Sentidos Beach Retreat

Rooms 12   Architecture Oto Arquitectos   Interior Design Bárbara Perino
The Original Bárbara and João Perino

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The Original Bárbara and João Perino
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort Dining Room in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort Pool beach view in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort Dining Room in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort Pool beach view in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
Sentidos Beach Resort in Inhambane
—A fresh take on sustainable design on glorious Barra Beach, Sentidos Beach Retreat is a gateway to Mozambique’s rich flora and fauna, and vibrant culture.

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    Rooms 12 /Architecture Oto Arquitectos /Interior Design Bárbara Perino /The Original Bárbara and João Perino

    Locked between the turquoise glimmer of a lagoon and the stunning Indian Ocean, Sentidos Beach Retreat on Barra Beach in Mozambique offers you a moment to truly connect with the powerful beauty of nature—it is one of the world’s foremost dive spots—but also provides a laidback but very real slice of this enigmatic southeast African country. Here, miles of white-sand beach, the beautiful ocean, and a fascinating blend of cultures dictate the interiors, which combine colonial-style furniture and clean lines. Fittingly, the cuisine is a mouthwatering mix of incredibly fresh-off-the-boat seafood, local ingredients, and Portuguese-inspired flavors. The villa-only property encourages those visiting to get in touch with the surrounding community by showcasing local artists’ pieces at the in-house Aroma boutique as well as arranging trips and adventures of a lifetime. These divinely inspired pleasures include an ocean diving safari with humpback whales; snorkeling with whale sharks and manta rays; kayaking around the mangroves; and sailing in a dhow at sunset. Feel the pulse of this unexplored, unique African country while finding the pace of your heart again.

    Nearest Airport
    INH - Inhambane Airport
    Food & Drink
    Paladar Restaurant & Bar: regional and fusion cuisine and beach lounge
    Spa & Recreation
    Pool, ocean & lake safari, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, cultural trips & dhow sailing
    Kids
    Play garden
    Services
    Library, Aroma store & classes for surfing, standup paddle, paddy diving & beach yoga

    Rooms and Suites

    All 12 villas have big windows that frame the Indian Ocean. Inspired by African décor, the interiors are swathed in light airy textiles and wood. In the ultimate of beachside luxuries, all villas come with a terrace featuring an outdoor shower as well as king size beds. The 54-square-meter Beach Villa boasts a bathtub overlooking the ocean, while the 54-square-meter Family Beach Villa has a second room with two single beds. The 68-square-meter Luxury Beach Villa features a Jacuzzi in the room, facing the ocean.

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    Interior Design

    The reception sets the tone for the guest experience at the resort. Inspired by luxury safari tents of bygone days, vintage luggage pieces from Africa, India, and Europe have been elevated to art while custom-made furniture spell luxury in an earthy way.

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    Architecture

    Inspired by Balinese architecture, award-winning firm Oto Arquitectos designed the buildings to be set upon stakes, making the resort seem almost as if it’s floating on the sand while having minimum impact on the environment.

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    Architecture

    Inspired by Balinese architecture, award-winning firm Oto Arquitectos designed the buildings to be set upon stakes, making the resort seem almost as if it’s floating on the sand while having minimum impact on the environment.

    learn more

    Interior Design

    The reception sets the tone for the guest experience at the resort. Inspired by luxury safari tents of bygone days, vintage luggage pieces from Africa, India, and Europe have been elevated to art while custom-made furniture spell luxury in an earthy way.

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    Made by Originals

    JOÃO AND BÁRBARA PERINO

    Following a career in the Portuguese army and a successful life as a businessman, João Perino—challenged by his daughter Bárbara—decided to invest in a new project in the hospitality industry. It all started when Bárbara’s former partner, Henri Cooper, showed her a matchstick model of a resort he wanted to build on a dreamy spot on the beach, which in turn stoked her creative interest. A former dancer, Bárbara even did a course at the KLC School of Design in London in order to be able to design the interiors herself. Cooper ended up selling his plot of land to the father-daughter team who saw the project through. “The entire hotel is very personal for me,” she says. “I think it is the Portuguese traveler spirit inside of me that brings together different parts of the world in this resort.”

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    Sentidos Beach Retreat

    Praia da Barra
    Inhambane,
    Mozambique

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