyer. Prints will also be available via our website from early December — delivered worldwide.

We want to put in another water pump to benefit the community in the area so the money from the sale of the photos will be put towards that as well as the ongoing running and maintenance of the school.

The Bonguili Project is very close to the hearts of the management and staff of Bahia Mar. 

Supporting a unique preschool — 5º Congresso Escola, which was founded in 2001, the hotel‘s funding is the primary income for this facility which empowers over 80 children. 

Convening from 8 – 11am, the children learn the alphabet, to do basic sums and are taught necessary life skills through a child-friendly "learning through play" system. 

The hotel initially provided the funding for six teachers throughout the community to train in the specific teaching method introduced, three of whom currently work at 5º Congresso. Ongoing financing is provided by Bahia Mar for the upkeep of the school and teachers‘ wages.

There are only two classrooms but no-one is turned away and pupils include youngsters with albinism, Down Syndrome and other challenges. Extra classes, if necessary, are held under the Baobab Trees, accordingly the scholars have become known as "The Baobab Tree Kids".

Monday 10 October 2016

The Bahia Mar is expanding!

Since opening in early 2014, Bahia Mar Club has become so popular that we are already needing to expand to meet the demand!

To address this and to provide a greater selection of premium accommodation, we are currently breaking ground on the western side of our property to facilitate the construction of a further 10 private guest suites.

Set amongst the magnificent cashew nut trees, these modern, bespoke rooms will be perfect for families and for travellers who want to enjoy Bahia Mar's fantastic facilities and hospitality, at a truly agreeable rate.

The new development will be built by local specialist construction engineers and is due to be completed before December 2017!

Retaining the service of the Maputo-based architect who designed the original infrastructure, the suites will be constructed from natural material where possible creating a modern, tranquil atmosphere

There are interleading rooms for families and spacious, private verandas for relaxation.

Complete with all the mod cons, it is expected that our 10 additional suites will enable us to share the special experience of a visit to this beautiful location with an ever growing number of valued guests.