Remote and Exclusive Quirimbas Islands

quirimbas islands

The beautiful Quirimbas Islands are considered the more remote and exclusive of Mozambique’s glorious,. holiday islands, and feature among them some stunning private island and beach resorts that are second to none. You are looking at a truly fantastic place for an exotic break, and without the crowds of tourists that you will find in other similarly priced destinations in Africa. We are experts in travel to Mozambique and can help you book a Quirimbas Island holiday no problem, and we also have many special deals and possible discount offers to save you money on your Mozambique holiday.

The Quirimbas Islands are home to some stunning resorts, many of which are truly exclusive. Quilalea is perhaps the most exclusive of all, a stunning private island in the Quirimbas with just a handful of luxurious lodges in a perfect location. With superb beaches and the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, you have the ideal island paradise, and the perfect opportunity for a wonderfully secluded, relaxed and enjoyable break from daily life. For a family holiday, a romantic break or even a magnificent and memorable Mozambique honeymoon, the Quirimbas Archipelago makes the perfect choice.

Now that you know where you want to go, here’s some great reasons to book with us: we are cheaper than any other provider and guarantee you the best deal available; we have 20 years experience in Mozambique travel and know the Quirimbas inside and out; and we can arrange a package deal that will include a unique itinerary for you so the you get the best out of your visit to Mozambique. We are experts in getting you to your destination in the easiest and most comfortable way, so why look any further when you can book your fabulous Quirimbas Island holiday with us?

Azura Quilalea Quirimbas
Matemo Island Quirimbas
Vamizi Quirimbas

Our experienced team of consultants have travelled to the islands and know all the lodges and resorts, and as the leading name in Mozambique travel we guarantee that we will be able to find the right place for your requirements. We are experts in providing packages in the Quirimbas for all budgets and will make sure you get individual service. You deserve a holiday in such a beautiful place, so get in touch right now and let’s get the ball rolling. One of our friendly consultants will be more than happy to call you back within a few hours, and to arrange the holiday of a lifetime for you and your loved ones.

Summer bliss in Mozambique


Head to Mozambique this summer. There is so much to do there. This is the prime African destination for relaxation. Beaches, clear blue seas, coconut groves, sunny days and fresh seafood. We can offer you some of the best all-inclusive packages to ensure that your Mozambique holiday is unforgettable. Why Mozambique, then, for your next summer holiday?

Horse riding
Scuba diving
Dhow Sailing


  1. Activities

There is so much to do in Mozambique. Every day is like summer. Every evening offers the starriest skies ever. This is indeed paradise. If you love the great outdoors, take a look at the amazing activities that Mozambique has to offer you:

  • Canoeing, kayaking into serene and pristine mangrove swamps
  • Sailing – on a traditional dhow or on a luxury catamaran yacht,
  • Surfing – there are plenty of hotspots where big waves come and go, and it is always warm
  • Quad biking – follow tracks into coconut groves and idle slowly past the local villages
  • Sand boarding – climb the high sand dunes of the BazarutoArchipegalo and enjoy the ride down
  • Horse riding – allow your horse to kick up the sand as you canter up white, unpopulated beaches

Aaaaahhhh this IS the life. Relax afterwards with a cold beer and a swim in a sparkling swimming pool in your luxury accommodation.

  1. Blissful island escapes

Mozambique is one of the best island destinations in east Africa. The Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos offer remote and idyllic island destinations where relaxation and romance are the keywords.

  • Bazaruto Archielago – find the home of the rare dugong, sea horses, manta rays and whale sharks in the warm Indian Ocean waters around Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina (or Paradise) Island. Accessible via Vilankulo port and town, these idyllic islands promise holidays full of fun, sea and sun – visitors can dive to their heart’s content, fish, walk, swim, snorkel and try a range of exciting water sports. Stay in luxury villas and lodges on the shores where smiling staff and professional service enhance your island holiday.
  • Quirimbas Archipelago – these remote islands, off the coast of northern Mozambique close to Pemba, are still relatively untouched and the Indian Ocean around them a diver’s paradise. Book a special island package to Ibo, Azura Quilalea, Matemo or Medjumbe Islands and be surprised by the wondrous settings, white beaches and sparkling clear blue seas! Stay in fantastic Mozambique holiday accommodation where luxury beach lodges and villas take your breath away.


  1. Spa treatments for relaxation
  • Anantara Spa – The Sanctuary Spa is rated as one of the “best 101 spas of the world”. Rejuvenate your soul and spirit using a large range of treatments and specialist hydro facilities. The spa offers guests five treatment rooms as well as an ice pool, wet room, hydrotherapy pool, Rhassoul Chamber, health bar and relaxation areas. Ask your masseuse about the latest Sunset Treatment: you enjoy a glass of chilled champagne and a soothing foot ritual, followed by a private Rhassoul treatment and a delicious picnic thereafter. Reconnect with your inner self.
  • Ibo Island Spa – Ibo’s treatments have been culturally inspired and can include traditional body scrubs prepared using Ibo coarse sea salt and zesty lemon grass grown locally as part of the lodges’ garden project. The characteristic Ibo Island Musiro ‘white face mask’ is also popular. Traditionally made from the bark of a tree and painted onto the face using a coconut husk brush, the gentle paste ensures skin is protected from the sun and when removed leaves skin silky soft.  The Mussiro mask is typically traditional to northern Mozambique and is the exotic and beautiful mask that many of the Ibo women wear daily.
  • Azura Boutique Retreats Quilalea – Recently voted one of the world’s Top 10 Spas, the AzuraQuilalea spa is actually quite simple. Situated higher than the lodge and its romantic villas, the spa looks out over the Indian Ocean from a small cliff. Therapists only use natural African ingredients and every treatment starts with a scented foot bath, while your therapist discusses what you need.
  • Maputo’s Polana Serena Hotel – Our stunning new ‘Maisha’ Mind Body and Spirit Spa facility offers an ultra-modern gym, aerobics studio, indoor pool area, and separate spa areas for men and women. The facilities include:
  • An 18m landscaped pool set amid extensive tropical gardens
  • A state-of-the-art gymnasium and cardio studio
  • An aerobic studio offering workouts to include; cardiovascular, kick boxing, dance, yoga, Tai chi and ‘stretch and sculpture’
  • Steam, sauna, lap pool, sun-deck and juice bar
  • A full range of holistic massage, de-tox and aromatherapy treatments
  • A unisex hair and beauty salon
  1. Fine food

Have you ever sampled the staple food of Mozambique? This is ncima, a thick porridge made from maize (corn) flour. Most Mozambicans also love cassava and rice as their staple carbohydrates. Dine on these with delicious sauces of vegetables, meat, beans or fish.

Another favourite is chicken, preferably peri-peri chicken,  not for the faint-hearted. Mozambicans drink beer with their meals and you too can sample their local brews (pombe). These are made from maize, sugar cane, mangos, cassavas and cashew fruits. Palm wine (sura) is also popular in southern areas. A must-try sauce is matapa, made from cassava leaves or other greens, ground peanuts or coconut, and sometimes shrimps.

Visitors to Mozambique love the fresh seafood served straight off the boats – prawns, especially peri-peri and rich garlic prawns. What about easy-eating prego rolls, soft white Portuguese rolls (paõ) and of course fresh tropical fruits and nuts, including the regal coconut.

  1. Meeting friendly local people

Once upon a time, Arab traders arrived on the shores of Mozambique. They landed, socialised with the local African people and created a hybrid culture. They all spoke Swahili and today, there is evidence of the Arab culture wherever you go in Mozambique. It is interesting to note that in the south, cultural groups such as the Thonga trace their families through the male line (patrilineal). Groups in the north are matrilineal, tracing their ancestry back through their mothers!

In Mozambique the people are friendly! You will find the Shangaan, Chokwe, Manyoka, Sena and Makua tribes, all coexisting peacefully. Add to the mix your Europeans, Euro-Africans and Indians and you have a fascinating melting pot of culture and tradition. Mozambicans love soccer, their favourite sport.

Book your package to Mozambique today. We guarantee you the holiday of a lifetime!

Explore Glorious Mozambique – The Hidden Jewel of Africa


If you are considering an African holiday you may not have Mozambique on your short list of possible destinations; the truth is it should be at the very top! A beautiful and friendly place that remains largely unspoilt, Mozambique is home to some of the best beaches and most impressive resorts and destinations in all of Africa, and is definitely the place to go for relaxing. That’s not to say there is nothing to do here – you can take a safari in one of many game reserves on the mainland – but the sheer tranquillity of the island resorts and others is something to behold.

Mozambique includes two island groups that lie off the coast – the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos – and these are very popular with customers who come to us – Mozambique Travel – for the best deals in packages to the country. At Mozambique Travel we have been arranging packages for visitors to the very best destinations on the island and we promise the best prices and the most impressive accommodation. Whether you want a romantic break for two or a family holiday with sun, sea and sand we can help, and you will be pleasantly surprised with our prices.

If you want to experience the wild side of Mozambique we can arrange a beach and bush package; spend time on the beaches and at a game reserve, perhaps staying in a lodge in the bush. It’s an experience that cannot be repeated, and one that will be enjoyed by young and old alike. One further great thing about Mozambique: here, you will not find crowds like in similarly priced destinations in Zanzibar, for example, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet as well as the weather. Let Mozambique Travel arrange the perfect holiday for you – we are waiting to help.

Bazaruto’s Indigo Bay

Indigo Bay

Based on what guests say about Indigo Bay and the traveler reviews on Trip advisor, it is clear that this exquisite island resort is quite a contender in the hospitality industry in Mozambique. An all-rounder holiday destination for families, lone travelers, honeymooners and corporate guests, this hotel on Bazaruto Island will exceed your expectations.

Indigo Bay Resort’s perfect combination of excellent service, fantastic cuisine, high end facilities and sublime setting have seen it swaggering a Certificate of Excellence from Trip advisor, a prestigious accolade only bestowed to the well-deserving establishments that take their guests seriously and provide the finest in service and accommodation.

With a choice of 5 different room types, you are bound to find one that suits your preferences and budget. There are a total of 44 villas consisting of 29 Beach Villas that are perfect for couples, 12 Deluxe Sea-View Pool Villas with 2 en-suite bedrooms ideal for families, Beach Pool Villa with sunken bath and Jacuzzi, Sea View Villa ideally positioned for intimacy with a private plunge pool as well as the Anantara Pool Villa complete with a private driveway and entrance, 2 bedrooms, elegantly-appointed living room, plunge pool and Jacuzzi. Click here to property page.

“I have had the good fortune of being a guest at some of the most prestigious beach resorts in the world.Indigo Bay definitely tops the list of my most memorable holidays. The resort setting is unparalleled in beauty whilst being isolated and unspoilt. The accommodation is brilliant and the catering simple but delicious. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and all guests are made to feel like they are the only person at the resort. All in all, a magnificent resort on a magnificent island.” L. Ram from Johannesburg, South Africa wrote.

Another glowing traveler review from another of many satisfied guests, “Many of my foreign friends never heard of Mozambique as a diving, beach and fishing holiday destination. I can only say it is one of the most beautiful places for relaxation and watersports. The service is great, the food fantastic. The gorgeous setting makes this hotel a great escape after a sensational safari in South Africa or Tanzania.”

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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.

Vilanculos Beach Lodge
Pemba Beach Hotel
Azura Quilalea

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 Benguerra & Quilalea Mozambique

Sunset Dhow Sailing

There are some stunning holiday resorts in Mozambique, the beautiful east African country on the Indian Ocean, and many of them offer a genuine opportunity to experience an exotic paradise at great prices. The beautiful islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of Mozambique, are among the least developed and unspoilt in the world, and the choice of holiday destinations here is amazing. With a choice of luxurious lodges in perfect locations on two islands in the chain, Azura Mozambique provides wonderful Mozambique accommodation that allows you to enjoy a genuinely unique holiday somewhere truly special.

The Azura Mozambique retreats are on the islands of Benguerra and Quilalea; the former is a long-established holiday destination with some wonderful villas and lodges – including Benguerra Lodge, the oldest of all on the islands and still one of the best – while the latter, Quilalea, has to be one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. This completely private island, with only nine luxuriously appointed yet traditionally constructed villas in a truly exotic setting, is simply amazing, and with stunning beaches and beautiful ocean waters to swim and dive in, plus the glorious weather, makes the perfect place for a honeymoon in Mozambique.

Azura Mozambique promises a wonderfully exotic and exclusive slice of Mozambique in either location, and the opportunity to book all nine lodges on Azura Quilalea is one that you can consider if looking for a unique group holiday. Benguerra Island may be more developed, but is still barely touched in terms of the modern meaning of the world. The lodges here are quite delectable, and make a perfect choice for families looking to enjoy a sun-soaked holiday in one of the best of Mozambique beach resorts.

Azura Benguerra
Sunset at Azura Quilalea
Diving in the Quirimbas

For sheer private luxury and genuine exclusivity little can beat Quilalea, and the wonderful location on an otherwise uninhabited island makes it a truly unique choice for a holiday or honeymoon. As experts in Mozambique holiday packages we have access to the very best resorts, hotels and lodges on the islands, including those of Azura Mozambique, and are committed to finding you the very best deal available for your dream African holiday. With a team of experienced advisers who are familiar with all aspects of Mozambique accommodation, we promise to find you the best holiday deals Mozambique can offer, so get in touch with us right now and book that dream family holiday or romantic break you know you deserve.

Mozambique Beach Vacations

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort Pool Deck

The beautiful country of Mozambique, one of the jewels in the crown of African holiday destinations, occupies a prime location on the south east coast, with the glorious Indian Ocean lapping at its amazing beaches. With a wealth of beach resorts, towns and cities, and the adjacent Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos, this stunning place is one where you can find an affordable family holiday or romantic break in a genuine tropical paradise, and the sheer variety of opportunities for enjoyment is hard to match anywhere else in the world. Mozambique beach holidays take advantage of some of the most astonishing locations and great weather, and with excellent package deals and specials available, you may be surprised at what you can afford.

Your choice of Mozambique beach holidays ranges from those on the glorious Inhambane Coast on the mainland to the fabulous tropical islands, and it is perhaps the latter that offer the best options in terms of exciting, exotic locations. The Bazaruto Islands, inclusion the island of that name and the fabulous Benguerra Island, are as tranquil and relaxing as it gets, and there are many fine Mozambique lodges to be found in some great resorts. Benguerra Lodge, the first to be established in the islands, is a wonderful place decorated in a traditional style and offering a variety of suites at great prices. With fabulous facilities, and a magnificent beach-front location, this amazing place is somewhere you will never forget.

At the Anantara Bazaruto resort, on neighbouring Bazaruto Island, you can enjoy equally fantastic Mozambique beach holidays, in superb accommodation with stunning views of the ocean, where you can take in snorkelling trips to view the wonderful coral reef wildlife and enjoy the ambience of this relaxing, yet exciting, resort. With restaurants serving fine local dishes, especially the seafood that the area is famous for, and a bar, pool and much more, this popular resort is one for families and couples alike and is among the very best of Mozambique beach resorts.

Ibo Island Lodge, on the Quirimbas Island of the same name, is a truly exclusive choice of a beach resort that offers much more than simply a holiday. This is an experience like no other, a place where you really can let the world pass you by, and represents the very best in Mozambique beach holidays at surprisingly affordable prices. On the mainland is White Pearls Resorts, an equally exclusive place with luxurious accommodation and fine facilities, and ranked by many as one of the finest of all resorts in Mozambique.

As experts in package deals on Mozambique beach holidays, we can help you find the very best package for you, and our friendly and helpful team of travel advisors will be more than happy to help you put together the very best package at the right price. With many specials and offers available on Mozambique travel, and our acknowledged expertise on Mozambique accommodation, we are here to help, so get in touch now and book a dream holiday you will never forget.