Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Located in the southernmost point of the Quirimbas Archipelago, the idyllic 86 acres Azura at Quilalea offers you a true blue marine life sanctuary and an indescribable Eco-luxe retreat.
Fringed by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, just nine luxury villas are sprawled across two soft sandy beaches. No one does African-chic as well as Azura – constructed with natural coral stones and makuti thatch; hues of blue, yellow and white complement its natural seaside surroundings to exude a rich decadence. And here at Azura, you get to help save on energy consumption by simply opting for the ECO mode by the simple flick of a wall switch.
Inside your adorable villa, cushions and spacious living areas would make you want to laze around on your romantically draped four-poster beds or chill out with a good read on that very comfy couch. Outside, your own relaxing sundeck extends out to the sandy white beach to give you an uninterrupted view of the ocean.
Taking advantage of this marine paradise and blending adventure with all this romance and luxury, their all new PADI dive and watersports centre allows you to explore the vibrant world of sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and many others under these shimmering turquoise waters.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Mozambique into a greater African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Azura at Quilalea Island Information
- Location & Getting There
Located in the southernmost point of the Quirimbas Archipelago, guests will need to take a 20-minute flight from Pemba International Airport to Quirimba Island, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the private island of Quilalea. There are direct daily flights between Pemba and the surrounding African hubs of Johannesburg, Tanzania and Kenya.
The resort has 9 luxury villas sprawled across 2 sandy beaches. Kaskazi Villas are steps away from the beach, with a private deck that offers seaviews. Kusi Villas are premiumly located, with an additional outdoor shower and beach sala. Villa Quilalea offers the most astounding accommodation in the whole Quirimbas Archipelago, located on its own remote part of the island with an outdoor dining area, infinity pool and private alcove. Lastly, the Quilalea Private Island Exclusive Use is perfect for large families or group of friends, with its 9 seafront villas isolated on an uninhabited island all to itself with all the facilities exclusive for guests own use.
- PADI dive & watersports centre
- Pool & bar area
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 wine cellar
Take advantage of this marine paradise and immerse yourself in the variety of watersports available, such as deep sea fishing, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and whale-spotting. Other activities include Island Baobab nature walks, sunset cruises, cultural visits to the historic Ibo Island and tours of working coconut plantations and local villages.
Children are welcome at Azura at Quilalea. However, the lodge requests that parents respect the privacy and tranquillity of other guests and that young children dine in their villa with their parents. Upon arrival, the chef will meet with parents to discuss what their children will enjoy and plan the menu accordingly.