Hotel Sentidos Beach Retreat, a beautiful Boutique Hotel in Mozambique

sentidos outdoor patio looking over the Indian Ocean
Photo Credit Courtesy Sentidos Hotel

Hotel Sentidos, a beautiful boutique hotel in Mozambique is a retreat that originated from the dream of Joao Perino and his daughter Barbara. In love with Tofo and the breathtaking Mozambican coastline, and after years of personal investment and much anticipation, father and daughter were able to make their dream come true.

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 beautiful hotel in Mozambique 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 and we think that the Mission was accomplished!

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

Shaped as a large S, for Senses, spread across the sand between the Indian Ocean and a lagoon surrounded by coconut trees and mangroves. The hotel has a direct access to the beach — literally 2 steps away from the Indien Ocean.

The Concept


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 Tofo Beach, Inhambane, in Mozambique.



The interior designer’s tasteful vision is expressed in private suites that perfectly blend a classical, elegant style with exotic touches. Extremely comfortable and in different colours according to their typology, the Sentidos Beach Retreat’s 12 suites are extremely private and include panoramic views over a skyline that transforms into a blend of amazing reds in the warm African sunset.

Separated from the main building by a wooden bridge set on stakes with little lanterns that are lit after sunset, the hotel and villas’ architecture complies with the region’s sustainability rules, matching exotic wood with local construction materials. Rooms include all of the small luxuries that the urban and sophisticated customer cannot do without: air conditioning, a good shower, high-quality bed sheets and more.


Enter this charming Balinese wooden stilted villa and feel at ease with its relaxing ambient and warm decorations.From the king-sized bed, slide gently into the free-standing bathtub filled with aromatic salt to soak up the views of the endless Indian Ocean. End your day with a massage on the private terrace, then stroll to our restaurant and let the chef surprise you with our excellent fresh seafood and outstanding wines. 


  • 54 sqm
  • One king-sized bed
  • A second room with a charming bathtub overlooking the sea
  • Terrace with an outside shower
  • Extra bed and/or cradle may be included in the room
  • Kalahari amenities


This spacious villa is specially designed to make you and your family feel luxuriously comfortable. makes for the perfect place to end the day with your loved ones. When you feel in need of a tranquil and special moment for two, our Kids Club is available to entertain the kids. 


  • 54 sqm
  • One king-sized bed with a sitting area
  • A second room with two single beds
  • Terrace with an outside shower
  • A crib may be included in the room
  • Kalahari amenities


Embark on an unforgettable vacation and pamper yourselves in this oasis of luxury. The luxury beach villas are romantically decorated by Bárbara Perino, inspired by African elegance. Plunge into the Jacuzzi, while creating your favourite ambience with the fine audio installation. Sip away a refreshing drink on your patio, listen to the gentle sound of the waves and watch the sunset into the deep blue Indian Ocean. Enjoy a romantic dinner, or let Room Service take care of you in the privacy of your villa.


  • 68 sqm
  • One king sized bed
  • In room Jacuzzi facing the ocean
  • Shower with large seating area
  • Terrace with an outside shower
  • A crib may be included in the room
  • Kalahari amenities


Picture yourself entering the soothing half-light of a building made of wood and sloped ceilings which, at the heart of the hotel, joins all of the hotel’s public areas. Featuring ceilings lined with bamboo and interiors covered with Indonesian wood. The building includes a reception, a small gift shop and tropical boutique, a beach restaurant with delicious regional and fusion cuisine, particularly fish, a bar, a gym and a Kid’s Club.


Hours of self-indulgence are the best antidote against extreme fatigue. For a perfect de-stressing, afternoon naps, refreshing coconut drinks, picnics under coconut trees followed by a massage, and others would be the perfect remedies for a relaxing day. Yet, if you find too much rest is unnerving or even a stress factor, the resort offers a set of activities for the more adventurous such as:

  • Ocean Safari
  • Quad bike
  • Massages and treatments
  • Cultural Trips to Inhambane
  • Ocean Snorkeling Trips
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Tubbing
  • Seabob Reef Tour
  • Estuary Boat Cruise
  • Electric Fat Bike Rental
  • Snorkeling on white sand beach with a guide
  • Pansy Island and Snorkeling Trip
  • Bubble Maker
  • Padi Advanced Open Water Dive Course
  • Padi Open Water Dive Course
  • Mangrove Kayak Tour
  • Surf and Stand Up Paddle Classes


With unique views over the ocean, enjoy hours of pure dolce far niente under the sun with a glass of ice cold drink in your hand..

sentidos hotel swimming pool


A beach restaurant with delicious regional and fusion cuisine, particularly fish. Our Chef uses regional products, working with local fisherman, giving precedence to fresh, organic products. You also have to taste their traditional dishes such as crab “Matapa” or the Zimbabwe chicken

sentidos hotel restaurant

Social Responsibility

Last but not least as if this hotel wasn’t enticing enough, 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.

For more information visit this beautiful hotel here.

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