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Azura Quilalea is a hidden gem situated in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in northern Mozambique. This is the archetypal “Robinson Crusoe” lodge, built in an African-chic style, and is somewhere you can escape to and avoid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The lodge offers luxury in an understated castaway style on a truly private, wholly uninhabited island paradise that is surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary, a World Wildlife Fund-endorsed marine reserve. The Quirimbas National Park is a nursing area for nesting green and hawks beak turtles; and where humpback whales take shelter with their calves before migrating to southern waters.

The nine 60m² coral-rock thatched villas have large, private teak viewing decks with panoramic sea-views. In-room luxuries include air-conditioning, an extensive range of guest amenities and an antique sea-view shower functioning on an eco-friendly, desalinated water system. Guests have a choice of bath robes or authentic East African kikoi-wraps to lounge in or cover up their swimwear.

Quilalea’s Karma Salaama massage pavilion is built into natural rock above the beach where the gentle, rhythmic wave sounds hypnotize guests into a blissful state of mind. The seaside massage bed has been described as “the best massage bed in the world”.

Set on a peninsula vantage point, the restaurant serves up fresh fish and local crustaceans prepared with a fusion of Mozambican, Portuguese and Goan flavors.

In addition to the range of water sports activities, there are also excellent diving and game fishing facilities. Black-tip and white-tip sharks, blue-spotted stingray and electric ray are common. Rarer Zambezi sharks, hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and manta rays have also been sighted.

By exploring the commercially untouched nearby islands of Sencar, Quirimba and Ibo, guests can get a taste of the region’s rich Portuguese and Arabian history. Private picnics at Turtle beach or romantic star-lit, water’s-edge dinners are on offer for those celebrating a special occasion. The Quilalea team will ensure barefoot-luxury island hospitality with spiced, Mozambican flair.

Why not check out Quilalea’s sister lodge on Benguerra Island.

Key Facts
  • Transfer by helicopter, private plane, boat or yacht
  • Private remote island paradise, accommodating a maximum of 18 guests
  • Personalised Mozambican butler-host service
  • Variety of special dining options
  • Clifftop Spa
  • Activities including diving, snorkelling, game fishing, yachting, kayaking, dhow cruises, birdwatching, turtle beach picnics

      Price Guide

      GBP £3500.00 per person for 7 nights (based on Low Season)


      The all-inclusive rate includes unlimited use of snorkelling equipment, unlimited use of kayaks, food, drink and alcohol.

Room Types

  • 4 Kaskazi Villas (sunrise)
  • 4 Kusi Villas (sunset)
  • Cliff-top Villa Quilalea with infinity plunge pool

      Children’s Policy

      Children are welcome but the Island does request that younger children dine “in villa” to respect the privacy of other guests.

      Would Suit

      This is a world class resort and one of the finest in Mozambique and will appeal to those looking for peace, privacy and escapism.

      Recommended length of stay

      We would suggest a minimum stay of 5 nights.

Speak to any of the team at Inspirational Travel to get ideas for your holiday or honeymoon to Mozambique. Call us on 01778 382764.

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