• Nearest Airport

    Pemba, Mozambique

  • Location

    Quilalea Island, Quirimbas Archipelago

  • Property Access

    Helicopter transfer flights from Pemba Airport.  Duration is approximately 30 minutes.

  • Best time to travel

    Generally visited all year round, keep in mind the hotter summer months of November to March are also part of the rain season so some rain may be experienced.

If you are looking for a private, intimate, luxury island experience then look no further. Azura Quilalea Private Island offers all of this and more.  The “Robinson Crusoe” castaway style belies the exceptional service and experiences to be enjoyed.  With only nine Villas on the island, exclusivity and privacy is paramount.  Not only is the island a special getaway for honeymooners but it is also one of only two properties in Mozambique where shore entry is enjoyed by both scuba divers and snorkelers.  Explore the tropical waters or walk amongst the giant baobab trees that call Quilalea home.

Free Night Offer

Stay for 6 nights and pay for 5. Valid for travel mid-January to mid-December. T&C’s apply

Luxury for less

Stay for 7 nights or more and your partner stays for free. Valid for travel from 06 January to end March &  25 November to mid-December.  T&C’s apply.


Bride receives 50% discount on accommodation, activities, and spa treatments for min 5 night stay. Valid for travel from 06 January to mid-December. T&C’s apply.

Family Special

The third child sharing a villa with 2 other children stays free of charge. Valid Year-round. Two children sharing a villa with parents stay free of charge. Valid for travel from  6 January to end March & 25 November – 15 December. T&C’s apply.

Kaskazi & Kusi Villas

Choose between either the sunrise or sunset facing Villas.  Each villa offers spacious rustic luxury with air conditioning, fans, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, sundeck with loungers and large mosquito net framed beds.  Relax and unwind from the stresses of our modern world on a daybed on your private undercover deck.

Villa Quilalea

The most magical honeymoon Villa in Mozambique!  Located away from the other villas, Villa Quilalea is the only Villa on the island that features a private plunge pool and large private dining area with views over the ocean.  From its cliff top location, guests can access a private alcove with a step ladder for swimming and snorkeling in the magical waters surrounding Quilalea island.


The dedicated chef team at Quilalea are passionate about producing mouth watering dishes to delight their guests.  Fresh ingredients and seafood are incorporated with the huge Mangrove Crabs and Crayfish being a particular speciality.  Dining venues are changed frequently from the main beach, to private dining in your villa or enjoying the night sky next to the large baobab that stands watch at the pool deck.


Lovers of marine life will love Quilalea island. With snorkeling and scuba diving right off the main beach you don’t need to waste time on a long boat trip first.  The island offers some amazing dive sites with walls and drop offs for the more adventurous souls.  The humpback whales migrate past the island from July to November and if you are lucky you may see a sea turtle nesting on the island from November to April.  Kayaking in the mangroves of Sencar island, sailing in a traditional dhow or exhilarating deep sea fishing can also be enjoyed.  And when all the activities tire you out, enjoy a calming massage whilst listening to the ocean below.

What we think of it

An all time favourite destination! Azura Quilalea is truly magical so definitely at the top of our list when a really special accommodation is required.  For those who enjoy history, a day visit by helicopter to nearby Ibo Island is definitely recommended!