Award-winning lodges in the Quirimbas

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Why do we love the three featured award-winning Mozambique holiday lodges in the Quirimbas Archipelago? Because they offer it all. Azura Boutique Retreats at Quilalea is a romantic paradise for honeymoon couples where privacy and exquisite surrounds make real life seem so far away. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa is so the Now, the Everything, the You – slide into a lifestyle of unforgettable, attentive service, intense solitude and infinite sunshine. Then there is Ibo Island Lodge, place of Portuguese and Arab history, of silversmith creations and of unique dhow safaris. All three lodges are winners of top tourism awards thanks to their commitments to sustainable tourism and responsible travel – to keeping Mozambique holidays alive for you!

  1. Azura Boutique Retreats at Quilalea

Setting off on honeymoon to the breath-taking Azura Boutique Retreats at Quilalea can only be described as out of this world, dreamy and fantastical. Your journey begins with an unforgettable helicopter ride to the tiny Quilalea island, a fun and mind-blowingly beautiful journey.

Suddenly you see paradise beaches and so much space you need to pinch yourself to see if you are still awake. When you are introduced to your personal Mozambican butler who will look after you for the duration of your stay, you know that you have found Relaxation in the true sense of the word!

One of the highlights of staying as a couple at Azura Boutique Retreats at Quilalea is your daily cocktail to be sipped in a different location daily, allowing you diverse angles of the sunset, in beautifully decorated settings – how romantic and how unreal! Your beach picnic is also set up on a piece of white sand where you will see no one else for the rest of the day – eat, swim, snorkel and relax, just the two of you.

Choose the best room on the island, Villa Quilalea, if you need a luxurious haven away from the madding crowds. The spacious deck and infinity pool are only the start of something glamorous – with just one en-suite bedroom, bathroom with large bath and outside shower, Villa Quilalea offers a large living area and bathroom with free standing huge bath.

All villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, decorated with earthy materials.  A green ethic at AzuraQuilalea ensures as little impact on the island ecology as possible – wind generation, solar power, rainwater harvesting and rechargeable batteries save energy.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday more or less off the grid with great weather and great food then look no further, rave some guests. A perfect private island experience! Small, outstandingly beautiful and unspoiled, it takes a maximum of 18 guests at a time in very private spacious villas each with their little piece of beach. The staff are outstanding – whilst warm and friendly, they go out of their way to make one’s stay as enjoyable as possible by tailoring their services to customer requirements.

  1. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa

This place is absolutely incredible. Honeymoon couples could not be happier with the times they experience on Medjumbe. Management and staff are there to ensure that your Mozambique holiday is unforgettable. From start to finish, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa is an amazing experience. While the luxurious villas are also rustic and have tremendous soul, guests shouldn’t be spending much time in their rooms anyway.

We can assure you that this will be one of the most breath-taking locations you have ever been to and you should be outdoors enjoying everything it has to offer – including pristine coral reefs for snorkelling and untouched white sandy beaches at your doorstep.

At Medjumbe, the island location and its sheer beauty speaks for itself. Make that dream a reality by booking your ticket with us – we can organise your flights and your transfers, your special villa and your activities for you in an all-inclusive deal.

Try a massage at Medjumbe, or go snorkelling into mind-boggling coral reefs. You could say that this Quirimbas island is a jewel, so rare and so valuable that you only get to hold it in your hands for a while, then it is gone. Enjoy the many hues of blue and white, green and brown – the colours of clear blue seas and beaches and indigenous vegetation. The villas have been built to blend into these surrounds, their plush interiors also reminiscent of rustic island living.

You can watch TV is that rocks your boat or you disconnect and allow Anantara Medjumbe to relax you completely. Guests all say that the chef produces incredible food, in a place so far from supplies that inspiration really counts. Meals are exceptional and based on the freshest of seafood with a Mozambican twist. Visitors enjoy breakfast pastries every morning and fresh lobster every evening. Take the advice of staff and enjoy a sunset cruise – the friendly staff will have you smiling all day with their true hospitality.

Only 12 cabanas with en-suite baths and showers ensure that the island remains peaceful and uninhabited, as it is meant to be – the island is only one kilometre long and 500 metres wide making it the best honeymoon destination in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Take a boat cruise to the nearby Quissanga island and explore the incredible vertical drop-offs when you go diving into some of the world’s most stunning coral reefs.

For special occasions like weddings, birthdays and family reunions, visitors can book the entire Medjumbe Private Island and its luxurious accommodation. The only way to describe it is as a place of peace and healing.

  1. Ibo Island Lodge

If you are looking for an island holiday in Mozambique that offers that something extra, we recommend Ibo Island. Here you will not only enjoy the sun and the sea, but some top class diving, snorkelling and island tours. Ibo Island is renowned for its cultural attractions, rich history and friendly local people. It is also famous for its award-winning accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge, built with the community and a place where you can ease yourself into the charm of the luxury rooms and peaceful gardens. Ibo Island is the only place where you can set off on mobile island hopping dhow safaris, into the heart of the remote Quirimbas Archipelago, to see the best of Mozambique’s marine environment.

Try the winter months at Ibo Island Lodge when the weather is perfect and the whales wander by. Friendly staff will attend to your every need and ensure you see the best of what the island has to offer. Eat fresh coconuts off the trees, walk around the villages and meet intriguing local people, buy silver jewellery from the silversmiths at work and kayak into the mangroves to see the birds and lush vegetation. At low tide, take the boat out to the secret sandbank beach where you can spend hours sunning your body, snorkelling and picnicking with your family.

The food is fresh and delicious and the lodge is beautiful with quaint decor and antique furniture. You will love lazing around in the blooming gardens, on the swings, in the comfy living room and around the pools. Meals are served on the rooftop which has one of most gorgeous views of the sunset in Mozambique and where you go for drinks every evening.

We think that the activities on Ibo Island are excellent – from the excitement of a dolphin safari to the tranquillity of a sunset dhow cruise, from kayaking into the mangroves, snorkelling and lunching on a sandbank to taking a full history/cultural tour you can do it all. This is a great place to relax, refresh and reenergize and we highly recommend it!

From the luxury of the lodge to the wildness of the dhow safari, you cannot go wrong – your dedicated staff and crew will ensure that you camp in style under the stars and learn more about the stars and the ocean than you ever thought possible.

Take it from us, these 3 award-winning lodges in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago DO offer it all. Aura Quilalea and its romance, Anantara Medjumbe and its solitude, Ibo and its dhow safaris – enquire here!

The Picturesque Quirimbas Archipelago

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With a choice of prime resorts in amazing locations and some of the most exclusive private island retreats the Quirimbas is a place of many options, and as the leaders in Mozambique travel we are the people to come to for the best deals at the right price. Whether you want a family holiday or a romantic break there is something for you here.

The clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean that surround the Quirimbas Archipelago are the perfect location for diving, with amazing coral reefs teeming with gloriously spectacular wildlife, while fishing is also a popular sport here. You can choose to take your time relaxing in your luxurious accommodation or lazing on the beach, swim in the ocean or even take an exotic dhow safari, a great way to enjoy and explore the less populated islands in the chain. This is a truly magical place and one where you will find genuine seclusion and tranquillity.

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We have been arranging holidays to the Quirimbas Islands for many years, and we can help you whether you want a private island such as beautiful Quilalea or a more mainstream break in one of the fine spa resorts. As we have excellent relationships with the best resorts we are well placed to get you the finest deal, and we can save you as much as 15% on the list price. This makes us the best place to go for the finest deals on the Quirimbas, so look no further for where to book you dream holiday.

We can help with any special requests that you may have, and bear in mind we are the experts in beach and bush packages combining a stay at one of the finest beach resorts and a visit to the mainland to take in a superb safari. Our team of expert travel consultants can help you book the best possible package to suit you, and we can arrange an itinerary so you get the best out of Mozambique. You need to visit this wonderful country now before it begins to get overcrowded, so what are you waiting for – get in touch right now and we will call you back to help book the holiday of a lifetime.

Top Honeymoon Destinations In Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Villa Amizade

Mozambique is a country rich with culture and tradition, as well as some of the best beaches in the world. These are just a few of the reasons why honeymoon destinations in Mozambique are ideal for your romantic getaway as a newly married couple.

If you’re struggling to decide on a location, why not check out our favorite spots for a Mozambique honeymoon? We’re confident you’ll be happy with any of the choices on our list! And remember most of our honeymoon packages for 2019 have great discounts of up to 50% off for the bride and many more extras and surprises.

  • &Beyond Benguerra Island

Mozambique’s Benguerra Island has the perfect combination of adventure, romance and relaxation. The team at  &Beyond  Benguerra Island can tailor a bespoke honeymoon package that caters to your every whim, and there is an incredible 50 % off for the bride. The islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago are some of the most beautiful in the world, and Benguerra Lodge one only three five star lodges in the region. The accommodation is both modern but still tasteful in the beach villas on Benguerra. With a private butler you will be cared for very well and all your needs taken care of. From romantic beach dinners to breakfast in bed! – it can all be arranged.

Whether you want to explore  and dive the amazing coral reefs or just stroll along the beach, this is the perfect choice for a honeymoon package to sunny Mozambique. You can also combine Benguerra Lodge with an incredible big five safari in Kruger National Park with ease.  We can tailor make  a bespoke bush and beach honeymoon holiday with ease for you. Direct flights tie in nicely from Kruger to Vilanculos and then return back to Johannesburg. Spot the Big Five animals at the Ngala Private Game Reserve and then jest off to the islands of Bazaruto in style. Benguerra Island is packed full of exciting experiences you’ll remember for years to come.

  • Azura Quilalea

Wedded couples looking to get away from it all can relax in total seclusion at Azura Quilalea – a private island that has just nine villas. Each one boasts spectacular sea views, a king-sized bed and even your own butler.

There are four sandy white beaches on Quilalea Private Island, as well as a stunning reef located just off the main beach for keen snorkelers. Azura Quilalea epitomizes style and chic decor and very personlaised service. Each one of the villas on Quilalea are serviced by their very own butler so imagine the kind of attention you will receive.

All evening meals are set in a different location every night. From the sandy beaches of the island to under huge old baobabs. For the perfect end to your day, enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars.

There is a great honeymoon package to Quilalea Island for international guests that offers 40% off for the bride. Four newly wed South Africans try their amazing Rand packages

  • Bahia Mar Boutique hotel Mozambique

Another of our firm favorites is Bahia Mar Club on the beaches of Vilanculos. Modern and contemporary this neat little outfit is fast becoming very popular. Service is slick and rooms a few steps away from the beach.

There is a complementary bottle of bubbly as well as massages and seafood platters thrown in. This is an incredible value for money honeymoon package to one of Mozambique’s best beach resorts.

Flights to Vilanculos Mozambique from South Africa can easily be arranged for your holiday with our team.

  • Azura Benguerra Island Mozambique

Azura Retreats Benguerra has an awesome reputation for honeymoons in Mozambique for good reason.

The beachfront villas all have their own private plunge pool and there is a great choice of accommodation options at Azura. From the entry level Infinty Pool Villas to utmost luxury and privacy in Villa Amizade!

There is a 40% discount offer for the bride and a whole lot of special surprises in store for you. You have to seriously consider Azura Benguerra Island as a honeymoon choice. Flying in by helicopter over the Bazaruto islands will take your breath away. So get in touch with us now for that dream honeymoon to Benguerra.

  • Machangulo Beach Lodge Santa Maria Peninsula

If you are thinking of honeymooning in Mozambique then this accommodation in the Santa maria Peninsula is a great choice. Machangulo Beach Lodge Mozambique ticks all the boxes and best of all is easy to get to.

An hour boat transfer from Maputo makes this lodge super accessible and avoids the usual expensive light air transfers to these idyllic beach lodges. Machangulo offers great accommodation in beach villas and has a great honeymoon package especially for South Africans.

Go there and find out why Machangulo Beach Lodge is one of our most recommended beach resorts in Mozambique!

And if you are finding it hard which of these honeymoons to chose from? Our expert consultants are standing by ready to help you plan your Mozambique honeymoon in style. We have been booking honeymoons here for over twenty years! No one knows the country better than we do so get in touch with us today.

Looking for the Perfect Family Holiday


This unspoiled country on the east coast of Africa – with a glorious Indian Ocean coastline and a choice of stunning island destinations that are simply sublime – is something of an unheralded gem in terms of African holiday locations, and now really is the time to go! At Mozambique Travel we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the best location at the right price, and nobody knows the country better than we do.

Head to the beautiful Bazaruto Islands for amazing accommodation options – the wonderful andBeyond Benguerra Lodge on the island of the same name is a quite delectable choice with superb facilities and luxurious accommodation – and you will find that you really are in a place that is unequaled for tranquillity. Or check out the wonderful Quirimbas Archipelago with amazing private island resorts such as Azura Quilalea and the beautiful seclusion of Ibo Island Lodge; few places in the world can match Mozambique for tranquil and originals locations, and we can take you to the very best of them.

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Ibo Island Lodge

andBeyond Benguerra Lodge

What to do when you are in Mozambique? The islands are surrounded by stunning coral reefs that are perfect for scuba diving, fishing is excellent throughout the area, and the amazing beaches on the Inhambane Coast are among the very best in the world. The local cuisine is quite superb with seafood dishes a specialty, while the quaint towns and villages are replete with interesting colonial architecture and teeming with history. For the very best  kid friendly holiday in a truly amazing country you can’t beat it, so why not get in touch with us at and we will help you book the holiday you know you deserve.

Azura Quilalea Private Island

Azura Quilalea

Some holiday resorts sell themselves as being exclusive and exotic, only to disappoint when you arrive. Not Quilalea, a quite stunning private island destination in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique, which is reckoned by many to be the very best in Mozambique accommodation. Uninhabited until the nine luxurious villas were created, this is a genuine island paradise where you will be as alone as you can possibly be, a place where you really can get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing, rewarding and unique holiday experience in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Run by the well-known and regarded Azura Retreats group, Quilalea has been created with a careful eye and the villas are truly spectacular. Built from local wood and stone, they offer a chance to experience a holiday like no other, and come complete with a butler and host who will see to guests needs throughout their stay. The resort, one of the finest beach resorts in Mozambique, guarantees genuine privacy, and whether you choose to swim in the stunning Indian Ocean or don a snorkel and explore the coral reefs or relax in your private accommodation there is plenty to attract visitors to what is a fine resort.

The island features four excellent beaches, replete with magnificent Baobab trees that provide excellent shade at the hottest times of day, and visitors can indulge in kayaking to explore the island more thoroughly. Villas are designed to be the best in Mozambique accommodation and, as result, Quilalea has a reputation for excellence in both location and service. The accommodation has also been designed with the ecology in mind, and electricity is provided by a combination of wind and solar power very efficiently. The resort is, as you would expect, also popular as a Mozambique honeymoon resort.

With a wonderful restaurant run by a superb local chef on site you can sample some of the amazing local dishes that are served, and outdoor dining under the African evening sky cannot be beaten for that romantic occasion. As leaders in Mozambique holidays and package deals, we can guarantee you the best prices on holidays at Quilalea. Our team of experienced advisers are on hand to guide you through the process of booking online, and we can also arrange package deals that allow you to experience more than one resort. For something genuinely exclusive, get in touch with us now and book a holiday on this amazing private island.


Island and Beach Accommodation in Mozambique


There are some truly beautiful countries across the world, and many make excellent holiday destinations. If you are looking for a fresh place to go, somewhere with wonderful weather, glorious beaches and charming towns and cities, why not consider Mozambique? This friendly and welcoming country, on the East coast of Africa with the Indian Ocean lapping at its beach-lined shores, is gaining a reputation as a place for truly exotic, and often exclusive, holidays, and the choice of accommodation in Mozambique is comprehensive. With everything from stunning luxury lodges on beautiful beaches to a variety of Maputo hotels in the capital city, there is something for everyone.

The capital, Maputo, is a fascinating place that reflects the many years of Portuguese influence on Mozambique – indeed, it is the official language of the country – and if you are looking for accommodation in Mozambique in the city then there is plenty to choose from. With a choice of luxurious hotels or more affordable, comfortable accommodation there is a hotel here for every budget, and the nearby Elephant Park is a must for families with children. Here you can see elephants and many other exotic local creatures in an open space, an experience that will never be forgotten.

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The Inhambane Coast, with its famous sandy beaches, is home to many world-class resorts, and the town of Inhambane itself is another fascinating place. With many superb lodges in resorts along the coast, and private luxury villas to choose from, some of the best accommodation in Mozambique can be found in the region, and it really is a world away from home with it’s relaxed and unhurried atmosphere and ambience. Other interesting towns with excellent Mozambique accommodation include Vilanculos and Pemba, both of which can be visited as part of many special package deals.

For many visitors the best of Mozambique is to be found on the islands; the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos, which lie off the coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean, are both home to stunning destinations for island and beach holidays and cater for all budgets. From the gloriously exclusive private villa resort of Quilalea to the beautiful and luxurious Ibo Island Lodge, private villa accommodation in Mozambique is among the very best in the world, and all are perfect for family holidays as well as romantic breaks and even very special Mozambique honeymoons.

Choosing your accommodation in Mozambique needs careful consideration, and of course, you will start with a budget in mind. As the acknowledged experts in online deals for Mozambique travel, we can help you find the perfect package at the right price, and we have access to the finest in Mozambique beach resorts, villas and hotels. Talk to us about what you need, and our team of friendly and experienced advisers will help you book online and save money at the same time, and we can arrange a package so that you can experience the beauty of Mozambique to the full. Get in touch now, and book that dream Mozambique holiday you know you deserve.

Azura at Quilalea Private Island

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Discover your slice of paradise in the uncharted waters of the Indian Ocean. In the northern region of Mozambique, off the coast of Pemba, lies a beautiful string of islands known as the Quirimbas Archipelago. Here, you will find Quilalea Island, home to the ultra-luxurious Azura at Quilalea Private Island.

Deservedly awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, Azura Quilalea is a premier destination that effortlessly balances its breathtaking setting, chic accommodation and excellent service to provide a memorable experience for its discerning guests. Fashioned from natural coral stone and makuti thatch and adhering to eco-friendly principles of using solar power and wind generated electricity as well as using water collected through rain water harvesting and desalination, this Mozambique accommodation is a tree hugger’s ultimate resort.


A look at the candid photos will attest to the splendor of Azura Quilalea, which offers 9 sea-facing villa comprising 4 Kusi Villas, 4 Kaskazi Villa and the sumptuous Villa Quilalea. In each villa has tea/coffee facilities, air conditioning, a fridge and butler service among other mod cons. Indoor and alfresco showers, private decks with day beds and sun loungers complete the picture of absolute indulgence!

From the guest feedback and Trip advisor hotel reviews of Azura at Quilalea, it is clear that the level of comfort and hospitality at this island resort is out of this world. Our consultants rave about the top class service and the aura of romance exuded from every facet of this top Mozambique beach property. The staff are very attentive and on point, not to mention the food! We also like that it’s family-friendly and that kids can also enjoy snorkeling from the beach.

Chloe Fox from Buckinghamshire finds the resort impossible to fault, “Our 4 nights at Azura Quilalea were amazing and the only downside to our trip was having to leave this gorgeous island. Our 2 sunset villas had a wonderful position on the beach which allowed us to walk straight into the sea. The sunset views from our villas were spectacular. The food too is exquisite and the team make this place even more special with their warm smiles and eagerness to please… I would recommend it to anyone and hope to return one day.