Azura Quilalea is a little bit of paradise in the warm Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique.
The resort consists of nine seafront villas built with natural coral stone and makuti thatch. All are open-plan and spacious. The decor is stylish, and the use of wood, cotton, rope, pebbles, and rattan add to the “castaway” feel. Guests can choose between three categories of villa: four Sunrise villas, four Sunset villas offering premium locations and outdoor showers, or the exclusive cliff-top premium villa. Each villa features oversized beds and spacious bathrooms with baobab-tiled showers that look onto the sea. It is even possible to book the island in its entirety.
The hotel is located on Quilalea Private Island in Quirimbas Archipelago. Quilalea Island is wholly uninhabited except for guests of the resort and the staff that attends to them. Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago is made up of thirty-two tropical coral islands stretching sixty miles along the Indian Ocean coast, from Pemba to the Rovuma River. These tropical Mozambique islands are blessed with some of the richest coral reefs in the world that provide shelter to an incredible diversity of sea life. The archipelago has become known as the “African Caribbean” because of its breathtaking marine line and excellent diving, snorkeling, and fishing. The natural beauty includes mangroves, coral reefs, and palms islands.