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Drenched in sunshine, Vamizi Island awaits you off Mozambique's tropical northern coast. A private retreat, this whale-shaped coral island is fringed with white sandy beaches that welcome breeding turtles each season. Its wild heart of indigenous bush is home to Samango monkeys, coconut crabs, butterflies and 112 bird species.

The Lodge welcomes families and honeymooners alike in its eight romantic, timber villas scattered along a private beach. The staff includes wellness therapists who offer treatments such as reflexology and massage. In this barefoot paradise, the kitchen’s speciality is, of course, fresh seafood feasts.

Vamizi’s underwater wonderland teems with whales, dolphins, turtles, 400 fish species and cathedrals of Gregorian coral. Dive one of the world's top 10 sites, Neptune's Arm, in the care of PADI instructors. Spend your time in paradise at play in the ocean, relishing castaway picnics, strolling along untouched sands, and indulging in a little monkey-watching.

Recent accolades & press

  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Beach Safari Property in Africa - Runner Up
  •  Conde Nast Traveller - Best Healthy Hideaway for 2014
  •  Tatler UK - Top Private Island 2012
  •  Harpers Bazaa - Hot 100 Hotels 2012
  •  Condé Nast Traveller Readers Award - Best Hotels in Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands 2011 & 2012
  •  Good Safari Guide Awards - Best African Beach Property 2010 & 2011


  • Barefoot luxury on a private island
  • All villas have direct beach access
  • Explore the Quirimbus Archipelago
  • Snorkel, dive, sail, kayak & fish
  • Fresh-caught seafood feasts
  • Idyllic playground for active travellers
  • Bespoke & unique spa treatments

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The Lodge’s bar, lounge and deck offer loungers, swing beds and Swahili day beds from which to soak up the views. But why settle for lunch on the deck if you can catch a dhow to a deserted island picnic?

Dedicated to restoring your body, mind and soul to perfect harmony, the spa offers wellness therapies, including shiatsu, reiki and massage, along with the benefits of a resident yoga instructor. In addition to standard beauty treatments, Vamizi’s team has created some unique offerings: locally harvested seaweed masks and sea salt scrubs.

The Lodge offers a full range of toys for its island playground: kayaks, sailboats, and gear for snorkelling, diving and deep sea fishing.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available


The Lodge’s thatched, open-plan dining area is relaxed and intimate. The kitchen serves up a medley of tropical ingredients, Swahili flavours and freshly caught seafood. Sip on cocktails or fine wines from the bar, which are served throughout the Lodge’s communal areas.

Evening meals are little more glamorous, featuring star-lit seafood barbeques on the beach, or flamboyant dishes served by lantern light in the dining area. For a romantic, private feast, request dinner in your villa.

The Lodge has a second restaurant in the winter season called Muntu Nkulu, which is located on the south side of the island and serves delicious buffets.

Luxury Villa

Vamizi’s eight timber villas are scattered along a private beach. Each one opens onto the beach via a sun deck, taking full advantage of the spectacular sunsets and sea views. Indulge your senses in the barefoot luxury of timber floors, generous proportions and tranquil interiors.

The design and decor reflect the Swahili coast’s rich history with African, Arabic and Italian influences. Your bed is large and comfortable, the furniture custom-made and inviting, and the bathroom’s marble shower adds a glamorous touch.

Wide doors and windows welcome a cooling ocean breeze, while the plump sofa beckons you to retreat and relax in the heat of the afternoon. The Villa’s thoughtful and practical touches create an idyllic home-from-home.

Luxury Villa AMENITIES

    Mini Bar
    En-suite shower only
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

Vamizi's Private Villa collection have been expertly created by award-winning South African architects, incoporating unique design, sustainable development and tourism influenced by the various multi-cultural dynamics of Mozambique. 

The three Private Villas - Villa Cassamina, Suluwilo and Kipilu have been spaciously designed catering to families, groups or couples wanting absolute privacy.

The villas feature large double en suite bedrooms adjoining a central, decked lounged area and secluded space to relax around a saltwater plunge pool or a private beachfront. Villas also offer a treetop tower - the ideal spot to watch the sunset or sunrise.

Another highlight for your convenience are the chef and private hospitality team who will assist in everything from tailor-made menus to arranging marine and land activities to keep you busy.


  • Birding
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Dhow cruise
  • Kayaking
  • Picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 13 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014 $1085 Full Board
  • 24 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 $1185 Full Board
  • 03 Jan 2015 - 06 Jan 2015 $1085 Full Board
  • 07 Jan 2015 - 28 Jan 2015 $1085 Full Board
  • 04 Mar 2015 - 02 Apr 2015 $1085 Full Board
  • 03 Apr 2015 - 06 Apr 2015 $1305 Full Board
  • 07 Apr 2015 - 23 Dec 2015 $1085 Full Board
  • 24 Dec 2015 - 02 Jan 2016 $1305 Full Board
  • 03 Jan 2016 - 06 Jan 2016 $1085 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury 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

  • Where do I even start about Vamizi. Hands down, most of the most special places I've ever been. The staff is just wonderful (and fun to be around). Total relaxation.

    Molly Rosedale, January 2012

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Monique Roden

Monique Roden

Africa Safari Expert

"Hands down, one of the most special and remote places in the world! The staff are just wonderful (and fun to be around). Total serenity & relaxation ensured!"



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Where do I even start about Vamizi. Hands down, most of the most special places I've ever been. The staff is just wonderful (and fun to be around). Total relaxation.

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