Vamizi Island Mozambique

Vamizi Island Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago

Why we love it

True barefoot luxury which allows you to play the role of Robinson Crusoe for a few days. Vamizi Lodge rests on the edge of a tropical forest overlooking a powder-sand beach. The crescent shaped island is intimate, surrounded by crystal clear waters, rich in marine life and unbleached coral reefs. The Island offers some of the best scuba diving in the world. The food is superb and the staff are top notch without being sycophantic.
Truly a magical place to stay!

Why we love Vamizi Island Mozambique

&Beyond Vamizi Island

Set among the Quirimbas, in a marine conservation area off the coast of northern Mozambique, the idyllic Vamizi Private Island beckons to lovers of sun, sand and azure waters. This stunning Quirimbas Archipelago oasis is located on a gleaming tropical island with turquoise waters, unspoilt beaches and lush tropical vegetation hugging the shoreline

Blessed with a tropical climate and offering immaculate powder-soft beaches, the  private villas at Vamizi Island Mozambique is the perfect escape for families and groups. The lodge and guest villas offer the best in barefoot luxury with whimsical interior decoration that will leave a lasting impression.

The communal area of each villa is different, giving each five-star bungalow its own unique flavour.

The Lodge features six spacious and well-appointed villas each of which features either five or six sleeper ideal for families and friends travelling together.

Each villa has been creatively designed to offer a unique architecture that blends effortlessly with the island’s idyllic surrounds, with hints of the multi-cultural influences of Mozambique.

The six ocean-facing Vamizi Private Villas are spaced for guaranteed privacy. Each villa has an en-suite bedroom configuration with all main areas featuring a swimming pool, decks, lounges, dining room and children’s playroom. The villas are individually decorated with their own take on African beach themes and accommodate guests with their own private chef, hospitality team and 4×4 vehicle with driver.

&Beyond Vamizi Casamina

Relax in the vibrant setting of a 6-bedroom luxury villa and enjoy the many adventures of pristine Vamizi Island. The contemporary, beach-chic atmosphere of Vamizi Casamina offers a vibrant setting – the perfect accompaniment to the villa’s warm wooden furnishings, contemporary décor and palm-thatch roofs.

&Beyond Vamizi Casa Marjani

Embark on a series of unforgettable island adventures and reconnect with loved ones from the spacious surrounds of a 5-bedroom villa. Meaning “coral” in Kimwani, the natural, earthy ambience of Vamizi Casa Marjani blends seamlessly into its private beachfront setting. This magnificent “traveller’s hideaway” combines design elements which pay tribute to the island’s breath-taking surrounds!

&Beyond Vamizi Kipila

Gaze out onto endless ocean views from a luxuriously appointed, 5-bedroomed villa, set within three acres of tropical surround. Vamizi Kipila (meaning “plover” in Kimwani) offers a refreshing palette of blues and greens that accentuate its earthy brown finishes and pitched Balinese-style timber shingle roof.

&Beyond Vamizi Papilio

Take in the wonders of Vamizi Island Lodge in Mozambique from the tranquil surrounds of a luxury 6-bedroom villa. Vamizi Papilio, aptly named after a genus in the swallowtail butterfly family, this light and airy villa offer the ideal refuge for families and groups to reconnect.

&Beyond Vamizi Suluwilo

Unwind with loved ones in the spectacular surrounds of a 5-bedroom villa, just a stone’s throw away from the ocean’s crystal-blue waters. Meaning “forest weaver” in Kimwani, the luxurious Vamizi Suluwilo offers a spectacular blend of Arabic influences and contemporary finishes.

&Beyond Vamizi Tartaruga

Marvel at the seemingly endless vistas of sparkling azure waters and verdant forest from an exclusive 5-bedroom villa. Set within three acres of lush forest, the natural elegance of &Beyond Vamizi Tartaruga (meaning “turtle” in Portuguese) is highlighted in its earthy tones, with splashes of green, and driftwood finishes.

The waters surrounding Vamizi Island Resort Mozambique boast some of the most significant and endangered habitats and wildlife in the western Indian Ocean, with over 180 species of pristine coral and over 400 species of reef fish. They have been deemed one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the world, enticing snorkelers and scuba divers to explore its kaleidoscopic reefs– most notably to Neptune’s Arm!

Being surrounded by turquoise, deep water and coral reefs, Vamizi Island Quirimbas Archipelago Mozambique is a paradise for water sports.  Various recreational fishing options are available as well as sailing. The lodge caters for all diving abilities ranging from the novice to the experienced dive master.  Vamizi PADI diver and instructors are available to guide and teach.

The underwater world can best be observed during scuba diving and snorkelling.  The surrounding reefs are filled with many marine species such as the Green & Hawksbill turtle, Giant coconut crab, Silvertip shark and Humpback whale.

Enjoy a romantic castaway picnic on one of the secluded locations on the island, kayak through the estuary flanked by mangrove forest and explore the ocean from a traditional sailing dhow! Vamizi is the place to be to relish in your loved one’s true bliss- from romantic turndowns to candlelit dinners under the stars. Have your honeymoon tailor-made to your every whim! Explore the dunes with your partner on horseback or adventure into the warm ocean and marvel at the array kaleidoscopic colours. Vamizi Island Resort Mozambique the perfect place for a perfect honeymoon-it’s one of our personal favourites!

A private chef serves individually tailor-made meals according to guests’ requirements.  Cooling-off in the sparkling lap pool or enjoying a game or two in the entertainment area, while a private chef prepares a selection of tantalising favourites for the day. A tower, inspired by the Portuguese lighthouse on the island, offers spectacular views across the ocean; the ultimate setting to enjoy a refreshing cocktail and to toast the sun as it sets over another magical day!

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Vamizi Island Facilities

  • Six exclusive villas
  • Private butler
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • All Inclusive
  • 24-hour Security
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Pool
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • TV Room

Activities at Vamizi

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating Catch-and-release Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Gourmet Castaway Picnic
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Walks (Self Guided)
  • Whale Watching
  • Stand-up paddle boarding,
  • Snorkelling from the shore,
  • Guided nature walks,
  • Small dhow sailing,
  • Hobie cat,
  • Dingy sailing
  • Use of bicycles.
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Getting to Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island is immersed in the Indian Ocean in the Quirimbas Archipelago just off Mozambique’s remote northern coast. It is easier to reach than guests may think considering how deserted it is, a 12km long crescent-shaped piece of land floating in the warm Indian Ocean.

Tourists to Vamizi Island can connect from South Africa, Mozambique or Tanzania easily within a day, with direct international flights from Europe on British Airways, KLM, Swiss and Kenya Airways.

A light wing aircraft flies travellers direct to the island from Pemba (Mozambique) to the Vamizi Island airstrip.

From there, guests are transferred to the main lodge in the “Island rover” – an open 4×4 Land Rover that follows a bumpy track for 45 minutes to the lodge.

Expect the whole journey to take no longer than three hours altogether with a stop en route to sort out customs. It takes just one hour from Pemba, along a picturesque Mozambican coast.

Whichever route you take, don’t forget to watch out for whales and dolphins as you cross the turquoise Indian Ocean on your way.

GPS coordinates for Vamizi Island


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These prices are indicative based low season costing. Rates fluctuate throughout the year. Please enquire with us for an accurate price based on your specific date of travel.