Banyan Tree Hosts Solar-Powered Wellness Retreat on a Private Mozambican Island

Asian-inspired wellness sanctuaries designed by Banyan Tree will open on luxury private islands off the coast of Mozambique in Q4 2022.

The first, a Banyan Tree signature spa, will find its home at Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira – a new private island getaway curated by the Banyan Tree hotel brand.

The resort will also be joined by a sister island named Banyan Tree Veya Ilha Nejovo, dedicated to wellness and wellness. This wellness destination of 20 adults-only villas will be located in the same archipelago as Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira and will be accessible by boat.

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The future island resort is being built with a strong focus on sustainability, which is a central pillar of Banyan Tree’s philosophy. It will take place on a previously uninhabited tropical island in the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago Marine Reserve.

The 40-key resort will be 100% solar-powered, recruit directly from local communities and have its own desalination plant to provide sustainable drinking water.

To achieve this ecologically sustainable private island sanctuary, Banyan Tree partnered with South African-born entrepreneur and businessman Jack Truter.

For Truter, this project fulfills his lifelong dream of building an idyllic resort off the coast of Mozambique. He recently received special rights from the Mozambican government to build the destination.

The team’s shared goal is to develop a destination that combines effortless barefoot luxury and a globally recognized ethos of wellness and sustainability with the vibrancy of African culture and hospitality.

“This is the first five-star ultra-luxury private island development by a globally recognized hotel brand in Mozambique,” said resort general manager Eduardo Johnston da Silva.

“We are incredibly proud to introduce this incredibly dynamic and stunningly beautiful country to a more discerning guest, which will also raise the benchmark for expected service quality.”

The resort’s spa will provide an island wellness getaway for guests and will feature four double treatment rooms as well as a single treatment room in the garden.

Facilities will include a hydrotherapy pool, fitness and wellness center, yoga pavilion and beauty salon.

Accommodation will consist of 40 private, ocean-facing pool villas, each with its own dedicated villa host to cater for all guest needs.

Meanwhile, the resort’s dining options will include a fish and seafood market restaurant with 270° ocean views, an all-day dining restaurant, or in-villa or destination dining options.

Additional resort facilities will include a marine conservation center, diving school, ocean front infinity school, helipad, gallery, wine cellar with private dining room and kids club.

Learn more about Banyan Tree
Founded in 1994 on the core concept of sustainability, Banyan Tree seeks to create long-term value for all stakeholders and destinations through its network of properties, products and brands, through a mission focused on a goal.

Banyan Tree entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Accor in 2016 to develop and manage Banyan Tree-branded hotels around the world as well as access to Accor’s global reservations and sales network, as well as the program loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless.

It has also formed a joint venture with China Vanke Co. Ltd. in 2017, focused on hospitality projects for active aging and well-being.

The group now includes a portfolio of 49 hotels in 14 countries, as well as a development pipeline of 43 new hotels and resorts.

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