Quilalea Island

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With a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer. Azura Quilalea Private Island is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.


Quilalea Island is a paradise, a private, wholly uninhabited island surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary. Azura’s trademark African-chic style will envelope you in the lap of luxury and all your needs will be taken care of by your personal butler- host.


Their are only 9 private villas that grace the island each in its own elegant style remaining true to the culture it embraces. Each makes wonderful use of the interior space and natural finishing's allowing you to feel at one with the natural environment. Decks stretching out to the beach, day beds and even outdoor showers compliment the villas luxurious feel and guests need only take a few steps to the gleaming white beach.


Snorkel the island’s shores, dive from the main beach, kayak the mangroves or relax in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs on the island. Quilalea is the ultimate private luxury hideaway in a stunning undiscovered destination, an untouched paradise for the just a discerning few to discover.


Why Visit  

  • Exclusive Mozambican experince
  • Diving and snorkelling some of the most pristine reefs in the world
  • Villa's offering absolute peace & Tranquility
  • kayaking crystal clear secluded waters
  • Sailing traditional dhow's
  • island walks to see giant baobab trees

Rates: valid 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017


Kaskazi Villa             $   825.00

Kusi Villa:                   $   895.00

Villa Quilalea:             $ 1195.00

 *Rates are in USD, per person sharing per night


Special offers:

Stay 6 nights and only pay for 5 night

  *valid 9 Jan 2017 – 17 Dec 2017

Stay 2 for the price of 1 on stays of 7 nights or more

  *valid 9 Jan – 31 March 2017; 27 Nov – 10 Dec 2107

Getting Here

Guests can arrive at Azura Quilalea Private Island via several flights to Pemba in Mozambique, from Johannesburg, Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi.

25 minutes scenic helicopter flight from Pemba Airport to Quilalea Island. Followed by a short walk to reception.


Quick Facts


Summer (December-March)

 -Daytime temperatures above 34˚C / 94˚F

Winter (June-September)

-Night-time temperature rarely drops below 21˚C/70˚F  

Best time to travel

All year round

Recommended for Children

All ages can be accommodated with various activities and programmes

Lodge Facilities

9 luxury Villas, pool area, beach bar, lounge, exquisite dining area, dive centre and boutique. 


Portuguese, English


Turtles, whales, dolphins,  vast array of tropical marine fish, game fish


Mozambican metical USD, ZAR


Scuba Diving, Guided snorkelling trips, Guided tours of the island and its natural beauty, Deep sea fishing in a custom built boat, cultural trips to nearby Ibo Island, Spa treatments, helicopter flights, Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, Dhow sailing and sunset cruises

What's Included

Rates Include:

Accommodation, all meals, local beers & spirits, selection of house wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee, water, one house reef dive per person per day, use of snorkeling equipment,use of kayaks and paddleboards, baobab walking trails, wifi in public areas, EVAC medical insurance from Pemba


Rates Exclude:

Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes, guided/specialist activities, fishing, boat hire, motorized snorkelling, Island hopping, dhow sailing, scuba diving and scuba courses, beach picnics, spa treatments, laundry, personal gifts and staff gratuities, Quirimbas National Park fees(approx. US$15 per person per stay), 17% government tax is charged on all extras locally, Visas if required, travel insurance (recommended)

Guest Review

“Beautiful paradise, wonderful people!” 

A sublime destination for couples, friends and families. Snorkeling on the home reef is the best in the Quirimbas. Absolutely wonderful food, service, care and setting. The villas are gorgeous and provide all the creature comforts and then some! Beautiful beaches, great kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkelling and diving. Do take advantage of the spa, Lydia's hands are magic!

 A.B, London, U.K


“Beuatiful Quililea”

If you are looking for a magical setting surrounded by nature and the stunning Indian ocean, with beautiful island accommodation, first class service from charming, attentive yet unobtrusive staff; with plentiful outstanding fresh food and all the amenities you could ever wish for, Azura Quililea should be the destination for you!


Philip Cheverly, U.K



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