Vamizi Casamina

**Due to unrest in the area, Vamizi Casamina will be closed as of 01 September 2019 until further notice.

Dotted along the Mozambican coastline are 32 idyllic islands that make up the Quirimbas Archipelago. Here, a plethora of marine life, ranging from turtles and dugongs to whales and dolphins, and a thriving coral reef beckon to diving enthusiasts.

The magnificent Quirimbas National Park offers nature lovers the opportunity to explore a vast expanse of enchanted forest.

The Quirimbas boast enormous cultural and historical value. The islands represent a melting-pot of Portuguese, Arabian and African influences, while historic landmarks such as the old fort on Ibo Island tell tales of slavery, pirates and the ominous ivory trade.

The contemporary, beach-chic atmosphere of Vamizi Casamina offers a vibrant setting in which to enjoy the idyllic tropical paradise of the island. Here, stark white fabrics are accented by brilliant hues of turquoise and magenta – the perfect accompaniment to the villa’s warm wooden furnishings, contemporary décor and palm-thatch roofs.

Relax in the vibrant setting of a 6-bedroom luxury villa and enjoy the many adventures of pristine Vamizi Casamina.

Casamina is the ultimate family or group getaway. Adults can unwind in one of three beautifully furnished ensuite rooms, with dreamy ocean views, whilst children have a hideaway of their own in the form of two rooms, each with two sets of bunkbeds and a shared bathroom. One of the children’s rooms has a small adjoining area, big enough for a single bed, to accommodate a childminder. An enchanting treehouse room lends itself to both the young and young at heart.

A split-level living, dining and bar area is covered by an impressive thatch roof with open sides, providing spectacular views of the ocean, while a sparkling swimming pool offers the perfect respite after a successful day of adventures. Take in the panoramic vistas of the island as you enjoy a wholesome breakfast on top of the villa’s tower, which also houses a games room with satellite television, books and board games.

Embrace your inner aquatic marine species and grab a snorkel, mask and a set of fins and explore the healthy, decorative coral reefs around &Beyond Vamizi Island. Discover the kaleidoscopic underwater world, with exceptional snorkeling opportunities available directly from motorboats. While you can easily wade into the water directly from the beach, the best snorkeling spots around the island are only accessible by boat. Snorkeling off a boat, accompanied by a guide is suitable for all age groups and skill lessons are offered. Chat to each other as you traverse the sea, finding the ideal spot, and along the way learn about various species of fish and coral. This is a wonderful activity for both children and adults alike!

The waters off &Beyond Vamizi Island, in the Quirimbas Archipelago are renowned for exceptional fishing opportunities, from deep sea fishing excursions to thrilling catch-and-release fly fishing expeditions. More than 50 of the species commonly targeted by sports fishermen can be found in the waters surrounding the islands and most of these are present in large numbers year round. Thanks to the destination’s remoteness, fisherman can be assured of an exclusive experience, with virtually no other boats to be seen.

Scuba Diving
Home to one of the healthiest coral reef systems in the world, the waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago offer the ideal holiday destination for divers of all abilities. A combination of wild underwater landscapes, the bounty of tropical ocean currents, and an abundance of aquatic life, makes &Beyond Vamizi Island a truly world-class diving destination.  Invitingly warm water and exceptional visibility throughout the year, the Quirimbas are also relatively untouched thanks to their isolated location. Tropical ocean currents attract a variety of marine life, from large game species to colourful reef inhabitants. Research has shown that the reefs around &Beyond Vamizi Island are a breeding area for both fish and corals and are home to a mass spawning of coral that has not been witnessed anywhere else off the African coast.

Access is possible via:

International scheduled flights to Pemba International Airport (POL) from Johannesburg, Nairobi or Dar es Salaam. This is followed by a one hour connection on a charter flight, aboard a mono-propeller plane to the Vamizi airstrip OR

Private charter  from Dar es Salaam direct to Vamizi airstrip

Upon landing on the island’s airstrip, guests will be collected by their personal chauffer for a 30 minute scenic drive to their villa.