Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

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True hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island.

True hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island. Set like a jewel within the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, Medjumbe is a small private Mozambique island only one km long and 500 metres wide. A perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerizes all who visit.

In addition to private beaches, countless coves to be discovered and blissful surroundings to be experienced, Medjumbe also cater for numerous activities. For example, the coral reefs surrounding Medjumbe are one of Mozambique's best kept secrets. The untouched marine environment allows for constant new discoveries, what ever your passion is.

The 13 beach chalets blend into the pristine environment, each palm-thatched chalet offers air-conditioned luxury and a private plunge pool to stave off the tropical heat.

Quirimbas Island Accommodation

Medjumbe Private Island has earned its enviable reputation as Mozambique's best-kept secret. This tiny, pristine Quirimbas island with its bewitching ocean views and stunning coral reefs, is world-renowned for offering barefoot luxury, privacy and unparalleled hospitality. Its signature is stylish simplicity, with delicious seafood, some of the world's premier diving and fishing, and a wealth of romantic delights combining to form a heady menu.

The 13 palm-thatched beach chalets on Medjumbe are the ultimate in sophisticated simplicity, just steps away from the warm Indian Ocean. Nestling on the white sands, they offer privacy and seclusion, yet are situated conveniently close to the guest areas. Each chalet is luxuriantly furnished in crisp blues and whites, offering a full en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, and is refreshingly air-conditioned. Ceiling fans, mosquito nets, hair dryer, mini bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities are included in every chalet.

Outside each chalet, a private plunge pool with stunning Indian Ocean views provides relief from the tropical Mozambique

heat and a hammock ensures ultimate relaxation, the Quirimbas way. Ensconced in your private beach haven is as close as it gets to personal heaven.

The central dining area, decks and patios are designed for privacy and barefoot luxury. Lounge around the pool overlooking the translucent ocean, sip cocktails (try the delicious caiparinhas) in the bar areas, or ensconce yourself upstairs in the informal lounge where you can gaze out at paradise whilst you sip espressos, check your email (if you truly have to), read or play games.


The tropical waters around the Quirimbas islands are one of Mozambique's best-kept secrets. Here in clear waters that reach 30°C in summer, and rarely less than 26°C in winter, you will discover a marine ecosystem that is absolutely pristine. Medjumbe's spectacular coral reef with its dazzling colour palette of fish remains little explored, and apart from the 12 known dive sites, intrepid divers can set out to explore a host of new dive locations so far undiscovered. Ask the dive master to let you name the site you discover.


The Quirimbas Archipelago offers some of the most spectacular fishing in the world. Unspoilt and largely unexplored, the Indian Ocean here with its deep Mozambique Channel harbours some of the most exciting game fish to catch - species such as Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna. Even novice anglers are sure to be delighted with a catch.

Water Sports

A world of discovery awaits you on this breathtaking tropical idyll. For marine adventures, such as diving, snorkeling or fishing, you could not choose a more idyllic natural environment, whilst water sports such as sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing and kayaking provide endless action-packed fun.

The Location

Medjumbe Private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago Shaped like a dropped pearl, Medjumbe Private Island lies at the northernmost reach of the 250km long Quirimbas Archipelago - a spectacular 45-minute flight from mainland Pemba in northern Mozambique. Here you can escape to your own private paradise, where unexplored dive sites and spectacular marine life await discovery. Medjumbe is as close as one gets to earthly paradise, with unending stretches of silver beach reaching down to a translucent, aquamarine sea. Sea, sand and sky merge here in blissful cohesion, whilst unspoilt beaches, coves and small bays lie waiting to be discovered. With the island uninhabited and the surrounding ocean protected, Medjumbe represents a world untainted by man. Surrounded by such natural beauty, your soul will soar as your body relaxes into languid bliss.

How to get to Medjumbe Private Island

Access to Medjumbe Private Island is via a scenic light aircraft, operated by CFA Air Charters, transfer from Pemba Airport - 45 minutes in duration. Pemba, situated on the mainland in northern Mozambique, is accessed from Johannesburg, with direct flights operated by Airlink, as well as from Maputo, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.


Medjumbe offers you your dream wedding at Medjumbe. Superb facilities, coupled with an idyllic setting against a backdrop of white sand and azure ocean will ensure that your wedding is simply sublime. Medjumbe can help you to plan your décor and flowers, organize musical accompaniment and theme the food to suit the style of your occasion.


Medjumbe is one of the most breathtaking and unspoilt tropical island destinations in the world. Surrounding yourself with such dazzling beauty is manna for the soul and you will leave the island utterly relaxed, invigorated and inspired by nature's bounty.


If your honeymoon dream is to be pampered in style in the ultimate tropical idyll, Medjumbe can bring it to reality. At Medjumbe, they offer you complete seclusion and privacy whilst you indulge your most romantic whims - whether it be a private beach dinner, a secluded picnic on nearby Quissanga Island, a private sunset boat cruise, or simply breakfast in bed.

Special Occasions

Featuring just 13 beach chalets, Medjumbe is the ideal exclusive destination if you wish to have sole use of a private island for a family reunion or other special occasion. For those who want to keep active, there are water-based activities to keep your group occupied all day, whilst at night they will prepare special group dinners and events.

Rates from:

Beach Pool Villa

Rates on Request

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Soft drinks, Bottled water, House wine, Local beer and Selected House spirits, Tea/coffee, Mini-bar
* Non-motorised activities and equipment and Emergency medical evacuation.

Rate Exclude:

* International or domestic flights ex Pemba Airport, Airport taxes if applicable
* Visas
* Return light aircraft transfers from Pemba
* Specialised and/or Premium Brand beverages, Food and beverage services to Villas
* Laundry
* Motorised water sports and all activities not specified
* Gratuity, Park fees and All items not stated above.
* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* Lodge closed for refurbishment 01 Aug 2015 to 21 Nov 2015.

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