Top luxury island resorts in Mozambique

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Top luxury island resorts in Mozambique

Mozambique is fast becoming a world-class luxury diving destination. Stunning luxury island resorts set on remote, untouched islands and surrounded by rich coral reefs are perfect for those looking for a true adventure.

Here are just a few of our favourite luxury island resorts in Mozambique: 

Northern Mozambique

Azura Quilalea

The Azura Quilalea Island has an incredible “Robinson Crusoe” castaway feeling mixed with incredible luxury. A perfect, understated escape away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. The island is an uninhabited paradise that is surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary.


The resort offers nine villas that are all are open-plan and spacious with a stylish wooden design that blends seamlessly with the island surroundings. The food served at the resort focuses on light meals, simple ingredients, and lots of fresh fish and seafood.


The waters and reefs surrounding the island are untouched and have some amazing marine life. Guests can snorkel the island’s shores or dive from the main beach. Other activities include kayaking in the mangroves or relaxing in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs on the island. Quilalea is the ultimate private luxury hideaway in a stunning undiscovered destination.

Ibo Island Lodge

The Ibo Island Lodge offers guests the chance to experience a truly untouched and tranquil paradise on a unique cultural island.  Enjoy the views overlooking the ocean and watch the slow and steady dhows sail across the horizon.


All the rooms at the resort are individually designed to include Ibo’s authentic history and original architecture while maintaining a simple yet elegant comfort. The resort also offers incredible spa treatments inspired by the culture of the local Ibo people.


Here guests will be able to dive some of Mozambique’s richest coral reefs. Experience the joy of swimming with dolphins, sea kayak in the pristine mangroves or catch some fish off the shore or discover the surrounding islands on a Quirimbas mobile island-hopping dhow. Ibo Island also has a unique history and culture with ruins and colonial buildings on the island dating back to the 19th Century. Take a tour of this amazing place and mingle with local people while you discover a rich history that dates many years. 

Anantara Medjumbe Island

The Anantara Medjumbe resort is located on the remote Medjumbe private island which is one of the many islands that make up the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique. Medjumbe Island is made up of just twelve villas with direct access to the beach and views overlooking the incredible Indian Ocean. All the villas feature a private outdoor deck with sun loungers, hammock and your very own plunge pool.


The chefs here serve up a kind of culinary diversity that will entice you to try something new and tantalising every day and the treatments at the Medjumbe spa are a highly exclusive experience.


Anantara Medjumbe Island offers some of the finest diving in the world. PADI instructors will take divers out to the untouched coral reefs to experience an astounding diversity of marine species.

Southern Mozambique

Anantara Bazaruto

The Anantara Bazaruto Island is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and is one of the largest conservation areas in the Indian Ocean, making it the perfect spot for those seeking the world’s best diving. Divers come here in search of Mozambique’s larger marine animals such as dugongs, turtles and whales.


The resort offers 44 villas that have been designed to be in harmony with the natural and unspoiled island surroundings. The range of facilities on the island includes a fitness centre, wellness spa and private beach dinners for special occasions.


The waters surrounding the isnad are part of the protected Bazaruto Marine National Park making it a diver’s paradise. The crystal-clear ocean and dazzling soft coral ridges and reefs make it a joy to explore. 

Azura Benguerra

Nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world is the Azura Benguerra resort. It has been designed with all luxury comforts in mind such as sparkling private pools, Mozambican Butlers, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean as well as an African spa to relax in. The resort also has a community-based project where the local islanders benefit from tourism that the resort brings in to the area.


The dining at the resort is part of the experience. Dine at a different spot on the island every day,  from breakfast at the water’s edge to a picnic on a remote sand island.


The waters surrounding the island have some of the most magnificent reefs and are also home to turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Dive into the waters to experience the migrating whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong.
andBeyond Benguerra Island

The andBeyond Benguerra Resort is a luxury island paradise located on the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The lodge is set in a protected marine conservation area and offers pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs that are full of marine life.


The accommodation on the island consists of 10 casinhas, 2 cabanas and a three-bedroom Casa Familia for families or groups. These incredible villas all feature private plunge pools and outdoor showers and all offering luxury beyond compare.


The island is surrounded by some of the best diving sites Mozambique has to offer, with a rich variety of tropical fish and Africa’s only population of the rare dugong. Other activities on the island include snorkelling trips, sunset dhow cruises, sea kayaking, horse riding and local community tours.

An island paradise awaits! Contact us to help plan your next luxury dive holiday to Mozambique!