Villa Quilalea

The alluring Azura Quilalea Private Island is one of the secret serene southernmost islands in the untouched and somewhat undiscovered Quirimbas Archipelago. The Presidential Villa is in a class of its own here for discerning travellers.

Azura Quilalea is a hidden gem, located on a small remote, tropical island floating in the azure waters off Mozambique’s coast. Making it one of the Best Mozambique Beach Resorts for a Luxury Island Holiday!

Whilst the Quirimbas Archipelago stretches from Pemba to the Northern border with Tanzania, only the very southern part of the archipelago, where Quilalea is located, forms a fully protected marine sanctuary-ensuring an abundance of marine life, and a spectacular snorkelling and diving experience for guests. The island is covered in lively indigenous vegetation, with statuesque age old baobab groves and stunning flora and fauna, a real cast-away private paradise.

On arrival a refreshing scented face cloth on a platter and a welcome iced cocktail served by your personal butler/host! The Quilalea experience can best be described as “Private Island meets remote luxury lodge.” The villas have a rustic exterior that belies the comforts within and has all the modern conveniences you could want.

The hand-built Quilallea Villa blends modern chic with all that is traditional and magical in Mozambique. The creature comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique resort are there, set off by locally sourced wooden beams and traditional artwork beneath a thatched roof. Guests staying at this splendid beach retreat can wander down to the pristine white beach and welcome azure sea beyond, relax on plump cushions on the daybed, tan in private and cool off in the sparkling rim flow pool.

The cliff-top Villa Quilalea offers the most astounding accommodation for a couple in love in the whole Quirimbas Archipelago, located on its own private part of the island where guests can enjoy magnificent views over the turquoise seas with dhows sailing by- the ultimate villa for your heavenly honeymoon in Mozambique!

Villa Quilálea is set in a stunningly private location-featuring a luxurious bathroom complete with an antique stylised shower, separate toilet and bidet, double vanities and fittings, a free-standing bath and separate dressing room, and enlarged sitting area. It opens onto a private veranda with its own panoramic view and an extended decking with a private infinity pool, sitting/dining area, and relaxation areas, including private alcove for swimming with a step ladder leading into the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Large wooden-shutter windows afford magnificent views and allow the sea breeze to waft through the entire villa and colonial ceiling fans and air-conditioning to keep you cool by day. The island-style furniture is crafted from indigenous teak and mahogany by local carpenters in the creole Muani style. A king-size bed draped romantically in netting completes the romantic African/Arabian luxury!

Enjoy a very private beach escape, relishing in the warm Mozambique hospitality with your very own private butler/host. The service is warm and friendly – staff seem to always be brimming with plenty of genuine smiles and are committed to making your stay a truly memorable Mozambique Island experience.

Walk hand-in-hand to the other side of the island for a special private picnic. The beach is called turtle beach, if you are really lucky you may see a female coming to lay her eggs. Enjoy a complimentary sunset cocktail brought to your villa as the sun dips below the horizon, turning the sea to molten gold!

Dining experiences on Azura at Quilalea are world class but still remain in line with the island’s “Green Ethos”. Fresh fish and seafood dominate the menu from local fishermen, but a careful selection of choice menu options are available for those who prefer something different. All the necessary mod-cons are provided for elegant but simple comfort. A mini-bar stocked with complimentary soft drinks and local beers, tea/coffee making facilities with Nespresso Machine and room service is always and option.

Azura’s aim is that you’ll never eat in the same place twice – so you could be enjoying a candlelit dinner on the beach one night, a beach picnic the next day, or dining under the stars beneath a huge baobab tree – the imagination of the Azura hosting team is something of a fairy-tale- it all adds up to a very special experience indeed. Sip cocktails on the extended outdoor deck of the villa while watching the beauty of the sunset, or delight in an exquisite candlelit dinner served in the private dining area. Alternatively luxuriate in your private infinity plunge pool. The magnificently unspoilt surroundings will draw you like a magnet to Mozambique!

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