An isolated stretch of beautiful islands, the Quirimbas Archipelago is Mozambique's premier beach destination. The chain of islands expand over 200km and comprises 12 main islands and 20 smaller slices of paradise. While some remain uninhabited there are many that possess long histories and plenty of activities to enjoy.
The beaches found here are spectacular; if you're searching for the untouched castaway experience this is it. Explore captivating mangrove forests, marvel at the soft white sands and make the most of warm turquoise waters. Ensuring the natural beauty of the area won't be lost for future generations the southern half of the archipelago is protected by the Quirimbas National Park.
Snorkelling and diving are the best ways to explore the beautiful marine life around Quirimbas. Take in an array of colourful fish species and the magnificent beauty of the island's coral reefs. The islands of Quilaluia, Rongui and Vamizi are perhaps the premier dive spots that enthusiasts will get the most out of. Vamizi Island is easily one of the archipelago's most stunning offerings: visitors can expect amazing beaches and luxury beach villas from this remote strip of paradise.
On holidays to the Quirimbas Archipelago some of the better accommodation is found on a number of the well established islands, which offer classic beach luxury, private island escapes and interesting history. Enjoy superb service from Quilálea Island, a private retreat from Medjumbe and delve into the past of Ibo Island. An important trading post during the 1500's, Ibo is unique among its sister isles. Visit the ruins of this once prosperous community with old cannons, forts and a large church on offer.
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Stay in luxury villas at this incredible beachfront property. Found in the Quirimbas Archipelago, the lodge plays a strong role in conservation and boasts its own dive centre for underwater excursions.
A castaway escape of barefoot luxury, this lodge is comprised of 9 villas, which are all built from naturally sourced materials, and set on beautiful Quilalea Private Island.
A luxury beach experience on the magnificent Medjumbe Private Island: enjoy a picnic on a remote island, stay in exclusive beach villas, relax at the spa and explore stunning coral reefs.
Enjoy dhow and kayak safaris, trips to a private beach and a relaxed stay on this tropical island. Encompassing 3 mansions, expect Mozambican charm and a tranquil atmosphere.
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