Azura at Quilalea Island


Located in the southernmost point of the Quirimbas Archipelago, 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 – rooms are constructed with natural coral stones and makuti thatch, and hues of blue, yellow and white complement the natural seaside surroundings. Here, you also get to help save on energy consumption by opting for the ECO mode by the simple flick of a wall switch.

Inside your villa, cushions and spacious living areas encourage lazing around on your four-poster beds or chilling out on your comfy couch. Outside, the sundeck extends out to the sandy white beach providing you with uninterrupted views of the ocean.

The culinary focus is on fresh seafood, prepared to perfection daily and served with fresh salads and vegetables.

The PADI dive and watersports centre allows guests to explore the vibrant world of sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and many others. There's also a gorgeous spa.

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.


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.

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Why we recommend Azura at Quilalea Island

You know that ultimate castaway escape that you dream about? It's here. Just nine romantic seafront villas are situated on this island in a remote archipelago, with pathways through forests to crescent beaches where turtles lay their eggs. There's also a reef so close you can snorkel back to your room to rest throughout the day.


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