Category: Pemba and Northern Area

Pemba and Northern Area

AZURA Quilalea Island

Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique

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Amenities & Facilities

Bar Coffee and tea making facilities Nature or Scenic Area Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

This hidden gem is waiting to be discovered. It’s one of the ultimate private Mozambique accommodation experiences.

This lodge on Quilalea Private Island is hot property in Northern Mozambique right now. Expect a true desert island feel with eco-chic design - characteristics that the Azura team have become renowned for. Azura Retreats Quilalea Private Island is ideally suited for clients looking for something special – off the beaten track. To crown it all, it is part of the Quirimba's National Park, therefore remains an uninhabited island with idyllic beaches, superb diving and mind-blowing scenery.

Nine villas have been beautifully and stylishly revamped to include all of the mod-cons of a 5-star establishment, in an under-stated style. The villas have been built with local materials – stone sourced on the island, local hardwoods and the characteristic makuti or coconut palm thatch roofs. Open-plan and spacious, the villas and are set only a few steps from the beach. Handcrafted furnishing and over-sized beds, with only the finest Egyptian cotton, provide an unsurpassed level of comfort and luxury. There is a choice of Kaskazi Villas (formerly the Sunrise Villas) or Kusi Villas (formerly the Sunset Villas), and the exclusive Villa Quilalea. You can book the entire lodge on an exclusive-use basis.

One of the more than 30 islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Quilalea Island is only 84 acres in size, covered in lush indigenous coastal vegetation and interspersed with magnificent Baobab trees. Explore the four white sandy beaches and paths, the coves and hidden gems that the island has to offer.

As the entire area around the island is protected by a marine sanctuary, the snorkelling off your deck is world class!

Activities at Azura Quilalea are well organized with a great selection of choices to keep you as busy as you want to be. The Padi dive and watersport centre takes care of all water-based activities. it is worth mentioning again that the snorkeling and diving is out of this world!

One of the highlights at this exquisite resort is the house reef just off the main beach; shore entry gets you right to the dive action within a few metres. Don’t forget the nature walks, kayak safaris or sailing on a majestic Mozambique dhow. Lounge around the lodge pool with a chilled drink, and watch magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

For the ultimate Mozambique honeymoon, look no further than Quilalea. Great package deals and discounts for the bride offer you a truly memorable island honeymoon.

From the moment you arrive until your departure, you will experience understated and superb personalised service. Warm friendly smiles from the local team cater for your every need and you will feel pampered and special. Scented towels and welcome cocktails are offered on arrival to get you into the perfect mood for a relaxing holiday.

Your private butler, assigned to you for the duration of your stay, adds a personal touch to this desert island. Fantastic food and succulent fresh seafood dishes are prepared daily by the talented chef. The unique dining experience at Azura Quilalea promises that every evening, your meal is set up and served in a different location. It could be a beach candlelit dinner under the stars, or under a magnificent ancient Baobab tree. Lobsters, giant crab or the famous Mozambique prawns feature regularly on the menu.

Child Policy:

* Children are welcome at Azura, but guest privacy must be respected. Young children should dine in villa. No children sharing in Villa Quilalea.
* Kaskazi and Kusi Villas
- Children 17 years and over = full price
- Children 9-16 years in their own villa pay 90 percent adult rate - min 2
- Children 7-16 years sharing bedroom with 2 adults pay 50 present adult rate
- Children 3-6 years sharing bedroom with 2 adults pay 35 percent adult rate
- Children under 3 pay USD50 per night, max 1 extra child sharing with 2 adults per room in all cases

Rates from:

Rates from:

Kaskazi Villa
Rates on Request

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation in sea facing villas
* All meals including main beach dinners
* Local beers & spirits, selection of house wines
* Soft drinks, tea & coffee, water
* Sunset cocktail of the day
* Mozambican host service
* Wifi in public areas
* Use of snorkelling equipment
* Use of kayaks and paddleboards
* Baobab walking trails
* Various honeymoon special treats
* Various children’s activities (see activity sheet)
* EVAC medical insurance from Pemba

Rate Exclude:

* Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes
* Guided/specialist activities, fishing, boat hire, motorized snorkelling
* Island hopping, dhow sailing, scuba diving and scuba courses
* Special private dining events, beach picnics
* Spa treatments, laundry, personal gifts and staff gratuities
* Optional USD10 per villa per night Rainbow Fund contribution
* Quirimbas National Park fees approx. USD15 per person per stay
* 17 percent government tax is charged on all extras locally
* Visas if required
* Travel insurance recommended
* Special event supplement charged at time of booking, children at 50 percent - USD175pp on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, USD200pp on New Years Eve.
* All flights, helicopters rides and transfers

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* Rates are based on United States Dollar USD
* Christas and New Year surcharge is applicable

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Avani Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa

Pemba, Mozambique

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Amenities & Facilities

Airport nearby Bar Coffee and tea making facilities Nature or Scenic Area Restaurant Rooms Satellite TV Spa

Designed with African and Arabian architecture meeting oceanfront lawns, AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa offers an appealing mix. Relaxing pool and spa time. An ancient port town and amazing nature to explore. Plus the perfect base for island hopping and safaris.

Whether you are staying for business, a shared holiday with family and friends, or getting away for a romantic break, you will find the perfect accommodation. Choose from 185 rooms, spacious two bedroom villas, or the homely convenience of our one, two and three bedroom apartments. Take time out on your terrace or balcony with views of garden lawns and towering palms, or the stunning Indian Ocean. Inside, all the details that matter offer essential comforts and stylish spaces for sleeping, relaxing and working, for a stay that feels easy and refreshing.

Dishing up the freshest flavours, three restaurants and bars serve familiar classics and exotic surprises. Choose from diverse menus that offer no fads and no fuss, just tempting ways to sip, snack, wine and dine, in stylish settings with views you will want to come back for.

Welcome to a refreshingly different spa world, one that feels contemporary, pure and relaxed. Time is precious and every moment counts, which is why they havee created a tailored experience to focus on just what you need, without any hassle or fuss. At AVANI SPA, you can get away from it all in a soothing spa right beside the ocean, only a stroll away from Clube Naval.

Child Policy:

* One child 12 years and under allowed to share with two full paying adults in an AVANI Garden or Ocean room, child accommodated on a roll-away bed stay free of charge.
* One child up to 18 years in single AVANI Garden or Ocean room pays 75 percent of adult single room rate.
* Two children up to 18 years sharing one AVANI Garden or Ocean room, will be charged per room and will pay 75 percent of adult sharing room rate.
* One child up to 18 years, sharing with one full paying adult in an AVANI Garden or Ocean room, full adult sharing room rate applies.

Rates from:

Avani Room

Rates on Request

Avani Ocean Room

Rates on Request

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Breakfast
* Bottled water and tea or coffee in room
* Emergency medical evacuation.

Rate Exclude:

* International or domestic flights ex Pemba Airport, Airport taxes if applicable
* Return airport road transfers approx. 10min
* Visas
* Lunch and Dinner
* All beverages and Mini-bar
* Gratuity
* Spa treatments
* Laundry and all items not stated above.
* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* Rates are based on United States Dollar USD.
* Airport transfers are available on request and cost extra. This fee is waived for bookings combined with Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa.

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Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

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Amenities & Facilities

Airport nearby Bar Nature or Scenic Area Restaurant Rooms Spa Swimming Pool

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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Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort

Pemba, Mozambique

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Amenities & Facilities

BarCoffee and tea making facilitiesNature or Scenic AreaRestaurantRoomsSpaSwimming Pool

Welcome to this new 5 star resort situated on Mozambique's most beautiful beaches.

Discover this country's unspoilt natural beauty, a new up-and-coming destination thanks to its natural landscapes. Beaches, unexplored natural parks and a timeless culture make this country a precious jewel to be discovered. The resort is based in one of the most unspoilt corners of the country and grants its guests the maximum privacy, relaxation but also, for the more adventurous, spectacular and moving excursions.


The 40 deluxe rooms and 10 suites all feature a large terrace overlooking the Ocean with an outdoor shower. Luxurious furnishings and spacious rooms will transform your stay into an unparalleled holiday.


Every detail has been chosen with the utmost care to ensure our guests are well looked after. The standard rate at Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort includes Half Board treatment and a wide range of services. It is possible, by paying a supplement, to enjoy an All Inclusive treatment.


At Diamonds Mequfi Beach guests have the option to book the area's main sporting activities and experience them in Mozambique's unspoilt environment of wild nature, unexplored ocean and open beaches. It is also possible to watch the spectacular whale along the Pemba coast.


Rain is life, and life depends on it… This is the concept behind Mvua African Rain SPA, a balanced oasis to calm the body and senses. Our guests can let themselves be pampered by the skilful hands of our experts at the wellness centre.


5 Nights Special ex Johannesburg:

Rates on Request

* Rates include return flights from Johannesburg to Pemba incl. airline levy. Return airport to hotel transfers. 5 Nights Standard accommodation on all inclusive basis.
* Rates exclude all extras
* Rates valid for South African Residents only.

Rate Includes:

* Return flights from Johannesburg to Pemba incl. airline levy.
* Return airport to hotel transfers.
* 5 Nights Standard accommodation on all inclusive basis
* All inclusive meals include: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Assinatura Restaurant daily. Drinks served during meals and at the bars from 10h00 to 24h00. Snacks served throughout the day at the Bela Baia Pool Bar.

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras

Terms & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African residents only
* Rates are subject to change and availability.

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Vamizi Island

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

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Amenities & Facilities

Laundry service Nature or Scenic Area Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Vamizi Island is nestles within the Quirimas Archipelago, a string of Islands along the length of Mozambiques remote nothern coast, sometimes known as the new Maldives.

The Island is a sanctuary, small and intimate, offering the definitive barefoot luxury of your own private island.
Despite being located in one of the wildest places on earth, set among the Quirimbas Archipelago in the calm, cyclone free waters off the coast of northern Mozambique, Vamizi offers the definitive experience of barefoot luxury in Africa.
Of all Vamizis attractions, its beaches are undeniably one of its greatest, especially as the Private Villas are strung loosely along them. At times the sea can be so mirror calm that the silence of a beachcombing walk is not even punctuated by the sound of waves.
Vamizis collection of luxury villas has been designed by award-winning South African architects, renowned for their commitment to creative design, sustainable development and responsible tourism, creating a unique style of architecture that draws on the multi-cultural influences of Mozambique.
Each villa is uniquely designed in its own elegant style with en-suite bedrooms, spectacular drawing and dining rooms, and peaceful lounging spaces around private pools or the beach. The private chef and personal hospitality team will ensure all needs are met, from tailor-made menus to organising fishing and diving, spa treatments or dhow sailing trips.
On the surface, Vamizi Island is utterly mellow. Go a few feet below and everything changes, as the Vamizi seas - which residents share with no other tourists - are bristling with big ocean action. But this is only part of the story… Snorkelling trips, castaway picnics, whale watching expeditions, kayak trips up the estuary, traditional dhow sunset cruises, nature walks, community visits and miles of beaches are waiting to be explored… keeping even the most active souls happy.

Rates from:

Private Villa
* Rates based on 2 guests sharing
USD 889 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
USD 995 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 31 Jul 2017
USD 1 280 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Aug 2017 to 31 Aug 2017
USD 995 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017
USD 889 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017
USD 1 280 per person per night sharing
Valid 21 Dec 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Rate Includes:

Rates Include:
* Accommodation in Private Villa
* All meals and bottled water
* Daily laundry service
* Guided activities including, sea kayaking, birding, guided nature walks, dhow sailing, Hobie Cat and dingy sailing
* Land transfers from air strip

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras
* International flights and air transfers to and from the island
* Entry visas and taxes
* Soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits
* Special wines can be requested pre-arrival
* Personal gifts and staff gratuities
* Deep sea fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, snorkelling from a motor boat & PADI courses
* Spa treatments, massages & yoga

Terms & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African residents only.
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Rates are based on United Stated Dollar USD.

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