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      Quilalea Private Island Resort

      An Uninhabited Island Off the Mozambique Coast

      Quilalea Island is one of the southernmost islands in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago, 30 nautical miles North of Pemba. It has one of the only safe deepwater moorings in the area, where the Portuguese and Arab traders traditionally found sanctuary for their dhows or boats. The island is approximately 86 acres in size and, apart from Azura Quilalea staff and guests, it is completely uninhabited. The island is covered in indigenous vegetation, with statuesque age-old baobab groves and stunning flora and fauna, a real nature lover's paradise. There are just nine seafront villas on this private uninhabited island, stretched along the sunrise and sunset beaches, accommodating a maximum of eighteen guests in absolute privacy. The villas are hewn from local materials, with natural coral stone walls, carved wooden beams, makuti thatch roofs, and timber wooden decks. Windows have no glass, but have shutters made from local reed that can be opened to allow the breezes through, or closed for privacy at night. Inside, there are handcrafted oversize beds, all natural, designer ‘beach-chic’ furnishings, and spacious bathrooms with baobab-tiled showers. There are no telephones or iPod docks here, just a fan to cool you down, an air conditioner should you need it, a fridge full of your favorite beverages, and a wooden pirate chest to store your most precious belongings. Outside, there are daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing, and the private decks have fabulous uninterrupted views out to the beach and sea beyond. The four Sunrise Villas have fantastic views across the multiple turquoise sea to Quirimba Island beyond. The four Sunset Villas have more exclusive locations, an extra outdoor bush shower, and hammocks for relaxing. The cliff-top Villa Quilalea offers the most astounding accommodation for a couple in the whole archipelago, with a private plunge pool, romantic four-poster bed, a bathroom and dressing room, an outdoor shower, and its own extensive lounging, dining and relaxation areas. With the Indian Ocean on its doorstep, many of the activities and experiences are focused around it. The protected reefs in the Quirimbas Archipelago offer some of the most spectacular snorkeling and diving in the world (use of snorkeling equipment is included.) Also available are saltwater or big game fishing, sunset sailing, picnics in splendid isolation, or cruises to other deserted beaches. Gaze at the dolphins, often spotted from boats, or track down humpback whales on their seasonal migration past our shores. Remote and beautiful Turtle Beach is home to dozens of nesting turtles which our guests are often lucky enough to see. It is also an excellent spot for a private picnic lunch. The birdlife is abundant on Quilalea, with more than 60 birds that can be spotted.

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      Availability & Pricing

      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $825 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Mozambique
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 18 beds
      • Amenities: Air Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Beach/Coastal
      • Included: Accommodation in sea facing villas, all meals including main beach dinners, house beers & spirits, selection of house wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee, water, sunset cocktail of the day, Mozambican Host Service, use of snorkeling equipment, one house reef dive per person per stay, use of kayaks and paddleboards, Baobab walking trails, turtle sightings, stargazing and astronomy talk, various honeymoon special treats, wireless internet in public areas, various childrens activities, EVAC Medical Insurance from Pemba, park fees
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        Additional Cost:
        Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and Champagnes, guided/specialist activities, fishing, boat hire and motorized snorkeling, guided snorkeling, guided kayaking, island hopping, Dhow sailing, sunset Dhow cruise, ocean safari-whale & dolphin watching, scuba diving and scuba courses, beach picnics, spa treatments, guided birding/nature walk, Baobab bath, guided night snorkeling, private beach dinner, Turtle Beach picnic, Quissiva Island picnic, Ibo Island tour, laundry, curio shop items
      • Special

        Stay 6, Pay 5

        Available

        08 Jan 18 - 16 Dec 18

        Stay 6 nights and pay for only 5 nights. read more

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