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Azura Quilalea Resort

Address
Quilalea Island
Benguerra Island
Northern Mozambique
Rating
Hotel Type
Beach, Family, Leisure
US $1040.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

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The magnificent Quilalea Island is one of the Southernmost islands in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago located 30 nautical miles North of Pemba in Mozambique, Southern Africa. Azura nestles on Benguerra Island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Benguerra Island lies 14 km northeast of Vilanculos, the nearest town and site of the international airport.

Along with its sister island Sencar, Quilalea Island lies within a fully protected marine reserve in the Archipelago, ensuring an abundance of spectacular marine life. The island is approximately 87 acres in size and apart from the Azura Boutique Island Retreat, it is completely uninhabited, making for a wonderful beach getaway destination. The Island is covered in indigenous vegetation, with large age old baobab groves, flora and fauna making this a real nature lovers paradise. One can find four beaches on this tropical island, the villas are spread along two of them.The remote turtle beach is home to dozens of nesting turtles which guests are often lucky enough to see.

Accommodation 

The Hotel was constructed entirely by hand by the local community and features only 14 villas, each of which provides its own infinity pool. The hand-built villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. The creature comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique resort are there, set off by locally sourced wooden beams and traditional artwork beneath a thatched jekka roof. Guests staying at this splendid beach retreat can wander down to the pristine white beach and welcoming azure sea beyond,relax on plump cushions on the daybed, tan in private and cool off in the sparkling plunge pool.

Room Types:

  • Sunrise Villas
  • Sunset Villas
  • Villa Quilalea

Spa Treatments

Azura’s exclusive spa features two 2 double treatment rooms which are located right on the beach and open to the breezes so that guests feel at one with nature. Azura's signature spa treatments are based on local ingredients and traditions and offer a wonderfully relaxing and pampering experience.

Wining and Dining 

The Restaurant serves both continental and a full English breakfast and lunch can be provided in a picnic style if guests are out enjoying an activity. Dinner is always a special event here at this Resort and is often eaten on the beach by candlelight beneath the African stars.  Azura offers a variety of special dining options including secluded beach picnics or a romantic candle lit private beach dinners at the villa.

Activities 

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Pansy island visits
  • Dhow sailing
  • Unique African spa
  • Land Rover Island drives
  • Cultural encounters
  • Birdwatching
  • Beach picnics
  • Stargazing
  • Day trips to Vilanculos
  • Small exercise room

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  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Wining and Dining at Azura

At this Resort, dining is all part of the beach getaway experience, from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a picnic on the beach, to dining beneath the stars, every moment will become magical. The menu is based on what is fresh and available, with a focus on light meals and lots of fresh fish and seafood. Guests can request a picnic lunch if they are planning to take a day activity or prefer to lounge by the swimming pool. For dinner, guests have the opportunity to have a candlelit meal on the beach or even a romantic private beach dinners at the villa.

The Spa

The Azura Boutique Island Retreat in Mozambique offers unique African Spa treatments at the beautiful clifftop spa. Guests are invited to lie back and relax to the calming sounds of the ocean lapping against the headland cliffs, while indulging in one of Azura's signature treatments. The Spa only uses natural ingredients which are sourced from the wilds of Africa. Guests can either have these treatments in the comfort of their own villa or on the deck.

Scuba diving
  • The Padi 5 Star dive centre is located at Azura
  • All Mares diving equipment
  • Full range of instructional courses from discover scuba upwards
  • Dedicated watersports centre
  • Varied and interesting reefs with different species of turtle, reef sharks, stingrays, devil rays, moray eels, dolphins, grouper amongst others and a wonderful array of reef fish and corals
Fishing

This Island Retreat is home to a wonderful selection of reef fish which are ideal for beginners and advanced fishermen alike. Some of the world’s best fishing for Marlin, Sailfish and Tuna can be found here.

  • Fully equipped fishing boat with local guides
  • Range of professional tackle for both beginner and enthusiast
  • Tag and release policy on protected species
Kayaking
 

Guests staying may enjoy the magnificent Quilalea Island from the water while kayaking on the ocean and around the island. Guided kayaking tours are also available through the mangroves of Sencar Island.

Children activities

Azura at Quilalea Private Island in Mozambique, Southern Africa, is a wonderful place for a family holiday. Young and older children are spoilt for choice when it comes to spending their time here. The Island offers various activities for children and families to participate in. The resort's focus is on the amazing pristine environment which surrounds Azura.

Some of the activities include:

  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Snorkeling ( with the careful guidance of the snorkeling instructors )
  • Fishing
  • Sandcastle building
  • Swimming at the main beach
  • Young ornithologists can try and spot the 134 species of birds
Snorkelling

The stunning reef off the main beach is a dream for snorkelers. Guests can enjoy all day access to these beach and can even take part in a guided night time snorkeling activity.

Dhow sailing

Guests can enjoy a sunset cruise on the Resorts 41 foot traditional dhow.

Spa treatments

The Resort offers unique African Spa treatments at the beautiful clifftop spa. Guests are invited to lie back and relax to the calming sounds of the ocean lapping against the headland cliffs, while indulging in one of Azura's signature treatments. The Spa only uses natural ingredients which are sourced from the wilds of Africa. Guests can either have these treatments in the comfort of their own villa or on the deck.

Land based activities
  • Guided bird/nature walk
  • Baobab baths
  • Stargazing and astronomy talk
  • Ibo Island tour
  • Quirimba Island coconut plantation tour
  • Birdwatching
  • Turtle sightings
  • Baobab walking trail
  • Turtle Beach picnics
  • Quissiva Island picnics
Bird watching

Mozambique's beautiful Quilalea Island is one of the Southernmost islands in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago, and is located 31miles North of Pemba. The island is home to over 50 different bird species which include; starling, storks and sun birds to name but a few.

  • Bar
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
Children Policy
  • Children are welcome at the Azura on Quilalea Island in Mozambique, but guest privacy must be respected.  Sunrise villas 1 and 2 are best suited for families, as well as Sunset villas 6 and 7.  Please note that Villa Quilalea at Azura is not suitable for young children, given its cliff-top location.

Available Rooms

Kaskazi Villa

# Rooms:
4

The Resort has 4 Kaskazi Villas which are all open-plan and very spacious. The Villas are also located close to the sandy beaches where guests can relax and indulge in hot sunny weather.

Kaskazi Villa facilities:

  • Beachfront location and views
  • All villas can be set up as king or twin sharing
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and oversize mosquito net
  • Large bathroom with feature indoor/outdoor shower, double vanities, separate toilet and bidet
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Private undercover deck with daybed
  • Sundeck with loungers
  • Unique energy control system where guests can take control of their own Eco-footprint
Single Room US $1040
Double Room US $1380

Kusi Villa

# Rooms:
4

There are 4 Kusi Villas at this magnificent Resort that are located on the beachfront and provide the most amazing views of ocean.

Kuzi Villa features: 

  • Beachfront location and views
  • King or twin beds
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and oversize mosquito net
  • Large bathroom with feature indoor/outdoor shower, double vanities, separate toilet and bidet
  • Outdoor shower
  • Mozambican butler-host service
  • Mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Private undercover deck with daybed
  • Sundeck with loungers
  • Sala
Single Room US $1100
Double Room US $1460

Villa Quilalea

# Rooms:
1

This Villa is the ideal accommodation for guests who enjoy their own privacy and provides guests with beautiful views of the ocean and offers access to the beach from the cliff top stepladder.

Villa Quilalea facilities:

  • Master bedroom ( King bed), indoor/outdoor feel with door opening up to lounging deck
  • Bathroom: free-form bath, feature handmade mosaic shower, doors opening onto the deck
  • Separate toilet and bidet
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Extended sitting area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Mozambican Butler-host service
  • Mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Private undercover deck with daybed
  • Sundeck with loungers
  • Private dining area with ocean views
Single Room US $1450
Double Room US $1930

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -21.873576

Longitude: 35.434802

Directions

Guests may arrive at this Private Island in Mozambique via Pemba or via Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

The town of Pemba can be accessed from South Africa with flights from:
OR Tambo on SA Airlink and LAM
Tanzania with flights on LAM from Dar es Salaam
Kenya with flights on LAM from Nairobi

From Mozambiques Pemba Airport, there is a light aircraft flight to Quirimba Island, a short scenic drive across the coconut plantation, followed by a 15 minute boat ride to Quilalea private island. There is deep water access to the main beach at Quilalea, but a walk through water is needed at Quirimba Island except at high tide.

Private Charter flights are available to Pemba, Mozambique, through Elite Jet in Johannesburg at reasonable rates. Aircraft seat 8-19 pax. Quirimba Island has a 1000m grass runway which is in excellent condition year round.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association)

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