Situated on the remote Medjumbe Private Island, forming part of the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa is the ultimate island retreat. Ideal for romantics and adventurers, the vacation villas are private with incomparable settings.

This secluded and idyllic location has some of the most breath-taking coral reefs in the Indian Ocean that you can explore on snorkelling and diving excursions. Hours can also be spent lounging on the beach, enjoying the incredible views, and swimming in the turquoise waters. A range of exciting water sports, like wind surfing and water skiing, are also available and you can return to your room for a dip in your private plunge pool or sip on a cocktail as you look out over the ocean.

An unforgettable night can be spent sleeping out under the Milky Way - Medjumbe is mosquito-free so there is nothing between you and the far-off stars...

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 - Africa's Leading Private Island Resort


  • The most untouched archipelago in the Indian Ocean
  • Romantic sleep-out under the stars
  • Rustic & perfect for total relaxation
  • Beach villas with private plunge pools 
  • Skiing, wind surfing & sailing 
  • Breath-taking coral reefs to explore

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The many decks and shaded verandas are positioned in a variety of locations around the grounds to create private spots for relaxing and reading a book, enjoying a refreshing cocktail or select spa treatments.

The informal lounge area found upstairs is the ideal place to escape the sun, enjoy the magnificent views, and play games, or enjoy espressos or caipirinhas at the bar. This area also has Internet access.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available


Medjumbe Private Island is known for its delicious seafood. The restaurant serves meals both indoors in the dining area and on the outside deck.

Sit down to delicious, sunny breakfasts and dinners by candlelight, indulging in local seafood and many other scrumptious meals.

Beach Pool Villa

The 12 palm-thatched villas are dotted along the beach, offering a charming stay with added luxury. They are sophisticated yet simple and offer everything you need for a private, secluded stay.

Rooms are decorated in crisp blues and whites and offer a spacious, comfortable seaside haven. The full en suite bathroom has both an indoor and outdoor shower and the room has air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and a mini-bar. Walk out to find a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean and a hammock for complete relaxation.

Beach Pool Villa AMENITIES

    Private pool
    En-suite bathroom
    Outdoor area


  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water-skiing
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Dhow cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 26 Dec 2017 $615 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 27 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 $790 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 07 Jan 2018 - 26 Jul 2018 $615 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 27 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018 $640 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 27 Aug 2018 - 26 Dec 2018 $615 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 27 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019 $615 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Queen Beach Pool Villa,Twin Beach Pool Villa,King Beach Pool Villa Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Medjumbe was rustic luxury. We love to snorkel and took our fins and masks. The coral is beautiful, lots of small fish to see however the sea life is not as extensive as the Maldives when snorkelling. It was great to have a dive master & spa on the island - we used both.

    Samantha Simister, November 2013
  • Medjumbe Private Island - absolutely amazing - I almost cried when we had to leave! Such a beautiful island paradise, so tranquil and secluded, the managers were fabulous, the accommodation and common areas were fantastic, and the food was delicious - a true island paradise!! I felt so lucky that we were upgraded to Mejumbe by Rani Resorts.

    Danielle Heidtman, October 2013
  • Medjumbe Island was paradise. The accommodation was fantastic that whole island everything you would want and hope for in an island get away. We scuba dived, we watched whales, we Dhow boat trip. The food was fantastic – I never thought I would become tired of lobster! Karen, Jason and their staff worked tirelessly and everyone was so friendly – after 10 days we really felt part of the place. Being their winter the weather can be a bit unpredictable and on our 2nd day the wind blew up that lasted for 4 days – however it was still warm and hot and we were fine. If we would have only done 5 days it would have been disappointing as it was too windy to go diving and use the boats but the final 5 days were great – in fact the weather was perfect hot but not too hot. Medjumbe was the perfect place for our beach break – great choice. I feel very lucky we managed to get the transfer to Medjumbe from Matemo.

    Richard Morfoot, September 2013
  • In short - The accommodation was awesome, the service was amazing (they have very serving hearts), the food was tasty with good variety and the activities were awesome, we had lots of fun

    Duan Campbell, June 2012
  • The hotel was great and the food absolutely delicious. We did go out every day to snorkel and the reefs were quite nice. Any how we thoroughly enjoyed this hotel and recommend it : the atmosphere is both simple and very confortable. So we were delighted with the trip.

    Beatrice Thiollier, April 2012
  • Our stay at the Quirimbas was perfect. The stay, the staff and the food, however different styles in both islands, were excellent. At Medjumbe we did a snorkel trip by boat and we saw beautiful colourful coral and fish. However, as we already know some other places like the Red Sea or the Maldives where the snorkelling is excellent, easy to make from the beach and the waters are warmer we didn't find it so amazing, but nevertheless it was worthy, because there aren't two places alike. We also did a boat trip to watch the whales and we really saw quite a big group of them. As we use to say "it was the cherry on top of the cake".

    Ant Nio Santos, September 2011
  • Medjumbe was quiet relaxed and bathed in sun all day long - just what we needed.

    Andy Wilson, November 2010

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"This island in the Quirimbas Archipelago is perfect for romance. Each room has its own plunge pool and direct access to the beach. A little piece of heaven on earth!"



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In short - The accommodation was awesome, the service was amazing (they have very serving hearts), the food was tasty with good variety and the activities were awesome, we had lots of fun

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