The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of a magnificent chain of over 25 coral islands in Northern Mozambique. The area is ideal for fishing, diving, dhow trips, snorkeling – plus an ideal spot for an island getaway without the masses. The area is renowned for its high quality dive sites with exceptional drop-offs and some of the world’s healthiest coral.
Dubbed the ‘African Caribbean’, the region is an idyllic eco-tourism destination with accommodation offered in both luxurious lodges and more rustic beachfront huts. Quirimbas is a romantic option for honeymooners that is easily accessible from Pemba.
Our favorite properties in the Quirimbas are Vamizi and Azura Quilalea, both of which epitomize barefoot luxury. We also like Ibo Island Lodge as a lower priced option on Ibo Island, a World Heritage Site with an eclectic wealth of exquisite ancient architecture. For a completely different experience, you might consider a multi-night trip on Ibo Island Lodge’s dhow boat to island hop around the Quirimbas.
Our favorite accommodation in the Quirimbas Archipelago
Vamizi Island Lodge, set on its own private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Exclusivity and space are Vamizi’s greatest assets. As the only lodge on the island it has the space to spread wide, so each villa has plenty of privacy and its own stretch of beach. Airy and […]
Azura Quilalea in the Quirimbas Archipelago is one of our favorite properties in Mozambique. It is both a romantic, exclusive beach getaway and a paradise for serious divers. The 86-acre island is totally uninhabited other than Azura Quilalea guests and staff. The island is covered in lush vegetation and groves of ancient baobab trees. The […]
Ibo Island lies in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Nominated for World Heritage status, Ibo is one of the most unique and atmospheric islands in the world; its colonial relics definitely give Ilha de Mozambique a run for its money! Located on the prime waterfront site where dhows sail out to sea on each […]
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