Azura at Quilalea Private Island

Mozambican Islands, Cabo Delgado

Quilalea Island

Quilalea Island is one of the Southernmost islands in the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago, 30 nautical miles North of Pemba. The island is covered in indigenous vegetation, with statuesque age old baobab groves and stunning flora and fauna, a real nature lowers paradise.

Its just as amazing below the sea, with snorkeling accessible off the beaches and around most of the island, patrolled by huge potato bass and schools of hunting jacks, and a spectacular house reef for diving just a short fin kick away from the main beach. This is paradise for lovers of marine life and marine experiences

Accommodation at Quilalea

Villas are built from natural coral stone and makuti thatch, and have all been revamped to increase comfort and make better use of the interior space, with natural finishings, indoor/outdoor showers, private decks stretching out to the beach, daybeds and sun-loungers for relaxing.

  • 4 Sunrise Villas,
  • 4 Sunset Villas,
  • Villa Quilalea.

All of the villas have a unique energy control system whereby guests can take control of their own eco-footprint. All mod cons are there if desired, including mini bar and air-conditioning, or guests can throw their villa open to being air-cooled by the natural breezes.

Villa Quilalea additionally has a feature bathroom with free-standing bath and separate dressing room, a romantic draped Kingsize 4 poster bed, and enlarged sitting area. It also has a private infinity pool, sitting/dining area, extended decking and relaxation areas, and a stunningly private location, including ocean access from a clifftop stepladder.

Activities at Quilalea Lodge

  • Cliff-top African Spa
  • Beach picnics / private dining experiences
  • Island Baobab nature walk
  • Mangrove Kayaking on nearby Sencar Island
  • Scuba Diving and scuba diving courses
  • Snorkelling and guided snorkelling trips
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Sea kayaking
  • Dhow sailing
  • Dhow Sunset Cruise
  • Island hopping and remote beach picnics
  • Cultural visits including nearby historic Ibo Island
  • Tours of the working coconut plantation on Quirimba Island and the local village

 

Meals at Quilalea Lodge

Cuisine at Quilalea is focused around the natural produce available locally, in line with the island’s ‘Eco Ethos’. Lots of fresh fish and seafood dominate the menu, with dining a relaxed and laid back affair.

For the wine connoisseur, there is a wine cellar stocked with fine wines from the owner’s 5 estates, as well as wines from Azura’s own Chateau flown in from France’s Loire Valley. The wine cellar makes an excellent venue for a more formal private dining experience.