Azura Quilálea

Azura Quilálea

Book one of 9 lavish villas on the water’s edge at Azura Quilalea, a fine Mozambique island holiday retreat in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Some villas face the sunrise and some face the sunset while the largest villa is perched on a strategic cliff top with views over an endless azure ocean. A private honeymoon island perfect for couples – sheer romance and solitude in a paradise of white beaches and huge Baobab trees. Superb snorkelling and world class scuba diving.

Azura Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 handcrafted seafront villas. A wholly uninhabited island paradise, ensuring total privacy and exclusivity for our guests, and surrounded by the magnificent pristine waters of a marine sanctuary.

There are just 9 seafront villas on this private island, accommodating a maximum of eighteen people in absolute privacy. They are hewn from local materials, with natural coral stone walls, makuti thatch roofs, carved beams and reed shuttered windows. The four Kaskazi Villas have fantastic views across multiple turquoise seas to Quirimba Island beyond. The four Kusi Villas have more exclusive locations, an extra outdoor bush shower, our ‘gym in a bag’, and hammocks for relaxing. The cliff-top Villa Quilalea offers the most astounding accommodation for a couple in the whole 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 largest of the 9 villas, it has a romantic 4 poster bed, feature bathroom, extensive decking and lounging areas, and its own plunge pool.

Azura Quilalea is located in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago, a scattering of beautiful unspoilt islands in remote northern Mozambique. It’s an absolute paradise for lovers of marine life, and uniquely in Mozambique there is superb snorkelling and world class scuba diving available straight off the main beach at our house reef. Learn to dive or refresh your skills at our Padi 5 star dive facility, before heading out to discover one of our many and varied nearby dive sites. Back on the island, you can watch pods of dolphins cruise past your sun deck, or look out for humpback whales or nesting turtles in season.

The surrounding waters are world renowned for superb fishing, be it for Giant Trevally, for which we have become famous and see our guests return time and again, or deep sea fishing for tuna or king mackerel. Culture buffs will enjoy a visit to nearby Ibo Island, where time has stood still, and the silversmiths still make jewellery the traditional way outside the ancient fort. More relaxing activities include kayaking through the mangroves on nearby Sencar Island, a nature walk, spotting one of our 182 species of birds, or a massage at our cliff-top spa.

Cuisine is focused on the natural produce available locally in line with the island’s eco-ethos. Lots of fresh fish and seafood dominate the menu, with dining a relaxed affair. Our butler-hosts will delight in surprising you with a range of different dining locations and set-ups in the way that Azura has become known for, beneath our towering ancient baobabs, at a remote beach picnic, or candle-lit on the beach beneath the stars.

Quilalea Private Island is an unspoilt paradise for just a discerning few guests to discover. The whole island can also be booked for sole use by a group of friends or family, for the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity.

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Highlights
  • A private island with very few guests
  • In the remote Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Perfect for special occasions
  • SA resident rates available in ZAR upon request
Overview

Azura Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 handcrafted seafront villas. A wholly uninhabited island paradise, ensuring total privacy and exclusivity for our guests, and surrounded by the magnificent pristine waters of a marine sanctuary.
There are just 9 seafront villas on this private island, accommodating a maximum of eighteen people in absolute privacy. They are hewn from local materials, with natural coral stone walls, makuti thatch roofs, carved beams and reed shuttered windows. The four Kaskazi Villas have fantastic views across multiple turquoise seas to Quirimba Island beyond. The four Kusi Villas have more exclusive locations, an extra outdoor bush shower, our ‘gym in a bag’, and hammocks for relaxing. The cliff-top Villa Quilalea offers the most astounding accommodation for a couple in the whole 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 largest of the 9 villas, it has a romantic 4 poster bed, feature bathroom, extensive decking and lounging areas, and its own plunge pool.

Facilities
  • 4 Kaskazi villas, 4 Kusi Villa, 1 Villa Quilalea – beachfront location and views
  • Air-conditioning and fans, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, beds can be set up as twin sharing, large bathroom with feature indoor/outdoor shower, sundeck with loungers, private undercover deck with daybed
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Fully equipped PADI dive centre
  • Cliff-top African Spa
From $825

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


ACTIVITIES

  • Beach picnics/private dining experiences’
  • Island Baobab nature walk, mangrove kayaking on nearby Sencar Island
  • Scuba diving and scuba diving courses, snorkelling and guided snorkelling trips
  • Deep-sea fishing, Dhow sunset cruise, Island hopping
  • Cultural visits including nearby historic Ibo Island
  • Tours of the working coconut plantations on Quirimba Island and the local village

INCLUDED

Luxury accommodation

  • All meals
  • All local drinks including house wines, beers and selected spirits
  • Cocktail of the day
  • WiFi in public areas
  • Butler service
  • Use of resort non-motorised water sports
  • Medical evacuation cover

Azura Quilalea Private Island Lodge - Quirimbas Archipelago
that include this property

AMAZING HOLIDAYS INCLUDING Azura Quilálea
From $4 315

Ibo Island Lodge and Azura Quilalea Package

7 Nights From $4 315 - PER PERSON SHARING - Delight in this specially designed package that showcases the highlights of the Quirimbas Islands by combining the best of two very different resorts. Experience history and culture at the quaint Ibo Island resort before setting off for fabulous beaches and fine dining with your very own butler at Azura Quilalea. Snorkel from your luxury villa into turquoise waters and enjoy picnics under Baobab trees.
From $9 870
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Private Island Honeymoon to Azura Quilalea

7 Nights From $9 870 - PER COUPLE SHARING - Experience a week at Azura Quilalea, a fine eco-lodge in a protected marine sanctuary in the Quirimbas Archipelago where dolphins, whales, turtles and eels play. Mozambican hosts look after guests and the original rustic yet lavish lodge has been impeccably upgraded by locals. Enjoy makuti thatched roofs, wooden shutters, handcrafted huge beds and the finest linen. Snorkel from your deck. Perfect for special occasions with return helicopter transfers.
From $4 243
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Azura Quilalea Island Escape

6 Nights From $4 243 - PER PERSON SHARING - Check out this fantastic long stay special where you pay for 5 nights but stay for 6 at the beautiful Azura Quilalea Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Intimate villas spread out along the shore on a private island where fine dining and private butler service add to the romance. Appreciate the full range of water sports and learn to dive or refresh your skills at the awesome PADI dive facility.