Azura Quilalea Island

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The magnificent Azura Quilalea Private Island is one of the Southernmost islands in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago. Located 31 nautical miles North of Pemba in Mozambique, Southern Africa. 15 km northeast of Vilanculos, is the nearest town and site of the international airport.

The island is approximately 86 acres in size, and apart from Azura Island, it is entirely uninhabited, making for an excellent beach getaway destination. The Island is covered in indigenous vegetation, with old baobab groves, flora and fauna making this a real nature lover's paradise.

One can find four beaches on this tropical island; the villas are spread along with two of them. The remote turtle beach is home to dozens of nesting turtles which guests are often lucky enough to see.

The Hotel was constructed entirely by hand by the local community and features only 14 villas, each of which provides its 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 roof. Guests staying at this splendid beach retreat can wander down to the pristine white beach and welcome the azure sea beyond, relax on plump cushions on the daybed, tan in private and cool off in the sparkling plunge pool.

Azura’s exclusive spa features two 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.

The Azura restaurant serves both continental and 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 resort offers a variety of unique dining options including secluded beach picnics, or a romantic candlelit private beach dinner at the villa.

Room Types:

  • Sunrise Villas
  • Sunset Villas
  • Villa Quilalea


  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • 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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Azura Quilalea Island

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

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FAQs about Azura Quilalea Island
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Azura Quilalea Island are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is Azura Quilalea Island located?
The address of Azura Quilalea Island is: Quilalea Island, Benguerra Island.