Azura Quilalea Private Island

Mozambique, Africa

Max 18

Overnight | 9 bedrooms

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About Azura Quilalea Private Island

The Azura Resort on Quilalea Island is an idyllic retreat in the Indian Ocean off of Mozambique’s picturesque coastline. Surrounded by the waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago Marine Sanctuary, this private island defines “paradise.” Aside from the Azura’s staff and guests, there are no inhabitants on Quilalea. Yes, Azura’s guests are treated to warm, clear waters and soft, pure sands. However, the list of attractive attributes goes well beyond that. Aside from sunning and swimming, guests can explore the lush mangrove forests in a kayak or snorkel in the waters just offshore, which are teeming with colorful and exotic marine life. Even if you remain on shore, you will see humpback whales, pods of dolphins and nesting sea turtles. Deep sea fishing, scuba diving and other water-based adve ...
The Azura Resort on Quilalea Island is an idyllic retreat in the Indian Ocean off of Mozambique’s picturesque coastline. Surrounded by the waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago Marine Sanctuary, this private island defines “paradise.” Aside from the Azura’s staff and guests, there are no inhabitants on Quilalea. Yes, Azura’s guests are treated to warm, clear waters and soft, pure sands. However, the list of attractive attributes goes well beyond that. Aside from sunning and swimming, guests can explore the lush mangrove forests in a kayak or snorkel in the waters just offshore, which are teeming with colorful and exotic marine life. Even if you remain on shore, you will see humpback whales, pods of dolphins and nesting sea turtles. Deep sea fishing, scuba diving and other water-based adventures are on the menu as well. And, of course, there is always the option of swinging gently in a hammock under the shade of a baobab tree with a good book and some incredibly beautiful surroundings. Azura at Quilalea features nine seafront villas, which offers unmatchable views of the Indian Ocean. The four Kaskazi Villas, each with a king sized bed in its master bedroom, display the tasteful African-chic design that Azura does better than anyone else. The open-air layout gives guests a sense of spaciousness that is enhanced even more by the outdoor shower and private deck with daybeds. Butler service is provided, and amenities like air-conditioners and refrigerators make sure that guests are never left wanting. The four Kusi Villas boast a similar list of furnishings and amenities. However, they provide guests with even-more-amazing views of the coastline and the ocean. The island’s showpiece is the Villa Quilalea, a one-of-a-kind accommodation that is ideal for a honeymoon (or any type of romantic holiday). When a couple stays here, they are treated to candlelight dinners in a private dining room, dips in the villa’s infinity plunge pool, and access to a private beach that can only be reached by the villa’s secret step ladder. Add to the list of attractive attributes all the amenities that are found in the other villas, and you will realize that Villa Quilalea is nothing short of perfection. The food is also something special on Quilalea. Using what is fresh and available (including an amazing array of seafood), cooks create Michelin-star-worthy masterpieces for each meal. The island’s spa, meanwhile, provides an array of traditional treatments that rely on locally-sourced products. The resort is staffed with skilled chefs, butlers, water sports experts and dive guides, and other staff-members who can cater to your every need. What to do Snorkel or scuba dive in the teeming waters of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a massage in Quilalea’s spa and then savor a meal of fresh seafood created by the island’s skilled chef. Relax in a hammock with a book while the pleasantly cool Indian Ocean breezes blow through the baobab trees. All Images provided by Azura

What we love

The location of each villa. No matter which accommodation you choose, you will only be steps from the beach.

The open-air African-chic design of the villas.

The Quinalea Villa. This is one of the most attractive honeymoon/romantic getaway accommodations you will ever come across.

What to know

The entire island can be rented out for private use. This is the perfect idea for people seeking a special experience for family, friends, or business associates.

Quilalea stretches for 86 acres in total.

Butler/Host service is standard in every villa.

  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Overnight Stays
  • WiFi
  • Scenic Views
  • On site Event Staff
  • Pool
  • Close To Hotels
  • Close To Restaurants
  • Close To Beach
  • Catering Provided