The Quirimbas, Northern Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago islands

A holiday on one of the Quirimbas Archipelago islands will probably be the best decision you make all year. 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 holiday package to Ibo, Azura Quilalea, Matemo or Medjumbe Islands and be surprised by the wondrous settings, white beaches and sparkling clear blue seas. Mozambique accommodation at its best!

Access to this string of islands is via Pemba Mozambique. There are regular flights with SA Airlink direct from Johannesburg five days a week. With more regular international flights into Maputo – linking up to Pemba is getting easier by the day. And for those on safari in East Africa, there are flights in from Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.

On arrival at Pemba International Airport expect a warm welcome from your resorts meet and greet team. Visas for all international travellers are available on arrival, cost 50 USD and will take just a few minutes to process.

You will take a short stroll across the runway to connect with your light air or helicopter transfer to the resort you will be staying in. The flight over the Quirimbas is spectacular and for many of our guests, it is a favourite part of their holiday. Our top-selling resort is Azura Quilalea with access by helicopter and a five-star experience awaits. This intimate little island has only nine villas and offers the very best luxury Mozambique accommodation options in the Quirimbas. The marine sanctuary surrounding Quilalea Private Island offers world-class snorkelling. A private butler will take care of all your needs on the island. So expect a stay that will be memorable.

For families and groups, the private Villas on Vamizi Island are a perfect choice. Sleeping up to ten guests in luxury accommodation this is a great choice for discerning travellers looking for something special. Besides the amazingly appointed villas activities include great diving and snorkelling, fishing and turtle hatching programs.

Ibo Island and Medjumbe Island make for a perfect combination Mozambique holiday package. Enjoy the history and culture of Ibo and some of the best beaches in Mozambique at Medjumbe.  The package includes flights and transfers to Pemba and between the resorts.

So why go here in the first place? One of the last remaining undeveloped archipelagos along the Africa coast with just 5 lodges sprinkled between the 31 islands. No mass tourism here. It’s remote and undiscovered so get there soon before it develops into a more commercial destination.

Read more on our featured properties below or get in touch for assistance in planning your holiday with us! We are the world experts on holidays to the Quirimbas and have been booking this destination from the time the first resort opened up there. And if you need to see where you are planning your holiday view our Mozambique map here.