Quilalea is a tranquil island in Northern Mozambique positioned in an idyllic corner of Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago. Entirely uninhabited, this Indian Ocean island offers complete exclusivity and unmatched natural beauty. There are nine private villas each with stunning sea views, providing a malaria-free nirvana of luxury accommodation. Quilalea Island Resort is surrounded by the sparkling, blue waters of the warm Indian Ocean; Quilalea is the ideal honeymoon destination for those in search of the perfect romantic island getaway, or the ultimate holiday for those in need of relaxation, adventure and rediscovery.
General Management: Azura is delighted to announce the appointment of highly qualified management couple Jean-Francois and Nicola Crinquand who will start at the end of May. Jean-Francois is Relaix and Chateaux Hotel Management trained, the couple have significant overseas experience in managing luxury boutique hotels in remote island locations in the Caribbean, as well as in Africa and Europe. Most recently they launched and managed the exclusive 5 star luxury Jade Mountain in St Lucia, and also managed its sister property at Anse Chastanet (Conde Nast Traveller reader awards 2007, TOP 25 HOTELS, The Americas & the Caribbean). Read the rest of this entry »
Some mornings we were the only two people on mile after mile of sand. Indigo Bay Island Resort is really is one of the last pieces of paradise on Earth - unending stretches of silver beach with the palms almost reaching down into the clearest sea that I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Obviously this stunning hideaway is very popular with honeymooners - one couple never left their room but sounded very happy - and for the rest of us there was a wide range of activities. Of course the, the old favourite pastime of sitting in the ocean-view bar watching people fall off their windsurfers or half drown trying to get up on their water-skis, is as popular here as anywhere in the world.
Mozambique is home to the Bazaruto Archipelago - a group of remote, untouched islands. This area is off the beaten track and if you are looking for stunning beaches, clear azure sea and relaxation then Mozambique could be the place for you.
Accommodation varies from Eco lodges, such as Guludo Lodge - this is tents on the beach, very rustic and fantastic for scuba diving! - to 5 star deluxe resorts, such as Indigo Bay - wonderful for honeymooners. Ibo Island is steeped in history, guests stay in an old Portuguese house which has been renovated to a very high standard.
Many people think that Mozambique is inaccessible & hard to reach, but LAM, Turbo Max and SA Airlink all fly directly to various cities in Mozambique.
Filed Under (Quirimbas) by BC Travel on April-10-2008
Elegant small beach hotels are a rarity in Mozambique, but the Matemo Island Resort which is located off the Northern Mozambique coast is set to become one of the most popular African island holidays.
Getting there isn’t difficult, you fly into Pemba, and then take a light aircraft to Matemo.
You really do feel you are off the beaten track here, especially as this is a new resort, with absolutely pristine beaches, and a place to really do nothing but recover from a safari.
In terms of what it’s like, there are 24 rooms, on an island that is 8km long, and 3km wide, and whilst it doesn’t have the sophistication of the Maldives[yet], it does have the huge advantage that you can stay for a week, and not walk round it easily.
Matemo is one of the great romantic affordable honeymoon ideas, it’s unspoilt, unexplored, a paradise with miles of beautiful white sand beaches.
Vamizi Island Lodge is an amazing 24-bed lodge built on the northern side of the Vamizi Island and looks towards Rongui from the end of a long powder-sand beach. Vamizi Island Lodge consists of ten separate beach houses, each with its own large living room, spectacular bathroom and breezy veranda; two houses can accommodate four guests, the rest of the houses lodge two guests. The houses are all private from each other and look out to the Indian Ocean from the shade of the forest that forms the centre of the island. Samango monkeys play in the trees and prowl the glades, hunting the land crabs that live there.
12 luxurious beach villas, spaced 70 metres apart for complete privacy, Each villa is a spacious 160 square metres, Villas 3 & 9 are family rooms with two en suite bedrooms. Villas 1 & 10 are perfect for honeymooners, Swahili coast style decor, Makuti thatched roofs with Mahogany & Teak floors, Giant king size beds.