Azura Quilalea Private Island is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 seafront villas. A private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary.
Snorkel the island’s shores, dive from the main beach, kayak the mangroves or relax in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs on the island. Quilalea is the ultimate private luxury hideaway in a stunning undiscovered destination, an untouched paradise for the just a discerning few to discover.
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 sealife on view is spectacular.
There are some amazing dive sites in the surrounding waters, with walls and drop offs for the more adventurous. We are lucky enough to have humpback whales from July to November, nesting turtles from November through to April, and pods of dolphins for company in front of your 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.
Back on land, we offer exclusive picnics and romantic candle-lit beach dinners, island walks to view the giant baobabs, cultural trips to the nearby Ibo Island, and relaxing treatments at our African Spa.
You can enjoy the full private island experience at Azura Quilalea by having the use of the 86 pristine acres exclusively – perfect for a large family or group of friends.
The wholly uninhabited island paradise is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary, a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat to from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Quilalea Island has the only deep-water mooring in the area, where the Portuguese and Arab traders traditionally found sanctuary for their dhows. Along with its sister island Sencar, it is one of the few properties in the entire Archipelago to lie within a fully protected marine reserve, ensuring an abundance of marine life, and a spectacular snorkelling and diving experience for our guests. All this can be exclusive to you and your guests!
All villas available to you…
The villas at Quilalea provide you with your own island castaway home, a private bolthole from your daily lives, somewhere to relax, unwind, and forget about the world. There are just 9 seafront villas on this private uninhabited island, accommodating a maximum of eighteen guests in absolute privacy. There are no telephones and Ipod docks here, just a fan to cool you down, an aircon should you need it, a fridge full of your favourite 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.
• Beachfront location and view
• Air-conditioning and fans
• Mozambican Butler-host service
• Mini bar
• Tea/coffee making facilities
• Beds can be set up as twin sharing
• Large bathroom with feature indoor/outdoor shower
• Sundeck with loungers
• Double vanities in bathroom
• Seperate toilet and bidet
• Private undercover deck with daybed
The villas can also be rented individually when the island is not booked for exclusive use. Special Honeymoon and extra night offers available. please enquire.