Azura Quilalea Private Island

The exquisite Azura Quilalea Private Island is located in the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique. This ultra African-chic resort is an uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary.  Retreat from the hustle and bustle to this hidden gem with its relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style mixed with sublime comfort.

The 9 seafront villas are built from natural coral stone and native makuti thatch. The spacious and breezy interiors boast of natural finishings, indoor/outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach, daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing. You may choose between three categories of villa: 4 Sunrise Villas, 4 Sunset Villas, and Villa Quilalea. The cliff-top Villa Quilalea offers the most astounding accommodation for a couple in the whole archipelago, with a private plunge pool, feature bathroom & dressing room, an outdoor shower, and its own separate sitting/dining area.

Cuisine at Quilalea is focused around the natural produce available locally in line with the island’s ‘Green Ethos’. Dining is a relax and laid back affair with a menu featuring fresh fish and seafood. The perfect pairing is assured from the resorts vast wine cellar. Your Mozambican Butler/Host service will insure that your dining experiences have range of unique and special venues and set-ups.

There are many wonderful spots to relax and unwind on the island including the clifftop pool. The state of the art watersports center will set you up with snorkeling and diving right off the main beach. There are some amazing dive sites in the surrounding waters, with walls and drop offs for the more adventurous. Humpback whales cruise by from July to November, nesting turtles return from November through to April, and pods of dolphins hang out year round in front of your villa. There is also kayaking through extensive mangroves on nearby Sencar Island, sailing on traditional Mozambican dhows, and some fantastic deep sea fishing.

Back on land, the resort offers exclusive picnics and romantic candle-lit beach dinners, island walks to view the giant baobabs, cultural trips to the nearby Ibo Island, and relaxing treatments at our African Spa.

The nearest International Airport is at Pemba, which can be accessed from South Africa with flights from Johannesburg on SA Airlink and LAM, from Tanzania with flights on LAM from Dar es Salaam, from Kenya with flights on LAM.


2 for 1 discount!
Valid on 7+ night stays from Jan 08- March 15, 2108

​Kids stay free in February
​Valid on 7+ night stays. Max 2 children staying with parents.

​Free Helicoptor Transfers- Save up to $600 per person
Book a 5 night stay between the 9th November 2017 and 15th March 2018 and receive a free return helicopter transfer between Pemba and Quilalea Private Island.**
**Minimum of 5 night stay based on 2 people sharing, combinable with other offers. Excludes stays over New Year's Eve. 

All specials cannot be combined with any other discounts and are for new reservations only.