Vamizi Island

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

&Beyond Vamizi Island

Set among the Quirimbas Archipelago, in a marine conservation area off the coast of northern Mozambique, the idyllic coral island of &Beyond Vamizi beckons to lovers of sun, sand and azure waters.  Barefoot luxury at its best!!!!

Vamizi Island is one of the beautiful islands situated in the Quirimbas National Park where breeding turtles lay their eggs every season if you are lucky you might get to welcome the arrival of baby green turtles as they hatch from protected sites along the island.

The rich indigenous bush is also home to Samango monkeys, coconut crabs, butterflies and hundreds of endemic bird species

Blessed with a tropical climate and offering immaculate powder-soft beaches that rival those of the Maldives, Vamizi is the perfect escape for families and groups.

Vamizi’s Private Villa Collection offers exclusive accommodation for up to 12 guests wanting their own private hideaway. Six exquisite villas have been uniquely designed by expert South African architects focusing on space and elegance.

Seemingly endless stretches of wild, deserted beaches lend themselves to long walks, as the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap along the shore, enticing snorkelers and scuba divers to explore its reefs.

Tuck into a mouth-watering castaway picnic, toast the sunset from a traditional dhow, try your hand at deep-sea fishing This is a destination to be explored at your own pace.

The waters surrounding &Beyond Vamizi Island 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. The island is also a sanctuary for mangrove forests, one of the earth’s most threatened habitats.


Relax in the vibrant setting of a 6-bedroom luxury villa and enjoy the many adventures of pristine &Beyond Vamizi Island.


Embark on a series of unforgettable island adventures and reconnect with loved ones from the spacious surrounds of a 5-bedroom villa.


Gaze out onto endless ocean views from a luxuriously appointed, 5-bedroom villa, set within three acres of tropical surrounds.


Take in the wonders of &Beyond Vamizi Island from the tranquil surrounds of a luxury 6-bedroom villa.


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.


Tartaruga consists of 5 bedrooms, private decks, living area and swimming pool. The coral limestone walls and hand carved windows are unique features.

All villas at Vamizi Island are priced at the same rate and the rate charged is based on the number of guests staying in the villa.

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  • 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


  • 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.

Getting There

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


Per person sharing

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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.