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Paradise on Earth

Sentidos Beach Retreat

“Between lake and sea” is probably the best way to describe Sentidos Beach Retreat that upholds a strong sense of social responsibility. Among mangroves inhabited by exotic birds and the deep blue ocean once travelled by sailors and pirates, this retreat is a true oasis of water and blue hues that soothe the ardour of the African heat.

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Private Villas

Decorated with colors in tune with the natural surroundings.

Tropical Hideaway

Shaped as a large S, for Senses, spread across the sand between the Indian Ocean and a lagoon surrounded by coconut trees and mangroves.

Direct acess to the beach

2 steps from the Indian Ocean.

Dolce far niente

Lulled by the sound of waves gently lapping against the sand.

The Concept

A Magical Place

There are moments in life when body and soul seem to melt into feelings of pure magic while time ceases and the communion with nature carries us to an ethereal, almost metaphysical state of mind. Unique, almost unrepeatable moments, akin to our understanding of what paradise is…
… and there are magical places where everything seems to come alive to experience these moments. This is the case with Sentidos Beach Retreat located at Barra Beach, Inhambane, in Mozambique.

Bringing the local Community closer

Social Responsibility

Added to the many irresistible offers, the differentiating feature of this paradise by the East African coast lies mostly in a strong sense of social responsibility, which translates into an attitude of deep involvement with local communities.

Sentidos Beach Retreat has been developing projects for and with the local community, namely in the upcoming construction of classrooms for the region’s children. As an independent entity, the hotel strives to engage the local community by providing them with the education they need. Hopefully, time will bring hotel customers and local populations together.

This bond is expected to last for an extended period of time with obvious and rewarding results for both parties. Aside from this community, the resort intends to embrace the cause of Mozambican maritime fauna, hopefully attracting the attention of locals and clients drawn to the richness of the tropical waters.

Make ours, your Home

The Dream

The retreat originates from the dream of Joao Perino and his daughter Barbara. In love with Tofo and the breathtaking Mozambican coastline, after years of personal investment and much anticipation, father and daughter were able to make it come true.

Following a career in the Portuguese army and successful life as a businessman, Joao, challenged by his daughter, decided to invest in a new project, this time in the hospitality industry.

And so the Sentidos Beach Retreat emerged, the outcome of the dream and vision of an artist who has traveled the world. 

To Barbara, staying at the hotel should be more than simply a few days in a luxurious retreat: it must offer genuine experiences of tranquillity and enchantment, elegance and refinement, the discovery of local culture, and deep-sea diving in a warm and crystal-clear ocean.

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