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Anantara Medjumbe

Quirimbas Archipelago
Northern Mozambique
Southern Africa
Hotel Type

Set like a jewel within the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago, the Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort nestles on a small private Mozambique island which is only one kilometre long and 510 meters wide.

A perfect view of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerises guests.  With only 13 beach chalets, each one a few steps from the ocean, the resort offers real barefoot luxury and complete privacy.

In addition to the beaches, there is also; island diving, fishing and water sports. The coral reefs surrounding the MedIslandin the Quirimbas Archipelago are one of Mozambique's best-kept secrets. The island is a tropical paradise, with long white beaches that are lapped by warm Indian ocean. Dolphins and Humpback Whales are seen from July to September. Turtles can be seen coming ashore to nest in front of the lodge.


Medjumbe has 14 beach chalets blend into the pristine environment. Each of the beautiful palm-thatched cottages offers air conditioning and a private plunge pool to refresh in the tropical heat. The chalets are decorated blues & white with an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. Ceiling fans, mosquito nets, hair dryer, mini bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities are included in every chalet. A hammock outside ensures ultimate relaxation.

Location and Access to the Quirimbas Archipelago

Shaped like a dropped pearl, the Private Island lies North of the 251 km long Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique. It is a spectacular 42-minute flight away from the mainland Pemba in northern Mozambique.

Access to the Island is via a scenic light aircraft, operated by CFA Air Charters, a transfer from Pemba Airport takes 48 - minutes. Pemba, situated on the mainland in northern Mozambique, is accessed from Johannesburg, with direct flights operated by Airlink, as well as from Maputo, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.


The main activities are diving, fishing and sailing. The resort offers scuba and snorkelling on the coral reefs. A big number of pelagic game fish can be seen while diving in the warm tropical waters. Around the archipelago close to the islands in deep water a large game fish. Only little explored, the protected waters around the island are home to some of the most exciting game fish to catch like Kingfish, Dorado and Sailfish.

Activities offered include sailing, windsurfing, tubing and water skiing as well as wake and knee boarding. The Gulf Craft 20' Swan is used for water skiing and tubing, with wake and knee boards also available. Kayaks are available for guests to explore the crystal clear waters around the Medjumbe island and the reefs around nearby islands.

Below detailed information about the Anantara Medjumbe is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Private plunge pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Water sports

The Medjumbe Private Island which lies in the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique, is a nature lover's paradise and most of the resort's activities enable guests to delight in the island's natural wonders. The resort's Activities Center provides the base from which a range of activities are offered.

For guests who enjoy water sports, the Medjumbe Island Resort is a natural playground: guests may choose sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. The Gulf Craft 20' Swan is used for water skiing and tubing, with wake and knee boards also available. The sailing craft include a Gypsy sailing dinghy whilst Kayaking is also available.


These oceans are most certainly not short of stunning and exciting new fish species to which guests can experience on the Resorts very own fishing boat equipped with a long T-Top that can protect guests from the hot, tropical sun. On board, the captain and gillie present guests with tackle, lures and bait, and ensure that they have the best professional guidance, whatever the ability. One of the world's most renowned fishing destinations is accessible from the Quirimbas and showcases the St Lazarus Banks which is a stunning sea mountain. This Island Resort offers luxury live-aboard boat trips on the 42-ft catamaran Broadbill, which is also based at Pemba.


The Resort supply's one the best diving areas of untouched coral reefs and marine species in the world. Some of these fish include; Moray Eels and Barracudas as well as Dolphins and Humpback Whales which swim here between August and October. Loggerhead and Green Turtles are too often seen in the water, coming ashore to lay their eggs on the sandy island beaches - sometimes right in front of the beach chalets.

The Resort offers a range of diving courses which are:

  • Discover Scuba
  • Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water

Deep water dives can take place in eitherthe Sambi Sambi, the Edge of Reason or the Cliffs of Insanity where guests will get up close to some of the following fish:

  • Napolean Wrasse
  • Grouper
  • Black-and White-Tip Reef Sharks
  • Snappers and Unicorn Fish

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Free wireless Internet in the main reception area and bar and lounge areas
General Services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
Children Policy
  • Regrettably, the Medjumbe Island Resort does not accept children under 12, unless guests pay for the exclusive use of the resort.

Available Rooms

Beach Pool Villa

# Rooms:

This magnificent Island Resort includes 13 beautiful palm-thatched beach chalets which includes 5 x twin and 8 x double rooms.

Room features:

  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Private plunge pool
  • Stunning views of the Indian Ocean
Single Room US $760
Double Room US $950

Anantara Medjumbe Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy a 6 night stay at the luxurious Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and receive 20% discount.

The tropical and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island is home to the luxurious Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort which offers unique palm-thatched chalets.  Guests may choose from different outdoor activites including diving, fishing and other water sports.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft drinks, Bottled water, House wine, Local beer and Selected House spirits, Tea/coffee, Mini-bar, Non-motorized activities/equipment and Emergency medical evacuation.

Excluded from the rate:

  • International/domestic flights ex Pemba Airport, Airport taxes (if applicable), Visas, return light aircraft transfers from Pemba, Specialized and/or Premium Brand beverages, Food and beverage services to Villas, Laundry, Motorized water sports and all activities not specified, Gratuity, Park fees and All items not stated above.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a stay of 6 nights or more
  • New bookings only
  • No valid for groups
  • Specials can not be combined
  • Subject to availability

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -11.815810

Longitude: 40.603687


Medjumbe Private Island, Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique

Shaped like a dropped pearl, the Medjumbe Private Island lies at the northernmost reach of the 250km long Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique.It is a spectacular 45-minute flight away from the mainland Pemba in northern Mozambique.

Access to the Medjumbe Private Island is via a scenic light aircraft, operated by CFA Air Charters, transfer from Pemba Airport take 48 min. Pemba, situated on the mainland in northern Mozambique, is accessed from Johannesburg, with direct flights operated by Airlink, as well as from Maputo, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.
How to get to Medjumbe Private Island


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


  • World Travel Awards - Mozambique's Leading Resort in 2008 and 2009


  • Advancing Tourism to Africa (ATTA )

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