Azura @ Quilalea is an exclusive beach resort set on a beautiful private island in Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. It is a classic 'desert island' destination, and in keeping with the original Azura Lodge, Azura @ Quilalea has become equally famous for its exceptional service, luxury accommodation and divine culinary experience.

It is the ideal place to relax on pristine beaches and take in postcard-perfect views but there is plenty of opportunity to get active by going snorkelling and scuba diving, or choosing from one of the many watersports offered at the watersports centre.


  • A private island with very few guests
  • In the remote Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Fantastic food served in various settings
  • Incredible snorkelling & diving 
  • Sunset kayaking 
  • Dhow sailing & deep sea fishing
  • Perfect for special occasions

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The resort offers a stylish front-of-house with a relaxation area as well as a state-of-the-art TV and media room.

You can enjoy an ice-cold drink from the bar while savouring the views over the island's pristine beaches. Your complete relaxation is guaranteed with 24-hour room service and ever-attentive staff.

General Facilities

    Dive centre
    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool


The à la carte restaurant at Azura @ Quilalea offers a superb culinary experience provided by a Michelin-experienced chef who left the gourmet restaurants of Europe to join the Azura team to add a delightful Portuguese flavour to the menu.

Surf-fresh seafood dominates the choice of dishes at Azura, and beach barbeques are held regularly.

Kaskazi Villa

The resort offers nine luxurious villas, each with spacious bathrooms, natural furnishings, 24-hour room service and decorated in pure African elegance. There are four Kaskazi Villas, each with a stunning sea view.

Kaskazi Villa AMENITIES

    24-hour room service
    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

The four Kusi Villas with their premium locations offer a bit more opulence than their Kaskazi cousins such as an on-the-beach sala and refreshing outdoor shower. For those looking for exceptional luxury, the Villa Quilalea has a private cliff-top location and comes complete with a plunge pool, outdoor shower, and breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean.


  • Beach activities
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruises
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Star gazing
  • Sunset cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 09 Jan 2017 - 21 Dec 2017 $825 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 22 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 $825 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 07 Jan 2018 $825 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 08 Jan 2018 - 21 Dec 2018 $825 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 22 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 $825 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019 $825 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Quilalea Villa,Kusi 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

  • Villas: The Villa No. 5 had a nice view and we enjoyed the location which was a bit secluded and intimate. It was a bit colder, mostly at night, because of the wind. The villa No. 8 has a great location and great sunset view. The advantage was to be able to go snorkelling just in front of the villa. Service was perfect. Robson was a great host. Food & beverage was excellent!!! We enjoyed each of our meals. They had a very good chef. I loved the Chocolate springroll, the wraps, everything else and particularly the soups. Diving and Activities: Snorkelling could be a bit more 'guided' to show people the different species and tell them more information about them. Turtle Beach is definitely a place to go at high tide. The picnic on Quirimbas was great becuase the island was beautiful and we were glad to discover that place however it was not as intimate as Turtle Beach. Spa Treatments were great and relaxing.

    Jean-Sebastien Bres, October 2013

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"A place that in one word can only be described as magic. Meals are enjoyed in a different location each evening, and the food can only be described as outrageously delicious. Romantics and honeymooners be warned, once you have visited this island chances are that you will return again and again – its really that good!"



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