Discover an isolated private paradise in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago. Settle into the romance of a rustic luxury beach lodge and blissful tranquillity where powder-white sands and golden sun is the daily norm. Dip your toes into the blue water and toast the pink sunsets. Create your own pace from a routine of delicious flavours and soothing spa time or world-class diving and Robinson Crusoe style excursions…all accompanied by endless ocean views. Embrace true island isolation. Anantara Medjumbe’s boutique collection of 12 Beach Pool Villas offers you secluded luxury at its finest. Sleep under a thatched roof on this private island jewel in the Indian Ocean. Wake up to panoramic views of endless blue and the golden African sun. Inside, we’ve put everything you need for a perfectly intimate island escape.
Among the finest Mozambique hotels, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is located on Medjumbe, is a small private island which is part of the protected Quirimbas Archipelago that stretches along Mozambique’s northern coastline. Here, the horizon is an endless swirl of white sands, turquoise lagoon and Indian Ocean blue. And with only 12 beach villas dotting our island, cast away in luxury Robinson Crusoe style. Set sail in search of whales and dolphins. Dive in some of the world’s best reefs. Laze on deserted stretches of beach as sea turtles come to shore to lay their eggs.
AT A GLIMPSE
- A private island with only 12 beach pool villas
- Reached by all-inclusive air transfer from Pemba
- World-class diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing and water sports
- Whale and dolphin watching
- Island hopping
Luxury Beach Pool Villas in a Castaway Island
With only 12 Mozambique villas on the island, enjoy the exclusivity of your private slice of paradise. Thatched-roof simplicity meets vibrant African prints, and views of the ocean feature from every angle. Spend sunny days on your deck taking in the changing hues of the ocean. Cool off in your plunge pool or in the shade of the cabana. Bathe with a view, soaking in a tub or rinsing off under your garden shower. Wake up to ocean views. Stroll the beach at sunset. Cool off in your plunge pool overlooking the ocean.
- Direct beach access
- 36 sqm of indoor living space
- Oceanfront deck, plunge pool and cabana.
- Romantic Private Dining on a Sandy Shore
Choose an inspiring setting for private dining in Mozambique—to toast a special occasion, pop the big question or simply celebrate a dream escape. Dine in barefoot luxury beside the waves. Pick up a gourmet picnic basket for a private island picnic. Dining by Design invites you to collaborate with a personal chef to create a menu as unique as the surrounding scenery while your butler for the event perfects each detail.
- Jahazi – Island Dining with Ocean Views
Experience island dining in Mozambique within a setting of rustic elegance surrounded by wall-to-wall views. Breakfast overlooking the ocean. Dine on the catch of the day brought in by local dhow fishermen. Sample the spices and aromas of Mozambique, a rich blend of indigenous, Arab and Portuguese influences.
- Bahari Lounge Bar – Ocean View Bar with Exotic Flavours
It all starts with the flow of a pristine ocean view at our Mozambique bar, framed by iconic island architecture. Add tropical flavours and a truly unforgettable refreshment is yours. Settle into oversized couches. Sample distinct house cocktails and mocktails, all infused with the fresh sea breeze.
- Endless In-Villa Dining – from Breakfast to Dinner
Create your own sense of island time with on-demand in-villa dining in Mozambique. Laze with breakfast in bed, share an intimate meal of seafood delights out on the deck or order your favourite bottle for a special toast.
Activities and Excursions
- Sunset and Sunrise Cruises
Enjoy an amazing sunset on our locally built sailing dhow (weather dependent). Escape onto calm waters in a romantic sunset voyage during the Sunrise or Sunset.
- Private Cruise Indulgence
Management will check if you would like to order something special from the bar for your cruise. Add a bottle of Champagne at an additional cost to make this an unforgettably luxurious experience. Champagne and wine lists are available at the bar.
- Private Boats Charter
Enjoy the perfect day out on a private charter for a personalised experience around breathtaking waters. Enjoy an unforgettable snorkelling adventure at one of the planet’s most untouched ecosystems and visit the Island of Quissanga for a picnic lunch.
- Ocean Safari
Set out on an offshore boat trip to view some of the Indian Ocean’s most mesmerising sea creatures. Crystal clear ocean depths are perfect for observing the bottlenose dolphin and if possible, even socialising with them. Leatherback, loggerhead and green sea turtles are often spotted from the boat or while snorkelling, giving you a unique experience to be side by side with these gentle creatures. Look out for humpback whales from July to October during their annual great migration to breed and give birth. Snorkel at one of the most unique and untouched marine ecosystems in Mozambique where over 2 000 fish species inhabit the reef.
- Robinson Crusoe’s Star Bed
Under an awe-inspiring canopy of stars, you are invited to experience authentic African romance sleeping outdoors. Reconnect with nature and a loved one, while gazing into impossibly beautiful Mozambican skies. Blending a Robinson Crusoe-style adventure with Anantara’s authentic luxuries. During the romantic escape, couples are left alone to admire a magical sunset, toasted with pre-selected refreshments. As dusk gives way to a sparkling canopy of stars, the private beach is illuminated by flame lit torches, lamps and flickering candles, setting the mood for a night of dazzling private romance. Dinner under the stars on a deserted beach offers the choice of a formal table setting or relaxing on cushions
- Scuba Diving
The coral reefs surrounding Medjumbe Island are one of Mozambique’s best-kept secrets. Bordered by the coastline of northern Mozambique and the Mozambique Channel, these waters hold an astounding diversity of marine life, including regular dolphin sightings too and from dive sites. Guided dives range from easy, shallow reefs to challenging ones for the experienced.
- Discover Scuba Diving
This course is ideal for those who aren’t quite ready to plunge into certification. Take advantage of a quick and easy introduction to the underwater world with scuba equipment in shallow water.
- Guided Snorkelling
Snorkelling expeditions can also be organised from a boat off the island at your desire, low tide and weather permitting. Our favourite site, located about a five-minute boat ride south, features a pristine coral reef and discover the magnificent coral playground bursting with aquatic flora.
- Wakeboarding and Water Skiing
Be immersed in adrenalin as you glide across the water behind our boat. Learn some new tricks and enjoy the thrill of the sport
- Picnic on an Island
Just a 15-minute boat journey away from the resort, Quissanga Island offers a seductive escape that is yours to treasure in blissful privacy. Chat over the culinary options with the chef, choosing between tasty salad creations, gourmet canapés and barbeque delights, paired with a selection of beverages. You may also choose to visit a legendary and historic lighthouse beach or Medjumbe Point to enjoy the intimacy of our little piece of paradise.
- Inclusive of tailored picnic, refreshments, a selection of house drinks
- Quissanga Island excursion includes snorkelling on the reef
- Add a bottle of Champagne at an additional cost to make this an unforgettable and luxurious experience. Champagne and wine lists are available at the bar
- Spice Spoons
Spice Spoons offers guests the opportunity to work with personal chefs. Culinary adventures start with learning the origins of our fresh and locally produced vegetables, and progress on to cooking local Mozambican dishes with step-by-step guidance from an expert chef. Flavour enthusiasts will also learn traditional cooking techniques, craft authentic African recipes and sample their creations during a chef-hosted meal. Spice Spoons cooking classes engages guests in an authentic experience of local cuisine. Mozambican cuisine is considered to be among Africa’s finest. Like the country itself, the local dishes are rich and spicy, reflecting their cultural roots and influences. Flavourful, spicy stews and an abundance of seafood feature strongly, as does the unmistakable Piri-Piri; Portuguese-inspired chilli, garlic and lemon sauce found in every kitchen across the land.
** Inclusive of a selection of refreshments, soft drinks, beer, wine and a variety of snacks Option to have a sunrise breakfast on the dhow. The menu is available at the bar.