Azura at Quilalea Private Island is a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary.
There are just 9 seafront villas on the island, accommodating a maximum of eighteen guests in absolute privacy. The villas are made 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 large handcrafted beds, natural finishings and furnishings, and spacious bathrooms with baobab tiled showers with a view out to sea. Outside, there are daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing, and the private decks have fabulous uninterrupted views out to the beach and sea beyond.
This is paradise for lovers of marine life, with snorkelling and scuba diving straight off the main beach. With just a few guests on the island at a time, you will be the only people snorkelling and diving here, and as a result the plethora of sea life on view is spectacular. There are some amazing dive sites in the surrounding waters, with walls and drop offs for the more adventurous. Humpback whales arrive from July to November, nesting turtles from November through to April, and pods of dolphins for company in front of the villas year round. There is also kayaking through extensive mangroves on nearby Sencar Island, sailing on traditional Mozambican dhows, and some fantastic deep sea fishing.